What South American Can Teach Us About Police Reform

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Aug 15, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 22:41 mins

Guest: Yanilda González, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago A few weeks ago, in a New York suburb racked with gang violence, President Trump spoke with law enforcement and encouraged them to be rough with suspects. Almost immediately, police departments across the country denounced the President’s request to “not be too nice” to criminals. But the President’s comments signal a 180-degree shift from the Obama-era police oversight intended to minimalize police racism, violence, and stereotyping. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department announced a policy that makes it easier for police to seize property from suspects. How quickly might the pendulum swing from reform to counter-reform?

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