Law Enforcement and The Criminal Justice System
Walter Lomax of the Maryland Restorative Justice initiative says that he has watched ex-prisoners suffer from slashed social services despite the knowledge that such programs promote reintegration into society
Communities United activist Perry Hopkins tells Eddie Conway reducing recidivism is among the key benefits of restoring voting rights for ex-felons
Reverend and activist Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou discusses the police shooting of 16 year old Brandon Claxton in St. Louis, MO
Former police trainers say focus on aggressive tactics has created a culture of detachment
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s Kali Akuno discusses recent mainstream press coverage of police violence in the U.S.
Historian Gerald Horne says the police culture that allows violence with impunity grew out of the slave patrols, which like today, used force to defend the economic order.
TRNN speaks to American Friends Service Committee’s Dominique Stevenson, who crossed police barricades during protests over the death of Freddie Gray now in their fifth day
TRNN speaks to a coalition of activists in Seattle working to stop the building of a new youth jail in their community
Prison Policy associate Bernadette Rabuy discusses the grassroots activism that is taking on corporations profiting off jail video visitations
TRNN producer Eddie Conway speaks with Prison Policy associate Bernadette Rabuy, co-author of Screening Out Family Time: The For-Profit Video Visitation Industry in Prisons and Jails.
Investigative journalist Stephen Janis talks to civil rights lawyer A. Dwight Pettit about how the political establishment works with police departments to thwart investigations of police brutality cases
Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis discusses the shooting of unarmed man by a North Charleston police officer with civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit and its implications for police accountability in Maryland.
Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis looks at the implications of the failure of a majority of laws aimed at police reform in Annapolis.
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle’s Dayvon Love speaks with TRNN’s Stephen Janis about the possibility that much of the proposed law enforcement legislation may not pass
ACLU-MD finds African-Americans killed by police at disproportional rate, only two officers charged in the killings, and no state mechanism to track or learn from fatal encounters
TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to supporters and opponents of reforms that will determine the role of communities in how police abuse is handled
Author and journalist Kari Lydersen says while the the details of The Guardian’s exposes are certainly disturbing, many communities of color who have been victims of police brutality are not surprised
TRNN speaks to advocates who are demanding the passage of a state bill that will remove the governor’s power to grant parole to prisoners serving life in prison