Law Enforcement and The Criminal Justice System

More Social Programs For Ex-Prisoners Would Lower Recidivism

August 24, 2016

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

Will the Death of Korryn Gaines Lead to Change in Policing?

August 3, 2016

LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin talks about the role of “police culture” in how law enforcement interacts with black communities

One Vote Needed to Override Veto of Voting Rights for Ex-Felons in Maryland

January 13, 2016

Communities United activist Perry Hopkins tells Eddie Conway reducing recidivism is among the key benefits of restoring voting rights for ex-felons

Shot, Paralyzed, & 16

July 15, 2015

Reverend and activist Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou discusses the police shooting of 16 year old Brandon Claxton in St. Louis, MO

TRNN Interviews MOVE Bombing Survivor Ramona Africa

June 15, 2015

From the MOVE bombing to Freddie Gray, Africa discusses the continuity of state violence and the resistance of the oppressed.

Police Behavior in McKinney Reveals How Cops Are Really Trained

June 9, 2015

Former police trainers say focus on aggressive tactics has created a culture of detachment

Police Killing Unarmed Black People at Alarming Rate

June 4, 2015

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s Kali Akuno discusses recent mainstream press coverage of police violence in the U.S.

Freddie Gray and the Legacy of Slavery in Baltimore Policing

April 26, 2015

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.

Civil Disobedience Necessary to Protect Victims of Police Brutality, Says Activist

April 23, 2015

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

Seattle Activists Fight Building of New Youth Jail

April 20, 2015

TRNN speaks to a coalition of activists in Seattle working to stop the building of a new youth jail in their community

Organizations Fight the For-Profit Video Visitation Industry

April 19, 2015

Prison Policy associate Bernadette Rabuy discusses the grassroots activism that is taking on corporations profiting off jail video visitations

The For-Profit Video Visitation Industry Quietly Sweeps the Nation’s Prisons and Jails

April 13, 2015

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.

Civil Rights Lawyer: Police and Politicians Hide Evidence in Brutality Cases

April 12, 2015

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

Civil Rights Attorney Says Cops Have Been Shooting Unarmed People in the Back for Years

April 9, 2015

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.

Police Reform Setbacks in Maryland Buck National Trends

April 8, 2015

Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis looks at the implications of the failure of a majority of laws aimed at police reform in Annapolis.

Despite Report on Spate of Killings, Police Reform in Jeopardy

March 20, 2015

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

Report Finds At Least 109 Killed in Police Custody in Maryland From 2010-2014

March 20, 2015

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

Maryland Police Reform Advocates and Opponents Speak Out Prior to Hearing

February 27, 2015

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to supporters and opponents of reforms that will determine the role of communities in how police abuse is handled

Guardian UK Exposes Horrific Abuses at Police ‘Black Sites’

February 26, 2015

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

Maryland Activists Rally for Parole Bill for Prisoners Serving Life

February 21, 2015

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