Should the Community Control the Police?

Residents Say Police Lockdown in Wake of Cop’s Death is Unconstitutional

December 7, 2017

Residents of the Harlem Park neighborhood in Baltimore where Detective Sean Suiter died three weeks ago told the city’s Civilian Review Board they were subjected to unconstitutional tactics by the department during an investigation that has yet to net a suspect

Only Community Control Will Stop Police from Killing with Impunity

June 27, 2017

Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford discusses the recent failed prosecutions of the officers who killed Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith and Philando Castile

Police Mistake Oakland Resident for Shooter; Family Ordered Out from Home at Gunpoint

November 16, 2016

In Oakland, Omar Shakir Loudermilk and his family were terrorized by a police swat unit because he was mistakenly identified for shooting at a police officer. Eddie Conway speaks to the family and gives them voice.

Police Killings Spark Nationwide Protests, Hundreds Arrested

July 11, 2016

Organizer Kali Akuno says the movement refuses to retreat in fear in face an increasingly militarized police response

Activist: Organizing Local Communities is the Only Way to End Police Killings

July 8, 2016

Former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente says reform measures like civilian review boards have failed to hold police accountable

Police Killings Won’t Stop Until U.S. Comes to Grips with its Racist Foundations

July 8, 2016

Gerald Horne and Paul Jay discuss the roots of police killing people of color in the American history of slavery, the elite policy that produces poverty and racism, and the laws that police officers are expected to enforce in order to maintain superexploitation and economic inequality

Police Brutality Exacts Widespread Trauma on People of Color

July 8, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Brown and TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway say the protests and conversations around police brutality aren’t just about systemic solutions, but the real and immediate pain

Police Whistleblower: Failures of Criminal Justice System Lead to the Dallas Shooting

July 8, 2016

Ex-Cop Michael Wood says we shouldn’t be surprised by the Dallas attacks when police forces all over the nation operate with impunity

Are Police Placed in Situations That Threaten Public Safety?

December 23, 2014

Following the murder of two NYC police officers, Paul Jay speaks with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and ACLU-DC policy director Seema Sadanandan about the role of police in our society

The Real News Town Hall Pt. 4: Should the Community Control the Police?

November 30, 2014

In the final part of the series, host Marc Steiner asks the all-important question: Where do we go from here? Baltimore community members give their insight.

The Real News Town Hall Pt. 3: Should the Community Control the Police?

November 27, 2014

In part three of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss civilian review boards from other cities like Toronto, Canada, and Detroit, MI, who have power to hire and fire

The Real News Town Hall Pt. 2: Should the Community Control the Police?

November 26, 2014

In part two of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss the next steps for community policing – does Baltimore need a civilian review board with power?

The Real News Town Hall: Should the Community Control the Police? Pt.1

November 25, 2014

Baltimore residents, lawyers, police and activists gather to discuss and debate what to do about police brutality in their city