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Law Enforcement and The Criminal Justice System

August 3, 2016
LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin talks about the role of “police culture” in how law enforcement interacts with black communities

War on Drugs

December 30, 2015
Former Deputy LAPD Chief of Police Stephen Downing explains why a law meant to target drug kingpins was harming everyday people since only 13 percent of seizure victims were ever charged with a crime

The Freddie Gray Case

December 10, 2015
TRNN Replay: After 33-year law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin appears as a prosecution witness in the trial of Officer Goodson, we bring you our interview with him during the trial of William Porter

Contextualizing Baltimore’s Recent Police Shooting

December 17, 2014

LEAP’s Neill Franklin says the so called war on drugs and the over-policing of marginalized communities is the context for many negative interactions experienced by law enforcement

Drug Wars

February 5, 2014
Retired state police captain Leigh Maddox says that decriminalization of marijuana is a step in the right direction, but that legalization and regulation are needed in order to seriously reduce drug-related violence and allow police to better serve the public

“Is ‘Supercop’ William Bratton the Answer to Oakland’s Police Problem?”

February 25, 2013

Oakland recently hired famed police chief William Bratton as a consultant in an effort to find a solution to its ongoing problems with its Police Department