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Thank you to Intelligence Squared for hosting us on January 11th the topic whether policing is racially biased.  “In 2014, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, set off a wave of protests and sparked a movement targeting racial disparities in criminal justice. How have recent incidents shaped our view of policing? Does crime drive law enforcement’s use of force, or is there racial bias?”  The debate featured:

For the Motion Debaters:

Gloria Browne-Marshall

Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, John Jay College of Criminal Justice & Former Civil Rights Attorney

Marq Claxton

Black Law Enforcement Alliance & Retired NYPD Detective

Against the Motion Debaters:

Heather Mac Donald

Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute & Author, The War on Cops

Harry Stern

Attorney, Rains Lucia Stern & Former Police Officer


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