Now available on Reasonably Speaking this episode of “Coping with COVID,” produced jointly with the Bolch Judicial Institute, shifts attention from one pandemic to another, the plague of excessive force by police officers. This is an old and longstanding problem receiving new attention in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. Although we have witnessed these atrocities in the past, across the nation, citizens are coming together with a renewed strength to work together to find a solution.
There is much to be done. It is a difficult moment in our history, and yet, amid this intense pain and scrutiny, perhaps there is a new opportunity for consequential reforms. This episode welcomes four experts on policing and police reform who are working toward implementing real change. A lot is riding on how we handle these issues, including the future of our democracy and the realization of a justice system that truly protects and serves all Americans.