Video footage of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked protests and led to the arrest of the officer seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck. David Rubenstein Fellow Rashawn Ray places Floyd’s killing into the long continuum of police violence, explains how traditional internal police disciplinary measures fall short of true accountability, and identifies the systemic changes needed to weed out bad actors in law enforcement.
- Bad apples come from rotten trees in policing
- George Floyd’s death demonstrates the policy violence that devalues Black lives
- Condemning systemic racism
- Policing in America: Race relations, community policing, and technological innovations
Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Fred Dews, Marie Wilken, and Camilo Ramirez for their support.
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