Intelligence Squared U.S.: Is Policing Racially Biased?

Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, the deaths of many African Americans at the hands of law enforcement have captured the public’s attention, from Tamir Rice, to Philando Castile. But there are some who say that these encounters have fed a narrative of biased policing that the data does not back up, vilifying people who are trying to do good in a difficult job that often puts them in harm’s way. Does crime drive law enforcement’s use of force, or is there racial bias?

 

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The debaters are Gloria Browne-Marshall, Heather Mac Donald, Marq Claxton, and Harry Stern.

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