Friday, October 20, 2017

Race & Policing: Defining the Problem and Developing Solutions

At the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law a Symposium will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 entitled "Race & Policing: Defining the Problem and Developing Solutions" sponsored by the Drexel Law Review.  The Symposium description provides:

"From Ferguson to Chicago to Baton Rouge, the deeds of police and their lack of accountabiliy have sparked outrage and fueled a modern day civil rights movement.  Each death, from Eric Garner to Philando Castille, has shone a spotlight on the intersection of race, policing and the criminal justice system.

This Drexel Law Review Symposium will gather scholars and practitioners at the forefront of exploring anti-black policing, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the ethics of punishment.  Speakers will turn a legal lens on police practices from the time of slavery to contemporary tactics that include no-knock warrants to stop-and-frisk and the excessive use of force.

The program will map out strategies for addressing and reversing troubling trends in race and policing, pointing to new directions that promote a more just path forward."