Racial Equity

Rebuilding Trust Between Police and Communities of Color

August 24, 2016  • Aspen Ideas to Go

High-profile episodes of violence have highlighted excessive force and mistreatment of people of color by police. And this summer, police have become targets of violence with attacks in cities like Dallas and Baton Rouge. This episode examines the way forward for law enforcement and the communities they are duty-bound to “serve and protect.” We hear from law enforcement officials, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and activists. How will the frayed relationship between police and citizens be repaired? How has the Black Lives Matter movement changed the conversation?

Loretta Lynch, Roberto Villaseñor, DeRay Mckesson, Sherrilyn Ifill, Maria Hinojosa

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