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Perspectives on Race, Communities, and Policing in Twenty-first Century America

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation's research seminar, "Perspectives on Race, Communities, and Policing in Twenty-first Century America, " presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, brought scholars together with law enforcement to examine the roots of problems in relations between police, focusing on minority communities in the aftermath of violence in communities such as Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD. Explore multimedia from this provocative program below.


Moderator 

Peggy Davis, Chief Officer of Programs and Strategic Integration, Chicago Community Trust

Panelists 

Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Member, President's Task Force on Twenty-First Century Policing
Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Garry McCarthy, Superintendent, Chicago Police Department
Brittany Packnett, Executive Director, Teach For America, St. Louis; Member, President's Task Force on Twenty-First Century Policing
Sean Smoot, Director and Chief Counsel, Police Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois and the Police Benevolent Labor Committee; Member, President's Task Force on Twenty-First Century Policing
Listen to the full audio recording below:


Handouts




Youth/Police Project Video

This video was produced as a joint project of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project of the University of Chicago Law School, the Invisible Institute, and the media program at Hyde Park Academy. Panelist Craig Futterman presented the video as part of his comments during the CLE.

Police Encounters from Invisible Institute on Vimeo.

Additional Links

"How can tensions between minorities and police be addressed? Reforms proposed," from the ABA Journal, July 31, 2015

"ABA Annual Meeting 2015: Perspectives on Race, Communities, and Policing in Twenty-First Century America," Legal Talk Network, August 20, 2015

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