What role does race play in criminal justice or in police decisions to use deadly force? How do bad regulations contribute to injustice and what difference can smart policy make? In this interview, we explore such questions through the lens of today’s most controversial criminal cases. Alexis Hoag of Brooklyn Law, Rachel Harmon of UVA Law, and Daniel Harawa of WashU Law discuss high-profile cases at the intersection of race and policing, from George Floyd to Ahmaud Arbery to Breonna Taylor and grapple with questions of appropriate police response, officer accountability and prosecutorial discretion. They discuss what went wrong, what has improved, and what remains to be fixed in our imperfect justice system.
Watch Part 1 of Race, Police, and Imperfect Justice.