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Chokehold: Is There a Difference in Criminal Justice When Policing Black Men?

Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler, in advance of his lecture Thursday night (Feb. 16, 2017) at the University of Houston Law Center. Butler, a former federal prosecutor, has written and spoken extensively on criminal justice and race relations, including in his 2009 book Let’s Get Free: A Hip […]

Paul Butler - Chokehold MemeHouston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler, in advance of his lecture Thursday night (Feb. 16, 2017) at the University of Houston Law Center.Choke Hold - Policiing Black Men - Book Cover

Butler, a former federal prosecutor, has written and spoken extensively on criminal justice and race relations, including in his 2009 book Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice,

He talks about his forthcoming book Chokehold: Policing Black Men, which comes out in May 2017.

The addresses the laws and practices that Butler says treat black men differently than the rest of the population.

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