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How Do We Stop Police Violence?

Today, we examine police violence and the future of policing.


Myron Hammonds, left, and Paula Bryant, father and mother of Ma’Khia Bryant, the 16-year-old girl shot and killed by a Columbus police officer on April 20, hold a photo of their daughter during a news conference Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Attorney Michelle Martin representing the family has called for full investigations into the teen's fatal shooting by a Columbus police officer.


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Fatal police shootings remain in the headlines – from the recent killings of Adam Toledo to Daunte Wright to Ma’Khia Bryant to Andrew Brown, Jr.

In fact, six police killings occurred in the 24 hours after the Chauvin verdict.

Is this now the norm?

Today, we spend the hour with criminal justice experts to discuss policing – from its history and evolution to fact vs. fiction to crisis intervention and the future of reform, both nationally and locally.

And our experts are here to field listeners' questions, comments and concerns.

Guests are:

Dr. Howard Henderson:

Dr. Dwight Watson:

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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