Friday, October 3, 2014

Distrust and Discourse: Fair and Esserman Talk Community Policing

A police chief and a long-time criminal justice reform activist sit down for a chat at Yale, and then this dialogue happens.  Barbara Fair and Dean Esserman talk community policing, Ferguson, the War on Drugs, and more:

State Senator Gary Holder Winfield still makes sure that he is prepared for the possibility of a police encounter whenever he steps outside of his New Haven home.

“I’m the kind of person who knows not all cops are bad, but if I go out to take out the trash 1500 feet down the street and around the corner, I have my I.D. on me,” Holder says. “If I have that mentality, and I’m a state senator, we have a problem.”