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Reexamining Law Enforcement, Racial Injustice In San Antonio

A demonstrator holds a sign at Travis Park on May 30, 2020.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio
A demonstrator holds a sign at Travis Park on May 30, 2020.

Months of protests following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement put a spotlight on race and policing in cities across the U.S., including in San Antonio. 

In this locally focused follow-up episode to NPR's "Summer of Racial Reckoning" series, we'll reexamine San Antonio law enforcement systems, policies and practices, and their connections to racial injustice and police brutality.

What about the system is inspiring demonstrations against it? Is there evidence to support calls for reform? What are the biggest obstacles to challenging the status quo for local law enforcement?

Guests:

Listen to episode 2 of NPR's Summer of Racial Reckoning series here:

 
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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, September 9.

 

Kathleen Creedon can be reached at kathleen@tpr.org or on Twitter at @Kath_Creedon. TPR was founded by and is supported by our community. If you value our commitment to the highest standards of responsible journalism and are able to do so, please consider making your gift of support today.
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.