Reexamining Law Enforcement, Racial Injustice In San Antonio
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?
- Michael Smith, J.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio
- Karla Broadus, senior lecturer and director of African American Studies at UTSA
- Gregory Hudspeth, Ph.D., president of the NAACP San Antonio Branch
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.