May 7, 2018

The Epidemic of Police Brutality

NYU DC Dialogues hosted a panel discussion called, The Epidemic of Police Brutality. Despite decades of progression and advancement in human rights since the Civil Rights and Jim Crow era, America is still perpetuating the same challenges.

In light of recent movements and headlining stories of black and brown men and women losing their lives at the hands of law enforcement, the issue of police brutality — while it never left — is brought, again, to the surface. Police brutality and police shootings of unarmed people of color has become an epidemic in our country. Whether it be systemic, interpersonal, ideological, internalized, or institutionalized, oppression and racism are very much intertwined in the fabric of the United States.

The panelists included Andrea Ritchie and Jonathan Capehart who broke down, analyzed and discussed this problem and what we can do to enforce change.

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Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart

Andrea Ritchie

Andrea Ritchie

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NYU DC Dialogues is a student-led group that seeks to engage the NYU DC student cohort and the local community in key discussions on politics, culture, business, environment, education, and more. DC Dialogues hope that this panel will convene both a student and public audience for an evening of education and much-needed discussion on the topic of police violence, for it plagues many Americans each day and we feel mustn't go unnoticed.