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Defund the Police? Dismantle the U.S. Department of Homeland Security? Let’s Discuss Policy Approaches to Institutional Reform
From law enforcement abuses in Portland, Oregon to institutionalized violence in immigration detention facilities, public demands for institutional reform have included calls to defund local police forces, abolish US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and dismantle the US Department of Homeland Security in its entirety. In response, some elected officials have responded with legislation that would effectively “defund the cities that defund the police”. But, what does it all mean? Experts will identify, describe, and contextualize emerging trends in institutionalized violence. They will also assess recent legislative proposals on merit and discuss practical policy solutions that ensure safety for all.

- Raumesh Akbari, Esq. – State Senator, Tennessee General Assembly; TILN’18
- Ajenai Clemmons – Truman National Security Fellow; PhD Candidate in Public Policy, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy; TILN’15
- Donald M. Jones, JD – Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
- David Johns (Moderator) – Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition; Former Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans; PhD Candidate, Columbia University; TILN’12

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Dec 9, 2020 01:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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