Ferguson, Missouri: A Case Study in Urban Policing
(Hartford, Conn – 8-18-2014) NPR-Where We Live: The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown sent hundreds of angry protesters into the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. On 8-18-2014, Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur appeared live on NPR-Where We Live. This discussion was the first “real and intense” conversation on race and community police relations in America in the days that followed the fatal shooting of Brown.
In the show, Abdussabur touched upon the root causes that exists in most urban cities that lead to the hysteria and perceptions of young Black men and the need for President Obama’s administration to take a more direct hands on approach to in helping cities to begin to resolve the underlying causes that contribute to urban gun violence and racial profiling. Later in the day President Obama addressed the nation on #Ferguson for a second time. His remarks came on the heals this NPR-Broadcast on Race, Police, and the State of Young Black Males in America.
Here is a link to the show audio 49 min: http://wnpr.org/post/ferguson-missouri-case-study-urban-policing.
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