Title

Angela J. Davis with Kris Henning and Roger Fairfax, "Policing the Black Man"

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

6-12-2020

Conference / Event Title

Angela J. Davis with Kris Henning and Roger Fairfax, "Policing the Black Man"

Conference / Event Location

Politics and Prose

Sponsorship

Politics and Prose

Hosting Organization

Politics and Prose

Abstract

Professor Angela J. Davis, Editor of Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment, will be joined by two of the contributing authors of the book -- Professors Kristin Henning and Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.-- to discuss the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and other unarmed black men and women. Davis is a Professor of Law at American University and the author of Arbitrary Justice: the Power of the American Prosecutor and other publications on racism in the criminal justice system. She is a former Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Fairfax is the Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Criminal Law & Policy Initiative at George Washington University. A former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, he has conducted research on mechanisms of accountability for unjustified police violence against African Americans. Henning is the Agnes N. Williams Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative at Georgetown Law. She is a former public defender who writes extensively about race, adolescence and policing and is the author of the forthcoming book Arrested Development: From Emmett Till to Tamir Rice.

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