In the year since the murder of George Floyd, Americans have sought to rethink their relationship with policing and the justice system. Thea Sebastian, Director of Policy at the Civil Rights Corps in Washington, D.C., joins Daniella and Jesse on “The Tent” this week to discuss how some of these reform efforts have been actualized in states and cities and what role federal legislation like the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act can do to restore the public’s confidence in the justice system.
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Here are some helpful links for this week’s episode:
“The major police reforms enacted since George Floyd's death” via Axios
“The Supreme Court created qualified immunity. Why is it so tough for Congress to get rid of it?” via Los Angeles Times
“L.A. cut millions from the LAPD after George Floyd. Here’s where that money is going” via Los Angeles Times
“Reforms are emptying Louisiana’s prisons. This group makes sure no one goes back.” via The Washington Post