Chokehold: Policing Black Men
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
UU Potomac Lounge University Union, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA
With the eloquence of Ta-Nehisi Coates and the persuasive research of Michelle Alexander, a former federal prosecutor explains how the system really works, and how to disrupt it. Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread—all with the support of judges and politicians. Join us for a talk by Paul Butler, Georgetown law professor, leading expert on jury nullification, and legal commentator for CNN, NPR, and the Fox News Network. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30pm, in Towson University’s Potomac Room (University Union).
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