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We have a special guest on this episode of the Semi-Americans Podcast…drum roll…Dr. Mark Spencer, MD. Mark joins us to discuss policing in the United States. This is one of our longer episodes but we honestly could have kept talking for longer (we definitely plan to have him on an episode again in the future). Mark provides great insight to the lack of accountability with policing and how the data does not support that policing provides public safety in the traditional sense we’ve been taught to believe. Our hope is that this information can encourage us all to find the means to better our communities through local efforts and supporting organizations/initiatives that push for the equality of marginalized populations.
Mark's Full Grand Rounds Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1HKfWZgt2w
Check out these initiatives!
The Marshall Project
Brennan Center for Justice
Civil Rights Corp
Partners for Justice
End Violence Collective
Mapping Police Violence
Check out these books!
Until We Reckon by Danielle Sered
We Do This til We Free Us Mariame Kaba
Are Prisons Obsolete Angela Davis
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime by Elizabeth Hinton