Race Relations And Police Use Of Force

Aug 18, 2014

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 8/21 8a.m.

Images from the ongoing protests in Ferguson, MO have starkly outlined the reality of racial inequality and police militarization throughout the United States. Has this led to an "us v. them" mindset both within a police force and for community members?  And how much do the levels of fear and distrust increase when the make-up of a department doesn't reflect a community's ethnic and/or racial composition?  

We'll take a look at whether and how the situation in Missouri may be instructive here in New Mexico and ask what steps can be taken to heal the rifts between different ethnic and racial communities and police.  Your voice is welcome - please join us!

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