Jay talks with a law enforcement professional about recent controversies
including charges of racism in Ferguson Missouri and New York City, the
militarization of police, etc.
006.mp3 (58m 16MB)
Jay’s pre-interview notes:
Recent news events have left me wondering:
How do prosecutors, who work on the same team with the police all day every day,
stay impartial when the defendant is a police officer?
As a rambunctious teenager I experienced tension with police on two occasions.
In my adult life I’ve had no trouble at all.
Police have always been very helpful and professional.
I assume the fact that I’m a boring, law-abiding, stable, middle class white guy
plays at least some role in that history.
I assume law enforcement is a challenging, difficult job that often goes
under-appreciated. I assume most officers are doing excellent work.
But inevitably, mistakes will be made. Some of those mistakes will
result in loss of life.
When people die during police action are the police s