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World Affairs: Fixing Law Enforcement from Within + Policing After Apartheid

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Black Lives Matter might be the largest social movement in American history. Last month, an estimated 15-25 million people took to the streets to protest police violence, launching a national conversation about the role systemic racism plays in law enforcement. We hear from Jinho “The Piper” Ferreira, an artist whose past experiences with the police drove him to fight the system from the inside.

Next, we look at how South Africa has grappled with its own history of police violence. When liberation came with the end of Apartheid, the police were supposed to be reformed. Now, a quarter-century later, what has changed? Co-host Ray Suarez talks with Stan Henkeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa, and John Steinberg, Professor of African Studies at Oxford University, about policing in South Africa today.

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