FAS is proud to present our 2016 panel: the Future of Policing in America. This year’s panel seeks to address issues of police brutality, racial injustice, abuse of power, and directions for future reform. Featured panelists include Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson Linda Sarsour, Baltimore Sun investigative journalist Mark Puente, and policy analyst Donovan X. Ramsey. The panel discussion will be moderated by Amnesty International Interim Director Margaret Huang.
Drawing from the speakers's different perspectives from law enforcement, activism, public policy, and journalism, this panel presents a unique opportunity for students to engage in a discussion that is crucial to the future of Baltimore. With the events of Freddie Gray last year and following protests with many Hopkins faculty and students actively participating, we seek to continue this dialogue and find meaningful ways to address the problems that greatly affect the Baltimore community. Before joining us this evening at 7:30 PM in Shriver, take a look at some debates, articles, and editorials by panel members and prominent figures in the conversation.
Fas '14 Speaker Dr. Cornel WEst ANd Fox News Commentator Megyn Kelly Discuss BLM and "Black-on-Black" Violence
New York Magazine: Black Women and Police Violence
Panelist Mark Puente's Investigative Report for the Baltimore Sun on the Use of Tasers by Baltimore PD
"The first-ever data analysis of all Taser incidents in Maryland reveals that police agencies across the state have predominantly used the devices against suspects who posed no immediate threat. In hundreds of cases over a three-year period, police didn't follow widely accepted safety recommendations."