CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren will discuss CCR's Floyd v. City of New York case alongside others in the context of Ferguson and the murder of Eric Garner. This summer marked a turning point in community and police relationships in two very different cities. With the media focus on the tragic deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, people across the country have begun to reflect on the complex relationships that communities often have with police, and on the underlying causes of these deaths.
In this discussion, law enforcement, policy makers, advocates, journalists, and community leaders will come together to explore the events in Ferguson -- and ask how New York and other cities are responding. What political and economic conditions in Ferguson and minority communities nationally underlie the anger that exploded in Ferguson? What kinds of policy changes are necessary to prevent more tragedies from occurring - and to prevent continued escalation of tension between police departments and minority communities? And how do we go about making this policy change happen?
What: Ferguson + Staten Island: The Roots, The Reality, and the Response panel discussion
When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, Room I202
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Vincent Warren, executive director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Rembert Browne, staff writer, Grantland
Patricia Bynes, committeewoman, Ferguson township
Peter Coy, economics editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
Eugene O’Donnell, lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Moderated by Jeff Smith, assistant professor of politics and advocacy, The New School
Co-sponsored by the Center for New York City Affairs , Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.