Episode 133: Policing Reform


For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne have a conversation about recent proposals related to policing reform. They begin the episode by discussing the foundations of policing in the United States (3:15) and the nature and outcomes of various police reforms over time (14:45). The host then have a conversation about recent proposals to defund the police (30:15), the function that police should serve in society (37:15), recent examples of how cities are narrowing the scope of police work (40:00), and the debate over the #DefundThePolice movement (44:16). The hosts close the episode by discussing recent political proposals related to criminal justice reform (46:00), police unions as an obstacle to reform (53:49), and the critical role of prosecutors in holding police accountable (57:57).

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