PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ferguson Reacts To Scathing Justice Department Report

A boy walks past a memorial for Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson last summer, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Ferguson. A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

A boy walks past a memorial for Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson last summer, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Ferguson. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The Justice Department’s report on the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, launched in the wake of the shooting death of a young, unarmed black man by a white police officer last summer, has found that the police department is systematically violating the rights of its black citizens.

The six-month investigation found that black citizens accounted for a disproportionate number of traffic stops, citations and arrests, and even found evidence that officers were circulating racist emails. For reaction to the report, Here & Now’s Robin Young turns to Tory Russell, co-founder of Hands Up United, a youth-led protest movement.

Guest

Previous Conversations With Tory Russell


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 25 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 25 7 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.

May 24 20 Comments

Remembering A Forgotten Scandal At Yale

Mark Oppenheimer was surprised to find how the scandal impacted those involved, almost 60 years later.

May 24 9 Comments

Arizona’s ‘Adopt-A-Burro’ Program Tries To Solve An Overpopulation Issue

The small donkeys are federally protected animals, but cause problems like digging up plants and walking on highways.