Policing the Police

The two panelists discussed with high school students the recent interest in police brutality due to a home video tape which recorded an… read more

The two panelists discussed with high school students the recent interest in police brutality due to a home video tape which recorded an incidence of police violence in Los Angeles. They talked about whether or not the excessive use of force by police was wide spread or if it consisted of occasional, isolated events. The issue of whether police brutality is typically against minorities was also discussed. Rep. Dixon said, “I would like to think and hope that it is not as prevalent as many in the minority community think it is, particularly in Los Angeles.” Mr. Williams countered by saying that although he feels there is only a small number of violent police, the brutality that does occur is more pronounced in minority neighborhoods. "They feel the brunt of this type of abuse." close

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Policing the Police

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Program ID:
17728-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 27, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 28, 1991

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  • Apr 27, 1991 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 28, 1991 | 5:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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