Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment by Dr. Angela J. Davis

at Auburn Avenue Research Library on 08/11/2017, 07:00 pm
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"Atlanta", GA
Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment by Dr. Angela J. Davis Event date: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 7:00pm The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with The Baton Foundation, will host American University’s Washington College of Law Professor, Dr. Angela J. Davis, who will discuss her latest book, Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment. Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court's failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system. Policing the Black Man is an enlightening must-read for anyone interested in the critical issues of race and justice in America. This event is free and open to the public at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. This event will be ASL interpreted. The library is wheelchair accessible. Event address: 101 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30303

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