The History Of Policing In America

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Heard On The Morning Show
A police officer stands behind a barricade
A Tempe police officer stands behind a barricade near city buildings Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Matt York/AP Photo

Even before it was established as an independent nation, America has had police forces — some of which were tasked with controlling enslaved black people. A historian explains how this legacy perpetuates inequality, and whether the current protests could bring about change.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Khalil G Muhammad Guest

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