[audio] Police Perspectives

This month has been dubbed #FergusonOctober in reference to the civil unrest in the small town outside of St. Louis where an unarmed Black teen was gunned down by a white police officer.

Protesters in the streets after the shooting of Michael Brown IMAGE: FLICKR, CHARLES REX ARBOGAST

The tension between people of color and the police force has risen steadily since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a vigilante in 2012. Many people, specifically people of color, feel unsafe and even in more danger in the presence of police.

During college I had the opportunity to interview other students about their experience with campus police and law enforcement. I want to share that today since it seems like not much has changed in community-police relations. If anything, the feeling of discomfort has risen and expanded to other parts of the country.


Police Perspectives by Jolie A. Doggett for Terp Weekly Edition

Jolie questions student perspectives of the law enforcement. Recorded and Edited by Just Jolie

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