The beating death of Tyre Nichols has renewed calls for reforming the police. But can anything really change?
Guest Host: Susan Page
House Republicans back away from a controversial abortion bill after some G.O.P. women raise objections. President Obama visits a pair of red states to pitch economic proposals outlined in his State of the Union Address. The Senate begins debate on revising the “No Child Left Behind” education law. Vice President Biden says he may challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016. Protesters disrupt the Supreme Court on the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United decision. And the Justice Department reportedly won’t pursue civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri police office Darren Wilson. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg Washington correspondent, The New York Times.
- Ed O'Keefe Congressional reporter, The Washington Post.
- Amy Walter National editor, Cook Political Report.
Video: What's Next For Ferguson, Missouri?
Law enforcement officials said this week that no civil rights charges are expected to be brought against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The decision shouldn’t be a surprise, Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter told The Diane Rehm Show.
“I think we knew that going into the case,” Walter said.
Still, an inquiry into how the department as a whole handled the case is still open, and could bring big changes for policing.
Watch our panel discuss what’s next below.
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