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- Carrie Johnson Justice correspondent, NPR
- Jamelle Bouie Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.
- Ronald Hosko President, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund; former Assistant Director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division
- David Harris Professor of law, University of Pittsburgh
- Emanuele Berry Race and culture reporter, St. Louis Public radio
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