Diane talks with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones and author of the book, “Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America.”
Last year, a Saint Louis grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. But the Justice Department launched its own investigation and yesterday we learned the results: No civil rights charges will be brought against Officer Wilson. But the Justice Department said it did find a pattern of bias and discrimination against African-Americans by Ferguson police and the courts. Blacks were twice as likely as whites to be searched at traffic stops, and local courts used heavy fines to send many black residents to jail. Diane and guests discuss the Justice Department’s report on Ferguson and what it means for civil rights and police departments around the country.
- 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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