Episode 12: Police Brutality is Legal – Part 1

Shaun King SAVE THIS

Transcript, Web links and Credits below.



It’s Monday, April 15th and today I am beginning a three part series where I will unpack and explain something that I need each of you to understand. Police brutality is legal in this country. It is. It is functionally legal in the United States for police to be brutal. Yes, we need good district attorneys. Yes we need good juries. Yes police departments need to change a hundred different features of how they police. But until we address this deeper core issue of the legality of the brutality, it’s my belief that much of our fight against it will be in vain. Some problems take more that one episode to unpack. So this is the first of a three part series on why police brutality is legal in the United States.

This is Shaun King and you are listening to (THE BREAKDOWN)
Over the past 5…

Subscribe to The North Star

Subscribe for $10 a month to gain access to this and many more articles from The North Star.

Do you already have an account?

Join The Conversation

Join the Conversation