Community Forum
How Do We Police the Police? 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM | ZOOM

Where do we go from here? How do we end the crisis of justice in the United States? How has corruption so deeply entrenched itself in law enforcement, and what will it take to reach a brighter future? There are no easy answers to these questions. Panelists tackling these thorny problems through an analysis of police accountability included Rachael Rollins 97District Attorney for Suffolk CountyWillie Bodrick, II ’20, associate pastor, Twelfth Baptist Church and senior advisor to US Senator Ed Markey; and Professor Deborah Ramirez. Chase Childress ’23  moderated. 

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Panelists:
Rachael Rollins '97
District Attorney, Suffolk County

Willie Bodrick, II ’20
Associate Pastor, Twelfth Baptist Church; Senior Advisor to US Senator Ed Markey

Deborah Ramirez
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Moderator: 
Chase Childress ’23
(JD/PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Co-sponsored by Northeastern University School of Law and its: 
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
Northeastern University Law Review 
Queer Caucus
South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
Women's Law Caucus (WLC)


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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM 

The War on Drugs as an Instrument of Racial Oppression: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go?

With racist policing in the spotlight, this forum will explored how the War on Drugs has served as the legal foundation and rhetorical justification for militarized policing in the United Sates. After a panel interrogating the history of the War on Drugs as an instrument of racial oppression and its relationship with police brutality, this forum engaged members of the community in a discussion about actionable and effective reforms.

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Panelists:
Rahsaan D. Hall ‘98
Director, Racial Justice Program, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

Leo Beletsky
Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University; Director, Health in Justice Action Lab

Moderator:
Moriah Wilkins ’21 

Co-sponsored by Northeastern University School of Law and its: 
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA
Health in Justice Action Lab
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)
 South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
Women's Law Caucus (WLC)