Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman, Jr. talks about his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with University of Baltimore Law School Dean Ron Weich, U.S. Court of Appeals Senior Judge Andre M. Davis, and University of Baltimore Law School Professor Odeana Neal. As Forman describes, the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office in the 1970s amid a surge in crime and addiction. Many worried that the civil rights victories would be undermined by lawlessness and thus embraced tough sentencing and police tactics. The policies they adopted had devastating consequences for poor black neighborhoods. Co-presented with the University of Baltimore’s School of Law as part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race series.
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