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Police have had a fraught relationship with communities of color since the earliest days of law enforcement in the eighteenth century. Our guest today, professor of law Ekow Yankah, argues that police power has often been deployed in a misguided attempt to solve deep economic and social problems. And this typically comes at the cost of harming people from marginalized communities. Instead, he argues, we need to imagine healthy communities where police play a background role.

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Links to people and ideas mentioned in the show

  1. Ekow Yankah
  2. Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper story
  3. Fourth Amendment


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Gullwing Sailor by Blue Dot Sessions