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Every year, California police shoot and kill over one hundred people. Nearly all of these shootings are legally justified. This year, legislators and activists introduced a new law that could change that. Force of Law is a podcast that looks at police shootings and California's attempt to do something about them.

Every year, California police shoot and kill over one hundred people. Nearly all of these shootings are legally justified. This year, legislators and activists introduced a new law that could change that. Force of Law is a podcast that looks at police shootings and California's attempt to do something about them.
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United States

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Every year, California police shoot and kill over one hundred people. Nearly all of these shootings are legally justified. This year, legislators and activists introduced a new law that could change that. Force of Law is a podcast that looks at police shootings and California's attempt to do something about them.

Twitter:

@brianhowey

Language:

English

Contact:

5108823955


Episodes

Panel Discussion: Police Misconduct and Transparency in California

5/14/2019
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Laurel Rosenhall hosts a panel discussion on a controversial new state law that gives the public access to law enforcement records for the first time in 40 years.

Duration:00:57:43

Split

5/4/2019
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Lobbying is under way in Sacramento for two vastly different approaches to reduce police shootings. Victims’ families and civil rights advocates are pushing a tougher standard for police to use deadly force, while law enforcement officers promote a plan to increase training.

Duration:00:47:04

Cycles

4/1/2019
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This episode explores how California arrived at the point where it is considering the nation’s toughest statewide standard for justifying deadly force, looking back at the decade since police shot and killed Oscar Grant in Oakland and the momentum created by last year’s death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento.

Duration:00:37:39

Introducing Force of Law

3/19/2019
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After police killed an unarmed black man in his grandparents' backyard, activists set out to change California law, hoping to make it easier to prosecute police who kill. That's sparked a heated debate in the state Capitol between families who have lost loved ones to police, and law enforcement officers who face split-second decisions while performing a dangerous job. Reporter Laurel Rosenhall explores California's attempt to curb police shootings as politicians consider the nation's...

Duration:00:02:34