Last weekend, yet another local Madisonian, a mentally ill man, was killed by police bullets. Are the Madison police “out of control” or is there something institutional in the operation of the MPD that explains the increase in recent years, the “uptick” in the number of police killings and military-type responses to those deemed “aggressors,” “threatening” or failing to comply immediately to their authority? What is to be done?
On today’s edition of A Public Affair, Allen Ruff talks with several local activists directly concerned with policing practices and the effects on our various diverse communities. Take a listen as Allen talks with policing observer and critic Amelia Royko Maurer, Housing Initiatives’ Dean Loumos and Alix Shabazz with Young Gifted & Black.