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ACLU President To Visit RI To Discuss Urban Policing

Posted: April 06, 2015|Category: Criminal Justice Category: Police Practices

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President of the American Civil Liberties Union Susan Herman will be in Rhode Island Wednesday to discuss urban policing with local officials and experts.

Ms. Herman will participate on the panel Policing Urban America: Who, What, Where, Why, How? hosted by the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus this Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. URI sociology professor Leo Carroll, Roger Williams University professor of criminal justice Yolanda M. Leott, and Providence Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré will also participate in the discussion.

The discussion will focus on how policing in urban America has evolved in theory and practice. The panel will also examine the topics of surveillance, mass incarceration, and how racial issues play a role in policy and community interactions.

The panel will be held in Paff Auditorium of the URI Feinstein Providence Campus located at 80 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903. The event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Herman holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. She teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties. She was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors for twenty years, as a member of the Executive Committee for sixteen years, and as General Counsel for ten years.

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