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Saturday, March 20 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Police, Prosecutors, and the Punishment Bureaucracy

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The session will discuss the history and role of police and prosecutors as a tool for protecting white supremacy and wealth. Will draw on examples from public defender cases, police response to protests, and police involvement with far-right white supremacist organizations. The session will talk about how our society decides what is criminal, whose crimes it enforces and whose crimes it ignores, and take some lessons for local and national reform efforts.

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Alec Karakatsanis

Founder and Executive Director, Civil Rights Corps
Alec graduated from Yale College in 2005 with a degree in Ethics, Politics, & Economics and Harvard Law School in 2008, where he was a Supreme Court Chair of the Harvard Law Review. Before founding Civil Rights Corps, Alec was a civil rights lawyer and public defender with the Special... Read More →

Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Room 5