UNLV law professor Frank Rudy Cooper on the psychological impact of repeated exposure to videos of violent and deadly police encounters that increasingly circulate online; the role that slavery and societal norms surrounding masculinity play into them; and police reforms that might be in the works.
Tag: George Floyd
Researchers Explore the Role of Congregations in Racial Justice
A trio of University of Arkansas at Little Rock investigators are exploring the role that Little Rock congregations play in faith-based, racial justice efforts, including the response of congregations after the 2020 death of George Floyd. The paper, “Race and Faith: The Role of Congregations in Racial Justice,” was presented at the American Political Science Association Conference in Montreal in September.
George Floyd Anniversary: Rutgers Scholar Available to Discuss Police Reform
Rutgers sociologist Paul Hirschfield is available to discuss U.S. police violence and how policing has changed since the murder of George Floyd. Hirschfield has researched why rates of police lethality in the United States are much higher than in Europe and most recently…
One Year After George Floyd’s Death: Californians are Conflicted on Police Reform
Cal State Fullerton criminal justice professor Christine Gardiner’s new report about Californians’ perceptions of police and police reform offers an analysis of the poll conducted within months of Floyd’s death. The study shows Californians are inconsistent in how they feel…
Arizona State University Law Enforcement Experts Available for Interviews on Community-police Relationship
Authoritative, well-researched perspectives on police use of force and law enforcement’s relationship with the communities they serve are available from members of the faculty of the highly respected School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University as the…
Implications of Derek Chauvin Verdict: Rutgers Civil Rights Expert Available to Discuss
Donna Murch, a Rutgers University professor of history, is available to comment on the significance of the Derek Chauvin verdict. “Key to understanding yesterday’s events are the successes of organizing on the ground over the past twelve years,” said March. “The…
Five factors that led to Chauvin guilty verdicts
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted April 20 on three charges in the death of George Floyd. Collectively, people across the country breathed a sigh of relief because far too often, the story has been police killing people of color with impunity, says an expert on race and the law at Washington University in St.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Mental Health Experts Available for Interviews Following Trial Verdict in Death of George Floyd
The outcome of the highly sensitive trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd can cause many different emotions for people. Last May, Floyd’s death sparked a societal reckoning that prompted protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Demonstrations also took place following the jury’s decision on April 20. How can adults cope with their emotions following the verdict as well as help their children cope?
Experts Available: The Jury Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin
As the jury’s verdict of guilty on all three charges was announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin, Stony Brook University has subject matter experts who can provide perspective and dimension as to the ramifications of the verdict. Experts available…
FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict
By: Bill Wellock | Published: April 20, 2021 | 5:23 pm | SHARE: Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict.POLICING AND POLICE REFORMEmma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; [email protected] researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder and fatal officer-citizen encounters.
Derek Chauvin Trial: Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Police Violence, Social Justice
Rutgers University-New Brunswick experts are available to discuss racial and social justice and police violence amidst the trial and verdict of Derek Chauvin. For interviews, contact Megan Schumann at [email protected] or 848-445-1907. Paul Hirschfield, associate professor of sociology: “After previous…
Floyd trial legitimacy hinges on jury being racially representative
Jury selection for former police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial on murder charges in the death of George Floyd is slated to occur this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, even as proceedings have been delayed due to the potential inclusion of an…
Biden’s Racial Equity Plan aims for bold strides in police reform
With protests in the streets and votes cast on Election Day, the voters spoke loud and clear: They demanded that racial equity become a top-shelf priority of the new administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Yasser…
Lab Researcher and Physics Undergrad Shares Poster Project Honoring Black Physicists
Inspired by the nation’s grappling with issues of race and racial discrimination, UC Berkeley physics major and Berkeley Lab student assistant Ana Lyons turned to art as a way to contribute to the conversation.
Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.
Five Buffalo State College faculty members weighed in on the current race relations climate following ongoing protests.
Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
A first step for families who want to be an ally in the fight to end racism is to diversify their at-home libraries with books that feature people of color and their stories. A UNLV librarian and pre-Kindergarten teacher share tips and resources on how to do so.
Protesting Police Brutality: UNLV African American Studies Professor on How Protests Can Enact Social Change
The days and weeks following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota have been marked by a civil rights movement that — in terms of size and structure — could be considered larger than…
Pope Francis’ remarks on George Floyd murder and “sin of racism” fit a longer pattern, says Notre Dame expert
John McGreevy, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at University of Notre Dame, is an American Catholicism and politics expert available for stories on Pope Francis’s comments to U.S. Catholics on George Floyd’s death and racism. https://history.nd.edu/people/john-mcgreevy/ McGreevy…
Study finds nearly 16% of Illinois COVID-19 cases linked to spread from Chicago jail
Using data from Cook County Jail, researchers analyzed the relationship between jailing practices and COVID-19 community infections. They found that cycling through Cook County Jail—which accounts for the period of time from arrest to awaiting hearings and trials—is associated with 15.9% of all documented COVID-19 cases in Chicago and 15.7% of those in Illinois.
Is defunding the police a good idea? ASU expert says taking a closer look at police budgets and emphasizing community-based programming is sound thinking
“Defund the police” has been a popular rallying cry at recent protests across the nation. Originated by the Black Lives Matter movement and police reform activists, the slogan was introduced to the public last week and is quickly picking up steam…
Civil rights scholar available to discuss racism, George Floyd protests
Anne Bailey, Binghamton University Professor of History and Director of the Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity, is available to discuss a variety of issues in relation to the George Floyd protests and race in America.…
Racial Justice and the Workplace: Rutgers Experts Available for Interview
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 3, 2020) – Black workers face overlapping challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide protests surrounding the police killing of George Floyd. Workplace experts in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations are available for…
The ‘old world is gone.’ Protests express a vision of the society people want after COVID-19, UB expert says
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Henry Louis Taylor Jr., professor of urban and regional planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is available to speak with media about the impassioned protests occurring across America against racism and social…
Department culture can escalate to police brutality, ASU expert says
The premature death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer caught on video May 25 raises questions as to how a call to investigate a person suspected of forgery can end up in tragedy. In the…
Civil rights scholar: “I fear for my Black son every day”
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, whose last words were “Momma, I’m through,” civil rights scholar and Binghamton University Professof of History Anne C. Bailey discusses the constant fear that Black mothers hold for their sons. “As…
Democracy’s Shapeshifting Past—and Its Uncertain Future
David Stasavage, author of the newly released “The Decline and Rise of Democracy”, discusses democracy’s past–and future.
Policing experts weigh in on protests and police practices across the nation
As large-scale protests continue following the death of George Floyd, Americans are apprehensive about what can repair relations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, and when the healing process can begin. Experts from Arizona State University’s highly…
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons shares a message condemning racism, racial inequities in health care
ATS Responds to the Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Events
Today, the American Thoracic Society issued the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd:
The recent tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis and subsequent protests throughout the United States and in cities around the world call on us to again examine the role of the American Thoracic Society. As an international professional organization whose members are on the front lines of providing care to all citizens, our members are now experiencing first-hand some of the effects of these events.
UB expert can discuss death of George Floyd, history of racial injustice in America
Kari Winter, professor of American studies, says “400 years of white supremacy have put the American dream of democracy on life support” BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo expert and Minneapolis-area native Kari Winter is available to speak to media…