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Bonus- Cop in the Hood (part 2)

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In part 2 of our discussion of Cop in the Hood by Peter Moskos, we discuss the notion of discretion in the legal system – by police all the way to prosecutors & parole/probation boards. We think about discrimination in enforcement made possible by discretion. We think about conflicts of interest in investigations of police misconduct – especially in relation to the war on drugs. How should we move forward?

Featuring Raphael Bostic and Jody Armour

To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District click the orange arrow in the Soundcloud player at the top of this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through iTunes, Soundcloud, or Google Play

Next Month …

Read The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid along with us.
Since 2007, incoming undergraduate classes across the country have used this as the common incoming book. We will read and think about the issues the novel brings up. Over the course of an evening, at a cafe in Lahore, a Pakistani man discusses the changes in his thinking after 9/11. Find out how his relationship with his adopted city of New York, his relationship with American Erica, with his Pakistani identity in the wake of the tragedy.

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This podcast was produced by Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz, recorded and mixed by Corey Hedden.




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