Do Cops Need Guns?; Algorithmic Bias In Policing, Surveillance Technology

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Ongoing protests against police violence and racism have prompted a reexamination of the role guns play in law enforcement. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Tracey Meares, professor and founding director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Also, as more Americans call for police reform, the next step in the conversation is taking a closer look at policing technology. Princeton University professor Ruha Benjamin discusses the algorithmic bias embedded within many policing and surveillance tools. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 23, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on June 23, 2020.


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