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Bridging The Divide Between Police And The Public

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The decisions not to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and New York have led to calls for reform.

Demonstrations across the country suggest a deep divide between some law enforcement agencies and the people they are charged with protecting.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Jeff Welty and Alyson Grine, faculty in the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill; Jeff Prichard, chief of police in the city of Graham and region five director for the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police; and Rev. Mark-Anthony Middleton, pastor of Abundant Hope Christian Church in Durham, about race and the criminal justice system.

Will Michaels is WUNC's General Assignment Reporter and fill-in host for "Morning Edition"
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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