Police clash with protesters on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014.

Police clash with protesters on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014.

Demonstrators in Berkeley, California took to the streets last night to express outrage over what they see as long standing racial inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. The demonstrations in California and those in other cities including New York and Washington, D.C., were sparked, in part, by two recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers involved the deaths of unarmed black man. Please join us to discuss news calls for police accountability and demands for racial fairness.

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  • Anthony Cook professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights and African-American critical thought.
  • Tracie Keesee co-founder,Center for Policing Equity 25 year police veteran
  • William Yeomans fellow, law and government, American University's Washington College of Law
  • Isabel Wilkerson Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "The Warmth of Other Suns."

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