New York City police officer Darren Cox, right, accompanied by fellow officers, leaves flowers at a memorial in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in honor of two police officers who were shot there Saturday.

New York City police officer Darren Cox, right, accompanied by fellow officers, leaves flowers at a memorial in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in honor of two police officers who were shot there Saturday.

In a speech yesterday New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the murder of two New York police officers last weekend ‘an attack on all of us’, ‘an attack on our democracy.‘ He said it was time ‘to put aside political debate’ and ‘to put aside protests.’ The man who killed the two officers as they sat in their patrol car had claimed his actions were in retaliation for the deaths of Michael Ferguson and Eric Garner. Some protestors and some politicians, including Mayor de Blasio, are being accused of raising anti-police sentiment. Please join us to discuss the killings of two police officers in New York and the on-going debate over racial fairness in the U.S. criminal justice system.

Guests

  • David Goodman reporter, New York Times
  • Paul Butler professor at Georgetown Law School.
  • Sherrilyn Ifill president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • James Pasco executive director, Fraternal Order of Police
  • David Klinger associate professor, department of criminology and criminal justice,University of Missouri, St Louis

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