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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued Executive Order 11365, creating the Kerner Commission to examine the causes of the 1967 civil unrest throughout the country. The Commission identified one of the causes as poor police-community relations in Black and brown communities, so where are we today? The program will confront policing in America fifty years later and screen The Blood is at the Doorstep, a documentary chronicling the fatal police shooting of Dontre Hamilton.
Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler, Author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men
Washington College of Law Professor Angela J. Davis, Author of Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment
The Family of Dontre Hamilton: Maria Hamilton, Nathaniel Hamilton, Jr. & Dameion Perkins with Filmmaker Erik Ljung