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Justice 101: Policing in America: Navigating the 4th Amendment, Stop and Frisk, and Civil Rights

May 13, 2024, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Justice 101: Policing in America: Navigating the 4th Amendment, Stop and Frisk, and Civil Rights

This event took place on May 13, 2024. Watch the recording HERE.

Join us in fostering a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics shaping the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve as we dissect critical aspects of law enforcement and their implications for civil liberties.

This program examines the intersections of the 4th Amendment, stop-and-frisk practices, and the protection of Civil Rights, fostering a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities within contemporary policing. This month's program will feature Vincent Warren and Professor David Rudovsky.

About the Speakers:

David Rudovsky smiles at the camera.David Rudovsky (he/him), one of the nation’s leading civil rights and criminal defense attorneys, practices public interest law with the firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin, LLP. He became a Senior Fellow at Penn University's Carey Law School in 1988 and teaches courses in Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Evidence. He is co-author of Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation and The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure in Pennsylvania.

Vincent Warren smiles at the camera.Vincent Warren (he/him) is a leading expert on racial injustice and discriminatory policing and is the executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He oversees the organization's groundbreaking litigation and advocacy work. Under his leadership, the Center for Constitutional Rights successfully challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and profiling of Muslims, ended long-term solitary confinement in California’s Pelican Bay Prison, and established the persecution of LGBTQIA people as a crime against humanity.

About the Justice 101 Series:

Justice 101 is a new series brought to you by the Center for Justice Education at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site where we examine the history of the justice system in America from our founding to today and the impact it has on our society, citizens, and world.

Once a month, we invite special guests to foster dialogue about a different topic in criminal justice. Justice 101 programs take place virtually via Zoom, and each is 45 minutes long (30-minute program plus 15-minute Q&A). You can join us live at the times listed, or watch the programs back anytime on YouTube.

Click here for a full list of upcoming Justice 101 programs.

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