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9:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Racial Profiling in Connecticut

Former Major League ballplayer and current ESPN analyst Doug Glanville recently wrote a piece for the Atlantic about an instance of racial profiling in front of his house in Hartford.

It’s a story that’s been talked about around the country, and it’s even prompted an admission by the West Hartford police that the officer in question should have been more sensitive. But a driveway encounter by a former baseball player is not the typical case of racial profiling.

This hour, a look at how the state’s laws -- meant to stop the practice -- have actually worked. We look into the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project, and talk with the former Police Chief of West Hartford and the Executive Director of the African American Affairs Commission of Connecticut.

GUESTS:

  • Ken Barone - Policy & Research Specialist at the Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy, Central Connecticut State University
  • Bill Dyson - Former lawmaker and Chair of the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board
  • Glenn Cassis - Executive Director of the African American Affairs Commission of Connecticut
  • Jim Strillacci - Former Police Chief of West Hartford

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