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Erwin Chemerinsky

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Names like Michael Brown and Eric Garner bring forth opinions on both sides of the police power debate. One side cries abuse of power while the other claims self defense. It’s been more than a year since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson and since that time, there have been other deaths at the hands of the police in cities like New York and Cleveland. Despite criminal proceedings, government investigations, riots, and political discourse, the nation has not returned to equilibrium.

In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi interview Dean Erwin Chemerinsky from University of California, Irvine School of Law and Sergeant John Rivera from the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. Together they discuss the merits of using Ferguson to analyze police procedures, culpability of elected officials, and growth of murder rates around the country. In addition, they talk about attacks on police as well as the use of military equipment. Tune in hear about body cams, protests by Black Lives Matter, and the benefits of community-based policing.

Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean, distinguished professor of law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, constitutional law, federal practice, and civil rights. Erwin is a renowned author of eight books including The Case Against the Supreme Court. He has argued before the nation’s highest courts and has been counsel to detainees in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. He is a regular commentator on legal issues before the national and local media.

Sergeant John Rivera is the president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. He has served the Miami Dade Police Department since 1976 where he’s worked in their Organized Crime Bureau and has served as lead investigator in the Mariel Task Force. In addition, John hosts the Rapid Response Radio Show on 880 AM and is regularly featured on national and local television for law enforcement issues.

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Published: September 4, 2015
Podcast: Lawyer 2 Lawyer
Category: Legal News
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