Chase Madar on Prosecuting Police

This week on CounterSpin: Nearly a year after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer, the county prosecutor is giving signs that he won’t be strenuously encouraging indictments, deflating the hopes of many that the officer, Timothy Loehmann, will face any punishment at all for the killing. Whether or not you are surprised by this may have to do with your experiences with law enforcement in your community, or with your knowledge of the workings of the legal system when it comes to police shootings. If the justice system won’t bring justice, what could? We’ll discuss those issues with civil rights attorney Chase Madar. He’s the author of the book The Passion of Chelsea Manning, and of an article for The Nation titled “Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop.”

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