The Whole System is Guilty as Hell: Interrupting a Legacy of Racist Police Culture Through a Human Rights Lens

Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, Forthcoming

Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-4

16 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2015 Last revised: 22 Jul 2015

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Justin Hansford

Howard University School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center; Saint Louis University - School of Law; University of the Witwatersrand Law School; Harvard University Chalres Warren Center

Date Written: February 20, 2015

Abstract

I was among those who engaged in peaceful protests in Ferguson following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. I also co-authored the petition to the United Nations for redress of grievances brought on by police brutality and racial profiling in America. I then accompanied Ferguson protesters and Mike Brown's family to Geneva, Switzerland to testify before the UN Committee Against Torture. I share brief reflections on the experience in this article.

Keywords: race, ethnicity, human rights, police brutality, mike brown, Ferguson, United Nations

Suggested Citation

Hansford, Justin, The Whole System is Guilty as Hell: Interrupting a Legacy of Racist Police Culture Through a Human Rights Lens (February 20, 2015). Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, Forthcoming , Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2596910

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