Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner: Policing

The Century Foundation and NYU Wagner are proud to present Debates of the Century @NYU Wagnera public debate series showcasing thoughtful, informed dialogue from experts. Join us on March 28, 2017 to hear experts on policing debate the resolution:

Police need to be held more accountable.”

The 2014 deaths of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died during an arrest, ignited nationwide protests, outcry, and debate over the state of policing in the United States. After additional incidents of police force, some resulting in death, tensions between police and civilians have galvanized media and public attention. Consensus around the most effective way to keep every community safe and ensure accountability continues to be a matter of debate among policymakers, police, and activists alike.

This debate will feature:

For the motion: Samuel Sinyangwe, policy analyst, data scientist, Black Lives Matter activist, and Campaign Zero co-founder

Against the motion: Eugene O’Donnell, veteran NYC police officer, prosecutor, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor

Moderated by: Elizabeth Glazer, director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice