February 26, 2013

Are US police above the law?

One year after Trayvon Martin's death, communities say they still don't trust law enforcement.

New York Police Department officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on February 23, 2013 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

One year after local Florida police received criticism for their investigation into the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, public distrust in US law enforcement continues to simmer. With reports of corruption, racial profiling, and an increase in “justifiable homicides”, what steps need to be taken to re-establish trust between the police and the American public? Join the discussion at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we talk to:

Gilbert L. Moore
Deputy Director, Department of Justice Community Relations Service

Michael Skolnik @michaelskolnik
Editor-in-chief, Global Grind

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