Defund the Police? [S3, E14]
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The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked a worldwide reckoning over violent policing practices. “Black Lives Matter” has become a global rallying cry against racism and police brutality alike. By certain metrics, U.S. policing is a success – major cities enjoy low crime rates. But it’s impossible to ignore calls for justice as governments arm police forces with military-grade equipment and super-sized budgets. Protests have given a megaphone to demands for dramatic institutional changes to policing. Is there a better way to keep the world’s cities and populations safe? Dr. Clifford Stott joins Altamar to explain the global principles for smarter policing – and why U.S. policing is an outlier from the rest of the world. He is the Director of the Policing Academy at Keele University in the UK and specializes in crowd behavior, riots, hooliganism, and public order policing. He has advised the EU, the European Commission, various police departments, and the English Football League on crowd management and policing.

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