Join Professor Bryan Adamson (pictured here) as he moderates an online teach-in with criminal law experts Professor Deborah Ahrens (Seattle University School of Law) and Professor Ayesha Bell Hardaway (Case Western Reserve University) about the factual and legal aspects of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, and the resulting demonstrations.
The killing of Floyd, the recent wave of killings and assaults on black lives, the ensuing anguish and calls for justice, the demonstrations and social unrest (and an extant pandemic) are weighing heavy on our hearts and minds. Many of us have heard the impassioned cries for justice from Minneapolis to Seattle, from Cleveland to Central Park.
To that end, we will facilitate a conversation directed toward everyday citizens seeking to make sense out of the Floyd tragedy. We will discuss the killing, the criminal process from charging to trial, the facts and evidence presently known, and the intersections of race, gender, and law enforcement.
All are welcome.
UPDATE: The Zoom event is at capacity but you can watch the discussion by live stream on Thursday at 1 p.m. PT: https://www.youtube.com/user/seattleulaw.