Beat Reporting On Police Abuse In Chicago | Jamie Kalven | Wondros Podcast EP 190
Premiered Feb 1, 2023
Jesse and Priscilla talk with journalist Jamie Kalven, journalist and founder of The Invisible Institute, about his award-winning muckraking exposing police corruption in Chicago.
How police abuse in Chicago is not just the result of individual officers but rather a systemic issue rooted in racism and inequality.
- Police abuse in Chicago is a systemic issue that can’t be solved just by expelling individual bad actors from law enforcement.
- Society’s consignment of certain populations to inferior status creates space for official actors, including police, to abuse and prey on those populations.
- Journalists have a responsibility to uncover and report on police abuse, despite pushback from law enforcement.
- The use of body cameras has revealed the extent of police abuse in Chicago, but there is still a long way to go in terms of accountability and transparency.
- To address systemic issues, we must consider the root causes of inequality and racism in our society.
- Police unions often protect abusive officers, creating a culture of impunity that perpetuates abuse.
- Communities affected by police abuse must have a voice in the reform process in order to create meaningful change.