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July 5, 2017 – For decades, interactions between police and people of color have often been tense and even violent. Prof. Samuel Walker, a nationally-renowned authority on police accountability at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, discusses efforts to address racial bias and reform policing techniques. He says lawyers play a crucial role in protecting the civil liberties of all persons – especially persons of color – during encounters with police.
Walker presented at the 2017 State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference.
"Mass and Disparate Incarceration in Wisconsin: It's Our Problem," InsideTrack, March 1, 2017 Mass and disparate incarceration continues to plague our communities, especially Milwaukee. What can we do? The State Bar is taking steps to spark the conversation.
"A Private Conversation on Implicit Bias and Race," Wisconsin Lawyer, March 2017To resolve the issue of mass incarceration, Judge Joe Donald says we have to become aware of our own implicit biases and confront their influence on arrest, bail, and sentencing decisions.
"Bryan Stevenson at AMC: “We Cannot Create Justice from a Distance”," WisBar News, June 26, 2015If we want more justice in America, we need to get closer to the injustices that are happening in our communities, says Alabama-based public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson.
"Let the Good Time Roll: Early Release for Good Behavior in Prison," Wisconsin Lawyer, March 2015 Reinstituting programs that allow prison inmates to be released early for good behavior is a cost-effective and safe way to reduce prison populations and decrease the likelihood that former inmates will commit more crimes once released.