Guns, Violence and Justice

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Mon, 02/28/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In their Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss recent upsurges in gun violence in Portland and elsewhere, beginning with the shooting of protesters and the murder of racial justice activist June Knightly in Northeast Portland on February 19th. Jan and Mike review how this story unfolded through the media and how activists were effective in countering the misleading police narrative in the initial framing of the incident. They discuss potential lessons to be drawn from such tragic events, from suits against gun manufacturers to how we might assess progress in prosecution of police and other perpetrators of racist violence.

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