Special Saturday Event: Let’s Talk: Philly D.A. | Police involved shootings
Join your neighbors to watch and discuss with experts and community leaders the crucial seventh episode of the award winning Philly D.A. docu-series.
What can we do when the people charged with protecting us are the same people who put us in danger? Who and what are really being protected by law enforcement and the criminal legal system? Drawing from a local case of police violence against an unarmed Black man we will discuss if and how justice can be attained through the legal system, the power of collective organizing, and what is needed to make real change.
Episode 7 synopsis (watch clip) : Krasner’s team makes history by charging an on-duty police officer with murder for shooting a Black man in the back. The family of the victim, David Jones, hopes for justice. Yet Krasner’s prosecution faces an uphill battle because of the police union and state laws that protect cops.
Moderator: Rev. Dr. Donna L. Jones
Panelists: State Representative Rick Krajewski | Geo Maher, Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, Vassar College | Officer Arnold Mitchell, Philadelphia Police
Other episodes of the series, also paired with community conversations, will screen throughout our library system:
- A full series overview is available on our blog
- Tickets are free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite
1201 South 51st Street (5lst St. between Kingsessing and Chester Avenues)
Philadelphia, PA 19143-4353