June 9, 2020
A panel of criminal justice experts and scholars met virtually on Wednesday to discuss the systemic racism brought to light most recently following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.
The speakers – retired police chiefs and attorneys – agreed unequivocally that racism and injustice permeate too much of the criminal justice system, from police officers to courtrooms and the correctional system. Charles Tucker, an attorney and instructor in SNHU’s criminal justice program, likened it to a body diagnosed with cancer. The country has an opportunity, he said, to at least attempt treatment before it metastasizes and spreads.