Join PBS for a town hall conversation examining the militarization of police and the nation’s gun violence epidemic.
Armed in America: Police & Guns, a one-hour special event moderated by award-winning journalist Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” explores whether U.S. police forces are becoming increasingly militarized. Among those that participated in this conversation are William “Dub” Lawrence, former Sheriff of Davis County, Utah; Betty Taylor, former Winfield, Mo. Police Chief and SWAT Team Member; Alecia Phonesavanh, the mother of baby who was injured when a flash bang landed in his crib during a “no-knock” SWAT raid; Haiku, hip hop artist and activist; Anthony Batts, former Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department; Richard Beary, University of Central Florida Police Chief; Michael Foreman, former Orange County Police Chief and President of the Florida SWAT Association; and Susan Rahr, former King County Sheriff and current Director of the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
Watch Armed in America: Police & Guns, then share your thoughts below.