By Christopher Norris | WHYY
Police reimagined: The future of public safety
Written by WHYY Contributor on June 17, 2020
The Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has set off protest around the globe, with a common refrain emerging from the assembly: defund or disband the police.
How do you reduce funding for police, and change their role in communities, while ensuring public safety for all? That’s a question Christopher Norris, WHYY’s Community Contributors and Engagement Editor, will seek to answer over the next four-weeks in a series of conversations entitled ‘Police, Reimagined: The Future of Public Safety.’
In episode one, you’ll hear grassroots leaders – including Megan Malachi, a police abolitionist – debate the merits of defunding the police vs disbanding the police and explore what it takes to build safe communities.
Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris is an award-winning journalist, radio personality and professional drummer currently serving as the Community Contributors and Engagement Editor at WHYY, the Philadelphia NPR and PBS affiliate. Follow @floodthedrummer across social media.