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Stateside: Data about police killings; dealing with COVID-19 in prison; Sen. Gary Peters

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Michael Dorausch
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Michigan senator Gary Peters discussed a bill introduced by House Democrats to combat police misconduct, excessive force, and racial bias in policing.

Today on Stateside, a researcher at University of Michigan has looked at data surrounding fatalities caused by police, and how those lethal uses of force break along racial and gender lines. And, a conversation with a brother and sister confronting a global pandemic on opposite sides of a prison wall. Plus, a talk with Senator Gary Peters about a bill introduced by House Democrats to combat police misconduct, excessive force, and racial bias in policing.

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Researcher explains demographics of people killed during interactions with police

Stateside’s conversation with Michael Esposito

  • Michael Esposito is a research fellow at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He's spent his academic career looking at the systemic issues around police use of lethal force.

What it’s like to have a loved one incarcerated as COVID-19 hits Michigan prisons hard

Stateside’s conversation with Dujuan and Tondalaya Quinn

  • Dujuan Quinn is serving a sentence for unarmed carjacking at Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, a prison that's reported hundreds of infections.
  • Tondalaya Quinn lives and works near Muskegon.

Voting Safely during COVID, former GOP Congressman Joe Schwarz teams up with SOS Jocelyn Benson

Stateside’s conversation with Joe Schwarz

  • Joe Schwarz is a former Michigan congressman teaming up with the state’s Democratic Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, to answer voters' questions about the safety of this year’s vote.

Sen. Gary Peters on police oversight options: “not internally within the same department.”

Stateside’s conversation with Gary Peters

  • Gary Peters is a senator in Michigan.
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