Thursday, we’re talking about the relationship between the police and the public. Last week, Alex Wubbel’s arrest video went viral. She’s, of course, the nurse that wouldn’t allow Salt Lake Police Detective Jeff Payne to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant. The video showed what many saw as unreasonable escalation on Payne’s part. We’re using this as a jumping off point to explore how power and authority are wielded by American police, and what that means for those they are called to protect.
- Eric Young, Consultant, Guardian Tactics and Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Dixie State University
- Norm Stamper, Author of To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]
- Chief Mike Brown, Salt Lake City Police
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