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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boyd Student Skylar Young Co-Authors Article About Police Transparency

Boyd School of Law student Skylar Young recently co-authored an article titled "Justice Delayed" for U.S. News & World Report.

Calling to hold law enforcement accountable in the mistreatment of blacks, the article reads, "The public must remember that police work is a public service. Transparency is an absolute must, so that the public can hold the police accountable when they engage in improper conduct and brutality. The public must also stop cringing every time any mention of racism comes up in the national conversation. Race has been an enduring part of American politics since the nation’s founding – from slavery and Jim Crow to voter ID laws and rampant cuts to Food Stamps and social programs. If we’re committed to the constitutional principles of equality and due process, we can't sweep this discussion under the rug."

Skylar's co-author was Jamie Chandler, a political scientist at the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York and the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.