Which Way Forward: Reimagining Public Safety
Reporting on the past, present and future of police reform in Tompkins County
Around the nation, protesters have called for police departments to be defunded or reformed following the high-profile killings of people of color at the hands of law enforcement. Subsequently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered every local government in the state to organize a police reform program plan by April 2021.
WRFI and its community partners are examining how community leaders and grassroots stakeholders are acting to inject their voices into proposed reforms, and how past organizing has contributed to a change in policing. The team of reporters will also explore how organizations in Tompkins County relevant to non-police interventions in criminal or potentially criminal incidents are working to prevent systems and behaviors that keep people in the criminal justice system. Student residents at Cornell’s Alice Cook House will have the opportunity to participate in all levels of the project.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Law, Government and Policy
Shorna Allred, Department of Natural Resources
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Steven King, West Campus House System
- Community partner: WRFI/Ithaca Community Radio
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