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Connections: Rochester Reacts To Violence In Dallas, Minnesota, And Louisiana - Part 1

Jul 8, 2016

We examine the events of a tragic week. Two African American men in two different states were killed by police officers, and those deaths sparked protests. A protest in Dallas, Texas ended with the mass shooting of police officers. Five officers were killed. 

We respond to the events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas with our guests:

  • Marvin Stepherson, retired Rochester Police Department sergeant, and professor of criminal justice administration at Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Eileen Graham, founder of Black Student Leadership 
  • Reverend Lewis Stewart, president of United Christian Leadership Ministry of Western New York