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Acton Line podcast: Anthony Bradley on George Floyd, police reform, and riots

The tragic and disturbing footage of George Floyd’s unjust death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has been circulating for over a week. Floyd’s death on May 25 has sparked protests across the country and even the world, but it’s also sparked many violent riots in which people have been brutally killed and communities decimated. How can we helpfully approach policing reform and how should we respond to the current widespread rioting? Anthony Bradley, professor of religion, theology and ethics at The King’s College, presents a thoughtful rubric for reforming our institutions and building our communities back up.

“Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration: Hope from Civil Society,” by Anthony Bradley

“The Political Economy of Liberation: Thomas Sowell and James Cone on the Black Experience,” by Anthony Bradley 

Read: “What turns protests into riots?” by Dan Hugger

Read: “Destructive Reactions To Injustice,” by Samuel Sey

Read: “What destroyed Detroit is now destroying America,” by John Couretas 

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.