Wesley Lowery: The Public Should Have More Access To Records Of Police Conduct

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Published on June 12, 2020

Wesley Lowery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and correspondent for the new “60 Minutes” series on Quibi called “60 in 6,” explains why providing public access to police data nationwide is a key tenet of the reform movement. #StephenAtHome #WesLowery #60in6

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  • laalaa99stl 3 years ago

    I’m so glad Wes left WaPo. He’s right. Reporting the truth is more important than trying to appear perfectly balanced. You wouldn’t need to go out and find someone who’s pro choke hold, for example, just to state plainly that it’s wrong and needs to end.

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  • Samora S. 3 years ago

    Show me ALL THE RECORDS AND VIDEOS AT REAL TIME! I will sign the petitions, vote on, and donate to make this a reality. And we need to see ALL THE LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL “LEADER” records as well.

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  • laalaa99stl 3 years ago

    “Defund the police” is a phrase that will scare purse-clutching white people. A better way to market it: a shift in spending priorities so that an ounce of compassionate prevention is worth a pound of brutal cure.

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  • Abc Def 3 years ago

    Can’t you hear the Americans crying out in these dark and terrifying times?

    We HATE the fact that we have an uncouth, racist, white supremacist, misogynist, xenophobic, serial sexual abuser, pathological liar and scientific ignoramus in the Oval Office.

    We HATE the fact that the president of the United States is no longer someone parents can point to as a role model for their children. Most parents wouldn’t even invite him over for dinner, afraid of what he might say in front of their children.

    We HATE the fact that leaders of the free world make fun of our president, while laughing at him — and us.

    We HATE the fact that Mr. Trump snubs democratic leaders like Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau and Emanuel Macron, while French-kissing Vladimir Putin, Kim Jung-Un and Rodrigo Duterte.

    We HATE the fact that you can’t believe a word our president says. According to the Washington Post, as of December 10, his 1,055th day in office, Mr. Trump had made 15,413 “false or misleading statements” — more than doubling in 2019 the lies he told in 2017 and 2018 combined. And nobody cares.

    We HATE the fact that, under Mr. Trump, the media still feels compelled to cover both sides equally, when one side is full of facts and the other is nothing but lies.

    We HATE the fact that Mr. Trump has systematically attacked every one of our democratic institutions: the Justice Department, the FBI, the Defense Department, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court and the Constitution. He cares about nothing but himself.

    We HATE the fact that out of 250 Republicans in Congress, there’s not one — NOT ONE — who’s willing to put country above politics and hold Mr. Trump responsible.

    Most of all, as people who loves this country, we HATE the fact that we have such an embarrassment as president. We’re Americans. We’re better than Donald Trump. Republican or Democrat, we all deserve better.

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  • HeyItsMe 3 years ago

    hello there friend 3zuk

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  • mary jones 3 years ago

    brilliantly said, ty mr lowry, mr colbert and fam, mr batiste and the band.

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  • Nicole Zanders 3 years ago

    Thank you for your research Sir.

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  • SquareB0t 3 years ago

    What an awesome guest! Very insightful, can’t wait to see more of him

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  • ingraban98 3 years ago

    If you have five years of data about police killings and that data is sufficient to do statistics… boy, you’ve got a problem.

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  • New Message 3 years ago

    It is appalling that we don’t already have access to that. Hard to argue you’re 100% proud of your conduct when you actively hide any records of said conduct.

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  • Siri Eriksson 3 years ago

    He was a lovely guest! So kind and informative ✨

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  • Rose S 3 years ago

    Forgive my ignorance, but does 911 automatically lead to a police presence? In New Zealand, I’ve only called our emergency number once and it was for an ambulance.

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  • FlameAdder 3 years ago

    He covers a very good point here, one of the first things any anti-BLM type will regurgitate at you nowadays is how there are higher white deaths at the hands of police, while completely ignoring the differences in population numbers

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  • mike nedelcu 3 years ago

    So far three racist idiots gave this thumbs down. Why? This is perfect.

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  • Iron Fan 3 years ago

    GOOD MAN. Keep it up.

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  • Laura Patricio 3 years ago

    Do actually people call police because they can’t put children into bed??

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  • rusty butler 3 years ago

    They are a public service, therefore there records should be available on request.

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  • D Ntodo 3 years ago

    Local budgets are like mini-reflections of the federal budget. The lesson is that America needs to ‘de-militarise’ at every level; police attacking people of colour at home, and American military attacking people of colour everywhere else.

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