False Confessions and Faulty Witness Identification w/ Preeminent Civil Rights Litigator Ilann Maazel
David talks with author, Jennifer Carlson, PhD. They take a deep-dive into her new book, Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement, and the Politics of Race. You can order it now at the link below:
Jennifer Carlson is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in sociology in 2013 from University of California, Berkeley. Her award-winning research examines American gun culture, policing and public law enforcement, and conservative politics. It has been featured in popular venues like the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, the BBC, and the Detroit News as well as in scholarly outlets such as the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Gender & Society, British Journal of Criminology, Contexts, Theoretical Criminology, Feminist Criminology and Violence Against Women.
Liliana Segura is an award-winning investigative journalist covering the U.S. criminal justice system, with a longtime focus on harsh sentencing, the death penalty, and wrongful convictions. She was previously an associate editor at the Nation Magazine, where she edited a number of award-winning stories and earned a 2014 Media for a Just Society Award for her writing on prison profiteering. While at The Intercept, Segura has received the Texas Gavel Award in 2016 and the 2017 Innocence Network Journalism Award for her investigations into convictions in Arizona and Ohio. In 2019 she was honored in the Abolitionist category of the Frederick Douglass 200, a recognition given by the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
Segura has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN International, Democracy Now!, and numerous other outlets. Her speaking engagements have included public interviews with authors such as Michelle Alexander and Bryan Stevenson. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post and Colorlines, and has been reprinted in outlets ranging from prison magazines to the anthologies “The Best American Legal Writing” and “Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You.” She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Zoe Tillman, senior reporter @BuzzFeedNews (courts, justice, and the intersection of law and politics) joins David to discuss the most recent news regarding the legal aspects of the Trump-Biden transition.
ABOUT AMERICAN RULE: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People (Jared Yates Sexton)
From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes a journey through the history of the United States, from the nation’s founding to the twenty-first century, which examines and debunks the American myths we’ve always told ourselves.
In recent years, Americans have faced a deluge of horrifying developments in politics and culture: stolen elections, fascist rallies, families torn apart and locked away. A common refrain erupts at each new atrocity: This isn’t who we are.
In American Rule, Jared Yates Sexton upends those convenient fictions by laying bare the foundational myths at the heart of our collective American imagination. From the very origins of this nation, Americans in power have abused and subjugated others; enabling that corruption are the many myths of American exceptionalism and steadfast values, which are fed to the public and repeated across generations. Working through each era of American growth and change, Sexton weaves together the origins and perpetuation of these narratives still in the public memory, and the acts we have chosen to forget.
Stirring, deeply researched, and disturbingly familiar, American Rule is a call to examine our own misconceptions of what it means, and has always meant, to be an American.