The Debate

Boiling point in America? Rage over racism, police brutality

THE DEBATE
THE DEBATE © FRANCE 24

As the United States faces its biggest protests since the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., François Picard's panel discusses the role of local police departments amid what demonstrators denounce as unaccountable brute force and outsized powers with minorities unfairly targeted. Black Lives Matter has now spawned a new hashtag, #DefundThe Police. Why has so little changed since the riots of 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri? Can communities come together to reform the way the US practices law and order?