The August 16 ‘MHP’ Syllabus
MSNBC - 08/19/2014
All eyes were on Ferguson, Missouri this week after the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, and the subsequent protests and police agitation. Host Melissa Harris-Perry will be talking to guests on the ground in Ferguson, including a Missouri state senator and msnbc reporter Trymaine Lee. Read his latesthere.
Our panel in New York will also include Philip Atiba Goff from the Center for Policing Equity, criminal defense attorney Seema Iyer, 20-year NYPD veteran Marquez Claxton, and Amy Farrell, professor at the Northeastern University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. They will discuss:
- The images coming out of Ferguson this week
- The framing of the narrative
- Police use of force
- Militarization of American police departments
- “Broken windows” and community policing
Dream Defenders executive director Phillip Agnew and Slate’s Jamelle Bouie will also join us to explore, in light of Ferguson and other recent events, what it means to be a young black man in America.
Also, we’ll air an interview we did with comedian and Citizen Radio co-host Jamie Kilstein, in which he reflected on his friendship with the late Robin Williams. Vanderbilt psychiatry professor Jonathan Metzl will also join us for a discussion about Williams’ suicide earlier this week, and the struggle he shared with millions: depression.