Willie Bodrick II
At a panel discussion of police accountability and reform, Deborah Ramirez, a professor of law at Northeastern, called for reducing the role of police and narrowing the scope of their power. She was joined by Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and Rev. Willie Bodrick II, senior advisor to U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and associate pastor at Twelfth Baptist Church.
In response to the outcry over recent killings of George Floyd and other Black people by police officers, Northeastern on Monday affirmed its support for the Black Lives Matter movement. A vigil and a roundtable discussion honored the Black people whose lives were taken and set a course for what must happen next.