On Thursday, January 11, Take Action Philly will present a panel discussion, Black, White and Blue in America: Race and Justice in the 21st Century, from 4-7 p.m., at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Skyline Room, Philadelphia. This program will explore why are there so few successful prosecutions of police officers in police-involved shootings. The keynote speaker is Angela J. Davis, a professor of law at American University Washington College of Law and an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. More information about the program is available at www.philadelphiabar.org.
The Public Interest Law Center is a part of Take Action Philly, an initiative uniting lawyers, government, community organizations and residents to to offer protection and assistance. Through this unprecedented effort, Take Action Philly convenes local public and private sector lawyers, as well as community members and the general public, for a series of discussions. The goal of convening is to educate Philadelphia’s legal community about the anticipated impact of federal and state policy decisions in various topic areas, and identify an action plan for people to get involved.