Deval Patrick: Police Reform ‘Is Important, It Is Current, But It’s Not Enough’
As ongoing protests — first ignited by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and then further inflamed by the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta — kept the national spotlight on systemic racism and police brutality Monday, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he is both encouraged by the movement and disheartened by the reasons behind it. He joined Jim Braude to discuss.

Boston Activist Says More Needed Than Mayor Walsh's Cut To Police Overtime Budget
As protesters of all ages and races join nationwide demonstrations to stand against systemic racism and police brutality going on their third week, young activists in Boston have been a driving force of local protests. Queen-Cheyenne Wade, an organizer with the grassroots coalition For the People Boston, co-organized a demonstration last week in which more than a thousand people gathered in Roxbury’s Nubian Square to march to City Hall Plaza to call for the defunding of the Boston Police Department. She joined Jim Braude to discuss.

Facial Recognition Technology
Recently, both Amazon and Microsoft promised not to sell facial recognition tools to police departments, at least for now, acknowledging concerns both about the potential for mis-use.. and the inherent bias of the technology. That bias was the focus of a 2018 study out of MIT. Cristina Quinn reported on that study when it first came out. This is a re-run of a story that ran in 2018.