The episode is from a live broadcast of my show on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm. I talked with the guest right after the first break headlines came before that. The guest was Jennifer Cobbina, Ph.D., she's an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.
n Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, Jennifer Cobbina draws on in-depth interviews with nearly two hundred residents of Ferguson and Baltimore, conducted within two months of the deaths of Brown and Gray. She examines how protestors in both cities understood their experiences with the police, how those experiences influenced their perceptions of policing, what galvanized Black Lives Matter as a social movement, and how policing tactics during demonstrations influenced subsequent mobilization decisions among protesters.