Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Library Hosts Panel Discussion: Overview of Racine’s Criminal Justice System"

"Racine, Wisconsin – The partnership of Coming Together Racine and the Racine Public Library invite the community to hear a panel discussion on Racine’s criminal justice system, moderated by Reggie Jackson, Chairman of the Board of America’s Black Holocaust Museum. An overview will be given by Racine Chief of Police Arthel Howell; Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete; Public Defender Margaret Johnson; and Judge Jack Jude. They will discuss the process of making an arrest, charging and defending an individual with a crime, and sentencing a convicted individual. The program will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. upstairs in the Adult Department. Light refreshments will be served.
"The mission of Coming Together Racine is to actively challenge and eliminate racism in the greater Racine community.  The vision of Coming Together Racine is to create a genuine inter-racial community where all people have equal voice and access to resources and opportunities.
"Contact: Jessica MacPhail, Treasurer, Coming Together Racine"    
c/o Racine Public Library


Anonymous said...

I'll be there.

It should be a great event and bring the Community together.

kkdither said...

They really should provide information at the middle and high schools about police intervention and what is, and isn't appropriate interactions with officers.

Teens ignore officers directions, swear at officers, resist, swing and hit them and kick. Officers in the schools show amazing restraint, but that won't be the case as they move to adulthood and the community.