Ed Chung guest hosts today's show. He is the Vice President for Criminal Justice Reform at American Progress.
Below are the topics he discussed, along with the guests he was joined by.
Guest 1: Phil Wolgin, Managing Director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress.
Guest 2: Laura Munoz Lopez, Special Assistant for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress.
2. Police Accountability and Reform
Guest 1: Madhuri Grewal, Senior Counsel at the Constitution Project
Guest 2: Kanya Bennett, Legislative Counsel at the ACLU
Ed's Twitter handle is @EdChungTweets. Before working at the Center for American Progress, he served as senior adviser on criminal justice, policing, and civil rights issues for the Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.
In that capacity, Chung coordinated a national initiative for building trust between the justice system and the communities it serves, as well as the Obama administration’s violence reduction and second-chance efforts under the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Chung also held positions in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, including special counsel to the assistant attorney general and federal prosecutor with the Criminal Section, where he received the John Marshall Award for successfully prosecuting the first case under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
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