Privacy and Policing

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6 p.m.

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Watch Live March 31, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

As part of the Center’s ongoing effort to host constitutional conversations on policing in a free society, national experts Barry Friedman, Tracey Meares, and former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey come together for an important discussion about the future of policing.

This program is presented in partnership with the American Law Institute’s Commission on Policing and Technology.

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Watch Our Policing And Democracy Videos

Mending Broken Trust: Police And The Communities They Serve With Charles Ramsey
(TEDxPhiladelphia. February 8, 2016.)

In this candid talk informed by his 48-year career in law enforcement, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says law enforcement needs to shift its perceived mission from one of enforcing the law to one of protecting the rights of all. When the latter becomes the priority, communities experience not just safer and more secure neighborhoods but the presence of justice.

Commissioner Charles Ramsey: Policing In A Democratic Society
(National Constitution Center. October 13, 2015.)

An intimate conversation with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who recently co-chaired the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Ramsey, the former police chief of Washington, D.C., offers his perspective from the field and discusses current efforts to strengthen police-community relations across the country.


Policing In A Democratic Society Panel
(National Constitution Center. October 13, 2015.)

A panel of scholars discuss what “just policing” looks like in a democratic society and the specific steps to get there. Participants include David Kennedy of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute; and Theodore Shaw of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Michael Days, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, moderates.

Police And Violence in America
(Aspen Ideas Festival. July 8, 2015.)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans and Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston join National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen in a discussion about policing policies at the Aspen Ideas Festival.


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