Join the League of Women Voters Piedmont quarterly book club discussion on May 16 at 5 p.m.
In “Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable”, UCLA law professor Joanna Schwartz exposes the myriad ways in which our legal system protects police at all costs, with insightful analyses about subjects ranging from qualified immunity to no-knock warrants. The product of more than two decades of advocacy and research, “Shielded” is a timely and necessary investigation into why civil rights litigation so rarely leads to justice or prevents future police misconduct. Weaving powerful, true stories of people seeking restitution for violated rights, cutting across race, gender, criminal history, tax bracket, and zip code, Schwartz paints a compelling picture of the human cost of our failing criminal justice system, bringing clarity to a problem that is widely known but little understood. “Shielded” is a masterful work of immediate and enduring consequence, revealing what tragically familiar calls for “justice” truly entail.
The book club discussion is open to the public – you don’t have to be a League member.
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