“Civil Rights : Policing, Discretion & Race in Cambridge”
Cambridge, MA - The Men of Color Task Force hosted the panel discussion “Civil Rights : Policing, Discretion & Race in Cambridge” at the St. Paul A.M.E. Christian Life Center on Thursday, February 11. A follow-up to last July’s controversial arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his Cambridge home, the panel was introduced by interim mayor City Councillor Kenneth Reeves and moderated by Richard Harding. The keynote speaker was Northeastern School of Law professor Deborah A. Ramirez, who is also the executive director of the Partnering for Prevention and Community Safety Initiative. Prof. Ramirez joined the other panelists, who included former Cambridge Police Commissioner Perry Anderson, local hip hop artist Imam Firmin, activist and journalist Irene Monroe and Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker.