Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Law School to Host Conference on Youth and Police

Wen Huang
University of Chicago News Office
April 14, 2015

In an effort to advance public discourse about the ongoing national crisis over police-community relations in urban America, the University of Chicago Law School is hosting a conference on youth and police later this month. The April 24-25 conference is designed to contribute to the development of concrete policy, advocacy, and research agendas for addressing issues arising from the interactions between youth and police.

In an effort to advance public discourse about the ongoing national crisis over police-community relations in urban America, the University of Chicago Law School is hosting a conference on youth and police.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Youth/Police Conference: Frequently Asked Questions

Information on directions, parking, registration, and meals.

How do I get to the University of Chicago Law School?

The Law School is located at 1111 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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Youth/Police Conference

Date: 
04.24.2015 - 04.25.2015
Location: 
Room I
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

The aim of the Youth/Police Conference is to deepen the discourse about issues arising from interactions between African-American youth and police in urban America. We began planning this occasion before events in Ferguson, New York, and Cleveland put these issues at the center of a national conversation.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

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Craig Futterman on Fighting the ‘Code of Silence’

Fighting the ‘Code of Silence’
Jack Silverstein
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
March 9, 2015

For a man who has made a career out of suing police, Craig B. Futterman’s views on law enforcement aren’t as straight forward as one might expect.

For Futterman, his work is about ensuring appropriate use of police powers — including the power to “shoot and kill.”

“I think the power to use deadly force is (necessary),” he said. “Yes. I do.”

The problem with that power, he said, is twofold — deadly force is overused, and police are rarely honest about its use.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman: "Black Folks Have Borne a Disproportionate Share of [Police] Abuse"

Justice Department's Split Decision a Diplomatic Response to Ferguson
Mary Mitchell
Chicago Sun-Times
March 4, 2015

“We don’t have to go outside of our own backyard . . . to see that black folks are being treated differently and less than by police than whites,” Futterman said.

Despite calling it “searing,” the Justice Department report on the Ferguson police was a diplomatic response to the tragic incidents that unfolded last summer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Youth/Police Conference: Speaker Bios

Biographical information for each Youth/Police speaker.

Emily Buss

Emily Buss's research interests include children's and parents' rights and the legal system's allocation of responsibility for children’s development among parent, child, and state.