Excessive Use of Force: Diagnosing Our Over-Policing Problem
The media may have moved on from its wall-to-wall coverage of the killing of Tyre Nichols, but the nation is still hurting. This week, we’re discussing how incorrectly diagnosing the problem of police brutality has led to a system that hurts everyone. We’re joined by Heather McGhee, author and chair of the racial justice organization Color of Change, and Phillip Atiba Goff, Ph.D. Chair and Carl I. Hovland Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Dr. Goff is also the cofounder and CEO at Center For Policing Equity. They share their thoughts on why armed cops shouldn’t be doing minor traffic stops, how the system changes a cop from the inside out, and how investing in human infrastructure is our best solution to the ongoing problem of police brutality. Also, writers Rob Christensen and Kasaun Wilson weigh in on the sensationalization of the body cam footage and their own run-ins with the law.
Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+.
CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart
Featuring, in order of appearance: Heather McGhee, Phillip Atiba Goff, Kasaun Wilson, Rob Christensen
Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler
Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson
Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray
Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos
Editor: Zach Silberberg
Editor & Sound Engineer: Miguel Carrascal
Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan
Digital Producer: Cassie Murdoch
Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez
Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek
Head Writer: Kris Acimovic
Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull
Clearances Producer: Daniella Philipson
Senior Talent Producer: Brittany Mehmedovic
Talent Manager: Marjorie McCurry
Talent Coordinator: Lukas Thimm
Senior Research Producer: Susan Helvenston
Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr.
The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions.