This Sunday on MHP, the President confronts the so-called “Ferguson Effect.”
Last week, FBI Chief James Comey drew a link between perception of a rise in violent crime across the country and the increased scrutiny of police behavior following the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and others. In response, President Obama countered that the data shows violent crime on par with where it last year.
Joining Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the criminal justice system:
- Eugene O’donnell, former NYPD officer
- Joo-Hyun Kang, director, Communities United for Police Reform
- Phillip Atiba Goff, president, Center for Policing Equity
- Wesley Lowery, political reporter, The Washington Post
Then, are primaries responsible for the rise of politically extreme candidates? We’ll discuss the politics of primaries and the frustration emanating from the GOP establishment candidates.
Joining MHP the political roundtable are:
- Cristina Beltran, assoc. prof. of social and cultural analysis, NYU
- John Opdycke, president, Open Primaries
- Susan De Percio, Republican strategist
And, it’s all about meme-master Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, authors of “Notorious RBG,” take us through the octogenarian’s rigorous workout. The full routine has 30 steps. Can you keep up?
Plus, the latest on the deadly plane crash in Egypt, the fight for reproductive rights and more.