Title: Improving The Administration Of Justice By Eliminating Racial Inequality In The Criminal Justice System: A Joint Presentation with the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, NC CRED, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of NCAJ.
James E. Williams, Jr., retired Public Defender, NC CRED board chair
Judge Ashleigh Parker Dunston, Wake County District Court
Henderson Hill, Director, RedressNC
Jasmine McGhee, Special Deputy Attorney General and Director of Public Protection Section
Other panelists TBA
When: June 23 @ 12:00 PM
Description: The police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the murder of Ahmaud Aubrey, among others, have highlighted the failures of justice in our criminal justice system. On June 2, NC Chief Justice Beasley stated that “in our courts, African-Americans are more harshly treated, more severely punished and more likely to be presumed guilty.” Join our panelists for a discussion of:
- Disparate treatment in North Carolina courts
- The mission of NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED)
- Proposals to confront the biases and structural inequities inherent in our system.