When the Chanting Stops

Protests following the murder of George Floyd in 2020 set the stage for people across the country to demand change within the criminal justice system. Calls to “defund the police” gained mainstream attention and paved the way for the election of “progressive prosecutors.” But more than two years later, the momentum for the movement has slowed down and some of these prosecutors are facing backlash and, in some cases, even recall efforts. This week, we hear from Sarah George, Chittenden County State’s Attorney in Vermont and Jose Garza, District Attorney for Travis County Texas, about how their offices are adjusting without the support of a strong protest movement and increasing headlines about rising crime.

Originally published December 15, 2022

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  1. 😢😢😢😢😢 talking not doing nothing. BLM they got a lot of money, from all different sponsor. haven’t did nothing for black in America

  2. Did they arrest Trump yet?
    What’s going on, I thought we had him?
    What year do you think we’ll get him in??

  3. Hand up Don’t shoot was Michael Brown, not George Floyd………. LOL Brown robbed a store and attacked a cop and you still portray that chant as have any basis in reality.

  4. I used to listen to Audie Cornish in NPR. She is so professional and knowledgeable. She always has amazing guests. Thanks for what you do 😊

  5. Go back to your own country? How many European Americans are packing up and moving back to the Caucasus mountains on Russia’s border?
    African countries like Ghana have implemented the ‘beyond the return initiative’ encouraging African Americans and Caribbeans to return home.
    The term white supremacy doesn’t make sense. They are pink not white. Blacks are dark brown. Asians are also more pink than yellow.
    Thankfully, I am a 24th generation Aotearoa New Zealand Māori living in my own country. Kia kaha tangata whenua! Power to indigenous people!

  6. What about the female house breaker that robbed Robert De Niro’s house has she been locked up? or been given The Presidential Citizens Medal ? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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