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Playlist: life of the law

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Life of the Law (Series)

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Life of the Law #132: Death by Police - A Mother's (audio) Diary

From Life of the Law | Part of the Life of the Law series | 36:29

Tonyrobinsonmarch02_small Police officers throughout the U.S. shoot and kill unarmed people, in Sacramento, Detroit, New Orleans and in Madison. The Washington Post reports 987 people were shot and killed by police in 2017, sixty-eight of them were unarmed. There are marches and calls for investigations and in the end, justice is elusive.

So when Life of the Law producer Zoe Sullivan said the mother of an unarmed bi-racial teenager who had been shot and killed by a police officer in Madison had been keeping an audio diary after her son’s death, we listened. We hope you will too.