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March 22 forum tackles issues of race and criminal justice system
Conference includes judges, law enforcement
Published Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:58 pm
by Herbert L. White

A forum on over-representation of African Americans in the American justice system will take place next week.

The public meeting on March 22 will be held at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Road from 6-8 p.m. The free Race & Justice forum will include solutions-based conversations with panelists including civil rights attorneys James Ferguson and N.C. Supreme Court candidate Anita Earls; judges Kimberly Best, Rickye McKoy-Mitchell and Donald Cureton; Clerk of Superior Court Judge Elisa Chinn Gary.

Retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective and Mecklenburg sheriff candidate Garry McFadden is also on the panel as well as District Attorney Spencer Merriweather and City Council members Braxton Winston and Justin Harlow.

The program, moderated by community activist Dee Rankin and Spectrum News reporter Kim Garriss, also includes a discussion about the expungement process and question and answer segment.


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