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Robert Destro, professor, law was quoted in Crux discussing how Catholic social teaching could potentially help address police brutality. See below.

Can Catholic social teaching help address police brutality?

From: Crux
Date: October 18, 2016
Author: Adelaide Mena

...“My father was a policeman, so I have a certain degree of sympathy for the police, but his view always was: Show me these incidents and what I’ll show you back is either ‘poor or lack of training’,” said Robert Destro, law professor at The Catholic University of America and the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion.

Destro suggested that most examples of police aggression can be traced back to poor training or poor oversight and management of police departments. He pointed to the issue of racial profiling, noting that a profile is a valuable tool for police officers trying to solve a crime, but when a profile is based on race alone, it is inadequate and problematic...

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