"Policing The Occupy Protests"

Rappaport Center Roundtable on "How Well Did Cities Respond?"

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St., Boston

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service presents a roundtable discussion on "Policing the Occupy Protests: How Well Did Cities Respond?"

The Occupy protest that began in New York City in September 2011 spread quickly to dozens of U.S. cities, posing difficult questions for police forces and elected leaders about the appropriate response.

Brooklyn College Professor Alex Vitale, a noted commentator on policing and protest management, is the lead speaker for the roundtable. He is undertaking a study of the Occupy protests in 10 major U.S. cities and provides some views about the variations in police response drawn from his work in progress.

The roundtable will include discussion from Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey and Ben Wish of Todd & Weld LLP.

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Seating is limited. RSVP

This is the fourth in a series of Rappaport Roundtable discussions sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

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