Daniela Porat, October 6, 2017
For our latest Postcast, Daniela Porat interviewed De’Jon Hall, a co-author of a two-year study by UB and Cornell Law Schools alleging that the Buffalo police department engages in unconstitutional and discriminatory policing.
With Porat’s recent investigation into illegal searches by a group of officers in the department’s Strike Force and Housing Units and public demands for more transparency on police checkpoints, the professionalism of city police and their treatment of people of color is the hot-button issue of the day.
“When you stop me from driving to get to work downtown for no other reason than just to stop me that does something to my trust in my community and my police,” Hall said in the interview. “It makes me feel inherently criminal.”
Hall is a 2016 graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School and manager of The MOCHA Center, a drop-in center for LGBTQIA PoC with sites in Rochester and Buffalo.