Brian Purnell

Brian Purnell teaches Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College. His main areas of research and teaching are the Civil Rights movement, urban history, and African Americans and the law.  

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Does Fear of Black Men Satisfy the "Objective Reasonableness" Standard?
Another video. Another police shooting. Another Black person body dead on an American road. Every person is innocent until proven guilty. That is true for Betty Shelby, the police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 16, 2016. "What did Terence Crutcher do to...
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