Chris Hedges Video

On Contact: Policing the Police Is a Strategy Doomed to Failure

Prior restrictions and checks on police behavior have failed completely and police power is greater today than ever.

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to activist, writer, and PhD candidate at Yale University Philip McHarris, on the latest calls for police reform in the United States.


Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning NewsThe Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He wrote a weekly column for the progressive website Truthdig for 14 years until he was fired along with all of the editorial staff in March 2020. [Hedges and the staff had gone on strike earlier in the month to protest the publisher’s attempt to fire the Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer, demand an end to a series of unfair labor practices and the right to form a union.] He is the host of the Emmy Award-nominated RT America show On Contact. 

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