Show Notes

Can the police order you — or Caron Nazario — out of the car?

After watching so-called experts, special interest group advocates, and self-proclaimed victims discuss the Caron Nazario traffic stop case on cable news, Black and White and Thin Blue Lines, Inc. (hereafter “BWTBL”) wants to clarify the law of traffic stops. The basic point is this: a police officer may lawfully and constitutionally order the driver and…

Police Body-Worn Cameras in the George Floyd, Daunte Wright & Ma’Khia Bryant cases.

In this episode, Serge Antonin and Clarke Ahlers discuss the recent phenomenon of body-worn cameras and the impact the cameras had in the prosecution of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, the anticipated prosecution of Kim Potter for the shooting death of Daunte Wright, and the probability that the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant…

Police Officer Cassie Johnson, Charleston W.V.

Serge and Clarke discuss the tragic circumstance of a young, dedicated law enforcement officer killed after responding to a call for service involving an illegally parked car in the town of Charleston, West Virginia.   References:

Black in Blue; MSP discriminates against its own.

Black and White and Thin Blue Lines’ co-hosts, Serge Antonin and Clarke Ahlers, discuss the intersection of Maryland law enforcement and race in a discussion about the recent complaint from African-American state troopers that they are under-represented on the Maryland State Police, singled out for discipline, and treated more harshly than white troopers in administrative…

Picking a Jury in the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

In this podcast, your hosts Serge and Clarke discuss the process of picking a jury in the Minnesota trial involving George Floyd’s accused killer, former police officer Derek Chauvin. The hosts discuss whether press reports and discussion with others would render them ineligible to be on the jury, and discuss the process of picking a…