#94 Spillover Effects of Violence on Black Americans (reprise)

Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock


Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes later this month. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared November 27, 2018.


 When the police kill an unarmed black man, we know the family and community suffer. But what about other people – particularly Black Americans beyond those closest to the victim – what’s the impact on them? The spillover effect of police killings and other violence on Black Americans?

Our guest is Brentin Mock, a journalist who writes for CityLab.com, of the Atlantic. Mr. Mock’s article, “Police Killings and Violence Are Driving Black People Crazy,” explains the new studies that demonstrate the wide impact police killings and other violence have on Black people who are not themselves directly affected.