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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - Mr. Graham and the Reasonable Man

On a fall afternoon in 1984, Dethorne Graham ran into a convenience store for a bottle of orange juice. Minutes later he was unconscious, injured, and in police handcuffs. In this episode, we explore a case that sent two Charlotte lawyers on a quest for true objectivity, and changed the face of policing in the US...what came out of that day in Charlotte would end up becoming one of the most important Supreme Court cases in our history when it comes to policing.

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Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow" - 2013 George E. Kent Lecture