This edition: Hurricanes and JusticeTweet
Original tape date: January 10, 2018.
First aired: February 6, 2018.
When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico last August, the storm did not more than uproot homes and lives; it ravaged an already troubled justice system. William Ramirez, director of the island’s ACLU chapter, and Jodie Roure of John Jay College explore the tragic consequences that continue to impact Puerto Ricans today—ranging from increases in homicides and reports of domestic sexual abuse to non-functioning courts and crippled law enforcement---with Criminal Justice Matters host Stephen Handelman.
William Ramirez Executive Director, ACLU Puerto Rico
Jodie Roure Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY