The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
On this episode: Killer cops; Driving while Black; Police junk science.
Our special guest: Joshua Budhu, Neuro-Oncology Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Budhu breaks down the origins of “excited delirium,” which has been characterized as “pseudoscience” cops use to explain deaths of people in police custody. The junk science is being used as a defense by Derek Chauvin’s attorney in his murder trial for killing George Floyd.
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