Due Process, winner of 25 New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, is a unique production of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
The critically acclaimed weekly series on law and justice, launched in 1996 at New Jersey Network is in its 19th Season with the same cutting edge coverage that has marked its long tenure.
Social and Criminal Justice, Urban Issues, Civil Rights, National Security, Government and Politics, Race and Class, Public Policy - those are the elements of the Due Process beat.
Co-hosts for Due Process are Criminal Defense and Human Rights Attorney Raymond Brown and award-winning journalist Sandra King. Sandy also writes, reports and produces Due Process along with Co-Producer Tania Ivanova.
Abuse, brutality, bias. They're longstanding charges against Newark police. But there's new muscle in the calls for reform.
A scathing federal report supports the claims, and a new activist mayor is demanding new accountability and controls.
So although it's been refused for half a century, a Civilian Police Review Board, maybe the toughest in the country, is now on tap for Newark - if it can survive a probable court challenge.
On this edition of Due Process, we trace the long history of alleged police misconduct in Newark, especially against black citizens. Then, in the studio: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the ACLU's Ari Rosmarin and Captain John Chrystal, president of the Newark Police Superior Officers' Association.