Racial profiling by law enforcement will be the subject of a public meeting Thursday in Columbia.
"We must all work together to eliminate this scorn on our democracy," said James T. McLawhorn, president and chief executive officer of the Columbia Urban League, which is co-hosting the event.
The hearing, free and open to the public, will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Richland County Judicial Center at 1701 Main St.
Former Columbia Police Chief and ex-city manager Charles Austin, now a dean at Benedict College, will moderate.
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Speakers will include professor Josie Brown of the USC School of Law, Corey Sanders of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, and an as-yet unnamed representative of 5th Circuit Solicitor Barney Giese's office.
Other event hosts are Benedict College, Allen University and the University of South Carolina.
- John Monk