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Stateside: Reaction to Chauvin verdict and what comes next; the Detroit-Berlin techno connection

Apr 21, 2021

Last summer in Detroit and other Michigan cities, the streets were full of protestors and activists following the death of George Floyd. Yesterday, a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of Floyd's murder. What comes next?
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Today on Stateside, how activists who took to the streets after the death of Geroge Floyd are feeling after the police officer who killed Floyd was found guilty of murder. Also, how much that verdict changes about the future of policing and criminal justice in America. And, the cross-cultural exchange between Detroit and Berlin that helped shape the sound of techno music. 

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George Floyd’s murder sparked a summer of protests. Those who took to streets say the work isn’t over.

  • Tristan Taylor is an activist with Detroit Will Breathe.

A transatlantic techno love affair, from the Motor City to the clubs of Berlin 

  • Huey Mnemonic is a DJ and producer making house, techno, and futuristic soundscapes in Detroit.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

An exception to the rule or a new chapter? What Chauvin verdict means for criminal justice reform.

  • Tracey Brame is an associate dean at Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School. She also serves as director of the university’s Innocence Project.
  • Jennifer Cobbina is an associate professor at Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice.