CPE: "Blind Justice: Shootings in Jacksonville"

11/08/2012 6:00 pm
11/08/2012 7:00 pm

Room 550. The American & Carribean Law Initiative and the Caribbean Law Students Association present: Blind Justice: Shootings in Jacksonville. CPE credit. There will be a reception from 7:15pm to 8:00pm on the 5th floor in open area overlooking the lake. Statistics released last week show Jacksonville had the highest murder rate in Florida during the first six months of 2012 among large counties. Duval has held the top ranking for every year in the 21st century except 2010, when Miami edged into the lead. Is a high rate of police shooting private citizens a natural and expected result of the high murder rate or are other factors at work? Come hear a panel of experts debate this issue. Speakers include Howard Maltz, General Counsel, City of Jacksonville; Harry Shorstein, former State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court (’91 – ’08); and Bryan DeMaggio, Sheppard, White & Kachergus who represents a family of a police shooting victim. The moderator will be Professor Brian Foley.