Wyandotte County District Attorney | 'America: What Went Wrong?'
The first Black district attorney in Kansas shares his thoughts on reforming policing and the justice system, and a Pulitzer Prize-winner updates his 1992 bestseller about the undermining of the American dream.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:10: Mark Dupree has rolled out bias training for his staff and a new community integrity unit.
A recent move to leave the Wyandotte County district attorney off a newly-formed task force on police and community relations left many in Kansas City, Kansas, scratching their heads. The outspoken district attorney discusses being excluded from the effort, and his ideas for rebuilding public trust in police.
- Mark Dupree, Wyandotte County District Attorney
Segment 2, beginning at 32:55: How much has changed in 38 years?
Donald Barlett and James Steele's 1992 bestseller "America: What Went Wrong?" documented how tax policies and deregulation were hammering the middle class, how the rich were growing ever more rich and how the health care and retirement systems were eroding. So how have things developed since then?