Doug Glanville and the Fight to Stop Racial Profiling


He is a former major league baseball player, author, ESPN analyst and like many of us, a family man.  Doug Glanville moved to Hartford a few years ago for his ESPN job, and during a seemingly routine household chore, his life in Connecticut changed, and now he is hoping to get some changes made.

Glanville was shoveling snow at his home when he says he was racially profiled in his own driveway on a street that is home to a police officer, state representative, and around the corner from the mayor.   Doug told the story better than I can right here: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/04/i-was-racially-profiled-in-my-own-driveway/360615/


This Sunday on Face the State, Glanville  shared his story of what happened after the incident, and detailed his quest to change Connecticut law, so no one goes through what he did.   “I was stunned and scared,”  Glanville told me.   The state House of Representatives recently passed what is being referred to as the “Doug Glanville” bill, and we’ll talk about what it entails.   It’s a fascinating conversation about race and the relationship between police in Connecticut and the black community.

Watch the interview right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11498098

Also on Sunday, we talked about the federal government’s role in improving a long suffering part of Hartford, the North End.  Thea Montanez is the director of the North Hartford Promise Zone, announced by Mayor Pedro Segarra and Senator Chris Murphy.  How will it work?  Watch that here:  http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11498120


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