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Michael A Wood Jr. in Playa Vista, California

Book Mr. Wood for your speaking event on any policing issue from prisons to gun control to civilian-led policing – to whistleblowing.



 

 

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Michael A Wood Jr. in Playa Vista, California

Challenge Your Perspective

Book Mr. Wood for your speaking event on any policing issue from prisons to gun control to civilian-led policing – to whistleblowing.

 

Michael Wood Jr. is a police management scholar who after spending a career in the USMC and Baltimore Police Department, took to disrupting the long-standing blue wall of silence and creating the pathway to reform; a model called Civilian-Led Policing. His fight for justice has included leading the historic Veterans for Standing Rock action in December of 2016, standing on the front lines of justice protesting, opposing money in politics, and elevating the voices of others. You can find Michael in hundreds of media appearances, from HBO’s Fixing the System documentary with President Obama, to The Joe Rogan Experience, to published opinion pieces in The Guardian and Baltimore Sun, and everything in-between, where he furthers the discussion on criminal justice systems and institutions, and the needs of society.

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Black Lives Matter

 

Foreign Correspondance

Reporter Sally Sara traveled from Australia to encounter a Baltimore still simmering over the death of Freddie Gray, 25, whose face looms from murals at the corner where police arrested him in April 2015. Angry protests erupted when he died of spinal injuries after being taken into custody. Sally spoke to many Baltimore locals as well as Michael A. Wood Jr and their experience thus far.

Pacific Standard

 

21st Century Police Work

Can a former police officer effect greater reforms from outside the force? “Officers are scared that they’re going to get shot. Drug dealers are scared that they’re going to get arrested or shot,” Wood explains now. “And we’re pitting those two groups against each other for something that doesn’t even work.”

Accidental Courtesy

 

DARYL DAVIS, RACE & AMERICA

Daryl Davis likes to meet and befriend members of the KKK. When some of these same people decide to leave the Klan, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods to build his collection. In this film, Daryl questions several current and former Klan leaders as well as young Black Lives Matter activists, such as Michael A. Wood Jr., who vehemently disagree with his strategy.