Court TV to Air News Special on Race and the Criminal Justice System

Black and Blue - A Court TV Special

Court TV will air an original news special on African Americans and the criminal justice system titled Black and Blue on Monday, June 22.

The hour-long broadcast features commentary with attorney and former professional WWE wrestler David Otunga; Florida mother-turned-activist Marissa Alexander; former federal prosecutor and Chokehold: Policing of Black Men author David Paul Butler, L. Song Richardson, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law; and activist Tim Wise. Court TV crime and justice reporter Julia Jenaé will host the special.

According to a description from the cable network, the program will look at high profile cases, including the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin, as well as “the rise in deadly interactions with unarmed black men and women in custody and what may be ingrained in the police psyche from a legal perspective that often leads them to wrongly target specific groups.”

Black and Blue – A Court TV Special will air at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 22, and will also be simulcast on sister networks Bounce, Court TV Mystery, Laff, and Grit.