Robert L. Wilkins v. Maryland State Police

This episode of Reasonably Speaking features a previously unaired portion of the Season One episode “Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture.” On that episode, Paul Friedman (D.D.C.) sat down with Robert Wilkins (D.C. Cir.) to talk about his book of the same title. During the recording of that episode, Wilkins mentioned a personal experience that he went through in the 1990s, a lawsuit that he filed against the Maryland State Police. This lawsuit ended up being a game changer. Friedman asked Wilkins to share his story, which we now present in this standalone episode.

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Published: 2019


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