Closer Look: Jamarion Robinson’s Family Seeks Answers; GSU Student Sit-in Against Campus Carry; And More

Jamarion Robinson's mother Monteria Robinson and civil rights activist Gerald Rose join us in studio to discuss efforts to get answers in Jamarion’s death. He was allegedly shot 76 times in 2016 by members of a police task force.
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on this week’s Sine Die, the last day of Georgia’s 2018 legislative session, which is Thursday. Also, a preview of an upcoming interview with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on criminal justice reform initiatives during his time in office.
  • 2:22: Jamarion Robinson was killed in August 2016 at his girlfriend’s home in East Point, Georgia. He was reportedly shot 76 times by members of a police task force that included officers from multiple jurisdictions, including the U.S. Marshal Service. Now, his family is seeking answers – and has filed a lawsuit. Robinson’s mother Monteria Robinson and civil rights activist Gerald Rose join us in studio.
  • 22:20: On the heels of the nationwide March for Our Lives, students at Georgia State University are stepping up to combat gun violence. Many will stage a sit-in at the Georgia Capitol this week to implore lawmakers to repeal Campus Carry. We talk with Audrey Maloof, Latisha Hamilton, and Taylor Borden, some of the students behind the sit-in.
  • 41:31: A team at Emory University is working with Amazon to improve Alexa’s social skills. They are one of eight teams from across the world competing in Amazon’s university challenge to make the AI more conversational. We talk about what this means with students Zihao Wang and Mingyang Sun, as well as the faculty adviser Eugene Agichtein.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.