Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter

Policing the Planet Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists Policing the Planet traces the global spread of the broken windows policing strategy first esta

  • Title: Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter
  • Author: Jordan T. Camp Christina Heatherton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists, Policing the Planet traces the global spread of the broken windows policing strategy, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton It s a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power the world over to deadly effect.With contributions fCombining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists, Policing the Planet traces the global spread of the broken windows policing strategy, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton It s a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power the world over to deadly effect.With contributions from BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, Ferguson activist and Law Professor Justin Hansford, Director of New York based Communities United for Police Reform Joo Hyun Kang, poet Mart n Espada, and journalist Anjali Kamat, as well as articles from leading scholars Ruth Wilson Gil, Robin D G Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and , Policing the Planet describes ongoing struggles from New York to Balti to Los Angeles, London, San Juan, San Salvador, and beyond.

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    1. The majority of the essays were thought-provoking but they began to get quite repetitive because the authors referenced the same incidents time and time again. Overall, it was interesting to read to gain some background knowledge on the history of police and their role in minority neighborhoods, to hear a number of possible solutions, and to see that the subject matter didn't only pertain to black folks as relationships between the police, Hispanics, and the LGBT community were also discussed. 3 [...]

    2. It was really good. Seems like a lot keeps coming back to broken windows policing and how incredibly evil and racist it is. I want to see more writing specifically imagining a copless world. But maybe that's another book.

    3. A wonderful collection of essays that reveal how the "law and order" dogwhistle in politics has been usurped by the concepts of "zero tolerance" and "community policing". The essays are all responses to the rise of "Broken Windows" policing. This was a thesis that first appeared in "The Atlantic", and suggested that minor incivilities that were tolerated in a neighbourhood would lead to a zone of major offences. This shifted the focus of criminal justice to criminal prevention, which in turn is [...]

    4. In a time where abolition is slowly becoming less utopian and more of a pragmatic reality, this anthology is a necessary tool in the move towards a police free society. Conducted in interview format, each chapter full of information, oral histories, and personal perspectives. While I gave it five stars, there are some critical perspectives missing from this book: 1. disabled abolitionists- I find it hard to believe in a book spanning 20-odd chapters that no one who openly identified as disabled [...]

    5. A great collection of essays and interviews highlighting our country's problem (and the world's problem) with the militarization of police and the flaws in broken windows policing masquerading as "community policing." Anyone who doubts the importance of the Black Lives Matter organization, read this.

    6. Wonderful series of interviews which highlight the nefarious roles/uses of policing in the US & abroad. Check the @lacanetwork & @stoplapdspying interviews!

    7. Dispatches from a Prison Planet, broken windows hypothesis as magical thinking and the bleak certainty that none of thisnisngoing to get better soon.

    8. I read the "We Charge Genocide" chapter for a book club. I plan on reading the entire book in the future (hence no rating).

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