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Who do you serve, who do you protect? : police violence and resistance in the United States

Format: Print Book 2016
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction 363.2 GAR
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  363.2 GAR

What is the reality of policing in the United States? Do the police keep anyone safe and secure other than the very wealthy? How do recent police killings of young black people in the United States fit into the historical and global context of anti-blackness?

This collection of reports and essays (the first collaboration between Truthout and Haymarket Books) explores police violence against black, brown, indigenous and other marginalized communities, miscarriages of justice, and failures of token accountability and reform measures. It also makes a compelling and provocative argument against calling the police.

Contributions cover a broad range of issues including the killing by police of black men and women, police violence against Latino and indigenous communities, law enforcement's treatment of pregnant people and those with mental illness, and the impact of racist police violence on parenting, as well as specific stories such as a Detroit police conspiracy to slap murder convictions on young black men using police informant and the failure of Chicago's much-touted Independent Police Review Authority, the body supposedly responsible for investigating police misconduct. The title Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? is no mere provocation: the book also explores alternatives for keeping communities safe.

Contributors include William C. Anderson, Candice Bernd, Aaron Cantú, Thandi Chimurenga, Ejeris Dixon, Adam Hudson, Victoria Law, Mike Ludwig, Sarah Macaraeg, and Roberto Rodriguez.

Additional Information
Subjects Discrimination in law enforcement -- United States.
Racial profiling in law enforcement -- United States.
Police brutality -- United States.
Police misconduct -- United States.
Social movements -- United States -- 21st century.
Publisher Chicago, IL :2016
Contributors Schenwar, Maya, editor.
Macaré, Joe, editor.
Yu-lan Price, Alana, editor.
Garza, Alicia, contributor.
Language English
Notes "A Truthout collection"--Cover.
Description x, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographic references (pages 179-197) and index.
ISBN 1608466124
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