Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance within the United States

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What is the truth of policing within the United States? Do the police stay any individual secure and safe rather than the very rich? How do contemporary police killings of younger black other folks within the United States have compatibility into the ancient and world context of anti-blackness?

This choice of stories and essays (the primary collaboration between Truthout and Haymarket Books) explores police violence towards black, brown, indigenous and different marginalized communities, miscarriages of justice, and screw ups of token duty and reform measures. It additionally makes a compelling and provocative argument towards calling the police.

Contributions duvet a extensive vary of problems together with the killing by way of police of black women and men, police violence towards Latino and indigenous communities, regulation enforcement’s remedy of pregnant other folks and the ones with psychological sickness, and the affect of racist police violence on parenting, in addition to particular tales equivalent to a Detroit police conspiracy to slap homicide convictions on younger black males the usage of police informant and the failure of Chicago’s much-touted Independent Police Review Authority, the frame supposedly liable for investigating police misconduct. The name Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? is not any mere provocation: the ebook additionally explores possible choices for maintaining communities secure.

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