Slave Patrols & Civil Servants

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Slave Patrols & Civil Servants


Sub-titled “A History of Policing in Two Modes”, this essay explores the historical origin of two important functions of the police: violent exclusion and the management of society. The essay explores the origins of policing in the slave patrols of the South, presenting a brief overview of the development of police as a system intended to implement racialized violence. The other half of the essay looks at the development of police in Great Britain, exploring the ways in which police were used to develop and discipline a newly citizen-subject in the mid-1800s. The author argues that a better understanding of policing and control will help to develop a more nuanced critique of social control, civil society, and white supremacy – with the goal of discovering more ways to intervene and disrupt mechanisms of control.

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Subtitle: A history of Policing in Two Modes
Author: Anonymous
Year: 2023
ISBN: Zonder
Pages: 11
Language: English
Publisher: CrimethInc.
Publisher's city: Olympia
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