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Our enemies in blue

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Using media reports alone, the Cato Institute’s last annual study listed nearly seven thousand victims of police “misconduct” in the United States. But such stories of police brutality only scratch the surface of a national epidemic. Every year, tens of thousands are framed, blackmailed, beaten, sexually assaulted, or killed by cops. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on civil judgments and settlements annually. Individual lives, families, and communities are destroyed. In this extensively revised and updated edition of his seminal study of policing in the United States, Kristian Williams shows that police brutality isn’t an anomaly, but is built into the very meaning of law enforcement in the United States. From antebellum slave patrols to today’s unarmed youth being gunned down in the streets, “peace keepers” have always used force to shape behavior, repress dissent, and defend the powerful. Our Enemies in Blue is a well-researched page-turner that both makes historical sense of this legalized social pathology and maps out possible alternatives.

Artikelnummer: 37168 Categorie: Tags: , ,
Subtitel: Police and Power in America
Auteur: Kristian Williams
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781849352154
Pagina's: 592
Taal: English
Uitgever: AK Press USA & Distribution
Uitgever stad: Chico California
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