Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Paperback)

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By Jordan T. Camp (Editor), Christina Heatherton (Editor)
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How policing became the major political issue of our time

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 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 Martin Espada, and journalist Anjali Kamat, as well as articles from leading scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D. G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and more, Policing the Planet describes ongoing struggles from New York to Baltimore to Los Angeles, London, San Juan, San Salvador, and beyond.

About the Author


Jordan T. Camp is a Term Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College. Christina Heatherton is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781784783167
ISBN-10: 1784783161
Publisher: Verso
Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English

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