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

Who Do You Serve Who Do You Protect Police Violence and Resistance in the United States 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

  • Title: Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States
  • Author: Maya Schenwar Joe Macaré Alana Yu-Lan Price Alicia Garza
  • ISBN: 9781608466122
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 policeWhat 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 Cant , Thandi Chimurenga, Ejeris Dixon, Adam Hudson, Victoria Law, Mike Ludwig, Sarah Macaraeg, and Roberto Rodriguez.

    One thought on “Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States”

    1. Great book! It's an anthology of essays by various writers & activists that addresses many issues that they fight for. Police brutality is the obvious issue, but also, what does it mean to be free, to fight for freedom? Who all is included in that freedom? That is definitely an important question. What does it mean to transform what justice is, to transform society, especially in the face of a society that will fight to do anything but change? What do solutions & alternatives look like? [...]

    2. Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? is an excellent primer for those who are new to learning about police violence and abolition and also has something to offer for those who have been working in these arenas for many years. Regular readers of TruthOut will be familiar with the pieces in this anthology (full disclosure: I'm a donor!) but even for those who know these essays and these authors, I find them worth multiple reads, and appreciate how the combination of them provides important contex [...]

    3. This is a great collection of writing, from multiple authors, that delivers a very concise introduction to our current policing system in the US. It's a perfect mix of data and personal experience. The last half is wonderfully inspiring, offering concrete solutions instead of just lofty ideals. Get mad. Get involved.

    4. An excellent collection of essays from Truthout regarding the inherent violence in the police state toward communities of color.

    5. This was an incredible collection of writing, I was so drawn in I finished it in a day. Deeply important stuff on heavy subjects, with hugely important perspectives.

    6. I want to give this one 3.5 stars. Most of the essays were excellent but they just confirmed information I feel I already knew. The last chapters on alternatives to policing were my favorites.

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