Policing the planet Why the policing crisis led to black lives matter

Book - 2016

"A probing collection of essays and interviews addressing police brutality and racial injustice Policing has become one of the urgent issues of our time, the target of dramatic movements and front-page coverage from coast to coast in the United States and across the world. Now a wide-ranging collection of writers and activists offers a global response, describing ongoing struggles from New York to Ferguson to Los Angeles, as well as London, San Juan, San Salvador, and beyond. This book, com...bining first-hand accounts from organizers with the interventions of scholars and contributions by leading artists, traces the global rise of the "broken-windows" strategy of policing, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton, a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power and contributed to the contemporary crisis of policing that has been sparked by notorious incidents of police brutality and killings. With contributions from #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, Ferguson activist and St. Louis University law professor Justin Hansford, poet Martín Espada, scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D.G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and many more"--

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Published
London ; New York : Verso 2016.
Language
English
Physical Description
vii, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781784783167
1784783161
  • How we could have lived or died this way /
  • Martín Espada
  • Introduction: Policing the planet /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • Thug nation : on state violence and disposability /
  • Robin D.G. Kelley
  • #BlackLivesMatter and global visions of abolition : an interview with Patrisse Cullors /
  • Christina Heatherton
  • Broken windows at Blue's : a queer history of gentrification and policing /
  • Christina B. Hanhardt
  • Ending broken windows policing in New York City : an interview with Joo-Hyun Kang /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • The Baltimore uprising /
  • Anjali Kamat
  • Total policing and the global surveillance empire today : an interview with Arun Kundnani /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • Mano Dura Contra El Crimen and premature death in Puerto Rico /
  • Marisol Lebrón
  • Policing the crisis of indigenous lives : an interview with the Red Nation /
  • Christina Heatherton
  • Policing place and taxing time on Skid Row /
  • George Lipsitz
  • Asset stripping and broken window policing on LA's Skid Row : an interview with Becky Dennison and Pete White /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • Broken windows, surveillance, and the new urban counterinsurgency : an interview with Hamid Khan /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • The emergence of command and control policing in neoliberal New York /
  • Alex S. Vitale and Brian Jordan Jefferson
  • Beyond Bratton /
  • Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Craig Gilmore
  • They're not solving the problem, they're displacing it : an interview with Alex Sanchez /
  • Steven Osuna
  • Resisting state violence in the era of mass deportation : an interview with Mizue Aizeki /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • Community policing reconsidered : from Ferguson to Baltimore /
  • Justin Hansford
  • How liberals legitimate broken windows : an interview with Naomi Murakawa /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • "Broken windows is not the panacea" : common sense, good sense, and police accountability in American cities /
  • Don Mitchell, Kafui Attoh, and Lynn A. Staeheli
  • We charge genocide : an interview with Breanna Champion, Page May, and Asha Rosa Ransby-Sporn /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • The magical life of broken windows /
  • Rachel Herzing
  • Poetry and the political imagination : an interview with Martín Espada /
  • Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
  • This ends badly : race and capitalism /
  • Vijay Prashad.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Collects the writings of activists from the #BlackLivesMatter movement which comment on police brutality and social injustice.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A probing collection of essays and interviews addressing police brutality and racial injustice Policing has become one of the urgent issues of our time, the target of dramatic movements and front-page coverage from coast to coast in the United States and across the world. Now a wide-ranging collection of writers and activists offers a global response, describing ongoing struggles from New York to Ferguson to Los Angeles, as well as London, San Juan, San Salvador, and beyond. This book, combining first-hand accounts from organizers with the interventions of scholars and contributions by leading artists, traces the global rise of the "broken-windows" strategy of policing, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton, a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power and contributed to the contemporary crisis of policing that has been sparked by notorious incidents of police brutality and killings. With contributions from #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, Ferguson activist and St. Louis University law professor Justin Hansford, poet Martâin Espada, scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D.G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and many more"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

How policing became the major political issue of our timeCombining 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 Martín 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.