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Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter

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Edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton

Verso

5/24/2016, paperback

SKU: 9781784783167

 

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 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.

Reviews:

"This book is the best analytical and political response we have to the historic rebellions in Ferguson! Don't miss it." --Cornel West, author of Black Prophetic Fire

"We owe Jordan Camp and Christina Heatherton a great expression of gratitude for this brilliant and provocative collection of voices that compels us to see the Black Lives Matter Movement in the larger context of twenty-first-century racial capitalism and the growing carceral state." --Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

About the Author:

Jordan T. Camp is Visiting Scholar in the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Co-Director of the Racial Capitalism Working Group in the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University.

Christina Heatherton is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College.