Who do you serve, who do you protect?

police violence and resistance in the United States

207 pages

English language

Published Dec. 4, 2016

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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 from ""Truthout ""in collaboration with 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 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 …

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  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • Social conditions
  • African Americans
  • Police misconduct
  • Police brutality
  • Social movements


  • United States