Against the Grain

Policing Neoliberal Capitalism

Every day, the police kill someone in America.  But in the last several years, widespread anger about police violence had led many to take to the streets — and the prevailing model of policing, known as broken windows, seems to be in crisis.  What will replace it?  And how should we understand the role that police play in maintaining the social order?  Radical scholar Christina Heatherton discusses policing, neoliberal capitalism, and resistance.

Resources:

Jordan T. Camp & Christina Heatherton eds., Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter Verso, 2016

  • PigStateNews

    At least 808 people have been killed by U.S. police since January 1, 2016.
    At least 1,207 were killed in 2015.
    At least 1,111 were killed in 2014.
    At least 3,899 have been killed since May 1, 2013, the day this list was created:
    killedbypolice[dot]net

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