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


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.

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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Verso (May 24, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784783161
ISBN-13: 978-1784783167
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches

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Weight 17.6 oz
Dimensions 6.1 × 1 × 9.2 in


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