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Our Enemies in Blue

Police and Power in America

by Kristian Williams

  • 260 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by South End Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • History: American,
  • Penology,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement,
  • Violence in Society,
  • History / General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • General,
  • United States - General,
  • Police,
  • Police brutality,
  • Police misconduct,
  • United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJoy James (Introduction)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8254155M
    ISBN 100896087719
    ISBN 109780896087712
    OCLC/WorldCa128237157

    Rather than an aberration enacted by "bad apples," police misconduct is a function of law enforcement's emphasis on repressive values and unenlightened tactics, argues Kristian Robert Williams. Firmly rooted in history and current practice, Our Enemies in Blue offers a clear-eyed account of law enforcement practices, including how police target certain groups and work to preserve power. Our Enemies in Blue shows that police misconduct isn't just a matter of "bad apples" but is a function of the very nature of policing in the United States. "Kristian Williams has given us a very fine book, a well-researched, historically grounded and mordant critique of American policing past and present.

    Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull, Print. This book offers some insight on the process in which police are taught to make violent decisions. It argues that the values and morals vary from person to person and sometimes a . Firmly rooted in history and current practice, Our Enemies in Blue offers a clear-eyed account of law enforcement practices, including how police target certain groups and work to .

    From antebellum slave patrols to today's unarmed youth being gunned down in the streets, "peace keepers" have always used force to shape behavior, repress dissent, and defend the powerful. Our Enemies in Blue is a well-researched page-turner that both makes historical sense of this legalized social pathology and maps out possible alternatives. Kristian Williams' book, "Our Enemies In Blue: Police and Power in America" explores the history of policing including its roots in slave patrols and its evolution in the post-slavery US as a tool for controlling people of color and working people.


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