Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-197) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Alicia Garza -- Introduction / Maya Schenwar, Joe Macaré and Alana Yu-lan Price -- Part I. Police failing to serve and protect. Killing the future : the theft of Black life / Nicholas Powers -- Ring of snitches : how Detroit police slapped false murder convictions on young Black men / Aaron Miguel Cantu -- Amid shootings, Chicago Police Department upholds culture of impunity / Sarah Macaraeg and Alison Flowers -- Beyond Homan Square : US history is steeped in torture / Adam Hudson -- "Never again a world without us" : the many tentacles of state violence against Black-Brown-Indigenous communities / Roberto Rodriguez -- Killing Africa / William C. Anderson -- Say her name : what it mean to center Black women's experiences of police violence / Andrea J. Ritchie -- Your pregnancy may subject you to even more law enforcement violence / Victoria Law -- Black parenting matters : raising children in a world of police terror / Eisa Nefertari Ulen -- Part II. Communities building resistance and alternative. Big dreams and bold steps toward a police-free future / Rachel Herzig -- We charge genocide : the emergence of a movement / Asha Rosa, Monica Trinidad and Page May -- Heeding the call : Black women fighting for Black lives that matter / Thandisizwe Chimurenga -- Our history and our dreams : building Black and Native solidarity / Kelly Hayes -- A new year's resolution : don't call the police / Mike Ludwig -- Community groups work to provide emergency medical alternatives, separate from police / Candice Bernd -- Building community safety : practical steps toward liberatory transformation / Ejeris Dixon -- Acknowledgments -- About the editors and contributors -- Notes -- Index.
"This collection of reports and essays 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 convictions on young Black men using police informants, and the failure of Chicago's much-touted Independent Police Review Authority, the body supposedly responsible for investigating police misconduct."--