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by Kristian Williams

eBook Our Enemies in Blue download ISBN: 1932360433
Author: Kristian Williams
Publisher: Soft Skull Press (November 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 300
ePub: 1331 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Political
Subcategory: Politics and Government

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Our Enemies in Blue Paperback – November 1, 2004. by. Kristian Williams (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. are not aberrations but, instead, reflect the long, symbiotic relationship between those in power and the police hired to protect that power, a relationship formalized by Tammany Hall in the mid-1800s but that also developed simultaneously in other American cities.

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Kristian Williams (born 1974) is an American anarchist author. He is best known as the author of Our Enemies In Blue: Police and Power in America. Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America

Kristian Williams (born 1974) is an American anarchist author. Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, 2004. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 583 libraries. American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. Cambridge, Mass: South End Press, 2006, ISBN 978-0-89608-753-8. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 309 libraries.

Kristian Williams is the author of several books, including American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Read "Our Enemies in Blue Police and Power in America" by Kristian Williams . Kristian Williams is the author of several books.

Let's begin with the basics: violence is an inherent part of policing  . Kristian Williams is the author of several books, including American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination.

by Kristian Williams. Let's begin with the basics: violence is an inherent part of policing. The police represent the most direct means by which the state imposes its will on the citizenry

by Kristian Williams. The police represent the most direct means by which the state imposes its will on the citizenry. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.

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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 imbalances within society. Efforts to grow the prison industry are revealed along with a surprising account of modern police forces — many of which evolved from protection rackets and slave patrols. As a growing number of United States citizens encounter the criminal justice system, this resource provides useful historical perspective and real-life strategies for opposing abuses of power.
Comments: (7)
Yadon
This book both predates and succeeds (and even cites) Radley Balko's stronger work RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP: THE MILITARIZATION OF AMERICA'S POLICE FORCES. While it cites *volumes* more incidents than Balko's work, and is thus very illuminating because of it, this book has a fatal flaw that is lacking in Balko's work - namely, that it constantly comes at the issue of police brutality as a form of racial and/ or class warfare/ oppression. Its discussions of Anarchism and the optimal state of having no police force whatsoever is great (and lacking in Balko's work), but that strength isn't enough to overcome the flaw of being so hyper-biased throughout. Still, like Michelle Alexander's THE NEW JIM CROW (which this book also cites), this book - initially written roughly 8 yrs before Balko's, and updated 3 yrs after Balko's - is a GREAT read for any who seek the truth that in America, police truly are the enemy of us all.
Doukasa
Easily one of my favorite books, this updated edition adds over a hundred pages from the original version. This 2d edition was written just as Black Lives Matter was launching. This book is simply the definitive text on the history of policing in this country. 5 quotes to peak your interest: (1) "the police use violence (546,000 times in 2005) nine times as often as they face it (57,546 times that year). (2) the police kill almost seven times as often as they are killed. The fact is, the police produce far more casualties than they suffer. (3) Between 1961 and 2012, 3,847 cops were murdered and 2,946 died in accidents—averaging about 75 murders and 58 fatal accidents in a typical year. . . . But let’s also remember that there were 4,383 fatal work injuries in 2012. (4) [From their founding] The police served the interests of political machines in three key ways: police jobs served as rewards for supporters; police controlled the elections; and police regulated illicit businesses, deciding which would be allowed to operate and under what conditions. (5) Organized police forces only emerged when traditional, informal, or community-maintained means of social control broke down. This breakdown was in each case prompted by a larger social change, often a change that some part of the community resisted with violence, such as the creation of a national state, colonization, or the enslavement of a subject people. 114 It is at the point where authority is met with resistance that the organized application of force becomes necessary."
digytal soul
Brilliant brilliant brilliant. This book should be on everyones reading list. It is such an important read.
Zamo
American heroes like Kristian Williams are calling out police departments for their gross negligence and obvious racial and, to a less extent, sexual bigotry. It is far beyond time to hold policemen accountable for their numerous despicable transgressions, just as we hold black men accountable for jaywalking.
Gandree
This book deftly serves up a wealth of material to try to convince your liberal friends (I'm presuming 'you' are a radical) that the police really are a pillar of racism and capitalism, and not simply a bunch of oppressed workers who don't understand that the protesters they are hitting on the head are actually on their side. But even better, Williams account has real intellectual substance, both historical and sociological. As history, he grounds the evolution of the police in the evolution of American racism, dating back to the slave patrols. As sociology, he scoops the 'bringing the state back in' crowd, which, for all its talk about the importance of looking at institutions of the state, has missed the growing autonomy and political power of the police in the US. My only kvetch is that he fails to look more than superficially at the roots of public support for the police--but I suppose you can't do everything in one book.
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Gives decent insight into what our boys in blue are actually about. Describes the ignorance of the police quite well.
Lucam
VIP BOOK!!!!
Thank you for this book ...