POLICING THE BLACK MAN-(Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment)edited by Angela J. Davis
A professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, Davis (Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor, 2007, etc.) used her platform to pull together this collection of essays from a variety of scholars and writers.
For a couple of centuries, in fact, Black men could rarely convince white authorities of the breadth and depth of the injustices.
In recent decades, new technology, including smartphones and body cameras, combined with the sounding board of social media have removed doubt about the credibility of many victims.
In the introduction, Davis invokes the names of numerous dead Black males, placing special emphasis on the killing of Trayvon Martin five years ago by George Zimmerman. While soliciting the essays,
Davis offered an expanded definition of the word “policing,” showing how much of the foundation of policing Black males rests on racial profiling by law enforcement.
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