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Theater of the Oppressed
Boal (1995: 8) honestly admits that at first, “for someone like me, fleeing explicit dictatorships of a cruel and brutal nature, these themes seemed superficial and scarcely worthy of attention. It was as if I was always asking, mechanically: ‘But where are the cops?’” However, as he became more aware of the extent of these problems – particularly the high suicide rates in Sweden and Finland, nations he had always considered as close to utopian – he searched for ways to use the Forum’s system of images and interactive scenes to lend form to these hidden oppressions and activate spect-actor energy to propose solutions.The key to this project was the idea of external “cops”who had internalized their control over groups and individuals. He wrote, “I started from the following hypothesis: the cops are in our heads, but their headquarters and barracks must be on the outside. The task was to discover how these cops got into our heads, and to invent ways of dislodging them.”
bryonn  theater  police  Violence_y_Power  activities  Pol.11  Pol._11  Pol._147  Power_materials 
september 2018 by Jibarosoy
Sterling Brown’s arrest shows why NFL players have a reason to kneel - The Washington Post
When the officer told him, “I own this right here,” Mr. Brown responded, “You don’t own me,” but never raised his voice, brandished a weapon or engaged in any other violence. No charges were filed, and Mr. Brown was released after a short time, bruised but, fortunately, not more seriously injured.
racism  Violence_y_Power  police  Sports  Jibaro_Blog 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Why aren’t more people talking about Latinos killed by police? | PBS NewsHour
While blacks and Hispanics have interactions with police at rates proportional to their population, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, both groups are over-represented when it comes to traffic searches and arrests. Hispanics, for example, make up 17.6 percent of the U.S. population but represent 23 percent of all searches and nearly 30 percent of arrests.

Among minorities, the rate of police killings for Latinos is second to those of African-Americans. As of today, an estimated 94 Latinos have been killed by police in 2016 alone, making up 16 percent of the 585 police-involved killings this year.  In contrast, people who are black or African-American are only 13.3 percent of the U.S. population, but 144 black Americans have been killed by police in 2016. At 25 percent, those deaths represent a disproportionate number of officer-involved fatalities compared to the population.

It’s worth noting a person can be both Latino and black. And sometimes a victim’s race may not be disclosed at all, creating potential for incidents involving both Latinos and black Americans to be underreported, Rodriguez said. Many national databases are dependent on self-reported statistics from local and state agencies, making them potentially incomplete.
Violence_y_Power  Latinos_+_TW  police  racism  Power_in_America  state 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Road Rage, Then a Shot. For a Police Officer, It is Called Self-Defense - The New York Times
The jury, mixed demographically both in age and race, saw things differently. Mr. Isaacs himself is black and he was supported in the courtroom by a row of white men in blue and white jackets who were representing the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. The complex racial dynamics may have had something to do with the outcome or absolutely nothing to do with it. In any event, the jurors saw Mr. Isaacs not as an ordinary man on the way home from work but as a cop — and they afforded him all the privileges.
Pol.11  racism  state  Violence_y_Power  police  Power_in_America 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
Complicating Colorism: Race, Skin Color, and the Likelihood of ArrestSocius - Amelia R. Branigan, Christopher Wildeman, Jeremy Freese, Catarina I. Kiefe, 2017
Both conventional public beliefs and existing academic research on colorism presuppose that variation in skin color predicts social outcomes among minorities but is inconsequential among whites. The authors draw on social psychological research on stereotyping to suggest that in quick, low-information decisions such as an arrest, the opposite may be true. Contrary to findings for longer-term socioeconomic outcomes, the authors find that black men’s probability of arrest remains constant across the spectrum of skin color, while white men’s probability of arrest decreases continuously with lighter skin. Beyond posing an exception to the modern conception of colorism, these results have implications for efforts to ameliorate the epidemic of incarceration among black men, as well as for understanding how elements of visible phenotype may serve as a unique category of predictors in models of social inequality.
Race  racism  police  Latinos_+_TW  Power_in_America  Violence_y_Power 
september 2017 by Jibarosoy
Black Catholicism and Black Lives Matter: the process towards joining a movement: Ethnic and Racial Studies: Vol 40, No 11
This ethnographic study examines how Black Catholics identify with and respond to the Black Lives Matter movement. The study follows several national Black Catholic gatherings since the death of Mike Brown. Using an adaptation of Scott Hunt, Robert D. Benford, and David Snow's social movement frame analysis, I explore how Black Catholics define and construct the ongoing political issues within the Black Lives Matter movement. I discuss the conditions which contribute to Black Catholic’s participation, or lack thereof, in this social movement through the processes of diagnostic framing, prognostic framing, and motivational framing. I position the larger Black Catholic belief system within frame analysis, examine the relevance of the frames with the Black Catholic community, and analyse the frames’ timing with the Black Lives Matter cycle of protest. This research has implications for intragroup meaning making as Black Catholics start the process towards identifying with the Black Lives Matter social movement.
racism  Passions  reasoning  community  Violence_y_Power  police  politics  Power_in_America 
august 2017 by Jibarosoy
Jury Sees Body Camera Footage of Fatal Shooting by Police Officer - The New York Times
Prosecutors argued that Mr. Smith was unarmed and on the ground when Mr. Heaggan-Brown fired the final shot, but the former officer’s lawyers said Mr. Heaggan-Brown was doing what he had been trained to do when pursuing a suspect who was carrying a gun. The episode — beginning with the moment Mr. Heaggan-Brown and his partner confronted Mr. Smith during a traffic stop — unfolded in only about 12 seconds.
state  latino_war  police  Violence_y_Power  Power_in_America  Passions 
june 2017 by Jibarosoy
Experts Weigh In on Video of Philando Castile Shooting - The New York Times
Juries tend to defend police because it is really about defending the state...

We asked experts in the law, police procedures and officer training to view the dashboard camera video of the encounter between Officer Jeronimo Yanez and Mr. Castile: an episode that lasted only seconds. They offered their takes on what they saw, frame by frame.

Here is some of what they said.
police  Violence_y_Power  latino_war  state  Power_materials 
june 2017 by Jibarosoy
Racial Threat Theory: Assessing the Evidence, Requesting Redesign
Racial threat theory was developed as a way to explain how population composition influences discriminatory social control practices and has become one of the most acknowledged frameworks for explaining racial disparity in criminal justice outcomes. This paper provides a thorough review of racial threat theory and empirical assessments of the theory and demonstrates that while scholars often cite inconsistent support for the theory, empirical discrepancies may be due to insufficient attention to the conceptual complexity of racial threat. I organize and present the following review around 4 forms of state-sanctioned control mechanisms: police expenditures, arrests, sentencing, and capital punishment. Arguing that the pervasiveness of racialization in state controls warrants continued inquiry, I provide suggestions for future scholarship that will help us develop enhanced understanding of how racial threat may be operating.
racism  police  criminal  justice  state  power  in  America  blacks  Latinos_+_TW  Hayduk  article 
may 2017 by Jibarosoy
Donald Trump's Terrorism Comments Were Aimed at One Specific Audience
Five years ago last January, a white supremacist named Kevin Harpham tried to kill a whole lot of people in Spokane, Washington, by bombing a parade celebrating the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the purpose of killing as many people as possible, Harpham loaded his bomb with fishing weights that, if all went as planned, would be converted into shraphnel by the bomb's detonation.

The fact that Harpham was buying so many fishing weights without buying any more fishing gear, or even possessing a fishing license, led to the tip that led police to Harpham in the first place. The fishing weights were coated with rat poison so that Harpham's victims would bleed more profusely. Kevin Harpham really thought this whole mass murder thing through, and it was two sharp-eyed park employees and some very good police work that thwarted him.

I mention this because it appears that some very good police work—and the fact that New Yorkers are decidedly less timorous than are a lot of peopl
Trump  state  police  terrorism  latino  war  proposal  violence_y_power  power  in  America  latino_war 
november 2016 by Jibarosoy
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Police Depts. Paid ATT Millions to Scrutinize Our Texts & Chats | Portside
New details are emerging about how AT&T has been spying on Americans for profit with a secret plan called Project Hemisphere. The Daily Beast reports AT&T is keeping private call records and selling the information to authorities investigating everything from the war on drugs to Medicaid fraud. AT&T reportedly has been retaining every call, text message, Skype chat or other communication that has passed through its infrastructure. Some of the records date back to 1987. Sheriff’s and police departments each pay upward of $1 million a year for access to the call records. No warrants are needed, and AT&T requires governmental agencies to keep secret the source of the information. We speak with Adam Schwartz, a senior lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His latest article is "AT&T requires police to hide Hemisphere phone spying."
latino  war  proposal  state  intelligence  police  Urb  512  police  and  resistance  power  in  America  violence_y_power  latino_war 
november 2016 by Jibarosoy
This Interactive Map Shows You Where NYPD Officers Live: Gothamist
Officers are ostensibly prohibited from working in their own neighborhoods to prevent favoritism, but Bell wonders whether allowing officers to patrol their own neighborhoods would make the NYPD more invested in local communities.
mapping  police  urban  segregation  new  york  city  Fair  Latino  mayor  latino_war 
october 2016 by Jibarosoy
An Intriguing Link Between Police Shootings and Black Voter Registration
In other words, the higher the percentage of eligible black Americans registered to vote, the lower the over-representation ratio in a given state. Furthermore, states suffering from increased rates of income inequality (i.e. Gini index, median household income) demonstrated higher over-representation ratios, while states with increased diversity (i.e. percentage of noncitizen residents) demonstrated lower over-representation ratios.
violence_y_power  state  latino  war  proposal  Latinos_+_TW  racism  police  data  power  in  America  latino_war 
september 2016 by Jibarosoy
Domestic Intelligence: Our Rights and Safety
Counterterrorism e orts, once traditionally the mandate of the federal government, are now aggressively pursued at the state and local levels. In addition to the FBI, state police and local sheri s have entered the fray. No longer con ned to their traditional mission of preventing and investigating crime, police departments are now equipped with extensive resources and powers to collect intelligence and conduct surveillance. At the same time, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, we learned that the system will not prevent all attacks.
state  latino  war  proposal  intelligence  power  in  America  police  power_materials  data  Latinos_+_TW  latino_war 
july 2016 by Jibarosoy
The NRA once supported gun control - Salon.com
After the coup, the NRA ramped up donations to congressional campaigns. “And in 1977, new articles on the Second Amendment appeared” in American Rifleman, Burbick noted, “rewriting American history to legitimize the armed citizen unregulated except by his own ability to buy a gun at whatever price he could afford.” That revisionist perspective was endorsed by a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Utah Republican Orrin Hatch in 1982, when staffers wrote a report concluding it had discovered “long lost proof” of an individual’s constitutional right to bear arms.
violence_y_power  latino  war  proposal  state  power_materials  police  history  politics  latino_war 
february 2016 by Jibarosoy
Leaked Police Files Contain Guarantees Disciplinary Records Will Be Kept Secret | Portside
The documents date back almost two decades and include agreements from unions such as the Policemen’s Benevolent Association and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. Many contain numerous recurring clauses that slow down misconduct investigations, prevent public access to complaints and disciplinary records, and enable the destruction of complaints and disciplinary records after a negotiated period of time.
police  state  latino  war  proposal  violence_y_power  power_materials  Fair  latino_war 
february 2016 by Jibarosoy
NYPD cop claims he was punished for not busting minorities - NY Daily News
Birch was reminded by Capt. Constantin Tsachas that most of the crimes in the subway system were being committed by black and Hispanic teens, while most of the cop’s stops were of women and whites. “You describe to me who’s committing the crimes, you’re fully aware of it and you’re not targeting those people,” Tsachas said on the tape, which was reviewed by the Daily News.
police  violence_y_power  latino  war  proposal  state  power_materials  Latinos_+_TW  latino_war 
january 2016 by Jibarosoy
NYPD Report - Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City
The report presents statistics on race and ethnicity compiled from the New York City Police Department’s records management system. Crime Complaint Reports contain information on the crime victims’ race and ethnicity as recorded by the officers or precinct clerical staff interviewing the victim or complainant. The Crime Complaint Report also contains the victim’s description of any non-arrested suspects. Arrests made by the responding or investigating officers are also recorded as part of the booking process and contain race and ethnicity information for the arrested suspects. Additional information for the report is drawn from a separate Homicide and Shooting Database that collects statistical information for Murder and Shooting incidents. Stop Question and Frisk data are taken from the New York City Police Department’s Stop Question and Frisk database. Race and ethnicity of New York City Police Department officers and recent Census Bureau statistics on citywide race and ethnic
police  Latinos_+_TW  violence_y_power  latino  war  proposal  state  power_materials  Power_Data  latino_war 
january 2016 by Jibarosoy
The County: the story of America's deadliest police | US news | The Guardian
The officers claimed otherwise, citing a justification whose improbability has made it a figure of ridicule in protests over police use of force since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. “They said they shot him because was he was reaching for his waistband,” said De La Rosa’s brother Joe. “Why would an individual reach for his waistband if there is no weapon there?” said their sister, Serena. “That makes no sense.”
violence_y_power  latino  war  proposal  state  police  power_materials  latino_war 
december 2015 by Jibarosoy
Number of people killed by US police in 2015 at 1,000 after Oakland shooting | US news | The Guardian
The number of people killed by law enforcement in the US this year has reached 1,000 after officers in Oakland, California, shot dead a man who allegedly pointed a replica gun at them.
violence_y_power  latino  war  proposal  state  police  power_materials  latino_war 
december 2015 by Jibarosoy
Visualizing gun deaths - Comparing the U.S. to rest of the world
Whenever a mass shooting occurs, a debate about gun violence ensues. An often-cited counter to the point about the United States’ high rates of gun homicides is that people in other countries kill one another at the same rate using different types of weapons. It’s not true. Compared to other countries, the United States has exceptional homicide rates, and it’s driven by gun violence.
violence_y_power  latino  war  proposal  police  state  power_materials  latino_war 
december 2015 by Jibarosoy
Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World - CityLab
The map below compares the rate of gun murders in American cities to nations around the world. Building upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data used in that post, Zara Matheson of the Martin Prosperity Institute compiled additional data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and other sources collated by The Guardian. (While international crime data suffer from significant reporting and comparison issues, homicide data is more reliable. As the Urban Institute's John Roman points out, it is the one type of crime that is "hard to fake" and also most likely to be reported.)
violence_y_power  police  latino  war  proposal  state  power_materials  latino_war 
december 2015 by Jibarosoy
FOCUS: Shoot the Kid 16 Times
If you're wondering what went through the mind of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke as he emptied his service piece into Laquan McDonald a year ago, it was confidence. The confidence that comes with being licensed to carry a gun as a defense against your fellow citizens. The confidence that comes with the knowledge that almost every powerful institution in your city will come to your aid if every powerless individual in the city is outraged by what you've done. The confidence that comes with knowing that the tapes will always be taken care of, the autopsy buried, and the official story spread far and wide before the truth ever is known, assuming that it ever is. The confidence that comes with being a white police officer in a major city in a terrified country. That was the spirit in which Jason Van Dyke allegedly fired his last rounds into what soon became the dead body of Laquan McDonald.
violence_y_power  police  BLM  state  latino  war  proposal  power_materials  latino_war 
november 2015 by Jibarosoy
The Point of Order - The Origins of the Police
London in the early 19th century was a sprawling and disorderly metropolis, divided into scores of parishes, each responsible for hiring its own night watchmen and constables. In cases of great civil disturbance, order was restored by the army. In 1829, after years of opposition, the home secretary, Sir Robert Peel, finally persuaded Parliament to institute a professional police force in the rapidly growing areas around the capital. Skeptics saw the police as a tyrannical import from the Continent; Paris, Vienna, Berlin and St. Petersburg had already created local police forces, and they were regarded as agents of state oppression. To address these criticisms, Peel took pains to distinguish his nascent police and demonstrate that the Met would be answerable to the people, not the king or private interests. Not only would they wear blue, but, like many ordinary citizens, they would also sport top hats. And they would not, except in rare circumstances, carry firearms.
police  state  latino  war  proposal  violence_y_power  power_materials  Pol  508  latino_war 
september 2015 by Jibarosoy
Origins of the police | Works in theory
n England and the United States, the police were invented within the space of just a few decades—roughly from 1825 to 1855. The new institution was not a response to an increase in crime, and it really didn’t lead to new methods for dealing with crime. The most common way for authorities to solve a crime, before and since the invention of police, has been for someone to tell them who did it. Besides, crime has to do with the acts of individuals, and the ruling elites who invented the police were responding to challenges posed by collective action. To put it in a nutshell: The authorities created the police in response to large, defiant crowds. That’s — strikes in England, — riots in the Northern US, — and the threat of slave insurrections in the South. So the police are a response to crowds, not to crime.
latino  war  proposal  violence_y_power  state  police  history  power_materials  latino_war 
february 2015 by Jibarosoy
84yo Chinese man beaten by NYPD for jaywalking; language barriers blamed | Reappropriate
Second, even if Mr. Wong was jaywalking and being disorderly, was he likely to have been so much of a threat to officers, that it necessitated a brutal beating? In photographs, blood streams from Mr. Wong’s head as he is led to a police car. The only word that springs to mind upon seeing these images is “senseless”. In a post written last week documenting examples of APIA resistance, I posted a picture taken by acclaimed photographer Corky Lee at one of the protests of the 1970’s: a protest against police brutality in Chinatown. Nearly 40 years later, excessive police brutality — against Blacks, Asians, Latinos, and other minorities — continues to be a reality.
racism  police  violence_y_power  state  new  york  city  race  ferguson 
february 2015 by Jibarosoy
Innocent Man Tased, Beaten By Police During Botched SWAT Raid (Video)
White man gets justice....Ft. Bend County District Attorney John Healy tried to indict Chadwick on two felony charges of assaulting police officers, but a grand jury refused to do so. Healy also tried to indict Chadwick on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, but those charged failed as well. Last month, a jury found Chadwick not guilty of interfering with police. Three years later, Chadwick has cleared his name, but it cost him his life savings and his family.
latino  war  proposal  violence_y_power  state  race  Urb  512  police  and  resistance  power_materials  latino_war 
december 2014 by Jibarosoy
NYPD and Microsoft launch advanced citywide surveillance system | World news | guardian.co.uk
The innovation, which bears a passing resemblance to the futuristic hologram data screens used by Tom Cruise in the science fiction film Minority Report, will allow police to quickly collate and visualise vast amounts of data from cameras, licence plate readers, 911 calls, police databases and other sources.
Coming  home  article  Urb  512  police  and  resistance  violence_y_power 
march 2013 by Jibarosoy
In Police-Stop Data, Pockets Where Force Is Used More Often - NYTimes.com
But often overlooked is how frequently police officers use some level of physical force in these encounters. People who have been stopped say that if they show the slightest bit of resistance, even verbally, they can find themselves slammed against walls, forced to the ground and, on rarer occasions, with officers’ guns pointed at their heads.
jibaro  blog  Urb  512  police  and  resistance  mapping  data  Violence_y_Power  racism  latinos 
august 2012 by Jibarosoy
New 'Policing' Model
This new policing model will utilize tactical methods, technology, and security personnel. It will replace the “community policing” model, which is currently the dominant policing strategy.
Urb  512  police  and  resistance 
november 2011 by Jibarosoy

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