In this week’s ExPO hour, Jerome Dillard and fellow ExPO workers Aaron Hicks and Carl Fields stray from the usual topic of prison reform to address the ongoing injustice and indignity of the police shooting of Jacob Blake and others suffering at the hands of police violence against Blacks.
Abolishing the police requires abolishing capitalism, argues historian Peter Linebaugh. Today, he joins Allen on the program to discuss the origins of policing as an institution in the eighteenth century; the relationship between policing, private property, and wealth; and the intertwined histories of racial capitalism and state violence. Peter Linebaugh is a historian who has […]
In 1997, the Republican-led Congress added, and President Bill Clinton signed, a little-debated provision to the National Defense Appropriations Act. The provision, known as Section 1033, allowed, for the first time, the U.S. military to surplus equipment directly to civilian police forces around the United States. Although billed as a means of winding down the […]
Damita Brown is joined by Stan Woodard and Art Richardson to talk about the murder of George Floyd, protests, police violence, and “what does justice look like?” Photo by Tipocracia – flic.kr/p/2j8iTXE
Shortly after Madison’s May 30th protests against the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd ended, all hell broke loose: smashed windows, tear gas and pepper spray, people deliberately run down by vehicles, a police car set on fire. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew from 9:30 […]
Today’s guest is pubic intellectual, radical scholar and anti-racist social justice activist, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, to discuss the broader context for increasing levels of police violence aimed primarily at communities of color – the ongoing militarization of policing, the “velvet glove and iron fist” strategies developed abroad and adapted for domestic use in this age […]