Nearly five years ago, in July 2016, Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop after mentioning that he was licensed to carry. Many journalists and commentators at the time wondered: why the radio silence from the NRA? Historian Carol Anderson wondered the same thing. For this show, Monday host […]
On March 29, 2021, when news broke that the Chicago Police had shot and killed 13-year old Adam Toledo, CNN reported the incident as “an armed confrontation.” The Chicago Police Department released an image of a gun on twitter, and reported Officer Eric Stillman as the victim of “aggravated assault on a police officer,” by […]
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