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; […]
Military Hardware Breeds Violent Cops
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 […]
The Right Side Of Humanity?
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 […]
After a Peaceful Protest, Chaos
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 […]
Ruth Wilson Gilmore on the militarization of policing
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 […]
Are We Training Trigger-Happy Cops?
Are we training trigger-happy cops? We’ll talk with police training expert Seth Stoughton.