As ongoing nationwide protests demand an end to police brutality, today we focus our attention on the crisis of policing in America.
Our guests are Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton, activist scholars and co-editors of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. They talk about broken-windows policing, the U.S. as a carceral state, the violence of capitalism and American imperialism, the criminalization of poverty, the moral authority of the recent protests, and what this all has to do with policing in American cities.
Jordan T. Camp is director of research at The People’s Forum, visiting scholar in the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and co-director of the Racial Capitalism Working Group in the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University. He is the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016) and co-editor, with Christina Heatherton, of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso Books, 2016).
Christina Heatherton is an assistant professor of American studies at Barnard College, where is completing her first book, The Color Line and the Class Struggle: The Mexican Revolution, Internationalism, and the American Century (University of California Press, forthcoming). She is the co-editor, with Jordan T. Camp, of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso Books, 2016).
Cover image: From Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter