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- By Will Kane and Demian Bulwa, San Francisco Chronicle
- 11 November 11
- by Rachel Signer | November 22, 2011, 3:35 pm
- police-captain-ray-lewis-joins-in-ows-think-tank and gets arrested
I will add more resources here shortly but to kick things off:
Two articles from police discussing the recent incident at UCD:
NY Times article on pepper spray use including former FBI officer that developed pepper spray into policing weapon in the 1980s – and his disagreement with how it is used in practice today.
Article in Atlantic Monthly from a former University police officer reflecting on some of the ways in which police respond and why.
Two blogs that focus on policing and crime:
Anthropolitea is a blog spot that considers policing and security issues from an anthropological perspective; contributors are all from the field of the anthropology of police. It is not always up-to-date as contributors are all quite busy but should have some new things up there soon and if you would like to get involved with this project please contact Michelle.
Governing Through Crime is a blog from Jonathan Simon at UC Berkeley. It is updated frequently and a great resource. Looks like the most recent post focuses on UCB and UCD protests.
This is the poster announcement Francis on our email thread…
This announces Nathan Brown’s ‘Three Day Strike Workshop.’
This three part workshop will provide a basic introduction to the thought of Marx, Fanon, and Foucault, through their approach to theorizing power and resistance. [email email@example.com for optional readings or further information]
QUAD VILLAGE | MON, TUES, WED
1:00 – 3:00 PM
[if there is an occupation elsewhere on campus, this workshop will join it]
Monday : Marx
Tuesday : Fanon
Wednesday : Foucault
- A short history from paramilitary to hypermilitary policing
- Norm Stamper on Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street
- Another account, Robocops vs OWS
To start things off with something very general:
In February, Bernard Harcourt (U of Chicago) gave a talk on markets and penality, tracing a historical shift in policing. Here’s the abstract (click here for talk):
It is widely believed today that the free market is the best mechanism ever invented to efficiently allocate resources in society. Just as fundamental is the belief that government has a legitimate and competent role in policing and punishing. The result, in this country, has been an incendiary combination of laissez faire and mass incarceration. Today, the United States incarcerates over one percent of its adult population, the highest number and rate in the world. In this CBI, Professor Harcourt will trace the birth of the idea of natural orderliness in economic thought and its gradual evolution into today’s myth of the free market, and explore how it could possibly have produced the largest government-run penal sphere on the globe.