Policing Black Men

Book - 2017
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With the eloquence of Ta-Nehisi Coates and the persuasive research of Michelle Alexander, a former federal prosecutor explains how the system really works, and how to disrupt it Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread - all with the support of judges and politicians. In his no-holds-barred style, Butler, whose scholarship has been featured on 60 Minutes, uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States. For example, a white woman is ten times more likely to be raped by a white male acquaintance than be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a black man. Butler also frankly discusses the problem
Alternative Title: Choke hold
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9781595589057
Branch Call Number: 363.2308996
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 22 cm


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Craig at Schlafly A patron introduced me to Paul Butler's Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hip Theory of Justice which was excellent, so I decided to read Chokehold: Policing Black Men which was also an excellent. Butler was a persecutor in Washington D. C. who, after his own unjust arrest and jailing, became sickened by being part of the system that unduly arrests, prosecutes and cages black men in th… (more)

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