Policing the Black Man

Policing the Black Man

Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

eBook - 2017
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A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation's most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.

"Somewhere among the anger, mourning and malice that Policing the Black Man documents lies the pursuit of justice. This powerful book demands our fierce attention." --Toni Morrison

Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court's failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system. Policing the Black Man is an enlightening must-read for anyone interested in the critical issues of race and justice in America.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101871287
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Davis, Angela J. 1956-- Editor


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Dec 25, 2019

What the expletive deleted is the below commentator talking about? Like anyone, I love a good, incoherent, politically muddled rant. Anyway, this is a powerful, insightful, and informed collection of essays about the relationship between the police and black Americans, touching on mass incarceration, minimum sentencing, police shootings, and racism. Also, "The New Jim Crow" and "They Can't Kill Us All."

Aug 02, 2019

In the light of the recent tendency of the Left in this country to scream 'foul!' whenever anyone but themselves refers to their pet problems, in ways and language they themselves have not preapproved, this book might benefit us all by being read, and explicated. The Left's way of screaming or shouting 'foul!' is to repeat 'racist!' over and over again. Wait until you are surprised by the sight of a huge rat running across your path, before you dare judge and slur a good man like our President. And, if you do go ahead on and slur him, how could you? Don't you remember your repulsion and fear, much worse than the scariest horror film has ever made you feel? He never likened the human residents to rodents; unlike Minister Farrakhan's referral to Jews, as 'termites.' Where were the outraged leftists, then? I certainly understand how difficult it is to accept how Israel is such a bully to their 'neighbors,' the Palestinians, but why link those bastards together with their co-racists? To become offended has mutated into an offensive tactic, these days, and don't you believe everyone is lock-step fooled by it. P.S. Take a look at the Sudan: Black people enslaving other black people, and it's happening today.


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