Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America (Paperback)

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By Kristian Williams, Joy James (Introduction by)
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Should become mandatory reading for all police academy students. Damon Woodcock (Ret.), Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau

A well-researched, historically grounded, and mordant critique of American policing past and present. Christian Parenti

Even critics have a difficult time imagining a world without police. But just what "is "the role of police in a democracy: to serve the public or to protect the powerful? Tracing the evolution of the modern police force back to the slave patrols, this controversial study observes the police as the armed defender of a violent status quo.

Kristian Williams is the author of "American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination.

About the Author

Kristian Williams's writings have appeared in CounterPunch, Columbia Journalism Review, and We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism. A member of Rose City Copwatch in Portland, Oregon, Williams also authored Our Enemies in Blue (2004).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780896087712
ISBN-10: 0896087719
Publisher: South End Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 344
Language: English