Sunday, May 6, 2018

2910. Audio: Police: The Field Guide

By Against the Grain, April 8, 2018

This is an incredible interview with David Correia, co-author of Police: A Field Guide (Verso, 2018). It is an illustrated handbook to the methods, mythologies, and history that animate today’s police. It is a survival manual for encounters with cops and police logic, whether it arrives in the shape oofficer friendlyTaserscurfewsnon-compliance, or reformist discourses about so-called bad apples. In a series of short chapters, each focusing on a single term, such as the beatorderbadgethrow-down weapon, and much more, authors David Correia and Tyler Wall present a guide that reinvents and demystifies the language of policing in order to better prepare activists—and anyone with an open mind—on one of the key issues of our time: police brutality. In doing so, they begin to chart a future free of this violence—and of police.

To download it for free or listen to it click here.

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