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Chokehold : policing black men

Author: Paul Butler
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butler, Paul, 1961-
Chokehold.
New York : New Press, The, 2017
(DLC) 2017024340
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Butler
ISBN: 9781595589057 1595589058
OCLC Number: 945232224
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Constructing the thug --
Controlling the thug --
Sex and torture: the police and black male bodies --
Black male violence: the chokehold within --
Do the brothers need keepers? How some black male programs perpetrate the chokehold --
Nothing works: why the chokehold can't be "reformed" --
If you catch a case: act like you know --
Woke: unlocking the chokehold.
Other Titles: Policing black men
Responsibility: Paul Butler.

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"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 of black on black violence and how to keep communities safer--without relying as much on police. Chokehold powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change. Butler's controversial recommendations about how to crash the system, and when it's better for a black man to plead guilty--even if he's innocent--are sure to be game-changers in the national debate about policing, criminal justice, and race relations"--

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