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Policing Los Angeles : race, resistance, and the rise of the LAPD

Author: Max Felker-Kantor
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Max Felker-Kantor narrates the dynamic history of policing, antipolice abuse movements, race, and politics in Los Angeles from the 1965 Watts uprising to the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion. Using the explosion of two large-scale uprisings in Los Angeles as bookends, Felker-Kantor highlights the racism at the heart of the city's expansive police power through a range of previously unused and rare archival sources. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Felker-Kantor
ISBN: 9781469646831 1469646838
OCLC Number: 1029481352
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Policing Raceriotland : a journey into racist policing and urban uprising --
The year of the cop : buying and selling law and order --
High noon in the ghetto : occupied territory and resistance to police brutality --
Kid thugs are spreading terror through the streets : legitimizing supervision of black and Latino youth --
Police crimes and power abuses : police reform and antipolice abuse movements --
The rap sheet : the nimble surveillance state --
Policing an internal border : constructing illegality and exclusive citizenship --
The enemy within : drug gangs and police militarization --
The chickens have come home to roost : police violence and urban rebellion redux.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Max Felker-Kantor.

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"Max Felker-Kantor narrates the dynamic history of policing, antipolice abuse movements, race, and politics in Los Angeles from the 1965 Watts uprising to the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion. Using the explosion of two large-scale uprisings in Los Angeles as bookends, Felker-Kantor highlights the racism at the heart of the city's expansive police power through a range of previously unused and rare archival sources. His book is a ... timely account of the transformation in police power, the convergence of interests in support of law and order policies, and African American and Mexican American resistance to police violence after the Watts uprising"--

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