The Impact of New Jim Crow Policing
The book delves into the impact of bigoted policing that has been exposed by advances in hand-held micro-camera and video technology available to witnesses of police brutality. With this technology, it is no longer the word of a law enforcement officer and discredited minority residents. The evidence of the aggressive and bigoted police officers are captured on video or snap-shot for the public to assess. These captured images have raised the demand for police reform that would stress removing police officers who refuse to "serve and protect" people of color but rather harm them. A comprehensive analysis of the at-least 15 percent of the force that should be weeded out to ensure justice for all, the book urges empowering the estimated 15 percent of the most righteous and ethical officers while persuading the estimated 70 percent of the other officers subjected to the influence of the bigoted 15 percent to serve all citizens. The bigoted group of officers appear to have exponential influence on police misconduct throughout the ranks. This study is designed to examine this premise and rationale for "black lives matter" protest. The book begins with an examination of President Reagan legacy and resurrection of Jim Crow politics. It raises questions regarding the subtle racism exposed in his policies and successes in recruiting the most bigoted elements into the ranks of today's Republicans. The study raise the claim that Reagan and his followers are responsible for the doping of black America's youth that would spread throughout society. The motive for this inundation of drugs is Reagan's Iran-Contra secret trade of drugs for arms to perpetuate the illusion of US hegemony in a world dependent on Third World fossil fuel. Under this illusion, Reagan and his imperialistic followers were able to conjure hubris and war with distinctly weaker adversaries like Grenada and Iraq. The book reveals that the manufactured war strategy infiltrated domestic policing through the "War on Drugs" and militarization aimed at "people of color." The Jim Crow policing resurrected by Reaganites have created a state of terror in black communities that has been "caught on camera." Protest over police impunity have increased. Yet, there is little hope for greater accountability in a more racially polarized society. The first African-American to be elected and re-elected President of the United States has only exposed and heightened the climate of racial intolerance. Simultaneously, while more unarmed black suspects are being killed by police, self-destructive behavior and black intra-racial crimes remain a problem undermining self-determination and collective development.
- Paperback | 262 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.75mm | 458.13g
- 09 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- colour illustrations