mitraniMost Americans were shocked by high profile police killings of unarmed black men last year. Was it a few bad apples, poor training, or what? On this show, Professor Sam Mitrani discusses what he learned in writing his history book on the subject. Police are not there, as most of us think, to protect and serve. In fact modern policing came about in the effort to keep ruling class control over all of society. Mitrani reveals that there’s a long history of police treating the communities they allegedly serve as the enemy to be controlled, using violence if necessary. It hasn’t always been this way; in the past there has been actual democratic control over policing. And it is possible to get back to that idea. it would help a lot, according to Mitrani. (Image: Harper’s Weekly / Wikipedia) Article

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