Anti-Racism Resource Guide: Policing & Incarceration
Top Marble Picks:
- "The Death of George Floyd, In Context" (Jelani Cobb, Article)
- The End of Policing (Alex S. Vitale, Book)
- Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color (Andrea Ritchie, Book)
- “13th" (Ava Duvernay by Netflix, Documentary)
- "Just Mercy" (Bryan Stevenson, Film)
Mass Incarceration in America, Explained in 22 Maps and Charts
In New York, Major Crime Complaints fell when Cops took a break from "Proactive Policing"
2017, Los Angeles Times
*Why You Can't Blame Mass Incarceration on the War on Drugs
What is Rikers Island?
2017, The New York Times
We Know That Prison Doesn't Work. So What are the Alternatives?
2019, The Guardian
Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind
2019, The New York Times
*The Police Can't Solve the Problem. They are the Problem.
Purnell, Derecka, & Marbre Stahly-Butts
2019, The New York Times
More Cops, Is It the Answer to Fighting Crime?
Weichselbaum, Simone, & Wendi C. Thomas
2019, USA Today
The Death of George Floyd, In Context
2020, The New Yorker
Growing the LAPD was Gospel at City Hall. George Floyd Changed That
Rainey, James, Dakota Smith, & Cindy Chang
2020, Los Angeles Times
1,034 People Have Been Shot and Killed by Police in the Past Year
The Washington Post
2020, The Washington Post
*Black Lives Matter Activism is Working
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California
Gilmore, Ruth Wilson
*The New Jim Crow
*Are Prisons Obsolete?
Davis, Angela Y.
*Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter
Camp, Jordan T., & Christina Heatherton
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
The End of Policing
Vitale, Alex S.
Chokehold: Policing Black Men
*Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Carter, Shawn "Jay-Z", Rose Schlossberg, Mark Konkol, & Julia Willoughby-Nason
Justice in America
Smith, Clint, & Josie Duffy Rice
2020, The Appeal
Michelle Alexander on the New Jim Crow, at Union Theological Seminary
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
Davis, Kate, & David Heilbroner
A Conversation Between Michelle Alexander & Angela Davis
Davis, Angela, & Michelle Alexander
Demos-Brown, Christopher, & Kenny Leon
When They See Us
DuVernay, Ava, Julian Breece, et al
Stevenson, Bryan, Destin Daniel Cretton, et al
Defund Police: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Says Budgets Wrongly Prioritize Cops Over Schools, Hospitals
2020, Democracy Now!