This collection of reports and essays (the first collaboration between Truthout and Haymarket Books) explores police violence against black, brown, indigeus and other marginalised communities, miscarriages of justice and failures of token accountability and reform measures. It also makes a compelling and provocative argument against calling the police. Contributions cover a broad range of issues including the killing by police of black men and women, police violence against Lati and indigeus communities, their treatment of pregnant people and more.
Maya Schenwar is Truthout s editor-in-chief and the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better. Her work has appeared in Truthout, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, Salon, Mother Jones, Ms. Magazine and elsewhere. Joe Macare is Truthout's publisher. He has written multiple articles published at Truthout and elsewhere. Alana Yu-lan Price is Truthout's content relations editor. She has written multiple articles in Tikkun Magazine, the Chicago Defender and Madison Times. Alicia Garza is special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a cofounder of Black Lives Matter.