The End of Policing
Listen to story:
Download: mp3 (Duration: 21:14 — 19.4MB)
FEATURING ALEX S. VITALE – We take for granted the ubiquitous presence of police in American society. Police patrol our neighborhoods and our schools, and are called upon to deal with the homeless and the mentally ill.
But barely a week passes without reports of an unarmed person being killed by police. More often than not, the victim is a person of color, usually African American.
The crisis in policing has generated a much-needed debate about the role of policing. While most of the solutions center on the need for diversity training, or more body cameras, my guest makes the case that “the problem is policing itself.”
RSVP for Alex Vitale’s event in Los Angeles HERE.
And for more information about the book visit www.alex-vitale.info.
Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. His writings about policing have appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, the Nation, and Vice News. His new book is called The End of Policing.
**This segment was originally broadcast on April 20, 2018.