EBOOK Hands Up, Dont Shoot

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Hands Up, Dont Shoot
  • Jennifer E. Cobbina
  • en
  • 05 May 2020
  • 9781479818563

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Download Hands Up, Dont Shoot 108 Et outside the gaze of mainstream attention how do local residents and protestors in Ferguson and Balti understand their own experiences with race place and policingIn Hands Up Don't Shoot Jennifer Cobbina draws on in depth interviews with nearly two hundred residents of Ferguson and Balti conducted within two months of the deaths of Brown and Gray She examines how protestors in both cities understood their experiences with the police how those experiences influenced their perceptions of policing what galvanized Black Liv. Interviews and statistics beyond the headlines

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Download Hands Up, Dont Shoot 108 Es Matter as a social movement and how policing tactics during demonstrations influenced subseuent mobilization decisions among protesters Ultimately she humanizes people's deep and abiding anger underscoring how a movement emerged to denounce both racial biases by police and the broader economic and social system that has stacked the deck against young black civilians Hands Up Don't Shoot is a remarkably current on the ground assessment of the powerful protestor driven movement around race justice and policing in America. I m not sure what I really expected from this novel As a Black woman and hearing of police killings of black males has become all to common for me Which is scary that I would even feel this way This book is a great reference but nothing here wow d or shocked me Great observations and interviews with those first person encounters I highly recommend this novel to those that are oblivious of this issue

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Download Hands Up, Dont Shoot 108 Understanding the explosive protests over police killings and the legacy of racismFollowing the high profile deaths of eighteen year old Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri and twenty five year old Freddie Gray in Balti Maryland both cities erupted in protest over the unjustified homicides of unarmed black males at the hands of police officers These local tragedies and the protests surrounding them assumed national significance igniting fierce debate about the fairness and efficacy of the American criminal justice system Y. In her book Hands Up Don t Shoot author Jennifer E Cobbina gives a well researched look at the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Freddie Gray in Balti at the hands of the police and how they led to widespread protests and the formation of the Black Lives Matter movement She looks at the historical conditions that led to the distrust that many African Americans have towards the police including slavery Reconstruction and the Black Codes which unfairly targeted Blacks for much lesser crimes than for Whites for generations that led to convict leasing and eventually to today and the very profitable incarceration of so many young Black men She looks at these two cities and these two deaths because they are emblematic of the wider issue of the power imbalance between Blacks and Whites they are both majority Black cities they have a high incidence of poverty and racial imbalance and these two murders became very high profile casesShe uses statistics to prove her case as well as and perhaps most importantly interviews with some of the young people involved in the protests who explain why they got involved and what they hope they can accomplish This includes eye witnesses to both the deaths whose stories contradicted both the police and mainstream media accounts Hands Up Don t Shoot is well researched well written cogent and easily accessible It shows how the imbalance of power between Blacks and Whites since slavery especially in the judicial system has led to the distrust of the police in Black communities and it is very eye opening She makes it clear that the country has still a long way to go to reach euality but these protests have helped to move it closer An important book and I cannot recommend it highly enough Thanks to Netgalley and NYU Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review