Chokehold: Policing Black Men

Chokehold: Policing Black Men

by Paul Butler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620974834
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 149,077
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler provides legal commentary for CNN, NPR, and MSNBC and writes for the New York Times and Politico. A law professor at Georgetown University, he is the author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice (The New Press) and lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Broke on Purpose 1

1 Constructing the Thug 17

2 Controlling the Thug 47

3 Sex and Torture: The Police and Black Male Bodies 81

4 Black Male Violence: The Chokehold Within 117

5 Do the Brothers Need Keepers? How Some Black Male Programs Perpetrate the Chokehold 149

6 Nothing Works: Why the Chokehold Can't Be "Reformed" 171

7 If You Catch a Case: Act Like You Know 201

8 Woke: Unlocking the Chokehold 227

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 255

Index 289

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