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Police Brutality

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

TalkLeft. Liberal coverage of crime-related political & injustice news.

The Boys in Blue. Watchdog organization.

In the Library: Articles

Kraska, Peter B. & Louis Cubellis. "Militarizing Mayberry & beyond: making sense of American paramilitary policing," Justice Quarterly 14,4 (12/97).

__________ & Victor E. Kappeler. "Militarizing American police: the rise & normalization of paramilitary units," Social Problems 44,1 (2/97).

Toobin, Jeffrey. "The driver," New Yorker (6/10/02):34-39. Revisits New York's notorious Abner Louima case.

Parenti, Christian. "SWAT nation," Nation (5/31/99):16-21. Paramilitary policing in US.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Adams, Lorraine. Abuse of Authority: When Citizens Complain about Police. The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Series (Dallas TX: Dallas Morning News, 1991).

Amnesty International. Brazil, Corumbiara & Eldorado de Carajas: Rural Violence, Police Brutality & Impunity (NY, 1998).

__________. United States of America: Rights for All (NY, 1998).

__________. Brazil: "No One Sleeps Here Safely": Appeal Cases (London, 1999).

__________. United States of America: Race, Rights & Police Brutality (NY, 1999).

__________. United States of America: Summary of Amnesty International's Concerns on Police Brutality in Chicago (NY, 1998).

Burris, John L. with Catherine Whitney. Blue vs. Black: Let's End the Conflict Between Cops & Minorities (NY: St. Martin's, 1999).

Cavallaro, James. Police Brutality in Urban Brazil (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1997).

Chevigny, Bell Gale; Paul Chevigny & Patricia Pitman. Police Violence in Argentina: Torture & Police Killings in Buenos Aires (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1991).

Chevigny, Paul. Police Power: Police Abuses in New York City (NY: Pantheon, 1969).

__________. Police Complaints: A Handbook (NY: American Civil Liberties Union, 1969).

__________. Police Abuse in Brazil: Summary Executions & Torture in São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro (NY: Americas Watchy, 1987).

__________. Edge of the Knife: Police Violence in the Americas (NY: New Press, 1995).

Collins, Allison. Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality & Accountability in the US (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1998).

Diallo, Kadiatou. My Heart Will Cross this Ocean (NY: Ballantine, 2003). Story of Amadou Diallo, Story of Amadou Diallo, Guinean immigrant gunned down by NY police.

Johnson, Marilynn S. Street Justice: A History of Police Violence in New York City (Boston: Beacon, 2003).

Kraska, Peter B. Militarizing the American Criminal Justice System: The Changing Roles of the Armed Forces & the Police (Boston: Northeastern, 2001).

McArdle, Andrea & Tanya Erzen (eds.) Zero Tolerance: Quality of Life & the New Police Brutality in New York City (NY: NYU, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Chevigny, Paul. Criminal Mischief: A Novel (NY: Pantheon, 1977).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Deadly Force" [1980], dir. Richard Cohen, ?m.

"Every Mother's Son" [2004], dir. Tami Gold & Kelly Anderson, 54m. Mothers of three young New York men killed by police (one an African immigrant, one a Latino & one a Hassidic Jew) come together to seek justice.

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