Social Movements Against Racist Police Brutality

This article focuses on police brutality in one specific area, Prince George’s County in Maryland.  In this specific location, there have been many instances of police brutality that have involved people of color.  Hutto and Green argue that police brutality exists because of capitalism and that police “are agents of capital and will continue to demonize, criminalize, and disproportionately punish and oppress African Americans” (116).  The only way this can be fixed is through things such as social movements.   They aim to draw attention to large areas of racist police brutality and show the flaws within systems.

Link to Article:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26883030

Reference:

Hutto, J.W. & Green, R.D. J Urban Health (2016) 93(Suppl 1): 89. https://doi-org.ezproxy.rollins.edu:9443/10.1007/s11524-015-0013-x

 

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