Hello from our culture of violence!
This week, Tammy and Jay talk through some painful questions following the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police officers.
For more on the cases and reports mentioned in this episode, see:
San Francisco’s attempt to expand police surveillance: Breed and New DA Jenkins Pushing Hard to Expand Police Access to Private Security Cameras All Over Town
Accusations of racism in the prosecution of NYPD officer Peter Liang
More people killed by police in 2022 than in any other year in the past decade, according to Mapping Police Violence
Oakland’s Anti Police-Terror Project
Cultures of violence in police departments and special units:
The Riders Come Out at Night by Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham
We Own This City by Justin Fenton
The killing of Amadou Diallo, which led to the disbanding of NYPD’s Street Crimes Unit
Similar dynamics within the military (correction: from NYT, not ProPublica): Death in Navy SEAL Training Exposes a Culture of Brutality, Cheating and Drugs
The Oakland Police Department’s extended recruitment video
A worker shortage across government: It’s Not Just a Police Problem, Americans Are Opting Out of Government Jobs
Jeet Heer’s take in The Nation: The Killing of Tyre Nichols Is an Indictment of the Entire Political System
And revisit these TTSG essays and episodes:
Racial dynamics in recent mass shootings: Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and who owns a tragedy
Police killings across race, a provocation by Barbara Fields and Adam Rothman in Dissent, and discussed in “SCOTUS trouble, working-class white people, and Taiwan's military”
Abolition as practice:
How not to think like a cop, with Naomi Murakawa
"I want you to care when people are still alive," with Yves Tong Nguyen of Red Canary Song
"A world where prisons serve no purpose," with Kony Kim of the Bay Area Freedom Collective
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