The Problem with Policing

Structural Racism and Defunding the Police

I started to script a Mad Sociologist in the News report on the Defund the Police movement when I realized that the issue was more lengthy than I could handle in one episode. So this is the opening episode in which I outline the history of racism and policing and the nature of the problem of police brutality and race. The next video, Episode 3b, will deal with potential solutions.

Sources

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https://madsociologistblog.com/2014/12/28/implicit-bias-the-thomas-theorem-and-police-violence/

https://madsociologistblog.com/2014/11/24/ferguson-and-the-thomas-theorem/

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01846-z

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/24/police-huntsville-alabama-mental-health-call/?arc404=true

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