The making of a prison society

posted by
November 28, 2011
Pro Libertate
by Will Grigg  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"While millions of Americans have been horrified by recent incidents of armored police officers beating and pepper-spraying unarmed, unresisting protesters, those nauseating spectacles are neither novel nor particularly rare. In 'Securitizing America: Strategic Incapacitation and the Policing of Protest Since the 11 September 2001 Terrorist Attacks,' a heavily sourced paper recently published in the journal Sociology Compass, Patrick F. Gillham of the University of Idaho observes that current police doctrine dictates that public protests are to be treated as 'security threats,' and dealt with using methods inspired by 'a new penology philosophy.'" (11/28/11)  

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