Police: A Field Guide, a radical handbook of policing terms
We are witnessing a mass movement against gun violence, with more than a million students, parents, teachers and anti-violence activists taking to the streets on March 24 for the worldwide March for Our Lives.
This movement has been building for years, with activists fighting police violence and making connections between the militerized police state, racial oppression, and imperial violence.
Police: A Field Guide is an illustrated handbook to the methods, mythologies, and history that animate today’s police. In a series of short chapters, each focusing on a single term, such as the beat, order, badge, throw-down weapon, and much more, authors David Correia and Tyler Wall present a guide that reinvents and demystifies the language of policing in order to better prepare activists—and anyone with an open mind—on one of the key issues of our time: police brutality. In doing so, they begin to chart a future free of this violence—and of police.
Check out this Five Book Plan: Making "Order," in which David Correia and Tyler Wall select five essential books on the "order" police make.