In this Book

summary
When the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in violent protest in August 1965, the uprising drew strength from decades of pent-up frustration with employment discrimination, residential segregation, and poverty. But the more immediate grievance was anger at the racist and abusive practices of the Los Angeles Police Department. Yet in the decades after Watts, the LAPD resisted all but the most limited demands for reform made by activists and residents of color, instead intensifying its power.

In Policing Los Angeles, Max Felker-Kantor narrates the dynamic history of policing, anti–police abuse movements, race, and politics in Los Angeles from the 1965 Watts uprising to the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion. Using the explosions of two large-scale uprisings in Los Angeles as bookends, Felker-Kantor highlights the racism at the heart of the city's expansive police power through a range of previously unused and rare archival sources. His book is a gripping and timely account of the transformation in police power, the convergence of interests in support of law and order policies, and African American and Mexican American resistance to police violence after the Watts uprising.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction: The Police Power
  2. pp. 1-18
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 1. Policing Raceriotland: A Journey into Racist Policing and Urban Uprising
  2. pp. 19-42
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 2. The Year of the Cop: Buying and Selling Law and Order
  2. pp. 43-63
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 3. High Noon in the Ghetto: Occupied Territory and Resistance to Police Brutality
  2. pp. 64-85
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 4. Kid Thugs Are Spreading Terror through the Streets: Legitimizing Supervision of Black and Latino/a Youth
  2. pp. 86-112
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 5. Police Crimes and Power Abuses: Police Reform and Anti–Police Abuse Movements
  2. pp. 113-138
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 6. The Rap Sheet: The Nimble Surveillance State
  2. pp. 139-161
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 7. Policing an Internal Border: Constructing Criminal Aliens and Exclusive Citizenship
  2. pp. 162-189
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 8. The Enemy Within: Drug Gangs and Police Militarization
  2. pp. 190-216
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter 9. The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost: Police Violence and Urban Rebellion Redux
  2. pp. 217-238
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Epilogue: The Rampart Way: A Gang Truce, Gangster Cops, and a Consent Decree
  2. pp. 239-248
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 249-252
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-334
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 335-368
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 369-382
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9781469646855
Related ISBN(s)
9781469646831, 9781469646848, 9781469659183
MARC Record
OCLC
1054642945
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.