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Beyond Policing

The forum "Imagining a World Beyond Policing," was presented by CAREpdx at Portland State University on October 11, 2019. The event consisted of a panel of local and national activists, featuring Dr. Alex S. Vitale, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. He is an essayist and the author of "The End of Policing." Other panelists were sociologist Julius McGee, author Kristian Williams, and activist Alyssa Pariah. Aaron Roussell moderated the event, which included sign language interpretation. The event received support from PSU Departments of Sociology and the Honors College, along with other organizations at PSU.

This two-part episode covers Dr. Vitale's talk and excerpts from the panelists' and audience members' discussions. Topics include the history of police reform, reform vs abolition, authoritarian policing vs social services, body cameras, prisons, and more. The show was recorded by PC Peri and produced/edited by Barb Greene with editing assistance from Dan Handelman.

Streaming made possible by a generous individual.

Part 1 (28:14):

For your information, the chapter breaks we assigned for this video are:

Part 1:

  1. 0:00: Opening Credits
  2. 1:15: Aaron Roussell & Alex Vitale- Training doesn't work
  3. 7:11: Vitale- Law is a tool for continuing inequality
  4. 8:30: Vitale- Race, class and the war on drugs
  5. 11:05: Vitale- Austerity politics & moral failure
    vs. market failure
  6. 14:22: Vitale- Implicit bias training and built-in racism
  7. 20:17: Vitale- Community policing uses the wrong tools
  8. 24:28: Vitale- Political accountability / End Credits
You can use these times to find a particular section if you want to jump to a certain portion of the show.

Part 2 (28:24):

For your information, the chapter breaks we assigned for this video are:

Part 2:

  1. 0:00: Opening Credits
  2. 1:15: Julius McGee- Politicians are not the solution;
    race and class
  3. 3:00: Kristian Williams- Missses opportunity to reform
  4. 5:22: Alyssa Pariah- Working together, unions,
    police budget
  5. 10:02: Julius- Find people to trust
  6. 11:30: Comment- District attorneys have no accountability
  7. 12:34: Philip J Wolfe- Police culture
  8. 16:20: Technology, body cameras and Tasers
  9. 20:51: Prisons, violence, poverty, fear and society
  10. 25:53: Poverty, fear and society (continued) /
    End Credits

The whole show (VB #113.11&12) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage and is streaming on line at our full shows You Tube channel.

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