Imagining A World Without Police Ep. 7: ‘The Nature of Overpolicing’
Every Wednesday, the Austin Justice Coalition hosts a community conversation with special guests, inviting participants to challenge their assumptions about public safety and the public good, and imagining a ‘World Without Police.’
This Wednesday we will explore the trauma around overpolicing— the many ways in which targeted and continuous police presence in certain communities perpetuates traumatic legacies of unfreedom. We will discuss the patterns of policing and surveillance in the American city unevenly distributed across divisions of race and class, with practices like neighborhood patrols, or stop-and-frisk, and the implications of the structural anti-blackness that upholds and defends these policies.