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Oshiro, Mark

Summary: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school. New rules. Random locker...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC OSH

Spence, Gerry

Summary: "We all want to feel safe. But safe from what, and from whom? In his 60-plus years as a trial lawyer, Gerry Spence has never represented a person accused of a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by covering up their own corrupt dealings, by the falsification or manufacture of evidence, or by the outright murder of innocent civilians, those individuals charged...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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Smith, Mychal Denzel

Summary: "We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as New York Times-bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe in the rightness of our path and the inevitability of choosing our better angels. But historically, we've only come close to living up to the ideals we profess after we've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SMI

Summary: Against the backdrop of a pandemic that is disproportionately killing Black people, the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police in 2020 sparked a push for racial justice and calls for change. The film explores the story of Newark, New Jersey which has been undergoing an experiment in police reform for several years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Summary: "This collection of reports and essays explores police violence against Black, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized communities, miscarriages of justice, and failures of token accountability and reform measures. It also makes a compelling and provocative argument against calling the police. Contributions cover a broad range of issues including the killing by police of Black men and women,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 WHO

Ritchie, Andrea J

Summary: Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Placing stories of individual women?such as Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall?in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, it documents the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 RIT

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