Join Anna Feigenbaum, David Correia and Tyler Wall for a in-depth discussion on the history of policing tactics, the language of policing, and the origins of police use of chemical weapons like tear gas.
David Correia and Tyler Wall are the authors of Police: A Field Guide, a handbook 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.
David Correia is an Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Struggle in Northern New Mexico.
Tyler Wall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Anna Feigenbaum is the author of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today, the first history of this weapon, and takes us from military labs and chemical weapons expos to union assemblies and protest camps, drawing on declassified reports and witness testimonies to show how policing with poison came to be. She is the co-author of the book Protest Camps, and her work has appeared in Vice, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Salon, Financial Times, Open Democracy, New Internationalist, and Waging Nonviolence. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University.
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