Domestic Militarization: How Paramilitary Policing is Subverting the Citizenship of Black Americans by Hayden Abene
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Domestic Militarization: How Paramilitary Policing is Subverting the Citizenship of Black Americans by Hayden Abene

Following is the text of a paper one of the students in my Sociology of Guns seminar wrote last semester. His thoughts on guns as a “Southern Pacifist and Vegetarian” were also posted here last September. Although not about guns in the first place, the issue of police militarization is one I have learned about … Continue reading

Take Two: Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago
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Take Two: Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago

I should have been more critical when I saw a recent item about African American’s and concealed handgun permits in Illinois that was promoted by Bloomberg’s The Trace gun violence reporting site. I should have been more critical but the idea that there are alot of African Americans in high crime neighborhoods in Chicago who … Continue reading