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Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor


When the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in violent protest in August 1965, the uprising drew strength from decades of pent-up frustration with employment discrimination, residential segregation, and poverty. But the more immediate grievance was anger at the racist and abusive practices of the Los Angeles Police Department. Yet in the decades after Watts, the LAPD resisted all but the most limited demands for reform made by activists and residents of color, instead intensifying its power. In Policing Los Angeles, Max Felker-Kantor narrates the dynamic history of policing, anti-polic ... More

Keywords: Police power, Policing, Carceral state, Anti-police abuse movements, Race, Urban uprising/unrest/riots, Watts uprising/riot, 1992 rebellion, LAPD, Los Angeles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469646831
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max Felker-Kantor, author
Ball State University