The End of Policing: Alex Vitale and Josmar Trujillo

DATE & TIME: 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT November 2, 2017
LOCATION: Commons West
The Politics and Human Rights department welcomes authors Alex S. Vitale and Josmar Trujillo for a conversation on policing in the United States and on Alex’s newest publication, “The End of Policing”.


About the Panelists

Josmar Trujillo is a writer and organizer based in New York City. He has organized around education, disaster recovery and policing. He currently organizes with the Coalition to End Broken Windows. He has written for the Village Voice, NY Daily News, Newsday, Crain’s, Truth Out and SchoolBook. He has recurring columns at amNY and City Limits. He also blogs at the Huffington Post and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). He lives in Spanish Harlem with his two sons. (via HuffPo)

Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project there. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have appeared in the New York Daily NewsNew York TimesNationGotham Gazette, and New Inquiry. (via Verso)

About Alex’s book

“Deeply researched, but also vibrantly and accessibly written, The End of Policing is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the dire state of policing today. Alex Vitale shows compellingly that as long as we ask the police to shore up a fundamentally unequal and dysfunctional social order, superficial ‘reforms’ won’t do much to help. And he offers concrete alternatives aimed at restoring communities and getting police out of the business of trying to contain social problems that they cannot—and should not—control.”

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