Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Quote of the Day

The policeman has never been neutral to us.  From the start he was not there to protect or serve us, but to protect and serve you, which often meant getting rid of us.  The policing of the black body started in slavery when enslaved men and women had handcuffs slapped on their wrists and irons fixed on their legs as they got jammed into the hulls of slave ships.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 179-180

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