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Episode 25: Police Power and Pandemic Pressures

Episode 25: Police Power and Pandemic Pressures

Monday, May 17, 2021 12:00 am
- 12:00 am EDT

How does antiblackness, slavery, and police power structure society? What has the COVID-19 pandemic revealed about policing? In this episode LAC member Irenae Aigbedion has a provocative conversation with Dr. Tryon Woods on police violence, police power, and the interrelated systems and inequities that structure society. The two discuss the ways that state and police power has transformed from slavery to the present. Ultimately, they touch on the struggle to consume and process the vast amounts of information presented to us daily via multiple competing channels.