INTERCEPTED PODCAST: WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

https://player.megaphone.fm/PPY4522741558?auto=false&sharing=true&light=true   THE CONSTITUTION IS the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad […]

Freedom Rider: When Police Kill White People

by Margaret Kimberley  Freedom Rider: When Police Kill White People “Are whites so committed to the modern day slave patrol that they will allow no one justice, even those who look like them?” On rare occasions there is some justice in this country. The white South Carolina police officer who shot Walter Scott in the […]

Street-level constitutional experts

by Taru Taylor Slave patrols prevented slave revolts, captured runaway slaves and kept watch on “free” Blacks. They policed the South. In many jurisdictions, notably Charleston, South Carolina, slave patrols morphed into the official police force. Slave patrols went obsolete after the Civil War. So why does American apartheid persist despite the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth […]

The Thrilling Tale of How Robert Smalls Seized a Confederate Ship and Sailed it to Freedom

He risked his life to liberate his family and became a legend in the process The only way Robert Smalls could ensure that his family would stay together was to escape. (St. Martin’s Press) By Cate Lineberry  Darkness still blanketed the city of Charleston in the early hours of May 13, 1862, as a light […]

US law haz long seen people of Afrikan descent az fugitivez

by Maisha Sinha An Emancipation Day parade, Richmond VA. c1905. Library of Congress   Occasionally, a mistruth spreads that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution was based on the need for slave patrols. It wasn’t. It grew out of an old republican fear of standing armies as instruments of tyranny. But the surveillance of […]

Dallas Shooting: Where Peaceful Existence iz Impossible, Violence iz Inevitable

by Frank Castro When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Malcolm X famously commented “[President Kennedy] never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon… Chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad.” Following the backlash of what many considered Malcolm’s callous remarks, the Civil Rights leader clarified his […]

Working az intended in Dallas and beyond: The inextricably wound threadz of White Nationalism and US law enforcement

by Johnny Islamabad Everybody knows what happened last week. Everybody knows: the streetside roadrage execution of Delrawn Small under the indifferent glare of a Brooklyn stoplight on July 4. The parking lot tackle-and-slaughter of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge for the crime of selling CDs outside a store on July 5. The videotaped, thoughtless murder […]

UP FOR AUCTION: WHY DID THE FEAR OF THIZ PUNISHMENT METHOD SCARE RUNAWAY SLAVEZ MORE THAN BEATINGZ

by Jae Jones Slave patrols, who were also referred to as pattyrollers, patrollers, or paddy rollers by the slaves. These were the people that if you were running from a plantation, you did not want to get caught by. These people were groups of White men who enforced and monitored that punishment of slaves, especially […]

A Brief History of Slavery and the Originz of Amerikan Policing

Written by Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D. The birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal and political-economic conditions. The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, […]

Building Bridgez: How Slavery Still Shapez Contemporary Policing Policiez & Practicez

Building Bridges & Housing Notebook Special with Mimi Rosenberg, Ken Nash, Scott Sommer Mon., July 27, 7 – 10 pm EST streaming @ http://www.wbai.org/playernew.html smartphone streaming @ http://stream.wbai.org Listen live on any phone 1-712-832-2645 & to listen, or download archived shows & podcasts, http://www.wbai.org/server-archive.html ***************************** A Three Hour Building Bridges-Housing Notebook Special American Apartheid: How […]