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When Riot Cops Are Not Enough

The Policing and Repression of Occupy Oakland

Mike King (author)

ISBN: 9780813583730

Publication Date: Mar 2017

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Examines the policing, and broader political repression, of the Occupy Oakland movement during the fall of 2011 through the spring of 2012. Mike King's active and daily participation in that movement, from its inception through its demise, provides a unique insider perspective to illustrate how the Oakland police and city administrators lost the ability to effectively control the movement.
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In When Riot Cops Are Not Enough, sociologist and activist Mike King examines the policing, and broader political repression, of the Occupy Oakland movement during the fall of 2011 through the spring of 2012. King's active and daily participation in that movement, from its inception through its demise, provides a unique insider perspective to illustrate how the Oakland police and city administrators lost the ability to effectively control the movement.
 
Drawn from King's intensive field work, the book focuses on the physical, legal, political, and ideological dimensions of repression–in the streets, in courtrooms, in the media, in city hall, and within the movement itself–When Riot Cops Are Not Enough highlights the central role of political legitimacy, both for mass movements seeking to create social change, as well as for governmental forces seeking to control such movements. Although Occupy Oakland was different from other Occupy sites in many respects, King shows how the contradictions it illuminated within both social movement and police strategies provide deep insights into the nature of protest policing generally, and a clear map to understanding the full range of social control techniques used in North America in the twenty-first century.
Illustrations 13 photographs
Pages 192
Dimensions 216 x 140
Date Published 30 Mar 2017
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Subject/s Regional & national history   Violence in society   Crime & criminology   Criminal investigation & detection   Civil rights & citizenship  
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 The Commune by the Bay: The Origins of Occupy Oakland
  • 2 From Permits to Storm Troopers: Repression, Social Control, and the Governmentality of Protest
  • 3 The Oakland Commune, Police Violence, and Political Opportunity
  • 4 Legitimation Repression through Depoliticizing It: Federal Coordination, "Health and Safety," and the November 2011 Occupy Evictions
  • 5 Putting the Occupy Oakland Vigil to Sleep: Anti-Gang Techniques and the Oakland Police Department's State of Exception
  • 6 The Meshing of Force and Legitimacy in the Repression of Occupy Oakland's Move-In Day
  • 7 Poison in the Garden: A Spring of Seeds That Never Grew?
  • 8 Beyond Control: Fostering Legitimate Counter-Conduct
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
Mike King is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

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