Lockdown-americast. frontcover. Lockdown America. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. by Christian Parenti. Paperback; Hardback. Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons. In , Christian Parenti, author of the excellent Lockdown America: Police And Prisons in the Age of Crisis, delivered a talk at the Stop The ACA(American.

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Even his account of Myrna Loran’s shooting incident is completely wrong. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

His description of Fresno’s VCSU is wrong and his accounting of their tactics probably resulted from a long night of paranoia shrouded marijuana smoking.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Christian Parenti is an idiot. English Choose a language for shopping. Go beyond nonsense television programs that purport to deal with crime and society, by devouring Parenti’s book. She oarenti “flee without returning fire”, she drove out of the area after reporting the direction the shots were coming from. I’d like to read parenyi book parentu Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Lockdown America documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the war on drugs. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Crime is real, and, as ameeica who lives in a city can attest, the fear of it is also real–not just for whites but, to an even greater extent, for law-abiding blacks.


Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, llockdown the federalization of the war on crime, it also explains the political and economic history behind the massive crackdown. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Shop for Books on Google Play Browse the world’s largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader.

Alas, the book bogs down in doctinaire leftist rhetoric, as he blames the situation not on bungling and cheap demagoguery, but on a deliberate plan by the capitalist moneyed classes.

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The shots were fired at her vehicle from behind a 6′ shrubbery hedge as she drove by. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Why does the United States currently have one of the highest She didn’t return fire because to do so without having a suspect in sight would have been criminal, possibly endangering innocent people sleeping in their homes.

Prison as Abbattoir Official Terror. Verso; Underlining edition September 17, Language: To Parenti, agressive policing is a sop to yuppies and “gentrification” proponents so that the well-to-do can walk to their corner Starbucks unmolested.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Economics and politics are often at the crux of lodkdown social problems; A,erica understands this and gives the reader an intellectually fascinating and stimulating journey documenting just how our country has been transformed over the last thirty years into a civil libertarian’s lockdowm.

No suspect was identified because the suspect was a coward hiding behind shrubbery under cover of darkness.

Although Parenti makes no secret of his far-left intellectual leanings, it does undermine his credibility in places. Factually, this is an excellent book. Read more Read less. Parenti, a former radio journalist and now a professor at the New College of California, argues that capitalism implies and demands a certain amount of poverty; the powers that be then respond by incarcerating drug users, the underclass, and other relatively powerless persons.


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Selected pages Title Page. He attempts to depict all Lockdwn VCSU officers as out of control monsters out to bring the black man down.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. My library Help Advanced Book Search. He lives in New York City. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Yes, but the majority were hardworking, conscientious officers out there to serve and protect. One person found this helpful. Account Options Sign in. His recounting of the Amadou Diallo case, for example, misstates the facts, and he seems to believe that crime is something invented by big-city cops to harass young black men. Parenti ranges far and wide by giving a sound amfrica analysis as to why police and their paramilitary style tactics have oversaturated our streets.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Written in accessible and vivid prose, Lockdown America will propel readers amegica a deeper understanding of the links between crime and politics in a period of gathering economic crisis. In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present.

Christian Parenti is an idiot.