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Black rage in New Orleans [electronic resource] : police brutality and African American activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina / Leonard N. Moore.

By: Moore, Leonard N. (Leonard Nathaniel).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 302 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780807137406 (electronic bk.); 0807137405 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Police-community relations -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century | New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law EnforcementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black rage in New Orleans.DDC classification: 363.2/32 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: police violence, New Orleans, and the postwar urban landscape -- Negro police will aid in law and order: the fight for black police in the Crescent City -- Or does it explode?: the black freedom struggle comes to New Orleans -- "We want an end to police brutality": the Black Panthers, desire, and police repression -- The politics of self-defense: Mark Essex, the soul patrol, and black vigilantism -- The right to organize: the Black Organization of Police, mass protest, and the city council hearings -- Black power politics: Ernest "Dutch" Morial and the limits of police reform -- "We are living in a police state": the Algiers tragedy, the maturation of community protest, and the politics of a civilian review board -- Black-on-black crime: the consequences of white flight, the war on drugs, and political indifference -- "A new day in Babylon": the professionalization of the New Orleans Police Department and the claiming of urban public space.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-292) and index.

Introduction: police violence, New Orleans, and the postwar urban landscape -- Negro police will aid in law and order: the fight for black police in the Crescent City -- Or does it explode?: the black freedom struggle comes to New Orleans -- "We want an end to police brutality": the Black Panthers, desire, and police repression -- The politics of self-defense: Mark Essex, the soul patrol, and black vigilantism -- The right to organize: the Black Organization of Police, mass protest, and the city council hearings -- Black power politics: Ernest "Dutch" Morial and the limits of police reform -- "We are living in a police state": the Algiers tragedy, the maturation of community protest, and the politics of a civilian review board -- Black-on-black crime: the consequences of white flight, the war on drugs, and political indifference -- "A new day in Babylon": the professionalization of the New Orleans Police Department and the claiming of urban public space.

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