Moore, Leonard N.

Black Rage in New Orleans : Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2010. - 1 online resource (327 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION: Police Violence, New Orleans, and the Postwar Urban Landscape; 1 NEGRO POLICE WILL AID IN LAW AND ORDER: The Fight for Black Police in the Crescent City; 2 OR DOES IT EXPLODE?: The Black Freedom Struggle Comes to New Orleans; 3 ""WE WANT AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY"": The Black Panthers, Desire, and Police Repression; 4 THE POLITICS OF SELF-DEFENSE: Mark Essex, the Soul Patrol, and Black Vigilantism; Illustrations; 5 THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE: The Black Organization of Police, Mass Protest, and the City Council Hearings 6 BLACK POWER POLITICS: Ernest "Dutch" Morial and the Limits of Police Reform7 "WE ARE LIVING IN A POLICE STATE": The Algiers Tragedy, the Maturation of Community Protest, and the Politics of a Civilian Review Board; 8 BLACK-ON-BLACK CRIME: The Consequences of White Flight, the War on Drugs, and Political Indifference; 9 "A NEW DAY IN BABYLON": The Professionalization of the New Orleans Police Department and the Claiming of Urban Public Space; EPILOGUE: Policing Katrina; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a staggering array of NOPD abuses - police homicides, sexual violence against women, racial profiling, and complicity in drug deals, prostitution rings, burglaries, protection schemes, and gun smuggling - and the increasingly voceriferous calls for reform by the city's black community. The first book-length study of police brutality and African American protest in

9780807137406 19.95 (NL)


African Americans - Louisiana - New Orleans - Social conditions - 20th century.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) - Race relations - History - 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Police-community relations - Louisiana - New Orleans - History - 20th century.
Police-community relations -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.


Electronic books.

F379.N557

363.232