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Alternatives to Police (August 2015)

Two new excerpts from the afterword of the new edition of Our Enemies in Blue appeared this month — both concerning alternatives to police. The first, at Oregon Humanities, looks at alternatives in the Black freedom struggle. The second, at Bitch, looks at feminist attempts at justice.


Our Enemies in Blue — now available! (August 2015)

I am pleased to announce, at long last, the publication of the third edition of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America.


Eleven years after the original, and 120 pages longer, the new version brings the historical narrative up-to-date and describes changes in immigration enforcement, surveillance, and crowd control. It also features an expanded afterword on alternatives to policing, and a useful introduction by Andrea Ritchie.

The cover price is $22, but I’m selling it for $20. Or, for $35, you can have Our Enemies in Blue AND Fire the Cops, a collection of my articles, essays, and lectures on policing, published last year. Just send a check to the address below.

Kristian Williams
PO Box 11112
Portland OR 97211

If you are interested in bringing me to talk at your neighborhood bookstore, library, coffee shop, union hall, church, or school, please be in touch. We’ll see what we can work out.