Film: Arresting Power (January 15, 2015; Portland)

This Thursday, January 15, the Northwest Film Center will be hosting the premier of the film, Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence.

The Film Center’s website offers this description:

“Media artists and social activists Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke’s film speaks to the history of police violence in our society, providing a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland and its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, redlining, and gentrification practices. . . . [They] explore alternatives to current policing practices and consider strategies for community safety that do not employ constant surveillance and unneeded violence.”

I talked to the filmmakers about the history of the police, and about my work with Rose City Copwatch.    I’m excited to see the fished version.

Arresting Power

Thursday January 15th, 2015 7pm 

Northwest Film Center Whitsell Auditorium

1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Interviews about the Cops (Dec. 2014)

My interview for the Crimethinc podcast has been transcribed and issued as part of a free, downloadable pamphlet, titled Police/Policing and Life Without the Police.

Also, it’s not quite an interview per se, but I am quoted extensively in this article on police militarization, from Souciant.

Meanwhile, over at DCSC, we have a Christmas story from Leslie James Pickering, based on his examination of Oregon State Police files.