Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling

Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling

Garner sold loose cigarettes; Alton Sterling hawked CDs — and they both died at the hands of police…
“Simply arguing that there is more inequality is not enough,” emails Saskia Sassen, a sociologist at Columbia University and the author of “Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy.” “I think the economy we have right now is generating expulsions—you are simply out. This generates desperation—you become an outcast.”
rest @ http://www.salon.com/2016/07/08/criminalizing_the_hustle_policing_poor_peoples_survival_strategies_from_erin_garner_to_alton_sterling/

One response to “Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling

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