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Alice Goffman ☆ 0 READ READ Î On the Run Fugitive Life in an American City G stories reveal the pernicious effects of this pervasive policing Goffman introduces us to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance some of them small time drug dealers others just ordinary guys dealing with limited choices All find the web of presumed criminality built as it is on the very associations and friendships that make up a life nearly impossible to escape We watch as the pleasures of summer evening stoop sitting are shattered by the arrival of a carful of cops looking to serve a warrant; we watch and can’t help but be shocked as teenage. This is a great book I hope a lot of people read it and get educated on what s happening in segregated low income black neighborhoods and in t

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Alice Goffman ☆ 0 READ READ Î On the Run Fugitive Life in an American City Forty years in the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used but it has nonetheless created a little known surveillance state in America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods Arrest uotas and high tech surveillance techniues criminalize entire blocks and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives family relationships jobs into liabilities as the police use such relationships to track down suspects demand information and threaten conseuences Alice Goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in Philadelphia and her close observations and often harrowin. I ll start this off with a compliment Alice Goffman is a phenomenal writer She tells stories and weaves a narrative that paints a vivid image

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Alice Goffman ☆ 0 READ READ Î On the Run Fugitive Life in an American City Rs teach their younger siblings and cousins how to run from the police and crucially to keep away from friends and family so they can stay hidden; and we see over and over the relentless toll that the presumption of criminality takes on families and futures While not denying the problems of the drug trade and the violence that often accompanies it through her gripping accounts of daily life in the forgotten neighborhoods of America's cities Goffman makes it impossible for us to ignore the very real human costs of our failed response the blighting of entire neighborhoods and the needless sacrifice of whole generations ?. I devoured this 260 page book in two days Coincidentally my library reuest for it came through just as I was finishing Behind the Beautiful Fo

  • Hardcover
  • 277
  • On the Run Fugitive Life in an American City
  • Alice Goffman
  • English
  • 15 February 2019
  • 9780226136714