Sam Adler-Bell is a policy associate in the privacy, security, and surveillance program at the Century Foundation in New York. His work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, Jacobin, and elsewhere.
“It’s a Police State Mentality” — J20 and the Racist Origins of Criminalizing Protest
The laws which delineate the boundaries of “legitimate protest” – including those under which the J20 defendants are charged – were shaped by mid-century fears about black revolutionary politics.
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