Kristian Williams on Community Alternatives to the Police
Joe Clement talks with local police-scholar, Kristian Williams, about an up-coming panel at PSU about community alternatives to the police. The panel is a response to the Campus Public Safety Office's intention to give its agents more power to arrest as well as arm them. Kristian talks broadly about community alternatives to the police, what they've meant historical to the police abolition movement and what they mean in the context of the panel.
Kristian Williams has been on the Old Mole before to talk about policing and police unions. He's the author of numerous books, including Our Enemies in Blue, which argues that policing as an institution has historically been a lot less about protecting ordinary people than protecting power over people.