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Policing of Protest-- the study and science of it-- with John Noakes

Broadcast 2/26/2019 at 10:54 PM EST (9 Listens, 3 Downloads, 2846 Itunes)
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John Noakes, an internationally known scholar on the policing of political protests, is chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. In addition to the policing of protests, Professor Noakes has also published research on the origins of the FBI and FBI surveillance of Hollywood in the 1940s. At Arcadia he teaches courses on Social Theory, Social Movements, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, and Wrongful Convictions, among others.

What do you do?
Study how police respond to street protests"including the history of how they have respond"differences in the past 50 years

Police violence in the 1960s produced martyrs who helped protesters get sympathy and to recruit.

Negotiated management model of police dealing with protest

Strategic incapacitation"
Police use of force continuum"supposedly proportional to protester force used.
Police use pepper spray, rubber bullets, flash bangs"goal, get the protesters to be inactive for an hour or two, ie., the duration of the protest.

Protesters escalate by refusing to obey officers, blocking public thorofare, snake marches.

Did distribution of surplus military equipment to police departments affect policing of protests?

Bicycle policing"equal moveable barriers

Its a Wonderful Life movie as subversive, according to the FBI?
Also The Best Years of Our Life and Gentlemens Agreement"both Oscar winners.

Racializing Subversion: The FBI and the Depiction of Race in Early Cold War Movies

Wrongful Convictions and Exonerations: Reasons innocent people are wrongfully convicted (between 30,000 and 150,000 a year.)
Eyewitness misidentification, interrogations that produce confessions by innocent people, Jailhouse snitches.
DNA and scientific forensics prevent

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)

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