9780429296857 (electronic book) 0429296851 (electronic book) 9781000022810 (electronic book ; Mobipocket) 1000022811 (electronic book ; Mobipocket) 9781000022964 (electronic book ; EPUB) 100002296X (electronic book ; EPUB) 9781000022667 1000022668 0367276062 9780367276065
The recent mass shooting of 22 innocent people in El Paso by a lone White gunman looking to "Kill Mexicans" is not new. It is part of a long, bloody history of anti-Latina/o violence in the United States. Gringo Injustice brings this history to life, shedding critical light on the complex relationship between Latinas/os and the United States' legal and judicial system. Contributors with first-hand knowledge and experience, including former law enforcement officers, ex-gang members, attorneys, and community activists, share insider perspectives on the issues facing Latinas/os and initiate a critical dialogue on this neglected topic. Essays examine the unauthorized use of deadly force by police and patterned incidents of lynching, hate crimes, gang violence, and racial profiling. The book also highlights the hyper-criminalization of barrio youth and considers wide-ranging implications from the disproportionate imprisonment of Latinas/os. Gringo Injustice provides a comprehensive and powerful look into the Latina/o community's fraught history with law enforcement and the American judicial system. It is an essential reference for students and scholars interested in intersections between crime and communities of Color, and for use in Sociology, Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, Chicano Studies, Criminology, and Criminal Justice.
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Part I. State-sanctioned violence. A history of anti-Latino state-sanctioned violence : executions, lynchings, and hate crimes / Maritza Pérez Officer-involved shootings of Latinos : moving beyond the Black/White binary / Robert J. Durán Interest-convergence theory and police use of deadly force on Latinos : a case study of three shootings / Roberto Rivera Killing Ismael Mena : "The SWAT teams feared for their lives..." / Ernesto Vigil Part II. The youth control complex. The street terrorism and enforcement act : a new chapter on the war on gangs / Alfredo Mirandé Latino street gangs, La EME, and the Short Corridor Collective / Richard A. Alvarado "Captives while free" : surveillance of Chicana/o youth in a San Diego Barrio / José S. Plascencia-Castillo Hyper-criminalization : gang-affiliated Chicana teen mothers navigating third spaces / Katherine L. Maldonado Part III. Race, citizenship, and the law. "A class apart" : The exclusion of Latinas/os from grand and petit juries / Aldredo Mirandé Whiteness, Mexican appearance and the Fourth Amendment / Alfredo Mirandé.
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