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Wednesday, July 20th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy welcomes the return of Norm Stamper. Former chief of the Seattle Police Department, Mr. Stamper has nearly three decades as an enforcement official in California and Washington state. Since retiring, he devoted his time and energy to police reform and improvement. We’ve previously discussed he’s first book, Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing. In this book Mr. Stamper divulged that he was trained to use his “nigger knocker” to brutalize and arrest black citizens. He also writes candidly about White fear of black males – the bigger and darker the black male, the more afraid Whites become. He submits that this fear contributes to many of the lethal encounters black citizens have with law enforcement. Mr. Stamper’s second book, To Protect And Serve: How to Fix America’s Police, was published this year. He recommends ending the “War on Drugs,” demilitarizing police departments, and training to help officers manage their fear. The shootings in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana have permanently shifted all plans of police reform. With black gunmen accused of murdering 8 officers in these two respective cities, public sentiment is increasingly less focused on police reform.
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