By Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.
the style within which Kathryn Johnston died so tragically by the hands of Atlanta narcotics police at the night of November 21, 2006, anticipates and informs a few very contemporary--and tremendous volatile--issues that experience develop into heavily linked to the identify of Ferguson, Missouri. because the "Black Lives subject" circulation makes transparent, the problems heart basically round the courting among racial id and deadly police violence within the usa at the present time. during this moment version of Policing the nation, Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. makes an attempt to situate either "Ferguson" and "Black Lives subject" inside of a comparatively slim historic body of the 2 years seeing that Policing the State
used to be first released, in addition to an extended historical past of the emergence of a extra violent policing regime and an ever-more intensely carceral society that got here at the scene rather unexpectedly within the usa within the mid-to-late 1980s.
"The crevasse among scholarly concept and human soreness usually turns out unconscionably sizeable, as only a few thinkers without delay follow their elite wisdom to present difficulties. Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. speaks powerfully by contrast quiet, using his striking moral sensibility and interpretive discernment to reveal the underpinnings of a tragically typical crime."
--Kathryn Lofton, affiliate Professor of non secular reviews and American reports, Yale University
"In this relocating, haunting, probing booklet, Ruprecht tells the tale of an ordeal during which he participated as a juror in 2008. the tale is in a few feel a tragedy, a sort of paintings and event that occurs to be on the middle of the author's educational matters. This publication has the human curiosity of such a tale . . . however it is usually asking, among the strains, what tragedy is and what it'd be to keep up wish, instead of resigning oneself to destiny, in the middle of tragedies."
--Jeffrey Stout, Professor of faith, Princeton University
"Ruprecht has a wide-ranging and fertile highbrow mind's eye. He has written on tragedy and modernism, Plato and gardening, New testomony passages and Hellenism via heritage. during this e-book, Ruprecht brings his prepared, insightful, and reflective mind to undergo on his personal own involvement on an Atlanta jury. it's a compelling and tough exploration of ethics, justice, and democracy in the USA today."
--Gary Laderman, Professor of yank non secular historical past and Cultures, Emory University
"Written from a juror and scholar's point of view, Policing the kingdom offers us with a textbook case of the shameful abuse of police strength. Ruprecht affirms how the democratic means of trial through jury successfully pursued the reality, exposed it, pointed out the wrongdoers, despatched them to felony, whereas aiming on the deeper paintings of reconciliation. A must-read for all."
--Anthony A. W. Motley, Pastor, Lindsay highway Baptist Church in Atlanta
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. is the inaugural holder of the William M. Suttles Chair in spiritual reports at Georgia nation college. the writer of 7 earlier books on a variety of topics in spiritual background, ethics, and politics, his most modern e-book is Winckelmann and the Vatican's First Profane Museum (2011). He released a prior ebook with Wipf & inventory in 2008, titled God Gardened East: A Gardener's Meditation at the Dynamics of Genesis.