Predictive Policing & the Stalker State: Hamid Khan, Alex Vitale & Alice Sp...

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St Mary's Episcopal Church

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Hamid Khan (Stop LAPD Spying) in conversation with Alex Vitale (The End of Policing) on the problems with Predictive Policing and the state's expanded capacity to trace, track and monitor us. Moderated by Alice Speri (The Intercept).

Hamid Khan challenges LA Police Department surveillance and profiling practices that criminalize benign and legal activity, normalize racial profiling, and render people in certain communities as criminal suspects. Khan has a long-standing and deep commitment to social justice for marginalized communities in Southern California. As founder and executive director of the South Asian Network, Khan helped to create the first community-based organization dedicated to informing and empowering South Asians in Southern California.

Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He also serves on the New York State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights. Prof. Vitale is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics and The End of Policing. His academic writings on policing have appeared in Policing and Society, Police Practice and Research, Mobilization, and Contemporary Sociology. He is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have appeared in The NY Times, NY Daily News, The Nation, Vice News, Jacobin, and USA Today.

Alice Speri writes about justice, immigration, and civil rights. She has reported extensively about the NYPD's use of gang databases and gang conspiracy cases. She is originally from Italy and lives in the Bronx.

Sponsored by: Justice Strategies, The Policing and Social Justice Project, Verso Books and The Intercept

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