Vesla Weaver on Ferguson and the Militarization of the Police

On Slate, Vesla Weaver discusses the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the problems of “broken window” policing. With Slate’s Political Gabfest hosts Emily Bazelon and James Forman, Jr. in the “All Criminal Justice” edition.

In addition, in a podcast on Slate Plus, Weaver discusses her new book, ”Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control,” that addresses the problems of the “carceral state” and how it undermines the fundamental principles of democracy.

Area of study 
Criminal Justice