The Funambulist Nº8

Police

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016

This eighth issue of The Funambulist Magazine, dedicated to the police, can be read in continuity with Issue 04 (March-April 2016), which was focused on carceral environments. Its axiomatic editorial line is resolutely the same: just as there cannot be “better prisons,” there cannot be “better police,” at least not within the logics through which they are currently operating in a majority of the world’s societies. In this regard, the numerous murders of Native and Black bodies by the United States police, the violence of the Apartheid police in Jerusalem against Palestinians, the murderous operations of the Brazilian military police in the favelas, or the legalized abuse of power by the French and Turkish police during ongoing states of emergency; not as “police brutality” that would require reforms but, rather, as the very essence of policing itself, which calls for abolition.

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert

Contributors: Katherine Merriman, Ather Zia, Nick Estes, Jehan Bseiso, Christina Heatherton, Susana Durão, Sinthujan Varatharajah, Mathieu Rigouste, Jacob Burns, Whitney Hansley, and Joséphine Larere.

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The Funambulist Magazine 08 Police

2 | FROM THE BLOG: CATERPILLAR BULLDOZERS FROM STANDING ROCK TO PALESTINE
Léopold Lambert

4 | FROM THE BLOG: CALAIS, 09/2016
Léopold Lambert

6 | POLITICAL WALKS: MUSLIM HARLEM
Katherine Merriman

10 | GUEST COLUMNS: KASHMIR: FROM ORIENT TOTHE STATE OF EXCEPTION
Ather Zia

12 | GUEST COLUMNS: THE SURROUNDED: #NoDAPL AND GEOGRAPHIES OF INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE
Nick Estes

— MAIN /// POLICE
16 | POEM ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE
Jehan Bseiso

18 | INTRODUCTION: ARCHITECTURE IS POLICING: STATE OF EMERGENCY FRANCE AS AN EXAMPLE
Léopold Lambert

24 | EGYPTIAN POLICE: LOCALIZED VIOLENCE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Anonymous Contributor

28 | U.S. POLICE: BROKEN WINDOWS NEOLIBERALISM
Christina Heatherton

34 | BRAZILIAN POLICE: CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL BATTLES
Susana Durão

38 | GERMAN POLICE: RACIAL PROFILING: BETWEEN LEGAL ACTIONS & STATE RECOGNITION
Sinthujan Varatharajah

42 | PODCAST TRANSCRIPTS: COLONIAL GENEALOGY OF THE FRENCH POLICE
Mathieu Rigouste

50 | ISRAELI POLICE: THE PRACTICE OF COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT AGAINST PALESTINIANS

56 | STUDENTS: BLACK MOLD (part 2)
Whitney Hansley

58 | STUDENTS: HOSPITALITY: REVERSING POLICE VIOLENCE
Joséphine Larere