Tucson Festival of Books

Busted: Police and Racial Inequality


Police involvement in the death of innocent people — frequently people of color — gained national attention with the murder of George Floyd. In this session, our authors answer the questions of how we move forward and how to make law enforcement more accountable.


Panelists
Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips is a national political leader, bestselling author, and columnist. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller "Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority" and his current book "How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good" has been lauded as a "rousing call for change....

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Joanna Schwartz

Joanna Schwartz is a professor of law at University of California, Los Angeles where she teaches civil procedure and courses on police accountability and public interest lawyering. Her writing, commentary and research about police misconduct, qualified immunity, indemnification, and local government budgeting have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, NPR and elsewhere....

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Ali Winston

Ali Winston is an independent reporter covering criminal justice, privacy, and surveillance. His work has been rewarded with several awards, including the George Polk Award for local reporting in 2017....

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Books:
Shielded
How the Police Became Untouchable
Joanna Schwartz
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
February 2023
ISBN 9780593299364
320 pages

The Riders Come Out at Night
Ali Winston
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Atria Books
January 2023
ISBN 9781982168599

How We Win the Civil War
How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority
Steve Phillips
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
New Press
January 2022
ISBN 9781620976760
384 pages