Crimes against women are notoriously underreported in the United Kingdom and around the world—particularly when they’re of a sexual nature. Now, one police unit in England is trying to address this problem, and it’s a surprisingly bureaucratic response to a very violent problem: The unit is changing how the complaints are classified as they come in, and early research indicates it may be having effective results.
[Editorial note: Identity Evropa and the American Identity Movement are proven to be the same group, so at times the groups’ names are used interchangeably. The American Identity Movement is also abbreviated as ‘AmIM’ to avoid confusion with the American Indian Movement (AIM).]
This essay historicizes the phenomenon of mass shootings within the context of transformations in the spatial and political economy of the U.S. neoliberal state. While mass shootings are not usually understood as iterations of racial violence, this essay argues that both the discursive and actual phenomenon of mass shootings must be understood in relation to the manifold forms of violence structured by racial capitalism—from territorial conquest to U.S. imperialism, spatial privatization to mass incarceration. It suggests that doing so disturbs and complicates positivist conceptions of the relation between race and violence that predominate in the humanities and social sciences, while demanding a reconsideration of the meaning and trajectory of civilian life within studies of race and bio-politics. #whytheracecardisplayed