Policing the Poor in the World's Cities: Perspectives from the Philippines and Latin America
This panel explores the nexus between urban poverty, policing, and violence. It will explore how violence is woven into the fabric of policing strategies that have focused on the security and safety of the rich and the middle class, and on criminalizing the poor as thieves, drug addicts, and scoundrels. Seen in this light, the war on crime is but the latest expression of a decades-long war against the urban poor.
Mary Racelis, The Long Struggle for Rights in the City: Perspectives from the Philippines
Ronald Mendoza, Using News Reports to Estimate Drug Casualties in the Philippines
Martha Susana Jaimes Builes, Urban Segregation, Inequality, and the Drug War in Colombia
Bruno Paes Manzo, Citizen Security and Homicides in Brazil: Patterns and Variations
Ronna Risquez, Police Violence and Death Squads in Venezuela