We Fight: Three Decades of Rebellion Against the Police
318 pages | Detritus Books
As long as the state has existed, people have defended each other against its assaults. The state has been coercive and destructive since its inception; the police are just one of its more recent enforcement mechanisms. As soon as there were police, there was resistance to the police.
Here, we have collected the voices of maybe two dozen people, most of them anonymous. Yet in the events they describe, we can see the agency of thousands who stood up to the police, who refused to permit them to divide and conquer us, to play the boot on the State’s foot, that would crush us all into oblivion if we let it.
Eleven case studies across America—from Los Angeles 1992, to Minneapolis, Rockford, and Kenosha 2020.