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Policing Proof: Korryn Gaines, Body Cameras, and Anti-Blackness as a Scene, with Joshua Aiken (Yale)

Policing Proof: Korryn Gaines, Body Cameras, and Anti-Blackness as a Scene, with Joshua Aiken (Yale)

September 14, 2022
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Zoom link: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/97960458784
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Zoom link: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/97960458784

This talk considers the killing of Korryn Gaines by the Baltimore County SWAT team in 2016, in the context of social media sites deactivating Gaines accounts as she tried to livestream the events. I consider how especially since the 1990s, racialized-gendered notions of documentation, culpability, and proof have played an integral role in legitimizing state-sanctioned harm.

Joshua Aiken (link) is a J.D./Ph.D. Candidate in History and African-American Studies at Yale where his research focuses on the relationship between race, violence, and the rule of law. He received Masters degrees in Forced Migration Studies and in History from the University of Oxford and previously worked as a Policy Fellow at the Prison Policy Initiative.

Series organizers: Dr. Mary Texeira (Sociology), Robie Madrigal (Pfau Library), Dr. Jeremy Murray (History), Stan Futch (President, WAG), and CSUSB students Marlo Brooks, Zoralynn Oglesby, Jade McDonald, Jaime Castro, Connie Cornejo, and Evelyn Jimenez. Click here to view previous panels in the Conversations on Race and Policing series.

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