Militarisation of the Police

Occurred Feb 8, 2017, Spektrum, Berlin


Angela Richter - author, theatre director and activist
Adam Harvey - counter-surveillance artist, machine-vision expert and activist
Matthias Monroy - author, researcher and activist. NETZPOLITIK, editor of CILIP
Lukas Theune, civil rights activist, lawyer for Rigaer 94.

Moderated by Julian Oliver artist, critical engineer and activist

"An urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, DO NOT RESIST - the directorial debut of Detropia cinematographer Craig Atkinson - offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action - from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence" to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments - before exploring where controversial new technologies including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next."

- Katie Atkinson

This event was organised by Crystelle Vu, Julian Oliver and Manon Bernard.

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Background image: National Reconnaissance Office, 2013 Trevor Paglen