Anonymous said: I was thinking today and it dawned on me that if Michael Brown's murder goes to trial, if the jury reflects Ferguson's population, there would be 8 black jurors and 4 white jurors. If it reflects the makeup of the Ferguson PD, it would be 1 black juror and 11 white jurors.
[Judge Dredd] is an aggressive satire of what would become known as the broken windows theory of policing, in which focusing on small crimes against the social order—vandalism being the textbook example—was believed to reduce crime in general. In practice, of course, broken window policing became an excuse for police forces to focus on petty crime committed by poorer people, and was little more than an excuse for neoliberal crypto-fascists like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to arrest more racial minorities. Dredd predates both Thatcher’s Britain, which came to power in 1979, and the broken windows theory, first codified in 1982, but this only added to its power. It meant that when Thatcherism rose to power the artistic resistance to it was already worked out and ready.
— Philip Sandifer, The Last War In Albion (via andrewtsks)