Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Police/military/city: Derek Gregory on the blurring of policing and military violence

Derek Gregory at geographical imaginations offers some sobering thoughts in a post on the blurring of policing and military violence. The post not only explores the long-standing convergence of policing and military operations within “colonial theatres”, it also draws attention to the “repatriation” of colonial tactics to the metropolis. For Gregory and many others  (most notably, Stephen Graham), the city has undoubtedly become a key site in the militarization of security and law enforcement. I’ve included a clip from Madrid below showing the recent use of rubber bullets inside Madrid-Atocha Rail Station as just one example of what this new form of policing looks like (thanks to Pere Suau-Sanchez for posting the video on crit-geog):

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