Abolish the Police and the World that Created Them

By Duncan Riley 6/8/2020 Edited on 6/16/2020 to correct an error in the first paragraph. The date of the city council's declaration was given as the 7th of May, when it in fact occurred on the 7th of June.   Ever since the uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd on the 25th of … Continue reading Abolish the Police and the World that Created Them

Turning Workers into Criminals: Gender, Class, and State Violence in the Twin Cities’ Responses to Sex Work, 1870-1900

By Duncan Riley 10/28/2019   What Makes Someone a Criminal? Modern society tends to view criminality as a product of immorality. If someone commits a crime, it is because they are a bad and antisocial person. However, the relationship between law and morality is in reality far more complicated. When John Brown and his party … Continue reading Turning Workers into Criminals: Gender, Class, and State Violence in the Twin Cities’ Responses to Sex Work, 1870-1900