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Lisa Cacho

Lisa Cacho is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and will be joining the American Studies Department at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville this fall. She is the author of Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected (NYU press, 2012), which won the John Hope Franklin book prize in 2013 for best book in American Studies.

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We must reject the current legal regime under which resisting arrest is so widely accepted as a justification for police brutality and officer shootings.

Lisa Cacho Jodi Melamed