Israeli Tactical School

The Profitable Theatrics of Riot Control

The Profitable Theatrics of Riot Control

Militarized policing was designed to destroy the dignity of those who contest power. Riot control is — and always has been — about criminalizing acts of disobedience by controlling people, public space and even the air we breathe. The disturbing forms of policing we see in Baltimore provide a small window into a sprawling, transnational business with roots in colonialist violence.