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Boom. 2016; 6332–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.32
Published: 01 September 2016
... by Boyle Heights-based arts organization Self Help Graphics and Art, was entitled 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson. The exhibition anti-memorializes not just the forty-three students from Ayotzinapa, but victims of police brutality in the United States as well, linking the two social movements across...
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Boom. 2016; 6236–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.36
Published: 01 June 2016
... high, nearly windowless metal walls and enclosed imposing buildings, Silverado High School speaks to the ‘‘new’’ normal in the schooling and policing of poor, young people of color in the Golden State. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Silverado High School school-to...
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Boom. 2012; 22100–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.100
Published: 01 June 2012
...Keenan Norris This short essay contextualizes the New Year's Day 2009 murder of Bay Area youth Oscar Grant, placing his murder by police, the arrest, charging, trial and conviction of the police officer, and the media and community reaction in a vast historical and geographic context. The situation...
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Boom. 2012; 2427–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.27
Published: 01 December 2012
...Joel E. Black In spring 1957 the Juvenile Division of the San Francisco Police Department seized copies of Howl and charged the poem's publisher, Lawrence Felinghetti, with obscenity. Tried in summer 1957 and defended by the American Civil Liberties Union, Ferlinghetti was exonerated by a District...
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Boom. 2012; 235–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.5
Published: 01 October 2012
...Ami Sommariva and Louis Warren While protecting a tent encampment of student protesters on 18 November 2011, UC Davis freshman Ian Lee was pepper-sprayed by campus police. Boom assistant editor Ami Sommariva and Boom editor-in-chief Louis Warren sat down with Lee to talk about his experience with...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
... Berkeley. When Hortense died suddenly that summer, I was bereft and threw myself into the local political scene. I joined the first ragtag group of students and local activists to occupy the area that became known as People s Park. Mayhem followed, including police shoot- ings and demonstrations. I became...
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Boom. 2016; 6416–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.16
Published: 01 December 2016
... murals as vehicles for, and symbols of, their social and political activism. They have articulated their stances on local and global issues civil rights at home, civil wars abroad, racism, policing, and now gentrification with paintbrushes and spray cans, and in the process have helped to cultivate a...
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Boom. 2016; 6452–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.52
Published: 01 December 2016
... attended the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago with Hinckle and his colleagues. He told his editor at Random House that his Ramparts contacts assured him that all manner of hell is going to break loose in Chicago.9 It was another turning point for Thompson, who was appalled by the police...
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Boom. 2016; 6439–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.39
Published: 01 December 2016
... to relatives homes or our family-foursome s up-the-coast road trips. They also came from TV and books. Again, often an outsider s perspective either a Quinn Martin police procedural of the seventies (The Streets of San Fran- cisco) and, of course, much later the Beat Generation s rhapsodizing. The...
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Boom. 2016; 63100–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.100
Published: 01 September 2016
... California andMexico (and even internallydivide each city) grow wider and harder to cross. These borders include theUS-Mexico border, which for centuries was little more than an imaginary line on a map, but now are violently drawn in the landscape out of rusty steel, barbed wire, and police. But they are...
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Boom. 2016; 6350–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.50
Published: 01 September 2016
... united a mostly white constituency of antiwar radicals with the Berkeley Black Caucus through a single central issue: com- munity control of the police. This demand linked minority communities whose members felt targeted by and under- represented in the police force with students and other citi- zens...
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Boom. 2016; 6318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.18
Published: 01 September 2016
... political gesture, to make evident an injustice related to current issues of undocu- mented immigration, anti-Muslim policies, race-based polic- ing and incarceration, to ask howmovements succeed and fail from the grassroots, and to tell a longer history of the ongoing struggle for fair housing and...
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Boom. 2016; 6298–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.98
Published: 01 June 2016
... students, campus visitors, and campus police. While grabbing In- N-Out during dinner, we were stared at; while walking the campus UC Irvine, students pointed out an increased police presence; at the hotel we felt like unwelcomed guests. This constant policing of Blackness was a reminder that our work to...
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Boom. 2016; 6288–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.88
Published: 01 June 2016
... in the area. Virtually all Skid Row citizens can claim firsthand knowledge of the criminal justice system. It s hard to escape the system once you ve hit Skid Row, given its long history of aggressive policing, criminalization of poverty that renders illegal the daily actions of homeless people...
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Boom. 2016; 6242–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.42
Published: 01 June 2016
... whittles away at its condemned with time. Simply wait long enough, and terrifying men like Teofila Medina become nothing. The gigantic killer s capacity for violent rage was infamous. His frightened sister turned him in to police in 1984 after he killed four people in four rob- beries in Orange and...
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Boom. 2016; 6124–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.24
Published: 01 March 2016
... used police powers to prevent Chinese laundries from setting up outside of Chinese neighborhoods, but Baltimore was the first city to write racial exclusion into a zoning ordinance when, in 1910, city leaders passed a law limiting where black resi- dents could live to a list of specified neighborhoods...
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Boom. 2015; 5420–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.20
Published: 01 December 2015
... pink-camouflaged army members invaded the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit school, to distribute condoms after being invited by students. The sisters were quickly escorted off campus by police. Rev. Troy Perry was kicked out of his Pentecostal church due to his homosexuality. After years of...
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Boom. 2015; 5381–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.81
Published: 01 September 2015
... cover for the rest of my life: the catalysts and challenges and patterns of social change. Consider the shooting of Michael Brown and other unarmed African American men at the hands of police. As the sci-tech correspondent, I d typically be sidelined in a story like that. Our coverage of his shooting...
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Boom. 2015; 534–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.4
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and it competes against fire, police, and other priorities The trick for Ebrahimian was picking the right kind of light. The noontime sun contains roughly equal measures of all the wavelengths of light visible to humans, plus some infrared (heat) and ultraviolet (suntan, cancer). Artificial sources of...
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Boom. 2015; 5228–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.28
Published: 01 June 2015
... has very little to do with the city of Los Angeles in terms of how it s organized or run. It has its own police force. It has its own, essentially, Bubblers of Owens Lake Rehydration Project, 2012. Indexical image of the lake made with materials from the lake itself. BOOM | SUMMER 2015 39 mayor, who...