Confronting The American Way of Policing

Alex Vitale has been an impassioned advocate of police reform for 25 years, and now the Brooklyn College sociologist is making waves with his new book, The End of Policing. Vitale, who runs the Policing and Social Justice Project at the college, argues that police in recent decades have taken on an expanded, intensified and largely unchecked role in American society – a fundamental change fed by a “warrior mentality” that he says damages the country as much as it protects it.