Modelo Policial, Modelo Policial, Police

Police and racism in Brazil: elements for thinking about change

In the last decade, at least two factors have contributed to bringing the issue of racism in policing to the forefront. Worldwide, the effects of incarceration and police brutality directed at racially marked groups have accumulated, leading civil society to turn its criticism to the policing model shaped by the anti-terror doctrine. This doctrine brought back to the field of internal security categories, procedures, and technologies forged for war on the enemy, reinforcing the militarization of policing. The second factor was the emergence of a black antiracist thought dedicated to thinking about the very mechanisms of racism in the police, criminal justice, and prisons.