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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

6 - Pretext and Justification: Republicanism, Policing, and Race

from Part II - Do We Need Public Police?


On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott – a father, former Coast Guard officer, forklift operator, and licensed massage therapist who was engaged to be married – was driving his twenty-five-year-old Mercedes to buy auto parts in North Charleston, South Carolina.