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Slavery, Mass Murder and the Birth of American Policing

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Ever wonder how Policing started in the U.S.? In this episode, Robert and Prop trace the bloody birth of American policing, from Ancient Greece, to the slave-holding South, to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri today. 


  1. Myths and Realities of Crime and Justice
  2. A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing
  3. Slave Patrols: An Early Form of American Policing
  4. How the U.S. Got Its Police Force
  5. Slave Patrols
  6. The History of the Police
  7. The History of Policing in the United States
  8. Police Dog Bites Black Man
  9. A Look at Urban Violence & Police Brutality in Ancient Rome

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