The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

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INDEX
ACLU. See American Civil Liberties Union
ACORN. See Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
African American Heritage Coalition, 139
African-Americans. See blacks
AFSCME. See American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Agendas and Instability (Baumgartner & Jones), 174
alcohol, 129, 160–61
Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 100, 101 t, 226n8
Amber Alert, 91
American Bar Association, 33
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 7, 14, 17, 25, 172, 181–82, 227n32
at hearings, 71, 97, 213n56
at Pennsylvania legislative hearings, 103, 106–7, 113, 115–16, 217n60, 218n85
in agenda-setting, 165, 181
state governments and, 89
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 4
anti-death penalty activism, 213n56
Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, 76
antilynching
legislation and Mann Act, 36–42, 46–47, 81–83, 209n44, 209n50
legislation, constitutionality of, 209n50
assaults, 31
asset forfeiture funds, 110, 217n75
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), 11, 25, 97, 140, 187, 216n53, 217n75, 221n65
Avenue Organization Corporation, 139
Bank Act (1798), 32
Baumgartner, Frank R., 45, 57, 71–72, 174, 189, 211n12, 216n55
Beckett, Katherine, 61, 204n66, n68, 206n1, 211n9, n16, 214n63.
Belmont Improvement Association, 140
Berk, Richard A., 90
Berry, Jeffrey, 189, 202n18, n19, n22, n23, 204n60, 206n84, 210n4, 213n48, 215n41, n43, 219 n6, n8, 222n1, 227n1.
bias
in crime control, 8–11
mobilization of, 25 t, 27, 184, 205n82
black(s), 114
civil rights, 19, 36–37, 61
crime and, 18–21
criminal justice system and, 7
incarceration rates of, 13
neighborhoods, 4, 6, 10, 140–41, 152–56, 223n26, 223nn21–22, 224n28
in Philadelphia, 126–27, 135–37, 220n35
in Pittsburgh, 127–28
police and, 124–25, 219n21
political power, 171
victimization of, 12–13, 41–42
whites and, 19–21, 46–47
white violence against, 34
Black and White Men Together, 67
Black Community Crusade for Children, 78t, 79
Black Corona: Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community (Gregory), 147
Black Legislative Caucuses, 113
Black Political Forum, 126
Black Political Unity Movement, 126
Bloomfield Citizens Council, 141

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