The Kings ain't playin’ no one tonight: Desanctifying property as an abolitionist practice in Sacramento

  title={The Kings ain't playin’ no one tonight: Desanctifying property as an abolitionist practice in Sacramento},
  author={Mia Karisa Dawson},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={319 - 331}
  • Mia Karisa Dawson
  • Published 25 February 2022
  • History
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
This article considers the significance of disrespecting property as a long-standing practice of abolition. As an organizer, observer and participant, I consider a series of Black Lives Matter protests in Sacramento that transgress the dictates of property in the city. I apply Cedric Robinson’s under-examined theory of the terms of order to understand these transgressions as fundamental threats to assemblages of capitalism, whiteness and policing. As the ruptures caused by protests and riots… 

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