Thursday, January 31, 2008

US Supreme Court Police

Established in 1949, the Supreme Court of the United States Police is a small federal law enforcement agency headquartered in the District of Columbia, whose mission is to ensure the integrity of the constitutional mission of the Supreme Court by protecting the United States Supreme Court building, the Justices, employees, guests, and visitors.

Read more at Wikipedia.

Though I have captured the USSCP and MFL many times over the years - not to mention that and one of 2006 MFL USSCP which was published on page 57 of Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society . Volumer 8, Number 2, Spring 2006 issue was also featured as the front cover of Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader (Critical Black Studies) book, released in September 2007 I did not know the correct acronym for the agency, until yesterday, which was when I searched GOOGLE.

Unfortunately, when I photographed at the Supreme Court, over the years, my experiences have always been text book examples of racializaing justice. As was the case on Tuesday evening, 22 January 2008 with a white female and male feminist and then black male USSCP officer.

Click the above photo view my USSCP 2008 photo set and Cop Duty 2008 collection.

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