Shakeer Rahman is a lawyer and community organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. He was previously an Impact Litigation Attorney at The Bronx Defenders, where he worked on systemic lawsuits against police and courts, as well as a law clerk to Judge Beverly Martin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on the California Supreme Court. Shakeer has written about policing and prisons in the Harvard Law Review, the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Dissent Magazine, the London Review of Books, and Counterpunch.
Read Q&A with Shakeer:
What is your research focus?
Prison abolition, surveillance, decolonization, counter-insurgency.
How do you plan to change the world?
I want to help build communities where policing, surveillance, and incarceration are unimaginable.
What is an interesting fact about yourself?
My sister and I were born on the same day three years apart.
What is music/film/art that represents who you are?
“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by Risco Connection.