Posts Tagged police violence

Defining safety for all queer people in the wake of Orlando

The shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning left many across the country reeling. Queer communities, in particular, were left questioning the sanctity of their safe spaces, and the constant threat against their lives. But the reality is that this threat isn’t uniform for all queer people: Black and brown members of the LGBTQI community suffered disproportionately from homophobic and racist violence even before Orlando.

The shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning left many across the country reeling. Queer communities, in particular, were left questioning the sanctity of their safe spaces, and the constant threat against their lives. ...

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10,000 Afro-Brazilian women march against racism

Activists from across Brazil gathered in the country’s capitol this month to participate in the Black Women’s March and draw attention to the discrimination and disproportionate levels of violence that Afro-Brazilian women face.

Activists from across Brazil gathered in the country’s capitol this month to participate in the Black Women’s March and draw attention to the discrimination and disproportionate levels of violence that Afro-Brazilian women face.

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Why isn’t Daniel Holtzclaw a household name?

Over at Cosmo, Treva Lindsey has a great piece on the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma cop charged with committed 36 sexual crimes, from stalking to rape, against mostly low-income Black women while on duty. She explains how the combination of racism and sexism has led to the lack of mass media coverage of the horrifying case. 

Over at Cosmo, Treva Lindsey has a great piece on the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma cop charged with committed 36 sexual crimes, from stalking to rape, against mostly low-income Black women while on duty. ...

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Investigation reveals hundreds of cops who’ve lost their badges for sexual misconduct

The Associated Press published an important piece yesterday about sexual misconduct, abuse, assault, and harassment by law enforcement. Based on state records on police officers whose licenses were revoked for a variety of sex crimes, the piece shows the terrible conseqences of “a propensity for officers to use the power of their badge to prey on the vulnerable.” 

The Associated Press published an important piece yesterday about sexual misconduct, abuse, assault, and harassment by law enforcement. Based on state records on police officers whose licenses were revoked for a variety of sex crimes, the ...

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