Posts Tagged police

Police in riot gear in a show of force during the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh

Police Officer Comforts White Woman by Saying “We Only Kill Black People”

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. It reveals layers of historical and present police violence against black people – often in the name of making white women feel safe.

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. ...

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Quote of the Day: MRA says to build police trust by forcing survivors into system

This morning, the House of Representatives’ Education and Workforce committee held its hearing on campus sexual assault and heard from what was truly a strange range of witnesses. Not a single one, as Dana pointed yesterday, was a student survivor with actual knowledge of the problem.

This morning, the House of Representatives’ Education and Workforce committee held its hearing on campus sexual assault and heard from what was truly a strange range of witnesses. Not a single one, as Dana pointed ...

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Tell Congress to listen to college rape survivors and vote no on the Safe Campus Act

This morning the House Education and Workforce committee will hear witnesses in its hearing on campus sexual assault — and, unsurprisingly, not a single one of them is a student survivor with knowledge of the problem as it is experienced on the ground. One anticipated topic of discussion: the recently introduced Safe Campus Act. 

This morning the House Education and Workforce committee will hear witnesses in its hearing on campus sexual assault — and, unsurprisingly, not a single one of them is a student survivor with knowledge of the ...

Freddy Bernal, a man with short grey hair, wearing a red polo shirt and in front of press microphones

Venezuelan president of police reform commission makes homophobic remarks

In October of last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro selected Freddy Bernal to lead a new presidential commission on police reform. Yesterday, Bernal stepped into hot water when, after saying he did not believe people with tattoos or men with earrings are police officer material, he was asked about his position on gay officers. 

In October of last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro selected Freddy Bernal to lead a new presidential commission on police reform. Yesterday, Bernal stepped into hot water when, after saying he did not believe people with ...

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16-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez killed by Denver police

Jessie Hernandez’ friends describe her as goofy, lovable, with an infectious smile. On Monday morning, the Denver police officers saw in Jessie — a Latina, queer-presenting young person — a threat. For this reason, Jessie is now dead.

Jessie Hernandez’ friends describe her as goofy, lovable, with an infectious smile. On Monday morning, the Denver police officers saw in Jessie — a Latina, queer-presenting young person — a threat. For this reason, Jessie is ...

Queer and trans youth of color in NOLA demand accountability from police

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by the police.

We Deserve Better, a new report by BreakOUT! — a badass organization working to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans — highlights exactly the ways queer and trans youth experience discriminatory policing at the hands of the NOPD. Perhaps most importantly, We Deserve Better also highlights the resiliency of these criminalized communities, and makes common-sense demands to address issues of safety.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by

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