Tag Archives: police

Quick Hit: The effects of stop + frisk on women

Tweet*Trigger warning* The linked article contains descriptions of harassment and unwanted touching. Laws don’t always affect all people equally. People of color and LBGTQ people, for example, are disproportionately targeted by laws that criminalize carrying condoms as an (ineffective) way to prevent sex work. And we’ve documented how stop and frisk is executed along racial [...]
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Condom searches are being used to profile sex workers

TweetYou may remember the feminist blogosphere talking about laws that said carrying condoms could get you arrested. A new report from Human Rights Watch examines the issue: sex workers and people profiled as sex workers, especially trans women, are being targeted by the cops with condom searches in Prostitution Free Zones. This puts sex workers at [...]
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Riot Police Arrest 31 Protestors against Forced Ultrasound

Tweet Photo via The Hook Yesterday, riot police were sent in to handle a group of non-violent demonstrators protesting Virginia’s newly passed forced ultrasound bill. This kindler, gentler violation is over the belly and not through the vagina. Police arrested 31 people, some of whose trials started today. Here are some moving photos and video [...]
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D.C. activists fight back against violence targeting trans women

TweetAnother hate crime against trans women in the D.C. area, this one by an off-duty police officer no less, sheds a glaring flood light on the work ahead in challenging gender-based violence. Last week, the off-duty District police officer allegedly fired a pistol at three transgender women and two male friends while the group was [...]
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Another NYPD Rape Cop Arrested

Tweet*Trigger warning* Not again! Yet, another NYPD cop was arrested over the weekend for raping a woman. Off duty officer Michael Pena was literally caught with his pants down after police were called to the scene of him attacking a schoolteacher early Friday morning while she was on her way to work in Inwood. The [...]
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