As policymakers and researchers reconsider the future of policing in the US, LGBTQ people, especially people of color, who have been directly affected by police and carceral violence can guide conversations.
Addressing structural risk factors, such as chronic homelessness and housing insecurity, is key to creating safe communities where Black LGBTQ people can thrive.
Corrections legislation, policy, and practice needs a structural shift from us-versus-them thinking to “we” thinking.
"George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, and that city and cities across the country are on fire. I am trying to reckon with the meaning of the failure of that trust-building work to keep it from happening."
Creating a common set of facts and focusing on smaller geographies within a city can help move toward shared understanding and collaborative solutions.
As COVID-19 takes a toll on communities around the world, domestic violence victims face a unique set of challenges to their safety and well-being.
Prison and jail leadership must strike a balance between maintaining order and safety while providing the best possible care to and upholding the basic human rights of incarcerated people.