How Are Transgender People Suffering Dreadfully Due To Violence?

Transgender people should be protected by the justice system instead of being seen as a threat. The crimes against transgender people need to be recognized more and there needs to be helpful assistance to help stop the ongoing violence. Each Month Covers A Death Multiple transgender people have been killed each month in a year […]

The Insurrection Act Is Mortally Flawed, But The CIVIL Act Can Fix It

The Insurrection Act In 2020 Though the protests surrounding police brutality have mostly de-escalated, the people of this country remember when, just last month, violence erupted in city streets nationwide, often ignited by police forces. As many took to the streets to protest racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, President Trump continually threatened […]

Minneapolis Takes Action Against Racism: Vows To Disband Police Department

Following the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, millions of Americans have taken to the streets and flooded social media with signs and petitions demanding justice. Many have recognized that Floyd’s death was not an isolated incident, but simply the last straw, as American police officers have […]

Divest From Policing And Invest In Our Communities

Introduction Police departments are rooted in slavery and white supremacy, which disproportionately impact black communities. Studies have shown that black communities are killed by police at a higher rate than whites. Some cities have started taking action, with the San Francisco Mayor announcing efforts to divest from the police department and invest in the black […]

Permit Patty & BBQ Becky: Using 911 As A Racial Scare Tactic

Lately people like #PermitPatty and #BBQBecky have been making headlines for calling the police on black people doing normal, everyday things. Knowing the history of People Of Color (POC) interactions with the police, these unnecessary calls to 911 aren’t a misunderstanding. We must call these situations as what they are: racists playing up their fears of POC and utilizing […]

A War Zone At Home: The Dangers of Police Militarization

Introduction It is the general consensus that the military and the police force are two separate entities, one fights wars and one busted your cousin for having weed on school property. However, the line between the two is slowly blurring through the militarization of the police. This increasing lack of distinction does not protect the American […]

Student with Down Syndrome Detained for 9 Hours for Retrieving Cap From School

The Story Abdul Al-Faisal was arrested for returning to his school on Monday (a bank holiday) to get his favorite baseball cap on alleged burglary. He was apparently handcuffed and held in a cell. They also took his DNA and other information and released with a caution for burglary, which will remain on his criminal […]