Andrea Ritchie: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

THU, NOV 30, 2017 (00:00)

Author, organizer, and police misconduct attorney Andrea J. Ritchie sits with Georgetown law professor Paul Butler to discuss her book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color.

Ritchie details the racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement violence experienced by women of color. Through the personal stories of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall, Ritchie looks at the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, documents the evolution of movements centering women’s experiences of policing and demands a radical rethinking of how we view safety.

Paul Butler is the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men.

Photo by The All-Nite Images/Flickr.

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