Day 18 – Stop and Frisk
Know about and Oppose Stop and Frisk laws and practices
Stop and Frisk is still happening! Trans people, and trans and gender-nonconforming people of color particularly, are being targeted by police for “acting suspicious” as police justification for stopping and frisking their bodies. According to a study conducted by Make the Road, “Fifty-nine percent of transgender respondents said they were stopped by police, almost half of whom said they were physically harassed.” You can do something about this!
- Watch this powerful video made by and for LGBT youth who are homeless or surviving through the underground economy. It focuses on the everyday realities and dealing with police (and potential police misconduct). It includes language and images that reflect their lives. https://youtu.be/rQEgCc1hdbY
- Understand the issue by reading, “New York moves to ban condoms as evidence against sex workers” @ http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/30/new-york-moves-tobancondomsasevidenceagainstsexworkers.html
- Download and print ACLU’s “What to do if you’re stopped by the police” wallet card. (Carry it with you!) https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/bustcard_eng_20100630.pdf
- Access the Get Yr Rights website to learn more about streep stops, frisks and searches and more. http://getyrrights.org/about-the-network/history/
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