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police brutality

Mental Health

Autistic People and Police Brutality: the Unnerving Combo that Just Won’t End

It was the morning of Monday, July 20th, when Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist at a group home located North Miami, was shot three times while trying to protect a twenty-three year old autistic patient named Arnaldo Rios. who is nonverbal, meaning he communicates through ways other than speech. As this story gained momentum across various social media sites and news reports, people became increasingly more infuriated. Infuriated for the sake that Kinsey was inexcusably

Race

I Stand—or Sit—With Colin Kaepernick

My monumental moment in activism came after watching Fruitvale Station. The movie roughly follows the last day of Oscar Grant’s life. Grant was a Black man who was shot and killed by a BART Police officer on New Year’s Day, 2009. After this story, my heart sank. I was saddened at how his life was cut so tragically short, and how his family would be left to deal with the aftermath. I was disgusted seeing

Race

The Problem With Poussey’s Fictional Death

*Spoiler alerts are throughout this article. In June, the highly anticipated Season 4 of hit show Orange is the New Black aired on Netflix and ever since, many people have been busy catching up on it. It is becoming exceedingly popular and more people are beginning to watch it and enjoy the comedy and suspenseful drama prevalent in the show. But the show is rare in the sense that it reveals many hidden aspects of today’s society

Europe/UK, International, Race, Real Life

Trigger-Happy and Racial Bias: Why rates of police brutality in the US are so much higher than rates in the UK.

Police Brutality in the U.S. is no myth. From Michael Brown to Freddie Gray, Ferguson to Baltimore, these fatal shooting have lead to headline news worldwide. But this reality isn’t the same for their British counterparts. Statistics revealed by Britain’s Home Office show just how uncommon it is for the UK’s police to use guns. Police in England and Wales discharged their firearms on just seven occasions from April 2015 to March 2016. This contrasts to

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