Andrea Ritchie, Soros Justice Fellow and Co-author Talks About “Say Her Name”

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Andrea Ritchie  coordinates the policing subgroup of the LGBT federal criminal justice working group. She gave a PHIL Talk that not only "said their names" and told their stories, but presented startling statistics on police brutality show gender and sexual identity also need to be front and center along with race and poverty in any discussion of criminal justice and selective enforcement.

“NYC Housing Police shot Eleanor Bumpers as they were evicting her for being a few hundred dollars behind in her rent,” said Ritchie. “If her story had become iconic in the same way King’s did, maybe in addition to talking about driving while black, we would also be talking about living while elderly, disabled, black and female.”

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