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Again and again the data show that people of color in the U.S. are disproportionately, and systematically, stopped, frisked, arrested, and exposed to the use of force by police. Police departments and communities across the U.S. are struggling with these realities and with what has become a glaring divide in how Americans experience and relate to policing. This special collection includes research from nonprofits, foundations, and university based research centers, who have not only described and documented the issue but who also provide much-needed recommendations for addressing this chronic and tragic problem.

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We Deserve Better: A Report on Policing in New Orleans by and for Queer and Trans Youth of Color

January 1, 2014

This report contains data drawn from surveys of LGBTQ youth describing criminalization, stories of Black transgenderwomen from various backgrounds, a timeline of events for the campaign, recommendations from the community, and next steps for BreakOUT!This report was created to further our mission -- to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth inNew Orleans! This document is a manifestation of love, hard labor/research, bravery, and vulnerability of BreakOUT! members and theentire community. This report is a call for equal treatment and creating or strengthening support structures whichpromote mobility in the areas of safety, housing, health, education, and employment. We hope this report will help yourise to action- or at least support the young people who are organizing against forces which continue to exploit, harm, andoverall enslave us in the criminal justice system.

Policing LGBTQ People of Color; Policing Youth of Color