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.

+ BIO: Andrea J. Ritchie

Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and police-misconduct attorney, and a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow, with more than two decades of experience advocating against police violence and the criminalization of women and LGBTQ people of color.

Ritchie is currently Researcher-in-Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the coauthor of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago.

+ BIO: Paul Butler

Paul Butler is considered the country's leading expert on jury nullification. As a former federal prosecutor, he provides legal commentary for TV networks, and has been featured on 60 Minutes. He also has written for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Los Angeles Times.

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