WATCH: Andrea Ritchie of the Barnard Center for Research on Women says Black women are more likely to be killed by police than Black men.
The US has a history of issuing curfews during times of unrest as a public safety measure. But criminal justice researcher Andrea Ritchie@dreanyc123 ) says these curfews can embolden police and spur more violence. Watch Answered by Vox to learn more:
“What we know is curfews increase opportunities for police interaction and police violence over time,” says Andrea Ritchie, a criminal justice researcher at the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
“What we know is curfews increase opportunities for police interaction and police violence over time,” said Andrea Ritchie, a criminal justice researcher at the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
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andrea ritchie'>Activist Andrea Ritchie: “If the person that we are saying is supposed to be the protector of women and children — the police officer — is perpetrating violence against women and children, then that calls into question our whole vision of safety...”
Andrea J. Ritchie has written a book, "Invisible No More," about violent encounters between police and citizens.
Andrea Ritchie: "They're still policing race, they're still policing gender, they're still policing sexuality"