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Andrea Ritchie of the Barnard Center for Research on Women says Black women are more likely to be killed by police than Black men, as evidenced by the shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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:

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Breonna Taylor and George Floyd were both killed by police officers but her death has received less attention. Researcher and author Andrea Ritchie explains why black women’s encounters with police are often ignored. @dreanyc123 )

“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.

The Best of #CapeUp  with: . Andrea Ritchie! “There's no guarantee that in the courts you're gonna find justice for black women in these situations.” #ItsOurAnniversary 

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“I feel like the answer is not to give police officers more training,” she says, “but actually to just come up with a different response altogether,” activist Andrea Ritchie says about police brutality against colored women and children

“Some research shows that every 5 days, a police officer is caught in an act of sexual misconduct — and those are just the officers who are caught,” activist Andrea Ritchie says

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...”

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✊ , Saru Jayaraman, Andrea Ritchie, Louise Melling, and Jessica Valenti are talking about the state of emergency for women all over the world. ⁠ ⁠ #Timesup  #MeToo  #ACLUCon18 

"Invisible No More: Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color" by Andrea Ritchie. @dreanyc123 

Before Naomi Wadler wowed the nation with her speech, Andrea Ritchie was doing the research.

For years, Andrea J. Ritchie has worked to bring attention to the experiences of black women like Sandra Bland.

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"

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