The recent and highly publicized killing of George Floyd has evoked mass social protests against the racialized effects of policing. We understand racialized police violence to be a permanent feature of police as we know it. We understand that gendered police violence, both sexual and domestic are also a permanent feature.
On August 14 in Cobble Hill, the NYPD sent its militarized Strategic Response Group to crack down on a protest opposing harassment at the nearby Planned Parenthood. Last Saturday, NYC for Abortion Rights counterprotested the Archdiocese of New York’s “Witness for Life” at St. Paul and St. Agnes. The Strategic Response Group arrested two of … Read more