Can Police Have Sex With People They Arrest? In New York, Yes

A little-known loophole in New York law is wreaking havoc on an ongoing rape case in which two police officers claim to have had consensual sex with a woman they’d just arrested. Former New York Police Department detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall picked up an 18-year-old woman on marijuana charges in September 2015. She was… Read more about Can Police Have Sex With People They Arrest? In New York, Yes

The Women We Forget During Black History Month

A version of this article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their accomplishments. This is true in mainstream narratives… Read more about The Women We Forget During Black History Month

Why We Need Black Feminism More Than Ever Under Trump

In April 1977, members of the black feminist Combahee River Collective-named after Harriet Tubman’s 1863 raid in South Carolina to lead more than 700 enslaved people to freedom-published a document called the Combahee River Collective Statement. In this document, they made a case for understanding how racism, sexism, class oppression, and homophobia are all connected, writing,… Read more about Why We Need Black Feminism More Than Ever Under Trump

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