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Safety does not exist when Black and Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students. For many Black and Brown youth, the presence of police in their schools disrupts their learning environments. There is a culture clash that exists between law enforcement and the learning environment: police enforce criminal laws, while schools are supposed to nurture students.
A Knox County sheriff's detective who is also a pastor at a local church is coming under fire for comments he made about gay people during a sermon earlier this month. Detective Grayson Fritts refused to apologize, stating that he is only "preaching the Bible. Constitution supersedes the Bible.
On May 6,Nazis ransacked the "Institute for Sexual Science" in Berlin; four days later, as part of large public burnings of books viewed as "un-German," thousands of books plundered from the Institute's library were thrown into a huge bonfire. The institute was founded in by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld
Inadequate Response to Complaints of Physical Assault. Inadequate Response to Reports of Sexual Assault. The damages and injuries were extensive.
Transgender people are too frequently targeted for violence and abuse because of their gender identity or presentation. Routinely, however, that violence and abuse comes from the very authorities entrusted with their safety. Police frequently harass and profile transgender people of color, sowing distrust among the very communities they have sworn to serve. Transgender people in prison are exposed to horrific rates of abuse by both staff and their fellow inmates, facing physical and sexual assault at much higher rates than their counterparts.
InEric Devon Garbutt stood before a group of formerly incarcerated individuals like himself and tried to predict his future. It would be a big departure for Garbutt, who was embroiled in Los Angeles gang culture as a youth, imprisoned at 18, and bounced in and out of county jails in California, Texas, and Nevada after that. Garbutt today is himself a manager and, as predicted, is involved with his children and eight grandchildren.
A rape victim in Tunisia has been jailed for being gay after cops said a brutal physical examination proved sex with his attackers was consensual. According to Le Monde, the year-old man was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for homosexuality and filing a false allegation after he reported the rape. But during the meeting on January 2, the victim was raped and had his belongings stolen by the men. He went to the police station to report the attack and after questioning, investigators accused him of homosexuality and ordered a forced anal examination.