🦄 Global, Police

Brazil: Nearly 7,500 Fall Victim to Femicides and Police Killings

At least 1,319 women in Brazil lost their lives as a result of femicide in 2021 while 6,100 people were killed by police, marking another violent year for the country. Statistics compiled by the Brazilian Public Security Forum (BPSF) in their annual report (pdf) detail…

🦄 Police, Racism, Tech

Website Business Named for George Floyd Spurs Controversy

Minneapolis, MN – Twitter was on fire this past weekend after digging into the background of Suzanne Medes, the owner of the website GeorgeFloyd.com. Twin Cities activists first flagged Medes for queerphobic comments, accused her of attempting to profit from George Floyd’s death, and more. …

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Police in Brazil Killed Record Amount of People in 2020

An average of 17 people a day, totaling at least 6,416 people, were killed by police in Brazil during the year of 2020. These staggering totals set the highest amount ever recorded since tracking police killings in the country of over 211 million people. The…