What Would “Defunding the Police” Mean for Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts?

June 9, 2020
There is currently a call to “defund” policing agencies to eliminate police brutality and/or use of excessive force. In a June 8, 2020 article, Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, is quoted as saying that, “It’s not just about taking money away from the police, it’s about reinvesting those dollars into black communities. […]

Kenyans Protest Police Brutality During COVID-19 Lockdown

June 9, 2020
Protests rocked Mathare, a settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, after police killed a homeless man, James Mureithi, for violating the dusk-to-dawn curfew (AP News). Imposed on March 27th, Kenyan leaders introduced the curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Human Rights Watch). In the first ten days of the curfew alone, the police killed at least […]