The Latinx experience with law enforcement: Not great, worse for some, and in need of more investment - News Summed Up

The Latinx experience with law enforcement: Not great, worse for some, and in need of more investment


On Tuesday, May 17, the national Latinx and Chicanx nonprofit organization, Mijente, released the first comprehensive investigation which captures Latinx experiences with police and their perceptions on law enforcement and public safety. ūüďĘBREAKING: ‚ÄėFuturo y Esperanza: Latinx Perspectives on Policing & Safety‚Äô is the nation‚Äôs FIRST comprehensive investigation abt Latinx experiences & perceptions on policing & public safetyData is power. For instance, while Afro-Latinx respondents reported higher levels of unpleasant or violent interactions with police, people of all races reported experiencing negative interactions with police as well. About 62% of Latinx respondents (six out of 10), reported that a close friend or family member has experienced an unpleasant or unsafe encounter with law enforcement officials. However, 87% of Latinx respondents did say they support sending professional healthcare workers and social workers to emergency scenes instead of police.


Source: Washington Post May 18, 2022 16:44 UTC



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