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. 📢BREAKING: ‘Futuro y Esperanza: Latinx Perspectives on Policing & Safety’ is the nation’s 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