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Are LGBTQ People of Color the Most At Risk for Police and State Violence?

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“The modern movement for LGBTQ equality was catalyzed by an uprising against police brutality, and for decades, Lambda Legal has understood that resisting state-sanctioned violence and discrimination, including by law enforcement ... Unfortunately, we have no reason to believe that Attorney General Barr or the Commission he has created will take seriously their duty to protect the civil rights of all people." Lambda Legal stated when they submitted written testimony highlighting the disproportionate levels of violence and abuse that LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color, experience in the U.S. criminal legal system.  

Our guest today is Puneet Cheema, Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal.  Her work involves impact litigation, policy, and advocacy to prevent and address discrimination against LGBTQ people.

With co-host Brody Levesque

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