Birmingham’s new 1.3 million dollar surveillance technology doesn’t prevent or “solve crimes.” It responds to crimes that have already occurred by utilizing surveillance tools that have a documented record of racist targeting and increased criminalization of Black, brown and poor communities.
The General Election is one month away. Learn the three ways you can vote in Alabama this election cycle.
This election year is important. It’s probably one of the most important election years we will encounter in our lifetimes – and every citizen should be allowed to participate in choosing not only our national leaders but also determining Alabama’s future.
Since 1970, the LGBTQ community and our allies have marked June as LGBTQ Pride Month, in honor of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in 1969. 51 years after Stonewall, a protest that was begun by Black and Brown transgender women like Marsha P.
Since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin nearly three weeks ago, the topic of policing in America has surged, once again, to the forefront of our conversation, newsfeeds, and televisions.
The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.