ratchedness as praxis.
Stalking Latino Women: “In another instance, during a crime suppression operation, two MCSO officers followed a Latina woman, a citizen of the United States, for a quarter of a mile to her home. The officers did not turn on their emergency lights, but insisted that the woman remain in her car when she attempted to exit the car and enter her home. The officers’ stated reasons for approaching the woman was a non-functioning license plate light. When the woman attempted to enter her home, the officers used force to take her to the ground, kneed her in the back, and handcuffed her. The woman was then taken to an MCSO substation, cited for ‘disorderly conduct,’ and returned home. The disorderly conduct citation was subsequently dismissed.
i appreciate that the top ‘worst’ things done pinpoint what this asshole has done to Latinas. I am highlighting this section in particular because Driving While Colored is far far FAR too often represented as something only men of color have to deal with.
having said that, i do wish that they had also highlighted what is being done to trans Latinas—if cis women are being physically humiliated and shamed with their period blood, I can’t even imagine what trans women are going through. especially when trans women in detention centers that AREN’T run by this asshole are in horrific situations.