Police brutality and stop-and-frisk affect black and brown women at nearly the exact same rate as black and brown men, but their stories aren’t told as frequently; this video by Fusion’s Collier Meyerson seeks to right that a little bit, as two black women in New York City detail their experiences with NYPD violence.

In it, 25-year-old Crystal Pope tells her story of being stopped and violated by officers who said they were searching for a male rapist; Natasha Duncan speaks out for her sister, Shantel Davis, who was killed by NYPD after a minor car accident. Based on a new report seeking visibility for those women affected by racial profiling, this clip gives an important voice to those affected, and reminds us that these are just two out of countless women who deserve justice.


Contact the author at julianne@jezebel.com.


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