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A Report on Policing in New Orleans By and For Queer and Trans Youth of Color

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In collaboration with the National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD), a 2014 Sociological Initiatives Foundation grantee, BreakOUT!, recently released a report, “We Deserve Better: A Report on Policing in New Orleans By and For Queer and Trans Youth of Color.” This report is part of BreakOUT!’s We Deserve Better Campaign, launched in 2011, and aims to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans. It analyzes three years of survey and interview data from young LGBTQ individuals about their experiences and interactions with the New Orleans Police Department. The findings show that people experience policing dramatically differently across gender identity, gender expression, and race.