Black women being targeted by police is nothing new, but often underreported, or not even reported at all. In a recent video produced by Fusion, several black women recall their encounters with the police, specifically the NYPD.
In 2012, Crystal Pope said she was sitting at a park with a group of friends, when police approached them alleging they were looking for a black male rapist, but when they told the officer they had no connection with the incident, the police became aggressive.
“It was overwhelming,” Pope says in the video. “It was degrading.”
The video highlights the #SayHerName campaign which highlights black women who have either died at the hands of police, or brutalized by them.
Take a look at the short video below.