We’re back at the DC Council’s Judiciary Committee today, testifying about the impact of hate crimes on trans communities in DC, and discussing police response to those crimes. A few highlights:
- We note that hate crimes against trans people usually go unsolved, and call for fixing that;
- We demand an end to police violence against trans people, and real accountability when such violence occurs;
- We point out that our ongoing needs assessment project has found that trans folks in DC are primarily concerned about their safety; and
- We call for greater support for victims of hate crimes, including community-wide restorative justice programs.
The hearing is from 10:00am – noon today at the Wilson Building in the Council Chamber. You can read our full testimony here!