CVT policy officer Ta’Mara Hill wrote this OpEd for Teen Vogue.
“On June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I’m honored to uphold a group of survivors who are often forgotten in the global conversation about torture and degrading treatment: U.S. citizens and residents who have been tortured or abused during interactions with law enforcement or while incarcerated or jailed. I also remember the families of those who have been murdered by police or while in custody; they too are survivors, and they are the driving force behind our movement for justice.
There are two steps toward making that reality our own: First, and this is more straightforward, is to call violence what it is … The second is what we’ve been doing for centuries: Demand accountability until we’re free.”
Police Torture in the U.S.: What to Know About the History of Law Enforcement Violence This op-ed commemorates the International