Police in riot gear stand in formation on May 29, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests over the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. (© 2020 Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
The United States has the highest incarceration rates in the developed world and glaring racial disparities in sentencing. Our increasingly militarized police force kills civilians—disproportionately Black, Latinx, and Indigenous—at a rate many times higher than in other comparable democracies.
Sanctuary for Change
In the struggle to transform America’s violent and discriminatory system of policing, First Unitarian Church of Louisville offers sanctuary and support.
Roots of the Policing Crisis
Notable guides to the roots of white supremacy in American policing.
Q&A: Justice Gatson
Justice Gatson founded the Reale Justice Network in Kansas City, Missouri. Among other social justice issues, it focuses on ending the cash bail system, a national issue that disparately affects people of color.
Moment of Reflection: Pause to Remember
Candlelight vigil honors George Floyd and other people who were killed by police.
Congregations Reaffirm Commitments to Black Lives Matter
In Louisville, Kentucky; Kenosha, Wisconsin; and Lexington, Massachusetts, Unitarian Universalist congregations targeted by police or by right-wing protesters remain steadfast.