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Policing Crisis

photograph at night of front line of police in riot gear holding batons

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

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.

Elaine McArdle 5/1/2021 Spring 2021

Roots of the Policing Crisis

Roots of the Policing Crisis

Notable guides to the roots of white supremacy in American policing.

Staff Writer 5/1/2021 Spring 2021

Q&A: Justice Gatson

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.

Staff Writer 5/1/2021 Spring 2021

Moment of Reflection: Pause to Remember

Moment of Reflection: Pause to Remember

Candlelight vigil honors George Floyd and other people who were killed by police.

Staff Writer 5/1/2021 Spring 2021

Congregations Reaffirm Commitments to Black Lives Matter

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.

Elaine McArdle 10/13/2020 Spring 2021