Envision our community addressing the rising rates of police harassment and brutality through the use of community education, de-escalation tactics, and video documentation. Through organizing Cop Watch teams, FIERCE is creating a West Village that is safe for everyone, especially LGBTQ youth of color who are often targeted by the police. We believe in educating our community about knowing our rights. We believe that police need to be held accountable for the harassment brought upon LGBTQ youth of color.
Check out the video below, which documents LGBTQ youth of color experiences with police harassment in the West Village.