Today, we hone in on two sites of police violence: at home and in the streets.
First, we discuss the unseen epidemic of domestic violence among police officers and military personnel with Stacy Bannerman, including the uptick in domestic violence across households in the U.S. during the pandemic, the higher rates of partner abuse in uniform-service households, and what we can do to support survivors.
Then, we hear from reporter Michael Leverette from KBOO community radio, who has been covering the weeks-long protests in Portland, Oregon. They discuss the violent tactics of the federal agents dispatched there, Portland’s racist history even as a progressive city, the way the protests’ focus has moved away from Black lives, and what they see for the future.
Stacy Bannerman is the founder and CEO of Women’s EcoPeace, the creator of the Forgiveness Maps project, and author of When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind (Continuum, 2006) and Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans are Wounded by Our Wars (Arcade Publishing, 2015).