Kanya Bennett

Kanya Bennett

Kanya Bennett serves as a Legislative Counsel in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Congress: Enjoy Your Recess, But Here Are Six Police Reform Bills You Must Pass In September
This week, we continued to mourn the loss of Alton Sterling , Philando Castile , and the Dallas police officers . But the reality is that we've been in mourning for victims of color of police violence for a long time: Anthony Hill (Ga.), Laquan McDonald (Ill.), Freddie Gray (Md.), Aura Rosser (Mich...
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
One Year Later: We Still Don’t Know How Many Shot by Police
One year ago today, the White House released The Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing — 116 pages of recommendations meant to address the epidemic of killings of unarmed Black and brown people by the police officers sworn to protect them. The report was supposed to be...
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Friday, August 07, 2015
365 Days and 605 Armored Military Vehicles Later: Police Militarization a Year After Ferguson
Last August Ferguson and Fallujah had a lot in common. Those protesting the death of Michael Brown were met with “armored vehicles, noise-based crowd-control devices, shotguns, M4 rifles like those used by forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, rubber-coated pellets and tear gas.” The scene looked more...
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