“The untamed violence against our communities is no longer an option,”
– Pascual Torres
Topic: Police Violence, Police reform, Civil Rights, Law
Title: Violence Is Not Always an Option: Police, Trauma and Transformation
Participants: Pascual Torres J.D, Esq.
Broadcast Air Date: 06/26/20
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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- Ollin is a Nahuatl word that loosely translates into movement.
- How do you introduce healing and transformation into the law?
- Abuse of Power: Violence, It calls you back,
Article available on Peoples college of Law website: http://www.peoplescollegeoflaw.edu/the-abuse-of-power-violence-it-calls-you-back/
- How was it to grow up in the 90’s in Boyle heights?
- What is the relationship between the current police practices and the history of colonization?
- Are police officers legally permitted to strike someone with closed fists?
- Is there an “us versus them” mentality within the police?
- Why do some communities get protected and served while other communities get harassed?
- Race, class, and education level will determine who gets justice and who gets war?
- What is justice by zip code?
- The police are a tool of colonization.
- Why is violence always an option for police?
- Why is the age of 13 when we learn to start to fear police violence?
- When you are constantly under surveillance by the police, you begin to self-monitor yourself?
- Did the police give you “Dodger baseball cards?”
- If you criminalize a certain sector of the community, it doesn’t matter how you treat them?
- How does colonization and trauma connect to violence?
- “The untamed violence against our communities is no longer an option,”- Pascual Torres
- Police violence is a problem that cannot be transferred to the next generation, it must be solved now.
- What is the history of the police in the United States?
- What is trauma? Trauma is an experience that stays with you for a long time and impacts you negatively.
- What if the police violence is purposeful to traumatize communities in order to continue the colonizing effect?
- Can we change the job requirements to be a police officer?
- What does it mean to defund the police?
- Justice is part of the healing process.
- Do we have a system where everyone is accountable for their actions?
- How was the law used to colonize people?
- If you don’t transform your trauma, you transmit the trauma.