KTF Weekly Newsletter: The Danger of Officer Safety, Europe’s Shadow Immigration System, Trans Children in Texas
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Washington State’s legislature passed a law on Monday that created a first-of-its-kind alert system for missing indigenous women. The Guardian reported earlier this year that indigenous women go missing at rates higher than women of any other ethnic group in the United States. And “American Indian and Alaska Native women in Washington go missing at a rate more than four times higher than the state’s white residents” according to the Urban Indian Health Institute. The implementation of a system like this is long overdue. The alert system would work similarly to that of the AMBER Alert system for children or the Silver Alert for elderly individuals. Our society must be awakened to the reality of those most vulnerable if we are to address their needs in any meaningful way.