Gender Rap: Women in Portland Police use excessive force far less than men

The Portland Police Bureau has a problem with excessive use of force, but the women who serve as officers aren’t to blame. Across the board, female officers account for a far smaller share of the use of force by Portland … Continue reading Gender Rap: Women in Portland Police use excessive force far less than men

“A Target On Their Chest”: Women in Policing

Here is the first big story I ever wrote for publication: a cover story for Milwaukee, WI alternative newsweekly the Shepherd Express. It came on the heels of my internship at the Feminist Majority Foundation in Washington, D.C., where I met Penny Harrington, the former police chief of Portland, OR and the first female chief of a major city.   Continue reading “A Target On Their Chest”: Women in Policing