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Danah Boyd wrote a review of Alice Goffman's "On the Run," about the way that the poor Black community interacts with (or is fractured by) "law enforcement." She also shares her own experiences with police abuse and corruption.

Not being able to be identified as a POC, I'm shielded from a lot of these terrors by white privilege. On the other hand, I'm poor, I look kind of genderqueer even while presenting as male, and I experience mental illness. All of these things make me vulnerable to maltreatment from pretty much any institution, and I'm always surprised when I don't get it.

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Personally, I think a smartphone app like in one of the stories I wrote would be much more convenient, but the way this SCP is written is really interesting. There are a lot of ramifications for a world where this exists.

It's worth pointing out that everything on the SCP site is licensed CC-By-SA, a la Wikipedia, so you can use it in your own projects if you abide by the terms of the license.

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