People's Law Office (PLO) is a law office in Chicago, Illinois, which focuses on representing clients who have been the victims of attacks by governmental officials and agencies. Such clients include political activists who have been targeted because of their opinions or organizing work, people who have been wrongfully arrested and imprisoned or subjected to excessive force, and criminal defendants. People’s Law Office currently has eight attorneys — Michael Deutsch, Ben Elson, Sarah Gelsomino, Janine Hoft, Joey Mogul, John Stainthorp, Jan Susler and Flint Taylor, with former partner Jeff Haas of counsel. The office has three full-time support staff — Lourdes Arias, Alberto Rodriguez and Brad Thomson.
Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States by Joey Mogul, Andrea Ritchie, Kay Whitlock
Series: Queer Action / Queer Ideas
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press; a edition (January 24, 2012)
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Winner of the 2011 PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
A groundbreaking work that turns a “queer eye” on the criminal legal system, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences—as “suspects,” defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes—like “gleeful gay killers,” “lethal lesbians,” “disease spreaders,” and “deceptive gender benders”—to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, they prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities.
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