A few words from our winners:
Despite what people may think due to recent media attention, accountability and safety have been an issue in my community since I was born. It’s not new. And it hasn’t changed.That’s why, when my partner David Lopez and I were given the task of ‘creating an innovative solution to urban violence between youth and police’, we knew accountability would play a crucial role.
Growing up in vulnerable communities, I know how much the truth gets muddled on both sides of urban interactions. Vulnerable youth and law enforcement are both equally victimized in a world where ‘choosing sides’ is publicized more than the truth is.We created Miranda to make the truth more indisputable.