The 12-year hunt for Yaser Said came to a close last week as the FBI finally captured him for murdering his two teenage daughters in 2008. Their deaths had hit me hard; I was their same age, in the same city of Lewisville, Texas, and we shared the same cultural identity.
I breathed a sigh of relief.
But such stories are far from over: On Monday, a whistleblower named Dawn Wooten who worked as a nurse at ICE detention center in Irwin County, Ga., expressed concerns about the high number of hysterectomies performed on Spanish-speaking women in the detention center.
The violence that left Amina and Sarah Said lifeless and these detained women without their uteruses is reflective of a greater cultural norm that sanctions violence against…