We are pleased to share the first part of an interview between Anne Gray Fischer and Micol Siegel.  Fischer’s powerful first book, The Streets Belong to Us: Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification, was published earlier in 2022, and is an account of gender and sexuality’s crucial role in the history and exercise of police power.  In this conversation, the first of several we will present on Kite Line, Fischer and Siegel discuss the context of the book and its relationship to wider abolitionist research.  They also work through the relationship between vice policing, aimed primarily at womens’ bodies, and race, which allowed wide swathes of Black neighborhoods to be treated as red light districts and subject to intensified police surveillance and violence.