Berkley Carnine is a queer, writer, teacher, organizer of European descent. They teach activist themed courses at Northern Arizona University, do solidarity organizing with Black Mesa Indigenous Support, and Showing Up for Racial Justice, and work to build queer community in smaller cities/ towns. They're working on completing their first novel. Liza Minno Bloom is an educator and organizer of Slovak and Anglo descent. She teaches gender studies at Georgian Court University, and organizes with the Black Mesa Indigenous Support Collective and the Racial Justice Project (in Asbury Park, NJ). She parents a small, magical, revolutionary human.
Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."