Tag Archives: militarization of police

Democracy Now! Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized — With Deadly Results

We look at the increasing militarization of the police with Stuart Schrader, author of “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.”

Stop Militarizing Police, End Police Killing of Youth of Color and “You Have to Be Taught Before It’s Too Late”

“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” ***
The people should not be regarded as enemies and do not need the overkill of military tactics applied.


DN! | Sotomayor “Tells It Like It Is” Slams Racial Profiling, Illegal Search and Seizure in Scathing Dissent

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence of a crime can still be used in some cases even if police obtained it illegally. While the 5-3 ruling deals a blow to civil rights in favor of police powers, it is likely to be remembered largely for the powerful dissent penned by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina justice on the court.

Power Loves the Dark | Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity

 In Chicago, for instance, the police notoriously opposed the release of dashcam video in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, citing the supposed imperative of an “ongoing investigation.” After more than a year of such resistance, a judge finally ordered the video made public. Only then did the scandal of seeing Officer Jason Van Dyke unnecessarily pump 16 bullets into the 17-year-old’s body explode into national consciousness.

Ed Felien: They should be indicted

Jamar Clark was killed because of bad judgment, reckless behavior and failure to follow proper police procedure on the part of Officers Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg.

FBI Report Accidentally Exposes Severity of America’s Police State

(TheAntiMedia) A recently published FBI report accidentally proves that while the police claim cops face growing threats from rowdy populations–like in Ferguson–the opposite is true. The report presents law enforcement deaths in 2013. By Carey Wedler for AntiMedia | MintPressNews  December 1, 2014    The report found that across the entire country, only 76 LEOs were […]


Civil Rights and the Militarization of Police: Lessons from the Gestapo, America’s Path to Tyranny

What was deeply concerning for the committee was “Its findings cited deep concern about “numerous reports” of police brutality and excessive use of force against people from minority groups, immigrants, homosexuals and racial profiling.” By Timothy Alexander Guzman  Global Research  November 30, 2014 Michael Brown’s murder is not the only incident that sparked riots. There have been […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Post-Racial America Alert

Another great satirical animation from Mark Fiore. To watch the video click on the Watch the Video  with the blue background and white lettering. What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force? Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief. […]

▶ Glen Ford on Racism in the American Media

  Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’ watch full episode http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up […]

Democracy Now! Five Years of the “Same Rhetoric” — Immigration… “A Silent Coup”: Jeremy Scahill & Bob Herbert on Corporate, Military Interests Shaping Obama’s SOTU

 democracynow Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. RELATED STORIES Kathy Kelly on Afghan Humanitarian Crisis, Civilian Casualties and Drone […]

▶ The War at Home and Abroad: Police Militarization and Anti-War Movement

Published on Dec 23, 2013 On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, Ali Issa, national field organizer with War Resisters League, spoke at an event called “The War Here and Abroad: CUNY and U.S. Empire” at CUNY’s Graduate Center in NYC. The City University of New York – one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. […]

Chase Madar: The Criminalization of Everyday Life

The Over-Policing of America Police Overkill Has Entered the DNA of Social Policy     By Chase Madar  December 8, 2013  tomdispatch.com Read Tom Dispatch editor Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Xurble. Art from truthdig.com posting of this article. If all you’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter — Revolution Of The Mind Is Underway

NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013  PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday]  Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]

Radley Balko on MSNBC discusses police militarization and Rise of the Warrior Cop – YouTube

Editor’s Note: This interview (and the book) is very good as far as it goes. But they do not talk about the warrior cops in the streets who go after protesters and who quashed the Occupy movement, or rather drove the Occupy movement to different types of protest using militarized police forces, since Occupy definitely […]

Twenty Examples of the Obama Administration Assault on Domestic Civil Liberties

Twenty Examples of the Obama Administration Assault on Domestic Civil Liberties Bill Quigley   December 1, 2011    CommonDreams.org The Obama administration has affirmed, continued and expanded almost all of the draconian domestic civil liberties intrusions pioneered under the Bush administration. Here are twenty examples of serious assaults on the domestic rights to freedom of speech, […]

Militarizing the Police

How the Drug War and 9/11 Led to Battle-Dressed Cops Cracking Down on Peaceful Protests If the infrastructure of a police state is created, it’s only a matter of time before those aggressive powers are used. The Creeping Militarization of Civil Life Heather “Digby” Parton, Al Jazeera English / AlterNet Submitted by David Culver Photo […]

Tomgram> Tom Englehardt on Rebecca Solnit’s Ms. Civil Society v. Mr. Unaccountable

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Ms. Civil Society v. Mr. Unaccountable Tom Dispatch When it set up its campsite at Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was facing in only one direction: toward the financial heart of the planet two blocks away.  The police, who promptly surrounded the encampment and organized their own occupation of the neighborhood, were in a sense facing […]

Civil Society at Ground Zero> You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring> Rebecca Solnit

Civil Society at Ground Zero You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring  Rebecca Solnit  November  22. 2011    Tom Dispatch Last Tuesday, I awoke in lower Manhattan to the whirring of helicopters overhead, a war-zone sound that persisted all day and then started up again that Thursday morning, the two-month anniversary […]

The Banality of Evil> Reflections on UCDavis Incident and the Occupy Movement

The Banality of Evil Reflections on UCDavis Incident and the Occupy Movement I notice that University of California (UC) President Mark Yudof, former president of the University of Minnesota, has spoken up loud and clear against the violence, as has the UCDavis Chancellor herself, with vows to assure the safety of students, etc.  There is nothing wrong […]

UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Peaceful Assembly

New video of police spraying students: “UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATES)” http://tinyurl.com/7dja8lz Uploaded by clickbank120 on Nov 19, 2011 You may subscribe to WAMMToday from this blog website.  WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.