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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.
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.
(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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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
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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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.
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