Tag Archives: police brutality

How to Shift Power From the Police to the People, ACLU

A Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) law in St. Louis would shift control over the use of surveillance technologies from law enforcement to the people and their elected representatives.

6 Elements of Police Spin: An Object Lesson in Copspeak by Adam Johnson

Why do these reporters and editors take simple, straightforward events such as one person shooting and killing another and turn it into rhetorical highwire act?

Chris Hedges | Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy Corporate State

“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”

In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive Sonali Kolhatkar

Police seem to think they have the right to mistreat, brutalize and even kill the very people they are meant to serve. But with every life taken, law enforcement is exposed bit by bit for being the source of violence rather than its remedy.

Counterpunch: Police Anarchy and Technology and Criminal Justice

In the context of criminal justice, America’s faith in technological interventions is worse than misplaced; it is dangerous.

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.

Chris Hedges | Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Our failure to defend those who are demonized and persecuted leaves us all demonized and persecuted. Our failure to demand justice for everyone leaves us all without justice. Our failure to halt the crushing of popular movements that stand unequivocally with the oppressed leaves us all oppressed. Our failure to protect our democracy leaves us without a democracy. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

Footage in Documentary Prompts New Questions About Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Video)

The footage shows Mr. Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m. on the day he died.

Popular Resistance | Protest Is Working and Growing

On appeal, not only did the Ninth Circuit rule 3-0 against Trump, but they also chided him on his lack of understanding of the checks and balances of the Constitution.

Henry A. Giroux | War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Donald Trump

War has been redefined in the age of global capitalism: it has expanded its boundaries and now shapes all aspects of society.

Project Censored | The Top Censored Stories of 2015-2016

#1 U.S. empire and military madness

Ann Wright | At Standing Rock, A Native American Woman Elder Says The Following

“This is What I Have Been Waiting For My Entire Life”

Buffy Sainte Marie Sings No No Keshagesh (Video)

“What he can’t buy he’ll get some other way
Send in the troopers if the natives resist…”

Chris Hedges | How Power Works

The avalanche of government lies permeates the narrative—not a surprise to anyone who has reported on the inner workings of power…

The big difference in the way white and black Americans view protests against police

There has been other evidence that an intense focus on issues like police shootings can spur greater concerns about how this country handles race.

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Facebook Removed Potential Evidence of Police Brutality Too Readily, Activists Say

In another video, which remains on Instagram, Gaines can be heard speaking to her five-year-old son, who’s sitting on the floor wearing red pajamas.

“Who’s outside?” she asks him. “The police,” he replies timidly. “What are they trying to do?” “They trying to kill us.”

In America, UN Finds Rights To Peaceful Assembly And Association Eroded

“The outcry for accountability for police shootings is deafening.”
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…while Kiai commended the work of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, he expressed his astonishment at the lack of official data documenting police use of force.

Third Officer Acquitted in Freddie Gray Death, But Activists Convicted for Protesting Killing

…that’s unfortunate that they’re really using everything that’s happening across our country to blame Black Lives Matter. And I don’t agree with that at all. It’s really unfortunate that that’s happening and that these trials are being used to attack Black Lives Matter.

Aislinn Pulley | The System That Killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Cannot Be Reformed

We are fighting for a world in which death at the hands of senseless violence — including the violence of the state or vigilantes, and the poisoning of the planet by pollution and war — is a distant memory of an antiquated society long ago.

Michael Eric Dyson | What White America Fails to See

You do not condemn these cops; to do so, you would have to condemn the culture that produced them — the same culture that produced you. Black people will continue to die at the hands of cops as long as we deny that whiteness can be more important in explaining those cops’ behavior than the dangerous circumstances they face.