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“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”
The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration of the rule of law. TD ORIGINALSCHRIS HEDGES April/May 2019 Creeping Toward Tyranny by CHRIS HEDGES MAY 06, 2019 The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration […]
“Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”
To King, the Vietnam War was only the most pressing symptom of American colonialism worldwide.
“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”
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.
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.
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.)
The footage shows Mr. Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m. on the day he died.
#1 U.S. empire and military madness
“This is What I Have Been Waiting For My Entire Life”
“What he can’t buy he’ll get some other way
Send in the troopers if the natives resist…”
The avalanche of government lies permeates the narrative—not a surprise to anyone who has reported on the inner workings of power…
There has been other evidence that an intense focus on issues like police shootings can spur greater concerns about how this country handles race.
“The outcry for accountability for police shootings is deafening.”
…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.