“Light ‘Em Up” – Counter Information

President Trump knows this. He talks about “dominating” the protesters. He insists that they must be arrested and jailed for long periods of time. After all, they are the “other,” the enemy. He’s willing to have them tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets just so he can pose in front of a church holding a Bible. … Continue reading “Light ‘Em Up” – Counter Information

This New Jersey city disbanded its police department 7 years ago. Here’s what happened next – CNN

Camden dissolved its police department to root out corruption. The city's crime rate was among the worst in the US. Within nine square miles and among nearly 75,000 residents, there were over 170 open-air drug markets reported in 2013, county officials told CNN. Violent crime abounded. Police corruption was at the core. Lawsuits filed against … Continue reading This New Jersey city disbanded its police department 7 years ago. Here’s what happened next – CNN

‘I can’t breathe,’ Oklahoma man tells police before dying. ‘I don’t care,’ officer responds.

In the May 20, 2019 footage, released this week by the Oklahoma City Police Department, three officers are seen restraining the man, Derrick Scott, 42, who can be heard asking repeatedly for his medicine and saying that he can’t breathe. Body camera video during the arrest of Derrick Elliot Scott on May 20, 2019 in … Continue reading ‘I can’t breathe,’ Oklahoma man tells police before dying. ‘I don’t care,’ officer responds.

Moving Street Protests from Futility to Utility | Ralph Nader

They face racism daily. It is built into conditions of discriminatory poverty – no jobs or low-paid jobs, or unprotected work that is too often dangerous in nature. As tenants, many African Americans are defenseless against evictions and landlord safety code violations. As ripped off borrowers (payday loan rackets) defrauded consumers (the poor pay more … Continue reading Moving Street Protests from Futility to Utility | Ralph Nader

Minneapolis City Council Members Announce Intent To Disband The Police Department, Invest In Proven Community-Led Public Safety – The Appeal

We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” tweeted Council Member Jeremiah Ellison on June 4, pledging to “dramatically rethink” the city’s approach to emergency response. In a TIME op-ed published the next day, Council Member Steve Fletcher cited the MPD’s lengthy track record of misconduct and “decades-long history of violence and discrimination”—all of … Continue reading Minneapolis City Council Members Announce Intent To Disband The Police Department, Invest In Proven Community-Led Public Safety – The Appeal

Bill Berkowitz: Some Law Enforcement Officers Colluding With White Nationalist and Militia Groups — Buzzflash

Dangerous Liaisons written by Chuck Tanner and Devin Burghart, points out that while ‘’the protests demanding justice for George Floyd, and an end to police racism, have mobilized people across the country. … [and] as these protests have unfolded, nationalist militias, boogaloo boys, and other far-right and racist activists have inserted themselves into the protests … Continue reading Bill Berkowitz: Some Law Enforcement Officers Colluding With White Nationalist and Militia Groups — Buzzflash

California cops under fire after video shows them tackling, putting bag over head of 12-year-old – ABC News

Police officers in California's capital are coming under fire after a video surfaced showing them forcing a 12-year-old black child to the ground and placing a "spit mask" over his head while he was in handcuffs. The incident occurred in April near a carnival in Sacramento and resulted in the child being arrested on charges … Continue reading California cops under fire after video shows them tackling, putting bag over head of 12-year-old – ABC News

Videos show police using painful ‘sound cannons’ at protests | Miami Herald

The same has been argued about a lesser-known tool in the police arsenal that has been seeing more use in recent days — the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), also referred to as the “sound cannon.”Side effects including tinnitus, migraines, vertigo, and even nerve damage have been reported by people targeted with the sonic weapon, … Continue reading Videos show police using painful ‘sound cannons’ at protests | Miami Herald

Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – Trump Lies About WHITE 75-Year-Old Protester Martin Gugino, ANTIFA – SELMA Movie – Cops Meet Police Brutality Protests with More Police Brutality – Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. To Do The Same | A Green Road Journal

“The reality is that the police exist primarily as a system for managing and even producing inequality by suppressing social movements and tightly managing the behaviors of poor and nonwhite people: those on the losing end of economic and political arrangements.” Prof. VitalePolice: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Trump Lies About WHITE 75-Year-Old … Continue reading Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – Trump Lies About WHITE 75-Year-Old Protester Martin Gugino, ANTIFA – SELMA Movie – Cops Meet Police Brutality Protests with More Police Brutality – Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. To Do The Same | A Green Road Journal

Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same

Mexico's president released a new plan last week that called for radical reform to the nation's drug laws and negotiating with the United States to take similar steps. The plan put forward by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, often referred to by his initials as AMLO, calls for decriminalizing illegal drugs and … Continue reading Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same

LEE CAMP: Nineteen Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind – Consortiumnews

Professor Alex Vitale notes in “The End of Policing” that most cops average less than one felony arrest per year – meaning almost the entirety of a police officer’s day-to-day consists of standing around and occasionally dealing with small or nothing crimes. These “crimes” such as loitering or “causing a disturbance” are designed to simply … Continue reading LEE CAMP: Nineteen Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind – Consortiumnews

Dallas Protester Undergoes Multiple Surgeries After Being Shot With Rubber Bullet – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Brandon Saenz said he was hit at close range while peacefully demonstrating on the night of Sunday, May 31. "There are officers who witnessed the police officers firing in the direction of Brandon," said Saenz's attorney, Daryl K. Washington. "Not one Dallas police officer has come forward to say what happened was wrong. Not one … Continue reading Dallas Protester Undergoes Multiple Surgeries After Being Shot With Rubber Bullet – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Chicago Mayor Says Police Union Is ‘Extraordinarily Reluctant To Embrace Reform’ – Protests For Racial Justice : NPR

Her comments came amid heightened tensions in Chicago between demonstrators and law enforcement. Last weekend, six people were shot – one fatally — 240 people were arrested and roughly 20 police officers were injured, the Associated Press reported. On Friday, the current Chicago Police Board president, Ghian Foreman, accused officers of hitting him with batons … Continue reading Chicago Mayor Says Police Union Is ‘Extraordinarily Reluctant To Embrace Reform’ – Protests For Racial Justice : NPR

Chicago police are detaining Americans at an abuse-laden ‘black site’ – Business Insider

Chicago's police department is detaining US citizens for days on end in a secret compound where suspects have no contact with the outside world, the Guardian reports today. Lawyers have compared the off-the-books interrogation warehouse in Chicago's Homan Square neighborhood to the CIA's so-called black sites offshore that are used to interrogate terrorists.Chicago police are … Continue reading Chicago police are detaining Americans at an abuse-laden ‘black site’ – Business Insider

Why US Militarized Police State Brutality, Violence, Killing of Unarmed Civilians Is Rising – Militarization Of Police Root Causes Explored And Detailed – Failed War On Drugs, Racism, Genocidal History, Corporate Fascism, NRA, Death Cults In Militarized Police – Sustainable Solutions Detailed – Ban Rubber Bullets Petition | A Green Road Journal

As of 2020, there exists a militarized police state in the US, but most people are not aware of this.  This militarized police state has a number of elements that include the following: use of banned chemical weapons of war such as tear gas and overwhelming force, such as rape, murder, looting, destroying, and/or robbery … Continue reading Why US Militarized Police State Brutality, Violence, Killing of Unarmed Civilians Is Rising – Militarization Of Police Root Causes Explored And Detailed – Failed War On Drugs, Racism, Genocidal History, Corporate Fascism, NRA, Death Cults In Militarized Police – Sustainable Solutions Detailed – Ban Rubber Bullets Petition | A Green Road Journal

The Shooting of Breonna Taylor – Wikipedia

On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers. Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Brett Hankison, and Detective Myles Cosgrove forced entry into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky under the authority of a search warrant. Gunfire was exchanged between Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, and LMPD officers. Walker said he believed that … Continue reading The Shooting of Breonna Taylor – Wikipedia

Why Activists Want to Defund Police Departments | Time

“People across the country are ready for a defunding framework,” says Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and founder of Reform LA Jails. “We’re ready to chip away at the line items inside of a police budget that really are nonsensical. Police should not be in charge of mental health crises. They should not … Continue reading Why Activists Want to Defund Police Departments | Time

​​​​​​​Listen: Would Defunding Police Make Us Safer? – The Atlantic

The central argument is that policing is an inherently problematic tool for the state. Policing is a tool of violence that has historically been used to facilitate gross inequalities and systems of exploitation like slavery, colonialism, the breaking of unions, and the suppression of workers’ rights movements. And so then to say that that tool … Continue reading ​​​​​​​Listen: Would Defunding Police Make Us Safer? – The Atlantic

Police accountability is impossible without transparency

But accountability is nearly impossible without transparency, and too often police are able to block public access to information. Many local departments here in Connecticut still don’t have body cameras for officers, despite the state offering financial help through grants. And many still don’t post on their website instructions for how the public can file complaints, … Continue reading Police accountability is impossible without transparency

Police Overwhelming Responsible for Attacking Journalists

WE ARE WITNESSING a truly unprecedented attack on press freedom in the United States, with journalists are being systematically targeted while covering the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The scale of the attacks is so large, it can be hard to fathom. At the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a project of Freedom of the … Continue reading Police Overwhelming Responsible for Attacking Journalists

The NYPD Knows It Can Get Away With Attacking Protesters

AS THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS converged in Brooklyn on Monday evening, NYPD scanners picked up a bit of radio chatter that stood out even in the atmosphere of boiled-over police violence. After a police dispatcher noted protester movement near the 77th Precinct, a voice on the same channel replies clearly: “Shoot those motherfuckers.” Just as clear was … Continue reading The NYPD Knows It Can Get Away With Attacking Protesters

Video: mounted police charge into Black Lives Matter protesters – SKWAWKBOX

Mounted police have charged into Black Lives Matter protesters in London amid ‘panic’ among demonstrators after police used force to push the protest away from Parliament and Downing Street. One officer, riding at high speed along a crowded street, can be seen falling from her horse and crashing to the ground after what appears to … Continue reading Video: mounted police charge into Black Lives Matter protesters – SKWAWKBOX

They wanted her to flinch, beg, to break as they used police batons on her. She would not.

This abusive behavior has gone on for years. Google “police grab/beat/throw woman” and pages of images and stories will appear. Police rage against women should not be a surprise. ...Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population….. …..As the National Center for Women … Continue reading They wanted her to flinch, beg, to break as they used police batons on her. She would not.

Buffalo police officers resign from unit in protest of suspended colleagues who shoved man, 75, to ground

Nearly five dozen Buffalo police officers, specially trained for civil unrest, resigned from their unit Friday after two colleagues were suspended after a video surfaced appearing to show them shoving and seriously injuring a 75-year-old protester, officials said. The members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team quit that task force after the fallout … Continue reading Buffalo police officers resign from unit in protest of suspended colleagues who shoved man, 75, to ground

Minneapolis agrees to ban police chokeholds following death of George Floyd

The changes announced Friday say that officers should intervene when they observe another officer's use of unauthorized force and to report any such behavior. The Minneapolis police chief also has to approve the use of crowd control weapons including tear gas, and the police department must make disciplinary decisions in a timely mannerNBC Minneapolis agrees … Continue reading Minneapolis agrees to ban police chokeholds following death of George Floyd

Tear Down the Statues. All of Them. – Mother Jones

I’m keenly aware of the whole history behind these statues, but it’s just stunning that in the year 2020 there are still people fighting to keep them. Nobody who fought a war of rebellion in the cause of slavery deserves to be glorified. That’s it. There’s no more to the argument. Just take them down. … Continue reading Tear Down the Statues. All of Them. – Mother Jones

Minnesota cops ‘trained by Israeli forces in restraint techniques’ | Morning Star

At least 100 Minnesota police officers attended a 2012 conference hosted by the Israeli consulate in Chicago, the second time such an event had been held. There they learned the violent techniques used by Israeli forces as they terrorise the occupied Palestinian territories under the guise of security operations. The so-called counterterrorism training conference in … Continue reading Minnesota cops ‘trained by Israeli forces in restraint techniques’ | Morning Star

Los Angeles to defund police department by $150m and instead invest in minority communities | The Independent

Los Angeles officials have proposed sweeping cuts to the city’s annual budget and police department while calling for that money to be invested in marginalized communities after nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced at a press conference on Wednesday night the city would “identify $250 million in cuts so we can invest … Continue reading Los Angeles to defund police department by $150m and instead invest in minority communities | The Independent

I Cover Cops as an Investigative Reporter. Here Are Five Ways You Can Start Holding Your Department Accountable. — ProPublica

It’s important to know if the officers involved were following the policies and procedures that are supposed to guide their behavior. Police actions that strike an onlooker as inappropriate may actually be within a department’s rules. It’s possible the rules themselves are inconsistent with best practices elsewhere. Ask the department for its policies on the … Continue reading I Cover Cops as an Investigative Reporter. Here Are Five Ways You Can Start Holding Your Department Accountable. — ProPublica

Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On — Especially During the Coronavirus Pandemic — ProPublica

The Philadelphia protest was one of many instances in recent days in which police launched tear gas — a toxic substance that can cause lung damage — into crowds. In a statement, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said that officers had no choice but to release it after protesters threw rocks at them and refused to disperse, … Continue reading Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On — Especially During the Coronavirus Pandemic — ProPublica

GOP Senators Speak Out After Trump Gasses U.S. Citizens – YouTube

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/8qVQl4cTGsAGOP Senators Speak Out After Trump Gasses U.S. Citizens - YouTubeTear gas has been banned for use in war. But it is perfectly fine to use against peaceful protestors, along with rubber bullets and flashbang grenades, just so Trump could go get a photo op holding a Bible he never reads..

Secret recording reveals New York cops admitting to framing and beating residents – Raw Story

Secret recordings reveal New York police officers admitting to framing and beating residents and collaborating with drug dealers A whistleblower officer turned over the tapes to Gothamist and WNYC-FM, and the recordings capture hours of conversations between Mount Vernon police officers discussing shocking acts of misconduct.Secret recording reveals New York cops admitting to framing and … Continue reading Secret recording reveals New York cops admitting to framing and beating residents – Raw Story

Police shootings database 2015-2020 – Washington Post

In 2015, The Washington Post began to log every fatal shooting by an on-duty police officer in the United States. In that time there have been more than 5,000 such shootings recorded by The Post. Jump to the database After Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was killed in 2014 by police in Ferguson, Mo., … Continue reading Police shootings database 2015-2020 – Washington Post

Racist Killing and Impunity – Centre for Research on Globalization

A court will judge whether there was intent to kill George Floyd; what is absolutely apparent is there was certainly no intent by the police to preserve his life or health. It is also plain that the force used was wildly disproportionate for the alleged offence. It is further undeniable that police violence in the USA impacts … Continue reading Racist Killing and Impunity – Centre for Research on Globalization

A Long Time For Killing by Michael Parenti – Dandelion Salad

Today, across the nation, we witness homicidal violence delivered against unarmed people by law enforcement officers. These beatings and killings are carried out with something close to impunity. The cops almost always get away with murder. Moreover, these crimes are nothing new; they are longstanding in practice. A study of police brutality in three major … Continue reading A Long Time For Killing by Michael Parenti – Dandelion Salad

US has DEADLIEST police culture in modern world, they only know incarceration & brutality – George Floyd family co-counsel — RT USA News

George Floyd died at the hands of uniformed officers, proving yet again that the US has the “deadliest police culture,” the like of which is nowhere to be found in the modern world, his family lawyer told RT’s Ruptly video agency. Public outrage over police brutality – fueled by the arrest and death of African … Continue reading US has DEADLIEST police culture in modern world, they only know incarceration & brutality – George Floyd family co-counsel — RT USA News