Prosecutors Say LAPD Officers Were Not Targeted & Ambushed

By: Thursday January 1, 2015 11:00 am

Los Angeles Police Department officers were not ambushed last weekend and were, instead, fired upon when they approached a “gang attack on rivals,” city prosecutors said. The Guardian reported that an incident that occurred during the previous weekend was “not a targeted ambush on police.” The prosecutors have stated two individuals “opened fire on rival [...]

 

Some Perspective as Officials Exploit Execution of NYPD Officers to Discredit Movement for Police Reform

By: Monday December 22, 2014 11:00 am

Two New York police officers were killed by a mentally ill African-American man on December 20. The man, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, posted a message on Instagram suggesting he had chosen the officers as targets as a kind of revenge for police, who had killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Although there is little evidence that these [...]

‘Millions March NYC’ Protest Against Police Brutality: Residents Explain Why They Marched

By: Tuesday December 16, 2014 10:59 am

More than 50,000 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Dec. 13 for Millions March NYC, which was organized by 23-year-old Synead Nichols and 19-year-old Umaara Iynaas Elliott. The march was organized in response to the recent lack of indictments against officers Daniel Pantaleo and Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, respectively. However, [...]

#BlackLivesMatter #DayofAction #MillionsMarch Protests Take Place Across America

By: Saturday December 13, 2014 2:44 pm

Act now! Our children & our community can't wait! 12/13/14 #dayofaction #dayofresistance pic.twitter.com/7BWRgbqPRa — Ferguson Action (@fergusonaction) December 12, 2014 On my last post ‘Signs of the Season to and from the United States of What the F*ck’, toward the end of the comment thread we’d been discussing a Daily Beast article ‘Friends In High [...]

Podcast: Chicago Police & Why the US Needs a Domestic Law Specifically Criminalizing Torture

By: Sunday December 7, 2014 2:05 pm

There currently is no law in the United States, which specifically criminalizes law enforcement who engage in torture. The United Nations Committee Against Torture has protested the fact that there is no law in the United States, however, three times now the US government has maintained that such a law is not required because there [...]

Cleveland Police Who Commit Brutality Benefit from Investigators Who Cast Conduct in ‘Most Positive Light Possible’

By: Friday December 5, 2014 5:00 pm

The civil rights division of the Justice Department released its findings from an investigation into the Cleveland Police Department’s pattern of use of deadly and “less lethal force” by officers. It uncovered incidents of officers striking suspects in the head with “impact weapons,” using tasers, chemical spray and fists in acts of retaliation, “excessive force” [...]

Officer Who Killed Eric Garner with Chokehold Told Grand Jury Being Filmed Didn’t Bother Him

By: Thursday December 4, 2014 11:09 am

New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, according to his attorney, told a Staten Island grand jury that he was aware while he was taking Eric Garner down with a chokehold that he was being recorded. However, he was certain he was not committing any misconduct so it did not bother him that someone was filming [...]

Ferguson in NY as Cop Acquitted after Killing Unarmed Man

By: Thursday December 4, 2014 9:00 am

A grand jury will bring no charges against a white New York City cop who strangled an unarmed African-American man to death. Watch him die in the video. Daniel Pantaelo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold on Staten Island on July 17, will not face charges for the killing, a grand [...]

Video of NYPD Cop Killing Eric Garner Was Not Enough to Convince Grand Jury Black Lives Matter

By: Wednesday December 3, 2014 3:23 pm

The Staten Island grand jury’s decision to not indict white New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner, an unarmed black father of six children, is a savage reminder that there are certain lives in the United States that do not matter. Garner’s death was captured on video and showed Pantaleo employing an illegal chokehold that made it impossible for Garner to breathe. The brutality captured on video apparently did not move grand jury members to hold Pantaleo accountable.

Organizers Who Met With Obama See Meeting as Affirmation Movement Against Police Violence is Working

By: Tuesday December 2, 2014 3:00 pm

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder met with seven black and Latino organizers yesterday to discuss police violence in not just Ferguson, Missouri, but throughout the country. Following the meeting, Obama announced some steps his administration would be taking to address some of the issues raised. Organizers who participated [...]

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