Man Describes How Police in Ferguson Arrested Him for Smoking Cigarette in His Parked Car After Curfew

By: Sunday August 17, 2014 8:57 am

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested seven people last night as they were enforcing a midnight curfew imposed on residents. However, none of the seven arrested were engaged in any violent activity. They were minding their own business inside their own vehicles when police approached and pulled them out of their cars.

The area, where police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, was subjected to an escalation in police control as Governor Jay Nixon issued a state of emergency and ordered a curfew from 12 pm to 5 am. Nixon claimed this would help stop the looting of businesses.

 

Ferguson Police Manipulate Press So Robbery Becomes Focus Instead of Fact Officer Killed Michael Brown

By: Friday August 15, 2014 4:38 pm

Media mostly had no idea that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, had allegedly been involved in a robbery of a liquor store. Rumors had circulated but no organizations had been actively seeking information on any robbery. They were not certain the robbery had anything to do with Brown’s death. Media had, however, sought the release of information from Ferguson police on the shooting by filing requests under Missouri’s “sunshine” or freedom of information law.

Ferguson’s Militarized & Racist Response to Protests Against Police Killing of Mike Brown

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 1:23 pm

Police clad in riot gear fired rubber bullets and tear gas at predominantly black residents near a QuikTrip in Ferguson, Missouri. They were protesting the killing of an unarmed black teen shot by police on Saturday. It was the same QuikTrip that was set on fire and looted on Sunday night.

Across That Bloody River

By: Sunday August 10, 2014 5:40 pm

Because walking while black is becoming an ever-increasing threat to public safety, police departments nationwide have concluded that they have no choice but to spend several billion dollars on heavy weaponry and armored vehicles.

US Police Idly Watch as Congo President’s Security Force Beats Protesters on American Streets

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 10:33 am

Despite the protests of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joesph Kabila’s presidency taking place on American soil, President Kabila’s security forces saw fit to brutalize the protesters – beating them right in front of American law enforcement. Video shows what is believed to be a member of President Kabila’s security detail stomp a protester as a US police officer looks on. The thugs walk away and all the police do is offer to call the beaten man an ambulance – protect and serve much?

Even More Military Equipment Being Sent To Local Police Forces

By: Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:10 pm

Despite crime being on a steady decline for the past decade and the threat of international terrorism being wildly overstated, local police departments are stockpiling military grade weaponry. The militarization of police forces has become such a prominent phenomenon that the ACLU now dedicates a portion of its resources to studying the trend. Community policing – particularly in poor areas where people of color live – has been replaced with military style raids by heavily armed SWAT Teams.

Podcast: The Double Standard That Police Display Towards Protests Supporting Palestinians

By: Sunday July 27, 2014 9:33 am

Thousands of people have been demonstrating in support of Palestinians and against Israel’s assault on Gaza in major cities across the United States. Police have shown some willingness to facilitate protests, but organizers have also experienced a double standard in the way police handle Palestinian supporters versus Israel supporters. Multiple examples of this double standard, in fact, have surfaced in recent weeks.

Pro-Israel Real Estate Broker, Who Sells Condos in Trump Tower, Arrested at Chicago Rally for Carrying Gun

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 10:01 am

The Chicago chapter of the pro-Israel group, StandWithUs, organized a rally on July 22 to show support for the country’s military assault on Gaza. During the rally, a man was arrested by Chicago police for carrying a gun at the demonstration.

Up until now, the man has been identified in the local press. His name is Andrew Glatz. He is 37-years-old and lives in Lincolnwood, IL. However, it has not been reported that he was with the people who were rallying for Israel.

Justice Department Investigation Uncovers Routine Conduct Which Suggests Police are Racists and Thieves

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:56 am

The results of a Justice Department (DOJ) investigation into the Newark Police Department show the police force engages in a routine pattern of unconstitutional policing. Police illegally stop thousands of pedestrians without articulating any “reasonable suspicion” for stopping them. They unconstitutionally arrest people, and the department’s lawless policing disproportionately affects black residents.

In Appeal, Diverse Groups Challenge District Court’s Dismissal of Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying

By: Friday July 11, 2014 9:01 am

A number of organizations and individuals have decided to support an appeal in a lawsuit against spying against American Muslims by the New York Police Department.

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