Posts Tagged ‘unarmed’

Former Philadelphia cop charged with murder of unarmed man

Responsible for fatally shooting an unarmed man on the ground with his empty hand in the air, a former Philadelphia police officer was recently charged with first degree murder, third degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and possession of an instrument of crime. In December 2017, Philadelphia Police Officer Eric Ruch Jr. reportedly attempted to pull over […]

Counter-Coup Unarmed Community Organizing Resource List

An organizer and analyst we deeply respect, “Training for Change” co-founder George Lakey, recently suggested Voices help maintain a list of organizations in the U.S. which are helping people prepare for the possibility of a stolen election, a rigged election, or an outright coup following November 3rd voting in the U.S.. In a nation with […]

Utah police release body cam video of officer shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

[embedded content] The Salt Lake City Police Department recently released the body cam footage of an officer shooting an unarmed 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome. A Salt Lake City ordinance required that video from police shootings now be released to the public within 10 business days. Earlier this month, Salt Lake City police officers arrived […]

At the U.N., Trudeau Opposes an Investigation into israel’s Shooting of Unarmed Civilians – Including a Canadian Doctor

At the U.N., Trudeau Opposes an Investigation into Israel’s Shooting of Unarmed Civilians – Including a Canadian Doctor By Dimitri Lascaris, This week, courtesy of Justin Trudeau, the world witnessed one of the swiftest and most cowardly flip-flops in Canadian political history. On May 16, 2018, Canada’s Prime Minister issued a statement calling for an […]

israel’s IDF are good at massacring unarmed Palestinian protesters but very little else

“Israel`s Juvenile Ground Army” W. Patrick Lang IMO the IDF ground forces are nothing like what the average American assumes them to be. They are in fact an army that has been very lucky in the enemies that they have faced. Their present employment in the massacre of Palestinians at Gaza is the kind of […]

Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a video on Tuesday that shows an Israeli soldier celebrating and shouting “that son of a bitch” after shooting an unarmed Palestinian protester with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the town of Madama in Palestine’s West Bank. The video, taken on April 13, also shows […]

Israeli Soldiers Cheer After Shooting Unarmed Protesters in West Bank

By Middle East Monitor A new video has surfaced showing Israeli occupation forces shooting Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank, with one soldier cheering after a successful ‘hit’. The video was published Tuesday by Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem and filmed by one of its volunteers. According to B’Tselem, the incident took place on the […]

California Community Fights for Accountability After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man in Hail of Bullets

BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA — A California community is drawing increasing attention to the police killing of Diante “Butchie” Yarber, a 26-year-old black father of three who was shot to death as he sat inside his car in the parking lot of a Barstow Walmart on April 5. In dramatic video filmed of the incident, which occurred […]

IfNotNow ups pressure on Schumer to end silence on Israeli killings of unarmed protesters

Last night the young renegade Jewish group IfNotNow demonstrated outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s office, saying that his silence on the killings of Palestinian protesters as a Jewish political leader was licensing Israel to kill more Palestinians. “How many more Palestinians must die?” they challenged Schumer, before he makes a statement. “It is life and death, […]

Israel’s genocidal explanations for killing unarmed protesters are only isolating it further

Israeli leaders have been making downright genocidal claims against Palestinians, and the rhetoric finally seems to be backfiring. The government’s line on “defending itself from terrorists” is not being swallowed by the world as easily as it used to be. Especially because those genocidal statements betray other than “defensive” intentions to the actions in Gaza. And […]

Shooting unarmed Palestinian protestors is a heinous crime

By MAHMOUD EL-YOUSSEPH Dear editor, The use of a live fire by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to disperse peaceful Palestinian demonstrators is a heinous crime. Over the last 9 days, the IDF have murdered 31 and injured another 2,850 in Gaza according to Palestinian Health Ministry.  This took place on the 30th of March when […]

Israeli sniper films shooting of unarmed Palestinian through rifle scope– and celebrates

A video clip in which an Israeli sniper filmed himself shooting an unarmed Palestinian across the Gaza fence and then celebrating drew international outrage last night. The two Palestinian targets in the video appear simply to be walking around near the fence. In sharing the video, Jewish Voice for Peace says the shooting took place last […]

ICC warns Israel over killing unarmed protesters in Gaza

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda warned on Sunday Israeli occupation over using lethal force against civilian protesters in Gaza. “It is with grave concern that I note the violence and deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip in the context of recent mass demonstrations,” a statement issued by the ICC Prosecutor began, noting that […]

HRW blames Israel for killing unarmed demos in Gaza

Human Rights Watch blamed responsibility for killing, wounding unarmed Palestinian demonstrators on Israeli officials, who called for using live ammunition against them, a statement said on Tuesday. “Senior Israeli officials who unlawfully called for use of live ammunition against Palestinian demonstrations who posed no imminent threat to life bear responsibility for the killings of 14 demonstrators in […]

Israel Renews Slaughter of Palestinians – Opens Fire on Unarmed Crowd, Uses Drones to Gas Protesters

Although estimates vary, it looks like 17 Palestinians were murdered and over 1,000 injured during an unarmed protest of around 30,000 on the Gaza border that started on Friday, March 30th. A significant number of the casualties are children. Israeli troops, snipers and even a tank opened fire on a crowd that was close to […]

Israeli forces shoot unarmed protesters from across Gaza security fence, killing at least 15

We are closely following the horrifying news from Gaza this morning. The Israeli government said it would meet Gaza protesters with live fire across the border fence and duly massed snipers on the border; and it has followed through today, killing at least nine Palestinians, according to early reports. Sadly the number keeps climbing: as […]

How Unarmed Civilians Stopped Violent Sinhala Buddhist Mobs in Sri Lanka

On March 4th, Sinhala Buddhist mobs began sweeping through Sri Lanka’s Kandy district, hurling petrol bombs at Muslim-owned houses, shops and mosques. The attacks came as a shock, as Sri Lanka has not seen violence on this scale in nearly a decade. The government deployed thousands of security forces, armed with automatic weapons, tear gas and […]

Israel soldiers killed unarmed Palestinian boy could be acquitted

Two Israeli soldiers who killed an unarmed Palestinian boy in 2013 could be acquitted, Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed on Wednesday. The two Israel soldiers, a squad commander and a member of a squad, opened fire in 2013 at 16-year-old Samir Awad in the vicinity of the illegal Israeli Separation Wall near the village of Badras, in […]

WATCH: Unarmed Man Brutally Beaten by Detroit Police

April 20, 2015 DETROIT, MI — Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Monday charged ex-Inkster Police Officer William Melendez with two felonies for his involvement in the violent Jan. 28 arrest of 57-year-old Floyd Dent. Worthy also dismissed an open felony cocaine possession charge against Dent, stating, It was “in the best interest of justice.” […]

Horrific body cam footage shows cop kill unarmed man execution style

     After a police officer claimed he shot and killed a man because he refused to drop his gun, Body Cam footage has been released that shows the man was on his knees and his hands were empty when the officer shot him three times in the back. Shaleem Tindle, 28, was killed by a […]

Unarmed High School Sports Star Killed by Police as He Backed Out of His Own Driveway

A high school track and wrestling star was gunned down by police conducting a welfare check. He was unarmed and merely backing his car out of his own driveway. Johnson County, KS — A family grieving and a town left in shock after police responded to a welfare check of a beloved high […]

WATCH: Baltimore Officials Agree to Pay $135K to Unarmed Man Shot by Police

Baltimore’s spending panel has approved a $135,000 payment to settle a lawsuit filed by an unarmed man who was shot in the leg by police. The payment to John Rau III settles the lawsuit he filed against police Major Byron Conaway and the Baltimore Police Department. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor […]

Judge Upholds $15M Verdict Against Lakewood in Killing of Unarmed Man

Leonard Thomas, a 30-year-old father and unarmed black man, was killed by police in 2013. A jury awarded more than $15 million to his family, and a judge has upheld the jury verdict. A federal judge has upheld a $15.1 million jury verdict against the city of Lakewood in Pierce County, Police Chief Mike Zaro […]

Israel NGO: Israel killed 8 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli occupation forces killed eight unarmed Palestinians, who did not pose any danger, during demonstrations along the Gaza border, Israeli NGO B’Tselem has revealed. The Israeli human rights group said that the Israeli occupation used live ammunition and killed ten Palestinians and wounded hundreds during demonstrations against the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s […]

Israel NGO: Israel killed 8 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza

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Woman Says Adams County Deputy Shot and Killed Her Unarmed 19-Year-Old Son in Chance Encounter

The mother of a man shot by an Adams County sheriff’s deputy said Friday that the deputy should have used his Taser instead of a gun to control her unarmed son, who panicked and ran when he saw a law enforcement officer because he was wanted on a minor crime. “Now he’s dead. In a […]

WATCH: Florida Police Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Man After Fight

Video posted to Facebook as well as body camera video show an unarmed man fatally shot during an altercation with Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies after a call to 911 about a domestic disturbance on December 7. BSO released footage from the body cameras that Deputies Steven Briggs and Sean Youngward were wearing at the time […]

Police Officer Who Executed Unarmed Father of Two Found Not Guilty of Murder

Police Officer Who Executed Unarmed Father of Two Found Not Guilty of Murder December 8th, 2017 Via: Daily Mail: A former Arizona police officer was found not guilty of murder Thursday of in the 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside his hotel […]

Former cop to be sentenced in videotaped killing of unarmed black man

     The former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager will be sentenced and fined this week in the federal civil rights case over the the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who fled a traffic stop in 2015. Slager’s murder trial ended in a hung jury in December 2016. In May, he […]

[WATCH] South Carolina Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Motorist to be Sentenced in December

North Charleston officer Michael Slager (L) and Walter Scott CHARLESTON, S.C. – A former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday. Ex-North Charleston officer Michael Slager pleaded […]

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