Archive for the ‘Police Abuse’ Category

Some Schools Remove Police, Others Continue Sending Students To Police

Chicago – In January 2019, a cell phone video from inside Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side was posted to Facebook. It shows a student, then-16-year-old Dnigma Howard, at the bottom of a staircase, and two Chicago Police officers trying to handcuff her. One of the officers fires his Taser at Dnigma as she’s on […]

Biden’s DOJ Sleight Of Hand On Police Reform

DOJ “reforms” are a smoke screen covering up systemic complicity with law enforcement. Police killing Black and Brown people hasn’t let up even though the public’s attention may have been diverted from it as a constant nationwide tragedy for which the federal government shares responsibility. Despite this, the feds have been working hard on reformism […]

Controversy Mounts Over The Use Of Gunshot Detection Sensors

Above photo: A woman holds a sign with an image of 13-year-old Adam Toledo at a protest in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood in August. Toledo was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in March after ShotSpotter technology detected gunshots in the area. Madison Muller. Chicago quietly renewed its multi-million dollar contract with ShotSpotter. But […]

Chicago Passes Union-Backed Bill For Civilian Oversight Of Violent Cops

Above photo: The law reflects increasing public scrutiny about how the police function. A civilian commission will be empowered to pick the head of the police investigatory body and change the rules and policies under which the police operate. Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. In July, Chicago’s city council passed a modified version […]

Oregon Bill Bans Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations

Both Oregon and Illinois enacted laws this week prohibiting police from using deceptive interrogation tactics on minors. Portland, OR –  On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law bans commonly used deceptive interrogation tactics, including false promises […]

Career Cop Admits Police Are Trained To Lie In Reports

Before the age of computers and body cameras, citizens were forced into court proceedings with an attitude of, “It was my side of the story against the cops. Who do you think the jury is going to believe?” In the age of technology in which we are presently, however, the word of police officers can […]

Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’; Restricts Use Of Force

Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’; Restricts Use Of Force Above photo: Protesters chant for Ohio state troopers and Columbus police to take a knee with them in solidarity on the Ohio Statehouse steps on June 1, 2020, in Columbus. A federal judge has ordered Columbus police to stop using force against nonviolent protesters. Matthew […]

Enbridge Is ‘Funding And Incentivizing’ Police To Crack Down On Its Opponents

Enbridge Is ‘Funding And Incentivizing’ Police To Crack Down On Its Opponents Above photo: Simone Senogles, from the Red Lake Nation of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota, speaks of the fear instilled in her community ever since Canadian oil company Enbridge started funding a statewide police task force to crack down on pipeline opponents. Here’s what […]

Capitalism And Political Violence At Home And Abroad

Above photo: Nathaniel St. Clair. Question: why do both conservative and liberal governments in the U.S. install right-wing governments abroad if ‘the U.S.’ opposes right-wing political violence? While right and left politics may seem to have limited descriptive value in many current conflicts, the interests of capital, broadly considered, represent an unwavering motive for them. […]

Probe Demanded Over Capitol Police Standing Aside For Pro-Trump Mob

Above photo: Police seen around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images. Unacceptable! “The images of police officers calmly allowing barricades open, letting the crowd enter, and taking selfies inside the building with those who have stormed it cannot go without investigation […]

Proud Boy Attacks Send Several To Hospital In Critical Condition

Above photo: Photos by @ChuckModi1 and Samuel Corum. “Antifa Ends Tonight.” Black Lives Matter Signs And Memorials Destroyed. Report from All out DC on violent far-Right attacks from gangs of Proud Boys following the #MillionMAGAMarch in Washington DC. Thousands of Trump supporters rallied in Washington, DC, to build popular support for a Trump-led coup. The […]

RCMP Must Respond To Spying Allegations

Above photo: BIV Files. Groups say pipeline spying information passed to energy companies. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is taking the RCMP in front of a judge for its alleged failure to respond to allegations of spying on groups and organizations and First Nations opposed to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project. The suit, […]

How To Identify Visible (And Invisible) Surveillance At Protests

UPDATE Nov. 5, 2020.  Want a crash course in how to identify surveillance technologies at protests? Watch EFF’s new video presentation on How to Observe Police Surveillance at Protests. The 25-minute video, taught by Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass, explains how you can identify various police surveillance technologies, like body-worn cameras, drones, and automated license plate readers, which may be […]

Two Massive New Leaks Show Dirty Underbelly Of Empire

Above photo: Flowers and slogans in the intersection in Minneapolis near which George Floyd was killed, days earlier, by a policeman on May 25, 2020. Fibonacci Blue, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons. Shhhh, don’t tell Americans about the Blue Leaks and the Syria PR Leaks. The mainstream media’s virtual blackout must mean they aren’t supposed to […]

Blacks In LA Nearly Four Times As Likely To Be Cited By Police

Activists say these ordinances for minor violations are rooted in racist laws and anti-homeless policies. “it’s illegal to be Black in public.” The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) gave 63% of its citations for “loitering while standing” to Black residents in recent years, despite African Americans making up just 7% of the city’s population, a new analysis […]

Police Operation Arrests Anti-Racist Organizers

Aurora, CO – Police agencies in the Denver area arrested anti-racist organizers in a coordinated assault today. People were arrested in a Home Depot parking lot, at their homes, and after they were pulled over while driving. Those arrested were the leaders to demand justice for Elijah McClain, who was brutally murdered by the Aurora […]

Washington State Police Target Black March Organizers With Arrests

Above photo: Washington State Patrol approaches the lead protest vehicle. Nathalie Graham. On Friday morning the Washington State Patrol (WSP) arrested nine people on suspicion of disorderly conduct during a protest that shut down the southbound lanes of I-5, congested Seattle streets, and backed up traffic to Bellevue. Marchers say they block traffic to disrupt people living […]

How Pennsylvania State Troopers Conduct Illegal Traffic Searches

Around 10 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2013, a Pennsylvania state trooper pulled over a minivan on Interstate 81. He later wrote that he had seen a GPS device mounted on the car’s windshield, possibly obstructing the driver’s view. While talking to the two people in the car — a man and his nephew, who said […]

Antifascists Are Facing Off Against The Far-Right, Backed By Local Cops

Above photo: Fascists v. anti-fascists in Sunland-Tujunga in the San Fernando Valley, CA from Twitter. Every Friday in Sunland-Tujunga, a small neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, just 15 minutes from Downtown LA, a group of violent far-Right Trump supporters meets under the guise of rallying in support of […]

Defund The Police Movement Can Learn From Corrupt Gun Trace Task Force

Above photo: GTTF Sgt. Wayne Jenkins during the arrest of Gregory Harding, caught on a body camera. U.S. Attorney’s Office. To understand American policing, the authors of “I Got A Monster” say you need to listen to people who have had their lives ruined by police. “I Got A Monster” is a page turner that’s as […]

The Supreme Court Dropped The Ball On The Right To Protest

Above photo: Militarized police attacking protesters. By Noah Berger AP. Over the years, courts have carefully updated our speech protections while mostly ignoring the freedom of assembly. Now they may have a chance to change that. In recent months, US cities have seen widespread protests denouncing police brutality against unarmed Black people. Local and national law […]

$16.5M Settlement Reached In Class-Action Lawsuit Over Mass Arrests

August 19, 2020 Above photo: Police encircle and detain a crowd of protesters in Toronto, on Sunday June 27, 2010. Chris Young for The Canadian Press. Compensation for those arrested will be between $5,000 and $24,700. The settlement agreement of $16.5 million comes after 10 years of court proceedings and negotiations between the Toronto Police Services […]

Minneapolis Reneging On George Floyd Promises

The Minneapolis Police Name-Change Con. When Black Lives Matter chapters demand “abolition” and “defunding” of the police, rather than community control of the cops, they play into the hands of charlatans and misleaders on city councils and in the halls of Congress. “The proposed charter amendment was at best a symbolic gesture and at worst […]

Law Enforcement Exposed: Massive Blue Leaks, Police Pentagon Papers

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. August 1, 2020 | Educate! Above photo: U.S. federal agents disperse protesters at the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland, Ore., on July 23, 2020.Ankur Dholakia/AFP via Getty Images. In an email message, Betsy Reed, the editor-in-chief of the Intercept reports, “Hundreds of thousands of files from the FBI and local police departments […]

Portland: Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights

Above photo: Portland protester enveloped in tear gas holds US flag on July 21. By Nathan Howard/Getty Images. UPDATE: Pro Publica reports: “Federal defenders and prosecutors in Portland, Oregon, have teamed up to try to end a court practice of releasing arrested protesters only after they have agreed not to attend protests — a restriction that legal experts […]

Current NYPD Officers With The Most Substantiated Misconduct Complaints

By George Joseph, Christopher Robbins, Jake Offenhartz and Jake Dobkin, Gothamist. July 30, 2020 | Educate! Above photo: By Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Approximately four thousand of the NYPD’s 36,000 active officers have at least one substantiated complaint of police misconduct, according to data from the Civilian Complaint Review Board published by ProPublica on Sunday. Gothamist/WNYC has identified seven officers in the CCRB’s […]

Police Send SWAT Team to Apprehend Non-Violent Man Having Mental Breakdown in Own Home

Man takes highly dangerous selfie in front of SWAT team – the mask was added later to protect his identity. After resigning from his job at Eversource over being sexually harassed and going through a difficult breakup with his girlfriend, a local man was having a mental breakdown in early November inside his own home […]

VIDEO: LBRY.io Founder Arrested For “Disorderly Conduct” of Trying to Leave Home

Originally streamed to his social media profile live, Jeremy Kauffman of LBRY.io has been arrested for “Disorderly Conduct” by a Manchester police officer for simply trying to leave his home. The Manchester police state descended on Kauffman’s neighborhood to conduct a homicide investigation in a home at 332 Hanover St., which is apparently near where […]

Raw Video: Cop Hits Man With Handcuffs, Punches, Knees, Tasing and Beating

VILLA RICA, GA — We have received an alarming video showing an innocent citizen being tased, choked, punched in the ribs, kneed, yanked down to the ground and beaten by a cop. The way that this citizen demonstrated composure in the beginning of the video is remarkable. The officer, […]

A Retired Officer’s Perspective of McKinney Incident

Today a video was brought to my attention of a retired police officer from Plainsboro, New Jersey by the name of Eric Potts.  This video is an angry rant about members of the, “FaceBook Police Academy” unfairly judging Officer Eric Casebolt for how he handled the situation at the McKinney pool party incident 2 weeks ago. […]

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