Posts tagged “police brutality”

  1. 1. Asking the sheriff if there was a law against him eating in Hope, Washington. 2. Dressing in a manner the sheriff found displeasing. 3. Asking the sheriff why he pushed him. 4. Not leaving Hope, Washington when the sheriff told him they didn't want his kind there and dropped him off at the bridge. 5. Failing to show ID on request when walking and not operating a motor vehicle. 6. Passively resisting his unlawful…

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  2. Another day, another black man murdered, another black man to mourn. This time, his name was Walter L. Scott. He was fifty years old and the father of four. He was shot in the back as he was running away. This time there is video of the murder though there has been video before and that has not been enough to bring about justice. I watched the video and felt so empty. I felt scared…

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  3. From the New York Times:
    A Staten Island grand jury has voted not to bring criminal charges against the white New York City police officer at the center of the Eric Garner case, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday

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  4. It's not okay, and it's not going to be okay anytime soon, and we have to keep looking at it and calling it by its name.

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    "Officer Go Fuck Yourself."

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    "There is a growing chorus of military veterans who have chimed in on the absurdity of photographs like this one. Let me join the parade. What we’re seeing here is a gaggle of cops wearing more elite killing…

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  5. Are you following Buzzfeed's Joel Anderson yet? He's been in Ferguson all week, and he is putting himself in unbelievably dangerous situations in order to report what's going on. It's an important corrective to mainstream reports -- I'm more shocked than I should be, probably, at the number of stories I've seen in national newspapers and TV networks giving credence to the police's lies about "reaching for the gun" and mass, widespread

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  6. We're not, you know, normally a news site, but as much as I would like to bring you celebrations of minor Simpsons characters or jokes about dirtbag Yeats right now, the city of Ferguson, Missouri is under violent, racist, militarized police occupation. Since the police have all satellite news trucks out of the area and forbidden all media outlets to send in helicopters, the best video coverage right now is probably this live feed that's…

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  7. Trymaine Lee's interview with the closest eyewitness to the shooting of Michael Brown at MSNBC is worth reading in its entirety: “I could see the muscles in his forearm,” Johnson said. “Mike was trying to get away from being choked.” “They’re not wrestling so much as his arm went from his throat to now clenched on his shirt,” Johnson explained of the scene between Brown and the officer. “It’s like tug of war. He’s…

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  8. This is a love letter to the inner city. This is a love letter to a concept of Chicago that is constantly under attack. This is a love letter to the people in the hood who raised me, sustained me, and supported me. I've been trying to write about Chicago violence for a good two months now. The facts are easy to obtain from any major news source, though the way in which those facts…

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