Following the effective strike by #firearms officers in the Metropolitan #Police over one of their colleagues being chased with the murder of #ChrisKaba, we have a situation where the #army is 'supporting' the police in the counter-terrorism activities.
So, the firearms officers think they are above the law, the #Tories seeming interest in service level requirements doesn't seem to apply to armed officers, and we now have the army on the streets.
And this would by the #lawandorder party????
Met police request support from army after officers down firearms | Metropolitan police | The Guardian
POR FIM, falaram-me que o corpo do playboy, a pericia levou e os corpos sem vida das duas mulheres, alguns falaram-me que a #police da região os levou e os queimou.
Mas outros disseram-me que foram entregues ao #crime que controlava as drogas e o venda de mulheres para os hoteis da região.
Qual a verdade das mentiras que nos contaram? A máquina de lavar, o Diabo ou Deus que sabe!
#London #police are engaging in a petulant, passive-aggressive temper tantrum because one of their officers is being held accountable for murdering an #unarmed black man. Rather than review their policies, and improve training on the lawful use of deadly force, they're now refusing to carry #guns. Their goal is to allow the city to descend into chaos so they can teach us all a lesson for committing the crime of demanding police accountability. What a bunch of #pussies.
Today in Labor History September 24, 1906: The Atlanta massacre ended on this day. Rioting by white mobs began on September 22 after newspapers published several luridly detailed and unsubstantiated reports of black men allegedly raping 4 local women. The racist mobs destroyed black businesses and homes, killing at least 25 African Americans (official reports). However, the actual death toll may be closer to 100. Black men, including university professors, met to organize defense committees and began arming themselves. However, police and state militias raided their meetings and disarmed them. One cop was killed in the fight. W. E. B. Du Bois, who was teaching at Atlanta University at the time, purchased a shotgun when rioting broke out. "I bought a Winchester double-barreled shotgun and two dozen rounds of shells filled with buckshot. If a white mob had stepped on the campus where I lived I would without hesitation have sprayed their guts over the grass." The massacre was not publicly marked in Georgia until 2006, its 100th anniversary, nor made part of state's curriculum for public schools until 2007.
de la plus récente à la plus ancienne ; il y en a probablement d'autres.
Votez et faites voter.
Les voix exprimées sur la plateforme des PAN sont officielles, anonymes, elles sont équivalentes à participer à une manif ou voter pour un RIC.
(de la plus récente à la plus ancienne)
il y en a probablement d'autres.
As much as I like the guardian, I think the point has been missed. It is not a coincidence that Chris Kaba was black. His death was a split second decision based on the policeman’s white privilege, and the views and opinions he brought to the situation. Some might say that it was a racially motivated murder.
Suella Braverman orders review of armed policing after officer’s murder charge | UK news | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/sep/24/suella-braverman-orders-review-of-armed-policing-after-officers-charge
I took the opportunity to listen to both albums, first time in many years. Burnel's is honestly forgettable. Summers' is quite catchy. He's not a great singer, which probably limited success potential, but a good number of songs have quite a drive. This is a lot closer to #Police than Sting's early solo efforts. I have two other albums from Summers, instrumental only, and while good as well, they are quite different in style.
Teacher Dude (@teacherdude): "Photos from today's demo in solidarity with the #BIOME worker run factory in the Greek city of #Thessaloniki facing closure as vulture funds and police seek to shut it down. Heavy riot police presence. #Greece #antireport #ΒΙΟΜΕ #Θεσσαλονικη #photography" | nitter
#Viome #Thessalonique #Police
Dozens of Met officers refuse armed patrols after colleague’s murder charge. Is it not a trifle concerning that these armed police think they should be beyond the law? #police
Excellent to see that dozens of #MetropolitanPolice officers are refusing to go out on armed patrols. Innocent dark-skinned citizens will, for a while at least, be less likely to be murdered by the institutionally #racist #police force.
Powerful Venezuelan prison gang dismantled, government says
Ghana: Second day of protests despite claims of police brutality
Le film documentaire Manufacturing the Threat / Produire la menace
sera aussi présenté à Québec
les cinémas n'ont pas répondu,
mais la Librairie Saint-Jean-Baptiste, affectueusement dénommée La Lib, se montre intéressée, et
le 20 octobre à 20h, une projection thématique aura lieu à Québec aussi, on n'est pas pires que les autres
événement Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/events/695117935420911/
sebastian roché (@sebastianjroche): "Ds le sondage IFOP/cevipof vague 11 c’est 11% « très confiance », et dans la vague 14 (fév. 2023) 15% (au passage la GN fait moitié mieux à 22%). Pire, ds les quartiers populaires, la police fait bp moins. Dans tous les cas, les affirmations de @GDarmanin sont des exagérations." | nitter
sebastian roché (@sebastianjroche): "La totale confiance dans la police de sécurité publique c’est 6 à 9 % des Français. On ne peut pas appeler ça une écrasante majorité… (IFOP/ JDD 20-11 janvier 2021). A force de manichéisme on ne va pas trouver de voie d’amélioration de la relation police population." | nitter
Rare to hear good things about the police… and we need more light in this world, so figure was good to share.
What’s your feel good story for #FeelGoodSatuday?
Florida Man Shot by Police While Celebrating Ron DeSantis’ Permit-Less Carry Law
According to an arrest report, Miami police responded on July 7 to an Upper East Side apartment complex near the 7800 block of Northeast 10th Avenue, where they found a man in body armor wielding a gun and firing into the air. Witnesses told officers th
#Police #Florida #Gunz
Pattaya Police Shut Down Nightclub Allegedly Operating Illegally #Illegal #NightClubs #Pattaya #Police https://www.thailandnews.co/2023/09/pattaya-police-shut-down-nightclub-allegedly-operating-illegally/
and they are so bad
LifeOM the dialog and story is just a joke, like they didn't even hire a writer
The dialog/story on Luther is better, but it takes a right wing DeSantis view of policing: the police can abuse suspects as much as they want and it is ok, which is the dominant mode in TV cop shows (Law n Order)
Quando saiamos da mansão FULA, nos disse aqui é o "morro do #gato!"
Citando os relatos de NELSON SANTANA disse: "e a #police está acampada na av. peixe!"
Ainda contou-nos que no açougue fez #boxe num pedaço de carne e destrinchou um boi pensando no rj.
Alegre no sábado, esperei até às 12horas a demissão, mas ela não veio!
Eis que de alguma forma, não sei como aconteceu, só sei que não saí vivo de uma das 147, antiéticas e preparadas abordagens #police, quais fui vítima entre junho 1997 e dez 1999.
A espera do "caixão" saí na caixinha dos valores morais e pensamentos dos meus algozes, agora o caixão está lá fora! ⚰️
I've similar thoughts. The #Police are in favour of decriminalising #Cannabis because it's use is so widespread, making it impossible for them to police, hence why I can't see where he's going with this.
Medical cannabis products is now available in the #UK.
This perfectly illustrates how out of touch #SevenBinsSunak is.
He's never drank, smoked, taken drugs or raved because of his religion, so how can he legislate against things he's no experience or knowledge of? 🤔
Quando cheguei em casa, falei ou melhor pintei o quadro de terror que presenciei, mas me disseram que tudo era coisa da minha cabeça e dos outros "20" estudantes.
A feia #nazis me seguiria até o almoço no São Miguel da Baixa dos Sapateiros do IPAC de 97.
Antes, o vizinho Marco Antônio me indicou para um trabalho na barraca depois do IRDEB, então trabalhando na barraca;
#RadioParis toute excitée de participer à la #propagande mensongère de l'Etat consistant à faire croire que les #manifestations contre les #violencespolicieres seraient des manifestations contre la #police. Aucun organisateur à aucun moment n'a proposé de slogans hostiles à la police en général mais uniquement aux policiers (il en existe et beaucoup) coupables de violences et de racisme.
Une nouvelle série des Jours (abonnez-vous !)
Le LBD, une violence qui crève les yeux
"Selon le décompte des « Jours », au moins 57 personnes ont été éborgnées depuis 1999 par l’arme préférée des forces de l’ordre. Enquête."
La #France de #Darmanin commence à ressembler à une #dictature en mode #kimjongun
Interdiction aux #journalistes d'enquêter sur les exactions de la #police sans laquelle ce pouvoir ne tiendrait pas une heure.
> [Ternell Brown’s] attorneys wrote in the lawsuit that they are still learning “the full horror of what the street crimes unit did there. ... Even those who were not beaten at the torture warehouse, we now know, were still sexually humiliated.”
You cannot reform this.
> An obscure warehouse known as the ‘Brave Cave’ was used by officers to detain and torture suspects, recent lawsuits claim
A World of Slaves:
Most Americans haven’t seen what’s coming.
Nancy MacLean notes that when the #Kochs’ control of the GOP kicked into high gear after the financial crisis of 2007-08, many were so stunned by the “shock-and-awe” tactics of #shutting #down government, #destroying #labor unions, and #rolling #back #services that meet citizens’ basic necessities that few realized that many leading the charge had been trained in economics at Virginia institutions, especially George Mason University.
Wasn’t it just a new, particularly vicious wave of partisan politics?
MacLean convincingly illustrates that it was something far more disturbing.
MacLean is not the only scholar to sound the alarm that the country is experiencing a #hostile #takeover that is well on its way to radically, and perhaps permanently, altering the society.
Peter #Temin, former head of the MIT economics department, INET grantee, and author of "The Vanishing Middle Class", as well as economist Gordon #Lafer of the University of Oregon and author of "The One Percent Solution", have provided eye-opening analyses of where America is headed and why.
MacLean adds another dimension to this dystopian big picture, acquainting us with what has been overlooked in the capitalist right wing’s playbook.
She observes, for example, that many liberals have missed the point of strategies like #privatization.
Efforts to “reform” #public #education and #Social #Security are not just about a preference for the private sector over the public sector, she argues. You can wrap your head around those, even if you don’t agree.
Instead, MacLean contends, the goal of these strategies is to radically alter power relations, #weakening pro-public forces and #enhancing the #lobbying #power and commitment of the corporations that take over public services and resources, thus advancing the plans to #dismantle #democracy and make way for a return to #oligarchy.
The majority will be held captive so that the wealthy can finally be free to do as they please, no matter how destructive.
MacLean argues that despite the rhetoric of Virginia school acolytes, shrinking big government is not really the point.
The #oligarchs require a government with tremendous new powers so that they can bypass the will of the people.
This, as MacLean points out, requires greatly #expanding #police #powers “to control the resultant popular anger.”
The spreading use of pre-emption by GOP-controlled state legislatures to suppress local progressive victories such as living wage ordinances is another example of the right’s #aggressive use of #state #power.
MacLean notes that in #Flint, Michigan, Americans got a taste of what the emerging oligarchy will look like — it tastes like #poisoned #water. There, the Koch-funded Mackinac Center pushed for legislation that would allow the governor to take control of communities facing emergency and put unelected managers in charge.
In Flint, one such manager switched the city’s water supply to a polluted river, but the Mackinac Center’s lobbyists ensured that the law was fortified by protections against lawsuits that poisoned inhabitants might bring. Tens of thousands of children were exposed to #lead, a substance known to cause serious health problems including brain damage.
Libertarian economist Tyler #Cowen has provided an economic #justification for this kind of #brutality, stating that where it is difficult to get clean water, private companies should take over and make people pay for it. “This includes giving them the right to cut off people who don’t—or can’t—pay their bills,” he explains.
To many this sounds grotesquely #inhumane, but it is a way of thinking that has deep roots in America.
In "Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative" (2005), Buchanan considers the charge of #heartlessness made against the kind of classic liberal that he took himself to be.
MacLean interprets his discussion to mean that people who “failed to foresee and save money for their future needs” are to be treated, as Buchanan put it, “as #subordinate members of the species, akin to…#animals who are dependent.’”
Do you have your education, health care, and retirement personally funded against all possible exigencies?
Then that means #you.
Roaming Charges: Then They Walked
Ismael Lopez and his wife were asleep in their beds on the night of July 23, 2017, when they were awakened by a loud knocking on the door
Two men were standing on the porch with guns.
shot Lopez in the back of the head, killing him instantly. With Lopez’s body lying still on the floor, Durden cuffed him
Maze and Durden were cops with the Southaven, Mississippi police
But they were at the wrong address.
'He was truly exceptional': Slain B.C. RCMP officer identified 😥 👮 🙏
* RCMP Const. Rick O'Brien (51 y.o.) killed while executing search warrant in Coquitlam 2023-09-22
* engaged in altercation w. a man wh. resulted in multiple officers being injured, the man being shot
* 1 yr after killing of Const. Shaelyn Yang in Burnaby
The Baltimore Sun’s Reckoning on Freddie Gray
The Baltimore Sun's narrative of Freddie Gray's death was largely shaped by police’s version of events, presented with limited skepticism.
It's called "Rape"
> Reports that an officer allegedly impregnated an 18-year-old and another had ‘sexual contact with an underage female migrant’
Trois journalistes de «Libération» convoqués par la police à Lille, le journal dénonce une «procédure inadmissible» : les trois journalistes étaient convoqués par la police judiciaire après une série d’articles sur la mort d’Amine Leknoun, tué par un policier. #libertédelapresse #journalisme #droitdinformer #democratie #igpn #police #Lille #Libération
German police have long collaborated with energy giant RWE to enforce ecological catastrophe
For decades, #RWE has fostered its image as a “responsible neighbour”, thanks to the firm’s PR and corporate social responsibility (CSR) work and the support of regional media and government. #Police have long collaborated, retweeting RWE press messages, using its vehicles to transport protesters, and effectively outsourcing the most difficult (tunnel) eviction work to RWE’s own private fire ...
The "copaganda" epidemic: How #media glorifies police and vilifies protesters
"How the pro-police focus of #mainstream crime reporting misdirects policy discussions and blocks real solutions.
Last year, Project Censored identified news coverage of protests by #BlackLivesMatter as an egregious example of "News Abuse," the Project's term for distorted, misleading coverage of genuinely important news topics. Legacy and corporate media portrayed #BLM demonstrators across the United States as violent and chaotic, despite subsequent evidence that, in 97 percent of cases, protests were peaceful and nonviolent. At the time, alternative and independent media carried very different stories, some with headlines accurately describing "police riots."
#AbolishThePolice #police #riots #Repression #Antireport #discrimination #media #protest #ACAB #AbolishThePolice #PoliceBrutality
Effective october 11th, Chuck Lovell will no longer be police chief. He said that Wheeler's announcement that he would not be running again, created an "ideal moment to step away" Bob Day will serve as interim police chief.
more details/context here:
Washington Post: Louisiana police held detainees in ‘torture warehouse,’ lawsuits say
20/09/2023 | 16:30 PM
By Associated Press Reporters
"Iran’s parliament has approved a Bill to impose heavier penalties on women who refuse to wear the mandatory Islamic headscarf in public and those who support them.
"Her death in custody ignited months of #protests in which many called for the overthrow of Iran’s theocracy.
"The 70-item Bill extends punishments to business owners who serve women not wearing the mandatory headscarf, known as the #hijab, and #activists who organise against it. Violators could face up to 10 years in prison if the offence occurs in an organised way.
"The Bill, which was approved by 152 politicians in Iran’s 290-seat parliament, requires ratification by the Guardian Council, a clerical body that serves as constitutional watchdog. It would take effect for a preliminary period of three years.
"The demonstrations sparked by Ms Amini’s death on September 16, 2022, died down early this year following a heavy crackdown on dissent in which more than 500 protesters were killed and around 22,000 detained.
"But many women continued to flaunt the rules on wearing the hijab, prompting a new campaign to enforce them over the summer.
"Iran’s clerical rulers view the hijab law as a key pillar of the Islamic Republic and blamed the protests on Western nations, without providing evidence.
"The protesters said they were motivated by anger over the dress code as well as what they see as the corruption and poor governance of the country’s ruling clerics."
September 5, 2023
"Georgia’s attorney general has obtained indictments against more than 60 people, alleging violations of the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law over ongoing efforts to halt construction of #Atlanta’s planned $90 million police training center, known by many as 'Cop City.' Some are also facing additional charges of #DomesticTerrorism and #MoneyLaundering.
"'We are extremely concerned by this breathtakingly broad and unprecedented use of state terrorism, anti-racketeering, and money laundering laws against protesters,' said Aamra Ahmad, senior staff attorney with ACLU’s National Security Project. 'Georgia law enforcement officials are disproportionately wielding these overbroad laws to stigmatize and target those who disagree with the government.'
"Since late 2021, protesters under the banners of 'Stop Cop City' and '#ProtectTheWeelauneeForest' have raised concerns over #ClimateJustice, displacement of #Black communities, and increasing #militarization of #police forces. #Protesters have camped out in the #forest, staged marches, and hosted community events. At times, a small minority of protesters have allegedly damaged property.
"'Democracy requires dissent and our state’s officials should not be exposing individuals to potentially decades in prison for engaging in protest,' said Christopher Bruce, policy and advocacy director at ACLU of Georgia."
Alexandria Herr for Floodlight
Thu 10 Feb 2022
"Last summer  Sabine von Mering, a professor of German at Brandeis University, drove more than 1,500 miles from Boston to Minneapolis to protest against the replacement of the Line 3 #OilPipeline that stretches from #Canada’s #TarSands down to Minnesota.
"Along with another protester, she locked herself to a semi-truck in the middle of a roadway, according to a filed court brief, as a means of #peaceful #resistance. But when she was arrested, she was charged with a serious crime: felony theft, which carries up to five years in prison.
"'It’s very scary that they criminalize us like that, and to face jail time,' said Von Mering, 54, of her June arrest. 'But what can I do? I feel responsible to my kids and #FutureGenerations.'
"The felony charges come as more than a dozen states have passed laws to criminalize #FossilFuel protests, and as the federal government has ramped up its own tactics for surveilling and penalizing protesters.
"Von Mering is one of nearly 900 protesters who were arrested in Minnesota for protesting against the pipeline’s construction, with the vast majority of arrests taking place during the summer of 2021, and one of dozens facing felony charges. Construction on the Line 3 pipeline was finalized in October 2021 and carries 760,000 barrels of oil per day across northern Minnesota. But its construction for years has stoked fierce protests and legal challenges, led by #Indigenous activists in northern Minnesota who worried about potential impacts of oil spills and the pipeline’s threat to #treaty rights to gather wild rice. While most of the arrests have led to misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charges for crimes including 'disturbing the peace' and 'trespassing', felony charges like Von Mering’s mean protesters are facing years of jail time.
"Legal advocates say that in Minnesota the elevated charges are a novel tactic to challenge protest actions against pipeline construction. They see them as furthering evidence of close ties between Minnesota’s government and the #FossilFuelIndustry. It follows reporting by the Guardian that the Canadian pipeline company #Enbridge, which is building Line 3, reimbursed Minnesota’s #police department $2.4m for time spent arresting protesters and on equipment including ballistic helmets. Experts say the reimbursement strategy for arrests is a new technique in both Minnesota and across the US, and there’s concern it can be replicated.
"'I do a lot of representation for people in political protests and I’ve never seen anything like that,' said Jordan Kushner, a defense attorney representing clients charged in relation to Line 3 protests.
"Two of Kushner’s clients were charged with felony 'aiding attempted suicide' charges for crawling inside a pipe. The charge is for someone who 'intentionally advises, encourages, or assists another who attempts but fails to take the other’s own life', according to Minnesota law and carries up to a seven-year sentence. Authorities alleged that the protesters were endangering their lives by remaining inside the pipeline."
"Alabama band director tased by police for not stopping his students' performance"
Do I need to say it??
Do I FUCKING need to say it???
There's a video attached to the news article. It is hard to watch, even for me, who has not yet been traumatized by police brutality. Well, other than witnessing it on the news.
Who was this man threatening with his music? They just needed a few minutes to finish their piece, and then they would have been on their way. On what kind of planet is tasing this guy JUSTIFIED!?
From the article:
"When Mims was discharged, he was taken to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest."
These are bogus charges. The man should not have been arrested IN THE FIRST PLACE.
How many times does this bullshit need to happen before police departments see the light?
I'm crying right now at the complete travesty of justice that happened there!
"But the cops were black!!! This cannot be racism."
Yo, asshole! I can't claim to be on the up and up about all the terms in use. I would have called this institutional racism. See, I'm white, but my black ex-gf taught me a term: internalized racism. Most likely, both of these are at play here.
#Police tased a school band director because he didn’t stop his 145 student band about a minute before their song ended.
#BirminghampPolice said its officers tased Johnny Mims, 39, once, according to NPR. He insists he was tased up to three times. I listened to body cam: AT LEAST three times.
Mims is Black.
#CopCity is a 100 acre #military facility being built outside of #Atlanta for the #APD. All of us distinctly remember chanting "build the #cops a military facility" while we marched for #BlackLivesMatter.
Special shout out to all of the #Democratic council members that voted to approve Cop City, please never march with or for #BLM ever again. You are not welcome.
Full body-cam video here. Sure accelerated quickly, I wonder why the issue with the band finishing their set was one worthy of escalation and using a taser on the band director. #police #violence https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/09/19/alabama-high-school-band-director-tased/
How Copaganda Really Works: The media plays a huge role in spreading police-centered narratives
#BBCNews - 1,000 #Met #Police officers #suspended or on restricted duties
On one hand, its good that the Metropolitan #Police are starting to get to grips with the problem of sexual misconduct & abuse in the force, with the investigation of over 1600 officers & staff, and last year's dismissal of our 100 officers for gross misconduct.
But, for #women living in #London the continuing revelations about the conduct of the police must be shocking & an indication that their safety in the capital seems to have been more luck than design (at least for those unaffected).
What's on my mind, #Mastodon ?
I've been doing the engaged citizen (aka #activist) thing for most of my 64 years
Grocery store parking lots were prime turf for gathering sigs until about 10 years ago
Since then they've been uniformly posted as off-limits for any 'political' activity
Until this week in #Tacoma
Security at FreddyM's sd they'd called #Police 2x w no response...
#BBCNews - Bianca Williams search: #Met #Police officers deny gross #misconduct
Why are cops using force to stop a high school band from continuing to play at the end of a football game?
So much for freedom in #Alabama
"police were trying to clear the stadium after the game and asked both bands to stop playing so people wouldn’t linger.
"Police say the director disregarded officers and told his students to keep playing."
They arrested and tasered him.
#wth #police #birmingham
This violence is unnecessary and designed just to break people's confidence that they can safely exercise their right to protest in public.
The police had no authority to forbid people to protest here. It's a city park!
It's disgusting and low. Some people say that all cops are bastards. This is the kind of behaviour that inspires that thought.
Video: Owen OBrien
#BBCNews - Child Q: #Met officers could be sacked over schoolgirl's strip-search
In a statement the women’s #solicitor, #RachelHarger, said: “I am glad that the #Met have finally #acknowledged that those who attended the #vigil had the #fundamental #right to #protest the #murder of #SarahEverard by a serving #Met #officer
Greater Manchester Police latest force to suffer serious data breach.
Meanwhile in #Seattle:
In the wake of a young woman being killed by a speeding police car while she was on the sidewalk, a Police union officer (while laughing) said:
'No, it’s a regular person. Yeah. Just write a check. Eleven thousand dollars. She was 26 anyway. She had limited value'!
If you wanted to sum up the callousness of #Police authority in the USA, this would be a good example;
if you think such attitudes by police officers towards civilians are limited to the US, think again!
Revolt in Iran #JinJyanAzadi
"One year ago today, the Iranian Guidance Patrol #police arrested Jina Mahsa Amini. Allegedly, she was not wearing the hijab in accordance with Iranian state policy. After Jina died at their hands, people across Iran took to the streets, confronting the police and opening up spaces of ungovernable freedom.
Today, our thoughts are with those who were killed or imprisoned as a consequence of that uprising, and with all who continue to fight today—in #Iran and all around the world. Let's make a world without patriarchal violence."
From @CrimethInc https://crimethinc.com/Jina
Council rejects immediate bid for federal grant to bolster BPD #surveillance center
#Boston #police #CityCouncil https://www.universalhub.com/2023/council-once-again-rejects-federal-grant-bolster
Georgia’s RICO Law Is in the News—but Its Use to Silence Protesters Gets a Pass
When a new example arose of RICO being used to punish the powerless rather than the powerful, concern was hard to find in corporate media.
Five former Memphis, Tenn., police officers were charged Tuesday with federal civil rights violations in the beating death of Tyre Nichols as they continue to fight second-degree murder charges in state courts arising from the killing.
CBS News reports: https://flip.it/3UdspG
What is Justice?
"A world without #police or #prisons doesn´t mean a world where harm isn´t confronted. Our Conciption of justice shape who we are and who we believe the world should work. Learn more about anarchist conceptions of justice in this Episode of A is for Anarchy."
"City condemned for controversial move after activists and protesters deliver signatures to clerk’s office at city hall."
#USA #Repression #Police #policeviolence #Antireport
BREAKING: Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Sean Waites, who voted NOT to authorize $67 million in "Cop City" funds, posts a statement that she will support colleague efforts or propose legislation to put a "Cop City" referendum on the November ballot next Monday (h/t Sean Keenan)
He fled Chechnya to Armenia after being jailed, beaten and electrocuted by #police accusing him of being #gay. Now, a #campaign is calling on the country to ensure he isn’t #extradited back to #Russia on spurious charges.
Today in Labor History September 10, 1897: A sheriff and deputies killed 19 striking miners and wounded 40 others in Lattimer mine, near Hazelton, Pennsylvania during a peaceful mining protest. Many of those killed were originally brought in as strikebreakers, but then later organized and joined the strike. The miners were mostly Polish, Lithuanian, Slovak and German. The massacre was a turning point for the UMW. Working and safety conditions were terrible. 32,000 miners had died from 1870-1897, just in the northeastern coalfields of Pennsylvania. Wages had dropped 17% since the mid-1890s.
The strike began in mid-August, when teenage mule drivers walked off the job to protest the consolidation of stables, which had forced them to walk much further just to get to work. After a scuffle between drivers and supervisors, two thousand men walked out, as well. Soon, all the mines in the region had joined the strike. Most of the men who weren’t already members of the UMW quickly joined the union. Up to 10,000 miners were now on strike. The mine owners’ private police, known as the Coal & Iron Police (miners called them Cossacks, for their brutality), was too small to quash the strike, so they called on the sheriff to intervene. He mustered a posse of 100 Irish and English immigrants, who confronted the miners as they marched toward Latimer, on Sep 10. Along the way, they joked about how many miners they were going to kill.
The massacre provoked a near uprising. The sheriff called for the deployment of the National Guard, which sent 2,500 troops to quell the unrest. 10 days later, a group of Slavic women, armed with fire pokers and rolling pins, led 150 men and boys to shut down the McAdoo coal works, but were stopped by the National Guards. The sheriff, and 73 deputized vigilantes, were put on trial. However, despite evidence clearly showing that most of the miners had been shot in the back, and none had been armed, they were all acquitted.
Karl Olive ne digère pas les huées contre Macron lors de la Coupe du Monde du rugby. Sur France Info, le député Renaissance, proche du président, veut "des lois d'exception" pour empêcher les manifs lors des grands évènements sportifs... #Politique #Sport #Justice #Police #Macron #Rugby #Medias #Compol #DirectAN #Renaissance
Today in Labor History September 9, 1919: Boston police walked off the job during the strike wave that was spreading across the country. The police had affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, prompting the police commissioner to suspend 19 of them for their organizing efforts, and prompting other cops to go on strike. Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge announced that none of the strikers would be rehired and he called in the state police to crush the strike. However, over half of them showed solidarity and refused to work. Coolidge then mustered the state militia and created an entirely new police force made up of unemployed World War I veterans, and Harvard students. The poorly trained “cops” killed 9 people during the strike. But all the blame was placed on the strikers. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson called their strike a crime against civilization. AFL President Samuel Gompers urged the cops, whom he represented, to return to work. The press attacked the striking cops as Bolsheviks. The NY Times wrote: “A policeman has no more right to belong to a union than a soldier or a sailor. He must be ready to obey orders, the orders of his superiors, not those of any outside body. One of his duties is the maintenance of order in the case of strike violence. In such a case, if he is faithful to his union, he may have to be unfaithful to the public, which pays him to protect it.” And ever since, the cops and their “unions” (professional association might be a more appropriate term) have overwhelmingly followed the NYT advice, rarely striking themselves (~25 in the U.S. over the past 100 years) and eagerly attacking other working class people who are on strike.
“This isn’t just a question of us getting out of some individual ticket. The law itself has to be overturned.”
Today, let's revisit Michelle Pitcher's story on the legal fight against an unjust (and maybe, unconstitutional?) law that bans feeding people in certain places in #Houston. https://www.texasobserver.org/houston-food-not-bombs-trial/
#inequality #unhoused #homeless #poverty #Texas #politics #CriminalJustice #police #law #USpol #news