Posts Tagged Police brutality

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Police Officer Comforts White Woman by Saying “We Only Kill Black People”

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. It reveals layers of historical and present police violence against black people – often in the name of making white women feel safe.

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. ...

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Donald Trump Has Authorized The Police To Use Weapons of War On Communities of Color

President Donald Trump has authorized local police authorities to have uncurtailed access to military grade equipment “including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms,” ending an Obama-era restriction that prohibited the same.

President Donald Trump has authorized local police authorities to have uncurtailed access to military grade equipment “including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms,” ending an Obama-era restriction that prohibited the same.

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Why Feminists Should Care About The 50 Year Anniversary Of Palestinian Occupation

Yesterday, Israel celebrated the dubious milestone of a fifty-year-long occupation of Palestine, cementing its position as one of the longest military occupations of a foreign territory in modern history.

Yesterday, Israel celebrated the dubious milestone of a fifty-year-long occupation of Palestine, cementing its position as one of the longest military occupations of a foreign territory in modern history.

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Sessions Shows Us (Again) That He’s Not Fit to be Attorney General

Surprising no one, last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back critical civil rights protections by stating that the federal government would “pull away” from monitoring police departments engaging in systematic abuses of power.

Surprising no one, last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back critical civil rights protections by stating that the federal government would “pull away” from monitoring police departments engaging in systematic abuses of power.

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Police Detain 27 Students, 2 Teachers from Indian University as Protests Continue

This article is part of Feministing’s continued reporting on the current Indian student movements for the rights of minority students and the right to dissent. You can find a complete report from the initial days of the movement, including context, here, and subsequent reporting on the movement here. Coverage of the JNU students’ release is here.

This article is part of Feministing’s continued reporting on the current Indian student movements for the rights of minority students and the right to dissent. You can find a complete report from the initial days of the ...

Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women he encountered while on patrol in neighborhoods near the state Capitol, is pictured in a courtroom during a hearing on whether to cut his bond from $5 million to $139,000, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Where is Daniel Holtzclaw?

Last December, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted of raping and sexually abusing black women while on duty. This month, seven victims filed a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages from Holtzclaw and city officials.

Last December, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted of raping and sexually abusing black women while on duty. This month, seven victims filed a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages from Holtzclaw and city officials.

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