Tag Archives: Police brutality

“Ferguson Police just executed my unarmed son.”

TweetStacia L. Brown has a powerful piece on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb while walking unarmed down the street on Saturday afternoon.  Tweet
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Pussy Riot, New Yorkers and jury oppose the conviction of NYPD assault victim Cecily McMillan

TweetLast week, a jury convicted Cecily McMillan of getting her breast grabbed and bruised by an NYPD officer, getting shoved by the officer and then having the nerve to have a seizure in front of several police officers, who responded by doing absolutely nothing for several minutes (link is to a pdf). The conviction has [...]
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Cop testifies against woman he assaulted

Tweet (Transcript at DemocracyNow!) This was a big week in the trial against Cecily McMillan. You may have heard about this case before: A cop grabbed the Occupier’s breast hard enough to leave a hand print and then shoved her strongly enough to leave her in a seizure for which she would be hospitalized. And she, [...]
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Cops videotaped beating a man to death were just “doing their jobs” and acquitted

TweetAn attorney representing a policeman acquitted of  involuntary manslaughter on Monday said this: “These peace officers were doing their jobs…they did what they were trained to do”: beating a homeless man to death, as he screamed for help. Tweet
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Photo of the Day: #JusticeforReefa

Tweet The Dream Defenders, through its MTazamo arts project, helped organize an exhibit last night in Miami in honor of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez, who was tasered to death by police in August. The event, held at LMNT Miami, featured works by the late graffiti artist and his supporters — including the above tribute to Reefa [...]
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