Tag Archives: Police brutality

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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Quick Hit: Race, respectability, and the murder of Jonathan Ferrell

TweetOur own Mychal Denzel Smith has an excellent and, at some points, heartbreaking, piece on the murder of Jonathan Ferrell, the unarmed 24 year-old shot by police on Saturday for, essentially, looking for help while being black. Mychal explains, Ferrell had been a car crash and then ran to the nearest house to find help. The [...]
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A queer-of-color reflection on Fruitvale Station

TweetIt’s been a couple of weeks since I saw Fruitvale Station now, the acclaimed film about the last 24 hours of the life of Oscar Grant, a young Oakland, CA man who was murdered in cold blood and in front of many witnesses by a BART cop back in 2009. I went to see it [...]
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