Tag Archives: Police brutality

Photo of the Day: Ferguson police fire tear gas on protestors

TweetOn another night of protests in Ferguson, police, decked out in riot gear, semi-automatic weapons, and armored vehicles, fired rubber bullets and smoke bombs on unarmed crowds and arrested more than a dozen people, including two journalists. Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman who has been documenting the protests on social media from the start, was also arrested. As [...]
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“I question a society that values property over black life.”

TweetAs the community comes out of another night of anguished protests sparked by the death of Michael Brown, met with tear gas and rubber bullets by the police, Brittney Cooper defends Black rage in Ferguson — and beyond. It seems far easier to focus on the few looters who have reacted unproductively to this tragedy than [...]
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“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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