Category Police-Brutality

Troubling new video shows excessive force was ordered at Denver jail | The Colorado Independent

Meantime, footage from another video camera shows a team of sheriff’s officials gathering outside his door with equipment to restrain him – presumably to prevent him from hurting himself and medicate him. They stood outside watching for several minutes as Moreno continued to slam his head into the cinder blocks. At one point, he touched […]

Spike Lee Creates Video About NYPD Chokehold Incident Involving Eric Garner | Afro

In a now-viral video of the incident, Garner can be heard telling the police multiple times that he could not breathe while five officers surrounded him on the ground. Garner was allegedly selling bootleg cigarettes.According to Newsone, Lee took the video of the incident with Garner and intercut scenes of Radio Raheem’s death sequence in […]

Police forcibly strip, lock up, pepper-spray Indiana woman VIDEO — RT USA

An Indiana woman plans to sue the Floyd County Jail in New Albany following her lawyer obtaining a video of police officers forcibly undressing her and locking her up, completely naked, in a cell full of pepper spray for seven hours.The woman’s attorney said that it may be a routine procedure at the facility and […]

Beaten Tampa teen meets with Palestinian president | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

Tariq Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old rising sophomore at Universal Academy of Florida, went with his parents to Ramallah, where Abbas looked at the boy’s injuries.Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian-American, had been seen on amateur video being beaten by Israeli officers during protests in Jerusalem. The protests were triggered by the grisly burning death of Abu Khdeir’s […]

woman wandering by freeway gets pounded by officer – fifteen punches to the head – Democratic Underground

A passing motorist recorded the unidentified California Highway Patrol officer as he punched the woman at least 11 times in the head along the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles on Tuesday.On the video uploaded to YouTube, the woman can be seen trying to protect herself by putting up her hands but she does not appear […]

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration TSA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”In the 12 years […]

In Florida, Non-Submission to a Police Beating is “Attempted Murder” – informationliberation

We could refer to this as the “From Malum Prohibitum to Murder” model of police escalation. Citizens who aren’t killed in such encounters can expect to be punished for the impudence they display by surviving. Police officers responsible for the actual crimes of violence will not face prosecution, owing to the evil doctrine of “qualified […]

Cecily McMillan Leaves Prison Behind, But Won’t Forget Fellow Inmates » DCMediaGroup

It would be the height of absurdity to charge with assault a woman who defended herself from sexual assault–yet this is exactly what happened. During one of the most egregious NYPD crackdowns in Zuccotti Park, someone grabbed Cecily McMillan from behind on her right breast. She elbowed the assailant. It turned out to be a […]

Battlefield USA: American police ‘excessively militarized’ – ACLU study — RT USA

One bit of curious hardware being distributed to local police forces from the government’s military closet is the MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, which gives troops protection from improvised explosive devices IEDs. Using media sources, ACLU put the number of towns that now possess the armored carriers at around 500. Among the lucky recipients, […]

Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days – The Week

The Constitution did not require Jerry Hartfield, mentally retarded and unable to read, to jump up and down all those years and beg the state to retry him. There was no lawyer in his corner during the vast majority of that time to look after his rights. And Judge Craig Estlinbaum acknowledged that Texas had […]

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com

Launched in 2008 – the year of the global banking crisis – the DoD ‘Minerva Research Initiative’ partners with universities “to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US.”Among the projects awarded for the period 2014-2017 is a Cornell […]

NYC to Pay $583,000 for False Arrest of 14 Occupy Wall Street Activists

On January 1st, 2012, in a federal lawsuit, Peat v. City of New York, 12-cv-8230, filed in the Southern District of New York on November 13, 2012. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiffs’ Constitutional rights to free speech and assembly were violated by their arrests. This is the largest single settlement to date for an […]

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