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Houston Police Cleared of Wrongdoing in Hundreds of Shootings | Democracy Now!

A new investigative report is raising questions about accountability for alleged abuses and unlawful shootings by the Houston police. According to the Texas Observer, investigators have ruled that Houston officers were justified every single time in 550 incidents involving the shooting of a citizen or animal between 2007 and 2012. One of the slain victims […]

Cellmate or not, indeterminate SHU confinement is torture | San Francisco Bay View

It has recently been suggested that those confined to these sensory deprivation torture units indefinitely, but who have a cellie, are not in “solitary confinement,” as though another human occupying a space not even large enough for one will somehow mitigate the deleterious effects of this isolation. It doesn’t. The only marked difference is the […]

Statement by MXGM’s People’s Self-Defense Campaign on the Murder of Kimani Gray by the NYPD | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Statement by MXGM’s People’s Self-Defense Campaign on the Murder of Kimani Gray by the NYPD | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement   Statement by MXGM’s People’s Self-Defense Campaign on the Murder of Kimani Gray by the NYPD   As we sit here in the aftermath of another senseless tragedy we ask ourselves: why? Why, once again, […]

L.A. Woman Dies After Arrest That Included Kick in Groin – Truthdig

A South Los Angeles woman who had dropped her two children off at a police station later died after an encounter with officers in which one of them kicked her in the groin. Alesia Thomas, a drug addict who feared she could not care for her children, reportedly resisted when officers moved to arrest her. […]

FBI Investigates Injustices in Livingston, Tx

LIVINGSTON-It was only T’Challa Washington’s second offense. He was convicted of a crime and sent back to prison for the second time in his life. The crime he was convicted of committing was a drug charge involving less than four grams of cocaine. For this offense he was sentenced to 78 years in prison. Yes, […]

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” [Paperback] By Michelle Alexander | t r u t h o u t | Members

Publisher’s Weekly bestowed a starred review on “The New Jim Crow”: “Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama’s political success and Oprah Winfrey’s financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial […]

Dr. David J. Leonard: A Lynching Happens Every 40 Hours

Throughout the early part of the twentieth century, African-American activists fought to thwart the systemic scourge of lynching. Faced with a silent and complicit populace, particularly the media and political establishment, African Americans forced the nation to bare witness to the depravity of American racism. Between 1882 and 1968, close to 5,000 lynchings (73% of […]

Milton S. Hall | Paradise Funeral Home & Chapel

Milton Sherman Hall departed this life suddenly on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Age 49 years. He was born April 25, 1963 in Saginaw, Michigan to Fred J. and Jewel L. Hall. Milton was a resident of Saginaw. He was educated in Saginaw and completed two years of college. Milton had a disability. He enjoyed sports, […]

Autopsy Shows African-American Teen Kendrec McDade Was Shot Seven Times By Police | ThinkProgress

It is not yet clear whether McDade was actually involved in the taco truck robbery or if he was merely a bystander. It is clear, however, that the police who shot McDade did so under a cloud of false information. McDade was not armed, and the alleged theft victim later admitted that he lied about […]

Silence for Shaima, Justice for Trayvon « Feminist Conscience

Looking beyond the black maleness of the problem that Harris-Perry correctly identifies, the violent policing of immigrant, black, Muslim, Asian, white, Latina, gay/lesbian/transgendered women’s bodies also occur, in public and private ways. One only has to look back at the murder of Tyra, a 25 year-old transgendered woman who was found dead in an abandoned […]

BBC News – Former policemen in Katrina bridge shootings jailed

Five former New Orleans police officers who shot six unarmed civilians, two fatally, on a bridge in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have been jailed.The prison terms range from six to 65 years for the shootings on the Danziger Bridge in September 2005.Four of the officers were found guilty of firearms offences and the fifth […]

Amnesty International Press Release. April 3, 2012 | Free Pussy Riot!

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALPUBLIC STATEMENT AI index: EUR 46/014/20123 April 2012 Russia: Release punk singers held after performance in church Amnesty International calls for the immediate and unconditional release of three young women arrested by the Russian authorities as members of the punk group ‘Pussy Riot’ who staged a protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral […]

Protesters aren’t the only ones throwing Molotov cocktails – now the police are | The Observers

In the past few months, numerous amateur videos showing police hurling Molotov cocktails at anti-government protesters have surfaced online. The latest of these videos, however, has gone viral. It shows a police officer throwing multiple tear gas canisters, then casually switching to Molotov cocktails. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry, which had recently promised to reform its controversial […]

Trayvon Martin: new evidence contradicts killer’s self-defence claim, family says | World news | guardian.co.uk

The family of Trayvon Martin, 17, say the account from his girlfriend completely contradicts his killer’s self-defence claim. In a dramatic press conference on Tuesday, the Martin family’s lawyer Benjamin Crump detailed how the unnamed girl – a minor who was so traumatised by Martin’s death she was taken to hospital at his wake – […]

Brazil Police May Have Executed 30 During Strike

SAO PAULO — Current and former police officers may have committed up to 30 murders during the recently ended police strike in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, law enforcement officials there said.Up to 30 people were killed execution-style out of the 180 murdered during violence that hit the state during the 12-day strike, said Arthur […]

Why Mass Incarceration Really is the New Jim Crow

This system of racial profiling and using prison as a one-size-fits-all solution is one of the reasons Black communities are and will remain economically worse off than the rest of the America. More Black men are imprisoned by this country than were ever enslaved. Its bad enough that the Great Recession has affected Black men […]

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