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Pepper-sprayed students file lawsuit against UC Davis – Sac Bee – Democratic Underground

“A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against UC Davis over the pepper-spraying of protesting students by police on Nov. 18.Nineteen students have brought the suit that says that the university used excessive force to break up the demonstration. The Occupy UC Davis students were sprayed as they sat on the ground.The suit said […]

NYPD Built Secret Files On NJ, Long Island Mosques

NEWARK, N.J. — Americans living and working in New Jerseys largest city were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Departments effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray. The operation in Newark was so secretive even the citys mayor says he was kept in the dark.For months in […]

Spain: Urgent call for action in solidarity with protesters in Valencia « Contra Info

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, large police force attacked a protest of school students outside the IES Lluís Vives Institute of Secondary Education, with students from 13 to 18 years in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The cops brutally beat many of the students who had gathered to express […]

Creeping Fascism » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Recently, a young African-American man was shot and killed by the police in the bathroom of his apartment in the Bronx. The young man, Ramarley Graham, was eighteen years old. The police involved in the incident explained their actions by claiming Graham had a gun and that he ran from the police because he was […]

Cornell study: Barack Obama’s election changed African-American perceptions of being black – Democratic Underground

Cornell University | Thursday, February 16, 2012″Obama’s election triggered deep explorations or ‘encounter experiences’ in which these African-Americans in our study were challenged to think through the importance and positive value that can be associated with being black,” said Anthony Burrow, assistant professor of human development in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology, co-author of the […]

The Prosecutor Who Cleared Nick Christie’s Jailers For Pepper-Spraying Him to Death Had a History of Letting Cops Off the Hook – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Ohio resident Nick Christie was picked up by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for public drunkenness in March 2009 while visiting his brother in Ft. Myers, Florida. His wife contends that he wasn’t drunk, but had simply traveled from Ohio to Florida without his anti-psychotic medication. When he was booked at the county jail, Christie […]

Black ex-cop shot 28 times by White cops is found guilty, fights for justice

Dan Groth, one of two assistant state attorney’s prosecuting the case, said the four officers showed restraint since Mr. Morgan sustained no bullet wounds in the head. “Every bullet he got, he earned,” said Mr. Groth. The Fraternal Order of Police website praised the assistant state attorney’s for delivering “justice for our own,” in reference […]

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