Just a few facts will change everything you think you know about American police, writes Lee Camp, with pictures by Eleanor Goldfield from the streets of downtown Washington.
Tag: George Floyd
UPRISING: With Militarization of Cops on Full Display, Senator Plans Amendment to End Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Police
Lawmakers and activists say access to military hardware has made police behavior toward protesters even more brutal and violent, Jake Johnson reports.
UPRISING: Riot or Resistance: Media Framing Shapes Public View
The role journalists play can be indispensable if movements are to gain legitimacy and make progress, writes Danielle K. Kilgo.
UPRISING: Trump Threatens to Grab Protestors By the Posse
UPDATE: Donald Trump has threatened to unleash “the unlimited power of our Military” to quell the Minnesota uprising, using the U.S. army to essentially “invade” a state without a governor’s consent, writes Joe Lauria.
UPRISING: Mobile Phone Videos of Black People Dying are Sacred, Like Lynching Photographs
Cellphone videos of vigilante violence and fatal police encounters should be viewed like lynching photographs – with solemn reserve and careful circulation, writes Allissa Richardson.