Marjorie Cohn details why this case goes beyond the issue of a no-knock warrant and why those working to abolish the prison system did not celebrate the indictment.
Tag: Police Brutality
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.
Chile’s US-Backed Gov’t Shooting Anti-Austerity Protesters, Blinding & Maiming by the Thousands
With the U.S. and OAS looking the other way, protesters have been subjected to brutally violent repression, Ben Norton reports.
Trump’s Praise for Philippines’ Killer-President
Exclusive: President Trump may see his tough-guy rhetoric as just part of the reality TV show that he’s putting on, but violent talk often goes hand-in-hand with real-life violence as in the Philippines, notes Jonathan Marshall.
A Distant Echo on Race and Police
“Detroit” is a new movie that reminds Americans that the issues of racism and police brutality are nothing new, blights on the nation that have never been properly addressed, as James DiEugenio describes.
Trump’s Buffoonish Presidential Act
There was a chance President Trump could have brought some positive change, especially in reeling in foreign wars, but his bizarre narcissism and flaming incompetence have overwhelmed everything else, as Michael Winship describes.
A Clash Over Whose Lives Matter
A Twitter clash has broken out between people favoring #BlackLivesMatter or #AllLivesMatter, both protesting U.S. police violence against Americans but failing to take into account the hundreds of thousands of lives lost to the U.S. military as self-appointed global policeman, says Sam…
Killing the Black Panthers
In the 1960s, the U.S. government as well as state and local authorities waged a war against the Black Panthers and other militants who were challenging white racism. The repression included sabotage and outright murder, a grim reality recalled in…
Dolores Huerta and the Struggle
The struggle for social justice is never easy, as United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta knows full well. Many of the problems from lack of independent media to police brutality remain the same as communities seek solutions to the challenges that…