Armored Vehicle Manufacturer Flips Out After Its Representative Explains Why Vehicles Used at Protests

By: Monday September 8, 2014 3:14 pm

The Armored Group representative said police need these trucks for protests because protesters might shoot at cops. pic.twitter.com/7Vjn7UGAKO — Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) September 5, 2014 Armored vehicle manufacturers are especially sensitive to suggestions that their vehicles will be used against protesters, even though that is exactly how they were used in Ferguson, Missouri, after a [...]

Podcast: Arrested Activists Discuss Taking Direct Action to Stop Oil Trains at Risk of Explosion

By: Sunday September 7, 2014 11:15 am

Five residents from the Seattle area took direct action on September 2 and constructed a massive tripod that blocked trains transporting crude oil through a rail yard in Everett, Washington. The action was organized by the environmental action group, Rising Tide North America, and was initiated to call attention to the need to halt the [...]

Mother Will March Every Day Until Chicago Police Provide Answers on Police Shooting That Killed Her Son

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 1:42 pm

Protesters gathered on Mon. to march for Roshad McIntosh who was fatally shot by police last Sun. in E. Garfield Park pic.twitter.com/xUmhm6PFzx— Alex Wroblewski (@alexwroblewski) September 2, 2014 More than one week after Chicago police shot and killed 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh, his mother is still demanding the police provide basic information on what happened to [...]

Podcast: Ferguson, Class Divisions & Why Community May Reject Voting as Key Answer to Injustice

By: Sunday August 31, 2014 10:56 am

The stark reality is police in America have gunned down black youth in the streets many, many times prior to Michael Brown’s death. Why did this act of police brutality lead to such a show of incredible rage and protest from a community? Moreover, as the community fights to win justice, what are the problems [...]

Defense Argues Palestinian Organizer’s Indictment Was Product of Illegal FBI Investigation

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 11:12 pm

A motion to dismiss an indictment against Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh for allegedly committing immigration fraud argues Odeh’s indictment was the “product of an illegal investigation into the First Amendment activities of the Arab-American Action Network (AAAN),” a community group based in Chicago. Rasmea Odeh is an organizer in Chicago. She has been a naturalized [...]

Mother of Black Teen Shot & Killed by Chicago Police Says Officers Wouldn’t Let Her See His Body

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 4:33 pm

Chicago police officers shot and killed 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh in the west side neighborhood of North Lawndale on August 24. His mother was at a press conference after a letter was delivered to the United States Justice Department calling on the federal government to come to the city and investigate crimes by police officers, who [...]

Police Target School Building of Church, Which Has Been ‘Safe Space’ for Ferguson Community

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 4:51 pm

The St. Louis County Police showed up at the St. Mark’s Church nearby Ferguson, which the community has been using as a “safe space” for Ferguson and other community residents. Organizers were uncertain of what was taken but maintained that police were sending a message that not even this space was a place residents could [...]

Police Made Several Arrests in Ferguson and Fired Pepper Spray After Water Bottle Was Thrown

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 11:28 am

Police deployed to Ferguson to supposedly keep the community safe and control demonstrations calling for justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson, arrested at least forty-seven people on Tuesday night. The arrests mostly occurred after midnight. Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol told media the number [...]

Police in Ferguson Ordered Man to ‘Freeze’ Then Shot Him at ‘Point Blank Range’ with Rubber Bullet

By: Monday August 18, 2014 9:49 pm

#Ferguson report of shots field on Canfield police tac team responding pic.twitter.com/2YpHOpgOov — David Carson (@PDPJ) August 19, 2014 Police forces in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested at least twenty-two people last night and also fired tear gas indiscriminately into a crowd of demonstrators, which included families with their children. The people marching were continuing protests against [...]

Why Not Arrest Ferguson Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown to Help Bring Peace to the Community?

By: Monday August 18, 2014 5:05 pm

In response to a community angered by a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, authorities in the St. Louis suburb have brought out dogs. Authorities have deployed military-grade equipment, including armored vehicles. Authorities have fired tear gas, smoke bombs and rubber bullets at demonstrators. Authorities have mobilized the [...]

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