The protesters were demanding the dismissal of the Sustainable Solidarity Bill (Tax-reform Bill), which aims to increase the tax burden on the country’s middle and working class.
„The Esmad arrived to disperse everyone. The people were calm, without doing any damage and they (Esmad) arrived to set everything on fire“, said one of the demonstrators to a local media outlet in Medellín, where the demonstrations were carried out peacefully until midday this day.
Lawmaker Ofer Cassif, the sole Jewish member of the predominantly Arab Joint List faction, had his glasses broken and shirt torn, outlet N12 reported.
The out-of-ordinary incident occurred in a weekly rally of some hundreds of people who came to protest against the evacuation of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood for Jewish residents, according to outlet Haaretz.
Video by @RadioSavana
Belgium, Brussels: Belgian police using water cannon, horses, riot gear and drones to disperse a gathering of young people at a park in Brussels today.
Around 2,000 people showed up towards the end of a warm and sunny day to attend „La Boum“ (the party) in the Bois de la Cambre park, local police said, even though the organizers had revealed days earlier that their invitation on social media was a hoax. Local media put the number of people at about 5,000.
Hundreds of police, many in riot gear and some on horseback, broke up a knot of would-be revelers beside a lake in the park with back-up from water cannon trucks and tear gas.
They also accused the LAPD of issuing confusing directives and attempting to force media members into a designated observation area that would not have allowed them to see the protest or the arrests that followed.
While some detained reporters and observers were released without being arrested, others — including reporters for less-established media brands — were held for hours and then formally charged, raising additional questions about police picking and choosing which outlets to acknowledge as legitimate.
Police have come under fire for their treatment of a reporter at demonstrations in Bristol on Friday night, during violent clashes between officers and protesters.
Daily Mirror journalist Matthew Dresch shared video footage that appeared to show police pushing him and hitting him with a baton as he shouted that he was a member of the press.
The nationwide campaign for women’s safety follows the death of Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old marketing executive went missing while walking home from a friend’s flat in London on 3 March.
People are also protesting against the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill. It would change how protests are policed and making some aspects of the Coronavirus Act permanent.
It comes as the UK remains in a national lockdown, which bans gatherings
An extraordinary catalogue of sexual misconduct allegations against Metropolitan police officers, including claims that one had sex with a rape victim and another assaulted a domestic abuse survivor, are revealed in documents obtained by the Observer.
The disclosures will intensify pressure on the Met after its officers manhandled women at last Saturday’s vigil for Sarah Everard where hundreds demanded the right to be safe on London’s streets.
A demonstrator could be seen screaming in pain as he was bitten by a police dog. Officers made several arrests and beat one attendee with truncheons.
Protesters defied repeated requests from the police to leave the field the maximum number of allowed participants under COVID restrictions was reached.
Police in the Netherlands dispersed thousands of anti-lockdown protesters outside the Hague on Sunday, one day before national elections begin in the country.
The Louisville incident unfolded during a botched narcotics raid, when officers forced their way into her apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 2020. Taylor was not the target of the raid and the suspect police were searching for was not at Taylor’s home.
A year after Taylor’s death, none of the officers who fired their service weapons — a total of 32 rounds — face criminal charges directly over Taylor’s killing.
– Vigil turned violent amid clashes with police in Clapham Common in south London on Saturday evening
– Hundreds of people defied lockdown to gather in tribute to Sarah Everard before shocking scenes of violence
– The 33-year-old marketing executive was last seen near the common’s band stand on Wednesday, March 3
– Calls are now mounting for Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to resign following the clashes
Analysis by Netpol, the Network for Police Monitoring, reveals there have been at least nine high-profile instances of police using Covid regulations against demonstrators, including two asylum seekers protesting outside Napier barracks in Folkestone, Kent and a woman fined £500 for organising a protest after the death of a man released from police custody in Cardiff.
The human rights group Liberty said the police were too often indiscriminately using Covid rules to disperse responsible, low-risk protests, arrest people and issue extortionate fixed penalty notices to organisers regardless of the risk to public health.
“The man is a serving Metropolitan police officer in the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command. His primary role was uniformed patrol duties of diplomatic premises.
“A woman, who is aged in her 30s, was also arrested on the evening of 9 March on suspicion of assisting an offender. She remains in custody.”
„We’re here to protest police violence and also to call on the police to act against criminal gangs in our communities. We don’t have a violent message, we just want to live safely in our towns,“ Mahamid said.
Residents of nearby towns also joined the protests, as well as a number of Jewish Israelis and representatives from the Ra’am and Meretz political parties.
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The “possible” plot, as described by the Capitol Police, appeared to be inspired by the pro-Trump conspiracy theory known as QAnon, according to a senior administration official who reviewed the intelligence warning. Intelligence analysts had spent weeks tracking online chatter ……..
Politicians, lawmakers, social movements, and labor organizations on Thursday handed over a letter to Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera requesting the dissolution of the Military Police (Carabineros).
Amnesty condemns police arrests of people who attended mass demonstrations against controversial bill.
Protests erupted in a popular lakeside resort in southern Chile after a policeman shot and killed a street performer in the normally sleepy village, prompting the government of President Sebastian Pinera to call an emergency meeting on Saturday.
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in „medical emergencies.
A statement by several rights groups and the SNJ journalists union condemned „mass arrests, unjustified charges breaking up the procession“ and the detention of people beyond the legal limit „for no legitimate reason“.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in France Saturday for a third consecutive weekend of demonstrations over a controversial security bill that would limit filming of the police.
The French parliament has dropped a controversial bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action, the speaker of parliament and leader of President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party announced on Monday.
À 22h15, une partie du cortège s’est retrouvée coincée, encerclée par des policiers sur le pont Maghin, appelé aussi pont Saint-Léonard. Des manifestants qui tentaient de briser le cordon ont été interpellés par les forces de l’ordre, présentes en nombre sur place avec un renfort de la réserve fédérale et notamment deux autopompes prêtes à intervenir.
La police a ensuite procédé à l’identification de chaque personne, qui a dû remettre sa carte d’identité avant d’être… photographiée par la police.
There was no immediate police estimate of the size of the crowd, although, according to law enforcers, there were far more protesters than during a first demonstration, held on 17 November.
La dispersion de la manifestation contre la loi « sécurité globale » a terminé en affrontements avec les forces de l’ordre. Quelques centaines de personnes ont affronté les policiers place de la Bastille.
They say video that emerged this week of police beating a Black music producer during an arrest in Paris — which French President Emmanuel Macron denounced on Friday as „unacceptable“ — may never have been reported on if the law were passed, AFP notes.
The law would criminalize the publication or broadcasting of images of police if the intent is to „physically or mentally harm“ them.
Christophe Deloire, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, tweeted that the 24-year-old had been wounded at Place de la Bastille by „a police baton“ and condemned the violence.
Some 133,000 people took to the streets – including 46,000 in Paris – according to the government’s figures. Demonstrators in the French capital carried red union flags, the national tricolour flag and homemade signs denouncing police violence, demanding media freedom or calling for Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin’s resignation. Bordeaux, Lille, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Nantes and other French cities also saw protests.
In a Twitter message posted hours after Loopsider published the video, Darmanin said he asked the Paris police prefect to suspend the police officers concerned as a precautionary measure. “I hope the disciplinary proceedings can be conducted as soon as possible,” said Darmanin.
Thousands protested in Paris and other French cities Saturday against a security bill that would outlaw the publication of images of on-duty police officers. The government says the law is aimed at protecting officers from retribution while critics say it would violate press freedom and the ability to document police abuses.
Free press advocates are planning demonstrations in Paris and elsewhere in France on Saturday.
German police fired water cannons at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions after saying the crowd ignored warnings to wear masks and to keep their distance from one another
Police have used water cannon to break up a protest by thousands of people in the centre of Berlin against changes to the law on coronavirus measures.
Berlin authorities said protesters had ignored requests to wear masks.
Critics, however, say the ban would essentially censor journalists by outlawing an activity that could be essential to their work. Images documenting police brutality or misconduct could also fall under the rubric of the ban.
A video broadcast on social networks on Thursday shows an agent firing shots into the air to intimidate the thousands of protesters.
Carabineros announced the deployment of 40,000 carabineros across several areas of the capital and a curfew has been established at 23hr00 local time.
On Sunday, a massive rally is expected in „The Dignity Square,“ which has been the epicenter of demonstrations in Santiago City.
„In the last year, over a million Chileans have taken to the streets to demand their rights. They do not deserve repression,“ CUP activists Fuad Chahin said.
In response to the protests, the head of Nigeria’s police force on Sunday dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit that demonstrators have accused of beatings, killings and extortion.
Demonstrators have called for more meaningful reforms. Protesters say they fear a new unit, whose creation to „fill the gaps“ left by SARS was announced on Tuesday, was just a rebranding of the squad.
Videos posted on social networks show that an armored car launched its jet of water directly at the face of a person in a wheelchair who fell violently to the floor and was later admitted to the Santa Maria Clinic. The images also show that the police car tried to prevent the witnesses of the event from helping the man who could not stand up by himself.
As he drove towards Wuse, a busy market in the Nigerian capital, the 21-year-old was flagged down by three operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for what he thought was a routine check of his vehicle documents. The gun-wielding police officers ordered him to step out of his car and hand in his mobile telephone for a search.
Gantz called on Public Security Minister Amir Ohana of Likud and acting police commissioner Motti Cohen to bolster police forces at the demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slated for Saturday evening.
The defense minister told Ohana and Cohen that „the violence toward protesters is evident and there’s a genuine fear for human life.“
As one demonstrator puts it, ‘It seems the police have picked a side in the conflict between the Israeli public and Netanyahu and his supporters’
Dozens of demonstrators took to the streets in Tel Aviv and more in dozens of other cities and towns across Israel, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and protesting the government’s restrictions on demonstrations during Israel’s coronavirus lockdown.
Following reports of police violence directed at protesters on Saturday night, organizers are expecting a large turnout later on Tuesday evening.
The violence, which took place in the ultra-Orthodox cities of Betar Ilit, Modi’in Ilit, and even in the “city of Torah and Hasidism” Bnei Brak, was severe, say the people who witnessed it. The general feeling is of a loss of control, not just on the part of the police. Thousands thronged the streets, objects flew in the air, garbage cans were lit on fire and harsh words were spoken (“Nazis,” they called policemen). These weren’t extremists, not the usual rebellious “Jerusalem faction” of zealots. These were people from the Haredi mainstream.
The sect is known for its civil disobedience and frequent clashes with security forces over conscription as well as state and religious affairs.
Officers also raided two mass gatherings in the area, celebrating the Sukkot holiday, one organized by a confirmed virus carrier and another, a Tish (a gathering of Hasidim around their Rebbe), organized by the Zotshka Hasidic Dynasty.
Protests held against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu across Israel on Saturday were marked by incidents of violence, including attacks on protesters by civilians and police.
Violent incidents took place in several locations across the country, as thousands of protesters demanded the resignation of the Netanyahu government over what they say is the mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz tweeted on Saturday night that violence against protesters is „intolerable“, adding that the demonstrations are a „legitimate and vital aspect of democracy“. He called on police to apprehend those attacking protesters and bring them to justice.
The Black Flag responded to Benny Gantz in a fiery tone: „Words do not suffice: as long as you serve the defendant you are just as guilty as he is – resign!“
The Chilean people Friday demanded the resignation of Chilean Police Director General Mario Rozas after a 16-year-old boy fell into the Mapocho River after being pushed by an officer from the Pío Nono Bridge in Santiago, Chile.
Attorney Ben Crump, co-counsels Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker, and the family of Breonna Taylor hold a press conference at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky
Palmer’s attorneys, Ben Crump, Lonita Baker and Sam Aguiar, specifically called on Cameron to release the grand jury transcript and recording to show what evidence and recommendations he presented.
„What we also want is for you to quit dodging the question. You were asked at the press conference (Wednesday): Did you make a recommendation“ to the grand jury, Baker asked. „You refused to answer. Answer the question: Did you even present any charges regarding Breonna Taylor to the grand jury?“
Jasmine Caruthers is one of the two students helping Miller and said she had mixed emotions on the decision.
„Part of me was happy that the Taylor family was going to get compensated because they have been through so much. Another part of me was extremely sad because at the end of the day you can’t put a price tag on someone’s life,“ said Caruthers.
Colombia’s major cities Monday have been witness to huge mobilizations against police brutality, the economic package (paquetazo) decreed by president Ivan Duque, and the massacres and assassinations of indigenous leaders and demobilized ex-combatants who signed the 2016 peace acords.
Police have given more than 100 people head injuries with so-called less-lethal ammunition such as rubber bullets at protests this summer, according to a report published by the group Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).
For three consecutive nights, citizens have taken to the streets to express outrage at police brutality and the systemic violation of human rights under the government of Ivan Duque and at the hand of his security forces.
According to Tobar, the lawyers have warned that this case cannot be processed in the military criminal justice. Instead, the case has to be judged by the ordinary court since there is a risk that if judged by a military justice system, the police members who killed the lawyer Javier Ordóñez may be unpunished, as it has happened before.
During the night of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, hundreds of citizens took to the streets of Bogota to protest the murder of a man at the hands of the police.
The legal initiative responds to the police brutality during the social unrest in late 2019. Over 180 protesters and civilians were blinded partially or totally after law enforcement used disproportionate riot control methods.
Jacob Blake was shot 7 times in the back yesterday in front of his children by a police officer in Kenosha Wisconsin. Protests and riots then followed. Reports state he is still alive in critical condition.
Warning: this unedited eyewitness cell phone footage shows the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 23, 2020. This video contains graphic imagery and language that some may find difficult to watch.
The man who claimed to have made the video, 22-year-old Raysean White, said that he saw Blake scuffling with three officers and heard them yell, “Drop the knife! Drop the knife!” before the gunfire erupted. He said he didn’t see a knife in Blake’s hands.
The governor said that he has seen no information to suggest Blake had a knife or other weapon, but that the case is still being investigated by the state Justice Department.
The report finds that fatal shootings by police are so routine that, even during a national pandemic, with far fewer people traveling outside of their homes, police have continued to fatally shoot people at the same rate so far in 2020 as they did in the same period from 2015 to 2019.
Earlier in the evening, about 1,000 protesters marched from the Chords Bridge near the entrance to the city toward Balfour Street, where the residence is located, despite not receiving a permit for the march from the police.
Meanwhile, demonstrators from the „Black Flag“ movement, who call to defend Israel’s democracy from what they perceive as Netanyahu’s government attacks against it, have already gathered at some 300 intersections, junctions and bridges across Israel.
Another thousand protested near the prime minister’s private home in Caesarea.
“The findings of this report show that police violence in our country is not situational, but rather endemic to our country’s policing institution. Despite a once in a lifetime public health crisis that has upended societal norms and caused a decrease in physical interaction, police still manage to kill people at the same rate as before the outbreak of COVID-19,” Paige Fernandez, policing policy adviser at the ACLU, said in a release.
One practice that has garnered significant criticism is stationing police in schools.
The elections were supposed to be held on September 6, but Añez delayed them to October 18. The COB and other social movements are demanding that the election date be set to any day between September 6 and October 18.
Bush’s primary win essentially guarantees her a seat in Congress representing the heavily Democratic St. Louis area. Missouri’s 1st Congressional District has been represented by Clay or his father for a half-century. Bill Clay served 32 years before retiring in 2000. William Lacy Clay, 64, was elected that year.
Clay didn’t face a serious challenger until Bush.
In a stunning upset, Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush has defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, according to the Associated Press. Bush, a minister and registered nurse, has been heavily involved in protests against police violence since the 2014 Ferguson protests
In the report published Tuesday, Amnesty alleges the violations occurred in 40 states during demonstrations following the May 25 police killing of Floyd in Minneapolis.
Die Sicherheitskräfte hätten wiederholt körperliche Gewalt, chemische Reizstoffe wie Tränengas und Pfefferspray sowie Geschosse eingesetzt, um friedliche Proteste aufzulösen, heißt es in der Studie. Die jüngsten Ereignisse hätten Bedenken hinsichtlich „des Rechts auf Leben, der Sicherheit von Personen, dem gleichen Schutz vor dem Gesetz“ sowie der freien Meinungsäußerung und der friedlichen Versammlung geweckt.
Protesters from Ciudad del Este and neighboring towns mobilized on Wednesday to oppose the return to quarantine mandated by the government of Mario Abdo Benítez due to the increase of COVID-19 infections in the region of Alto Paraná.
Paraguay’s police and military Wednesday deployed excessive force against citizens who were protesting the return to full quarantine in Ciudad del Este.
Piñera replaced his interior chief and other five ministers, ensuring key positions for political allies.
The protest was organized by several groups, including the so-called Black Flags movement, which regularly protests outside the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhau’s official residence in Jerusalem.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) and Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said in a statement that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Border Patrol Tactical Unit has left Seattle after being deployed there “without the consultation or consent of state and local officials.”
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Oregon called on a federal court on Tuesday to hold federal agents in contempt for alleged attacks on journalists and legal observers at protests in Portland, Ore.
The United Nations (UN) denounced police brutality at anti-racism protests in Portland and other U.S. cities against protesters and journalists.
The United Nations human rights office has issued a stark warning to authorities in the US against using disproportional force against protesters and journalists involved in anti-systemic racism protests across the country.
In a letter to Attorney General William Barr and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf Tuesday, the mayors voiced their “deep concern and objection to the deployment of federal forces in U.S. cities.”
Sens. Jeff Merkley (D) and Ron Wyden (D) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D) and Suzanne Bonamici (D) said they are making the request after federal officers shot a demonstrator in the head and reports emerged of unmarked federal agents detaining protesters and taking them to unmarked minivans.
“DHS and DOJ are engaged in acts that are horrific and outrageous in our constitutional democratic republic,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) said. “First, they are deploying paramilitary forces with no identification indicating who they are or who they work for. Second, these agents are snatching people off the street with no underlying justification.
With 187 votes, Greek MPs put the nails on the coffin of Democracy in the country.
PS How many protesters were injured by police and suffered from tear-gas, we will probably never learn.
And while 800 people supported a petition to fire him, more than 2,000 backed him with their signatures, including top academics such as Harvard’s Steven Pinker, as well as MSU professors who said there is “zero concrete evidence that Hsu has performed his duties as VP in an unfair or biased manner.”
“Therefore, removing Hsu from his post as VP would be to capitulate to rumor and character assassination,” the petition said.
The police came with the dogs. The policeman hit the young men who were sitting on a park bench
The ACLU and other civil rights groups filed a motion adding Police Chief Peter Newsham and other officers to the suit, alleging D.C. officers joined federal law enforcement agents in forcibly clearing the square ahead of President Trump’s photo-op outside of St. John’s Church.
Two Oklahoma police officers have been charged with second-degree murder almost exactly one year after a July 4 incident in which they allegedly used Tasers on a man more than 50 times before he died.
„The public force completes a terrible week after the bombing in Caqueta where 4 children were killed, the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Risaralda by seven soldiers, and now the death of Duvan,“ local outlet Las 2 Orillas commented.
Long before the coronavirus restrictions came in, Kenya’s police were often accused of brutality – Human Rights Watch said that during the 2017 election campaign, police officers beat and killed opposition supporters.
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You have statistics in your book. … Talk to me about the 2 percent statistic and what that means.
Naturally speaking, there’s 2 percent who after 60 days of continuous day-and-night combat are not driven insane. And this 2 percent keeps bubbling up. Two percent of all fighter pilots in World War II killed more than the rest put together, something along those lines. This 2 percent keeps bubbling up.
And it’s really not a percent. It’s not a yes or no. It’s a continuum. It’s the old bell-shaped curve. [At] one end of the bell-shaped curve there’s people, at the tail of it, with great capacity for violence. [At] the other end there’s people over here with no capacity for violence. And there’s most of the people right in between. But you can choose to go one way or another. Israel is a nation that has shifted their bell-shaped curve. Israel is a nation who’s chosen a warrior path.
So what’s happening in the psychology of those 2 percent?
Well, those 2 percent are people with a capacity for aggression. And then they divide into two parts. Those who have the capacity for aggression and an absence of empathy, we call those psychopaths, sociopaths, aggressive sociopaths. Those who have a capacity for aggression and empathy for their fellow citizens, we call those warriors, heroes, cops, soldiers, Marines, spec ops.
The incident in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, appeared to be partly documented in a Facebook Live recording posted by a woman in the car, who identified herself as the man’s girlfriend. The video, which was briefly removed from Facebook but later republished with a warning of graphic content, had as of Thursday morning been viewed close to 2 million times.
Last summer, after a black man named Philando Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis, it was revealed that two years earlier the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, had attended “The Bulletproof Warrior,” a two-day training taught by Grossman and his colleague Jim Glennon.
Aan het einde van de middag is een aantal demonstranten op het Malieveld gearresteerd. Ze demonstreerden tegen de coronamaatregelen.
”De sfeer slaat om bij de betoging tegen de coronamaatregelen op het Malieveld”, dat deelt de Haagse politie via Twitter. Het aantal meer demonstranten neemt nog steeds toe. Ook zouden er nu supporters van verschillende voetbalclubs op het veld staan. Op het Malieveld moesten sommige mensen rennen voor hun leven. Een ME-busje scheurde namelijk over het Malieveld en reed in op mensen. Gelukkig konden alle mensen op tijd aan de kanten rennen. Hieronder de beelden.
The bill also asks cops to report their colleagues for wrongdoing, and will make officers personally liable for up to $25,000 in damages if they violate someone’s civil rights.
With Black Lives Matter demonstrations pulling racial injustice and police brutality into sharp focus under horrifying circumstances, similar cases of excessive force from the past are being put under scrutiny once again
Now experts say the controversial diagnosis may become part of the police defense.
Dozens of Brazilians took to the streets Monday to protest against the death of black teenager Guilherme Silva Guedes, 15, who disappeared in Vila Clara, Sao Paulo Saturday after he was kidnapped.
Defunding the police is largely understood to mean reallocating funds from police departments to other community resources. Some activists, however, are calling for police departments to be completely dismantled. Regardless, these calls to ‚defund the police‘ — which are supported by about one-third of Americans — involve reimagining the current policing system in the United States.
The final photos journalist Linda Tirado took around midnight on May 30, while covering the protests in Minneapolis, show what appears to be a police officer aiming a foam bullet gun right at her.
Shortly after, Tirado was hit in the face with a foam bullet, which broke the goggles she was wearing and left her permanently blind in one eye.
This is a five-minute portion of the 1 hour, 23 minute video from the body cam of Officer Devin Bronson.
On Saturday night, protesters congregated at the site where Brooks was killed, setting the Wendy’s on fire and blocking the highway for hours.
A crowd gathered at the scene off of University Avenue near Interstate 75/85 in southwest Atlanta Saturday to protest the fatal shooting.
Atlanta police have identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting outside a Wendy’s restaurant late Friday night.
A crowd gathered at the scene off of University Avenue near Interstate 75/85 in southwest Atlanta Saturday to protest the fatal shooting.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has resigned following the death of a black man at the hands of an Atlanta police officer last night.
Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot and killed after a confrontation with police outside an Atlanta Wendy’s. Video released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation appears to show Brooks take a Taser from an officer, run from police and then fire it at them before he was shot.
A man reported to police for sleeping in a car blocking the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant was shot and killed in a late night struggle with Atlanta officers after he failed a field sobriety test and resisted arrest, Georgia authorities said Saturday.
Paris riot police fired tear gas Saturday to disperse a largely peaceful but unauthorized protest of police brutality and entrenched racism, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George Floyd.
A petition was filed by the family requesting that footage of Iyad’s death be released, but an Israeli court struck it down last week following a police request.
At a funeral held for al-Hallak, his relatives alleged that his death would have been treated differently if he had not been a Palestinian and accused the Israel Police of using lethal violence over nothing but a mere suspicion.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has asked for the budget increase amid ongoing local and national reports of police violence against protesters.
The budget that you put out last month, in fact, calls for increasing funding for the police … Are you reconsidering your position in any way?
Not at all.
Krystal Ball examines Joe Biden’s policy proposals to address racial inequality if elected president.
As the force of the defund police movement has taken some by surprise, Biden has hardly been the only politician to seek to defend the status quo. Even his one-time rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, indicated in a recent interview that he objected calls to defund the police. “I think we want to redefine what police departments do, give them the support they need to make their jobs better defined,” said Sanders. “So I do believe that we need well-trained, well-educated, and well-paid professionals in police departments.”
That’s what officials have promised for years. P
In some cases of police violence, including in the case of George Floyd, there is a disconnect between what officers say happened and what video evidence later shows. As the nation weighs police reform measures, former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton says it should focus on the importance of telling the truth.
In an open letter spearheaded by the Players Coalition, an organization launched by NFL players to address social and racial inequities, the group called on lawmakers in Washington to take action on the „unchecked authority of the police.“
The bill, dubbed „Prohibiting Law Enforcement Use of Chemical Weapons Act,“ is being spearheaded by Democratic Reps. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Mark Takano (Calif.) and Chuy Garcia (Ill.).
New York Police Benevolent Association President Mike O’Meara speaks on June 9: “We all read in the paper all week that in the black community, mothers are worried about their children getting home from school without being killed by a cop. What world are we living in? That does not happen!”
Martin Gugino is an American hero. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.
Mr. Trump’s tweet — none of it backed by fact — raced across the internet all day even as Mr. Gugino, 75, still lay in the hospital, recovering from the serious head wound he sustained on Thursday night when two Buffalo police officers shoved him to the ground at a demonstration marking the police killing of George Floyd.
Eyad Hallaq was shot to death in a roofless garbage room. According to the testimony of his caregiver, who was by his side and tried to protect him, he was executed. For long minutes she stood next to him and pleaded for his life, trying to explain to the police officers, in Hebrew and in Arabic, that he suffered from a disability. They shot him three times from close range with a rifle, directly into the center of his body, as he lay on his back, wounded and terrified, on the floor of the room.
After months of deserted public spaces and empty roads, Americans have returned to the streets. But they have come not for a joyous reopening to celebrate the country’s victory over the coronavirus. Instead, tens of thousands of people have ventured out to protest the killing of George Floyd by police.
Demonstrators have closely gathered all over the country, and in blocks-long crowds in large cities, singing and chanting and demanding justice.
According to the Oakland Police Department, the California Highway Patrol was conducting a criminal investigation in the neighborhood.
“It’s sad in a way that part of Brazilian society has to look at the U.S. to realize that the problem exists at home,” said Cano, a professor at Rio de Janeiro State University.
“And the media is giving a lot more coverage now after the George Floyd case than they would otherwise give to the recurrent cases of executions in favelas.”
The program facilitates the transfer of excess military weaponry and equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies.
The mayor on Sunday declined to say precisely how much funding he planned to divert to social services from the New York Police Department, which has an annual budget of $6 billion, representing more than 6 percent of Mr. de Blasio’s proposed $90 billion budget.
As a former police officer of 27 years and a scholar who has written on the policing of marginalized communities, I have observed the militarization of the police firsthand, especially in times of confrontation.
I have seen, throughout my decades in law enforcement, that police culture tends to privilege the use of violent tactics and non-negotiable force over compromise, mediation, and peaceful conflict resolution. It reinforces a general acceptance among officers of the use of any and all means of force available when confronted with real or perceived threats to officers.
The population of the protests reached record levels Saturday as hundreds and, in some places, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Boston.
„I tried to film the cops, and then they decided to arrest me,“ said photographer Tomer Appelbaum after the incident, which was captured on video. „One punched me, one kneed me and one shoved my head.“ Some of his equipment was damaged, he said.
A federal judge issued an extraordinary ruling late Friday ordering police not to use chemical weapons — such as tear gas and pepper spray — and less-lethal projectiles against peaceful protesters in Denver.
Over 400 current and former employees in the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio have signed an open letter denouncing the mayor’s treatment of peaceful protesters and his refusal to reign in the NYPD.
The letter includes a scathing evaluation of de Blasio’s performance on criminal justice reform, despite it being one of the main commitments that drew many of these staffers to work for the administration, particularly after he made ending the misuse of stop and frisk a central theme in his 2013 mayoral campaign.
This morning, the names of three men were separately trending on Twitter. Justin Howell, Sean Monterrosa and Jamel Floyd. All of them are men of color who were injured or killed in incidents involving law enforcement officers this week.
Resign @Chief_Manley & @MayorAdler.
A second officer in an unmarked car drove up and found Monterrosa, who was still on the scene, who then kneeled down and started to raise his hands. At this point, the police chief said, this officer “perceived a threat” and fired five shots through his window at Monterosso.
The chief declined to identify the officer who killed Monterrosa, saying only that the officer was an 18-year veteran of the force.
„If you’re in a crowd and the crowd’s getting tear-gassed, that’s the nature of the business. So, it’s not that reporters never get injured incidentally in these things. But, as you saw, the flavor of this one was a little bit different. There was something indisciplined about the way the authorities were operating, and there was definitely something in the air that allowed the police to believe this kind of behavior was OK.
I believe that we exist to bear witness and to hold power to account, and that’s it. And if you’re not prepared to do that, then don’t be a reporter“
Brandon Saenz was looking for his friend at a May 30 protest in downtown Dallas when he says he saw a line of police. Then, he said, he was hit with so-called less-lethal ammunition that shattered his left eye.
Now Saenz, his family and lawyers are demanding Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall denounce the incident and find the person responsible.
Dallas police have not replied to The Dallas Morning News’ requests for comment, but two officers spoke with Saenz on Wednesday.
In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, some cities are asking if the police are being asked to do jobs they were never intended to do. Budgets are being re-evaluated.
Non-reformist reforms seek abolition as an end goal, and include defunding and demilitarizing the police — a demand that has long been considered politically impossible but has entered mainstream discourse over the last week and is reflected in the letters sent Friday.
The letter to police chiefs asks them to help curb the power of police unions. “Making sure that unions aren’t as powerful so that you can keep bad apples on the force, and prevent robust oversight and disciplinary action,” Medwed said.
The nationwide anti-police brutality protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the US have been marked by widespread incidents of police violence, including punching, kicking, gassing, pepper-spraying and driving vehicles at often peaceful protesters in states across the country.
The actions have left thousands of protesters in jail and injured many others, leaving some with life-threatening injuries.
The officer involved in the incident has been identified by elected officials as Vincent D’Andraia of the 73rd Precinct in Brooklyn.
Video of the encounter captured by Jason Lemon, a Newsweek reporter who tweeted the recording, quickly spread across social media. It had been viewed more than 14.1 million times by Friday evening.
The maneuver was a law enforcement tactic called kettling. The police encircle protesters so that they have no way to exit from a park, city block or other public space, and then charge in and make arrests.
For the next 20 minutes in Downtown Brooklyn, officers swinging batons turned a demonstration that had been largely peaceful into a scene of chaos.
The kettling operations carried out by the police department after curfew have become among the most unsettling symbols of its use of force against peaceful protests, and have touched off a fierce backlash against Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police commissioner, Dermot F. Shea.
The NYPD is under fire for a series of actions unfolding each day as protesters continue to defy the nightly curfew.
Incase ya’ll thought this pic could be taken outta context, here’s the reverse angle.
Protests over the death of Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, have led to unrest that Los Angeles has not seen since the 1992 riots sparked by the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the beating Rodney King. While businesses were looted and buildings were damaged and burned in downtown, Van Nuys and the Fairfax District, activists said protests have been largely peaceful and police have focused most of their attention on arresting demonstrators instead of looters.
A national pushback against police violence and law enforcement excess continued Friday, as Minneapolis voted to ban chokeholds, National Guardsmen deployed in the nation’s capital were ordered to disarm, and protests following the death of George Floyd stretched into an 11th day.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) ended nightly curfews for Minneapolis and St. Paul, the epicenter of the protests over the killing of George Floyd, which had been in place for a week. The decision follows similar moves in other places where curfews have ended, including Washington, L.A. County and pockets of Southern California, along with much of the Bay Area.
A video shot Monday in Kinngait, Nunavut, shows a police officer using the door of an RCMP truck to knock the Inuk man over before he is arrested by five police officers. The man had been reported to police as „an intoxicated male who was reported to be fighting with others,“ but the video shows him alone.
(1 of 2 posts) #JusticeForManuelEllis
Ellis’ family said investigators had stonewalled the family over the past three months.
“If it wasn’t for me and Manny’s friends screaming at the top of lungs and George Floyd dying, this would’ve been swept under the rug,” said Monet Carter-Mixon.
“He picked up the officer by his vest and slam-dunked him on the ground,” said Ed Troyer, spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
There was a struggle before police got Ellis handcuffed on the ground and officers called for paramedics at 11:25 p.m.
Ellis stopped breathing and lost consciousness within a minute of firefighters‘ arriving, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death was initially listed as pending while medical examiners ran toxicology tests.
A coalition of civil rights groups including the ACLU of the District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and other federal officials over the brutal police assault on peaceful demonstrators near the White House Monday that cleared the way for the president’s photo-op at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
A disturbing video posted to Twitter by a local NPR affiliate late Thursday shows two cops in riot gear pushing a 75-year-old man—causing him to fall backward and slam his head on the concrete—as a group of officers advanced on protesters rallying against the police killing of George Floyd.
Why did this happen @BPDAlerts ?