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Posts Tagged ‘police brutality’
Posted by invizweb on January 28, 2010
Posted by invizweb on September 4, 2008
Ralph Bernardo on Disinfo is doing a good job observing the debacle of the latest political convention fiasco. And the latest is horrendous. If people thought last week’s Democratic National Convention was bad this week’s Republican National Convention may be worse.
On Friday, IndyMedia reported that a community center with protesters in St. Paul was raided, with everyone including a 5 year old boy cuffed and detained, but not officially arrested, while they were eating dinner and watching a movie. A female in the house was sexual molested by a St. Paul Police Department Officer who groped her genitalia. Here is a video relating to the raid.
On Labor Day at 5:00 PM, Democracy Now‘s reporter Amy Goodman, as well as producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar were arrested for being in the vicinity of protests and recording them it seems. Here is a video of police manhandling Goodman.
Here is Salon’s POV. Apparently, Bruce Nestor of the National Lawyer’s Guild was one of the people arrested for “conspiracy to riot.”
I still do not understand why people do not call for the impeachment of the police commissioners and mayors for this attack on AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. I am still appalled that Raymond Walter Kelly, the NYPD Commissioner has not been called to resign for his role in the wrongful detaining of 2004 Republican National Convention protesters and his reaction to the Sean Bell shooting. And times like this its too bad Dave Chappelle and Aaron McGruder’s “go to Canada” campaign will probably not work since the “Great White North” is slowly becoming a mirror of this one.
Posted in Civil Liberties and Social Justice, Current Events, Internet | Tagged: 2008 Republican National Convention, activism, censorship, police brutality, Ramsey County, Sgt. McKenzie, Sherrif Bob Fletcher, St. Paul Police Department | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on August 30, 2008
Ralph Bernardo of Disinformation brought these two videos to my attention when he posted them on Disinfo.
The first is FOX News’ interpretation of why protesters at the 2008 DNC hate them.
The second is uncensored footage of a police brutality incident at said Convention played on the Rocky Mountain News.
Posted in Civil Liberties and Social Justice, Current Events | Tagged: activism, censorship, Code Pink, Democatic National Convention, Denver, FOX News, police brutality, police corruption | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on July 14, 2008
A New York woman has filed a $10 million lawsuit stemming from her arrest at Washington’s Reagan International Airport last year, an arrest she says was unwarranted and abusive.
Police say 31-year-old Robin Kassner was obstructing justice.
Security cameras captured the incident and the video has now been made public.
Surveillance video from inside Reagan National Airport shows Robin Kassner standing with a TSA agent who sorts through her bag.
Moments later, a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police officer steps in and pulls Kassner to the ground.
Robin Kassner says “I was thrown across the room, into a metal chair and into a lady, and I was on the floor and realized I was being beat up.”
Posted by invizweb on July 11, 2008
Dave Hogarty wrote for the Gothamist:
Two members of the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau were relieved of their badges after videotape of a raid on a downtown club made its way to the Internal Affairs Bureau. According to the Post, in one segment, a veteran sergeant is seen bending down over an open cash register (some money was reportedly stolen). His supervisor was taped urinating in the establishment’s kitchen sink. One of their OCCB co-workers, a detective, was suspended earlier this year when he was accused of acting as a pimp for teenage girl prostitutes.
Rainbow Family of Living Light Attacked by Police and Federal Government with Pepper Spray and Rubber Bullets
Posted by invizweb on July 6, 2008
W(es) U(nruh) for Key 64 wrote:
I find the way the RFLL is covered in the various news articles fascinating:
Before Attack – News Coverage: ‘Om’-ing in Wyoming
Current News Reports:
This has happened many times in the past. Here’s coverage from last year’s event:
On the highly acclaimed 17 years long running Jeff Davis Show, Deborah Stevens from the Three Shoes Posse Band interviews members of the Rainbow Family who were kidnapped at gunpoint, assaulted, tortured, falsely imprisoned in a chemically toxic environment, never even charged with a crime, then thrust out without shirts or shoes into a remote rural area by U.S. Federal Agents of the “National Incident Management Team” at the 2007 Rainbow Gathering in Arkansas.
Posted in Civil Liberties and Social Justice, Current Events, Philosophy & Religion & Spirituality | Tagged: ACLU, activism, Arkansas, Jeff Davis Show, National Incident Management Team, police brutality, Rainbow Family of Living Light, the Three Shoes Posse Band | Leave a Comment »