MOVEMENT TO CONSIDER DEFUNDING POLICE

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MOVEMENT TO CONSIDER DEFUNDING POLICE

Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:49 pm

http://www.citypages.com/news/minneapol ... ab0939b88a

Minneapolis City Council members consider disbanding the police
Thursday, June 4, 2020 by Hannah Jones in News


https://bangordailynews.com/2020/06/04/ ... inorities/

Maine police say they want to end racism in policing but have opposed efforts to track their treatment of minorities
Gathering that information would be a first step for state leaders to know how extensive bias is in Maine policing. Read More




https://www.madcowprod.com/2020/06/04/a ... -proposal/



A MODEST PROPOSAL
By Daniel Hopsicker -
June 4, 2020





Movement to defund police gains 'unprecedented' support across US
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... yd-budgets






https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/p ... e-1007254/

A Practical Guide to Defunding the Police
Activists are demanding cities ‘defund the police.’ Here’s what they mean






Thursday, June 4
Trump’s Antifa Boogeyman
Chip Gibbons, Defending Rights & Dissent
William Barr's Vast, Nameless Army Is Being Brought To Bear On D.C. Protesters
Ryan J. Reilly & Tara Golshan, HuffPost
Attorney General Steps Up Federal Law Enforcement Response To Protests
Ryan Lucas, NPR
The Pandemic Is a Threat. The President Is Worse.
Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation
Minneapolis City Council members consider disbanding the police
Hannah Jones, City Pages

Wednesday, June 3
Donald Trump’s “Antifa” Hysteria Is Absurd. But It’s Also Very Dangerous.
Chip Gibbons, Jacobin
The DEA Has Just Been Authorized to Conduct Surveillance on Protesters
Jason Leopold & Anthony Cormier, Buzzfeed News
A Short History of U.S. Law Enforcement Infiltrating Protests
Ryan Grim & Jon Schwarz, The Intercept
The FBI Finds ‘No Intel Indicating Antifa Involvement’ in Sunday’s Violence
Ken Klippenstein, The Nation
Who caused violent unrest? Detroit police, lawyers say
Violet Ikonomova, Deadline Detroit

Tuesday, June 2
Defending Rights & Dissent Condemns Nationwide Violence Against Anti-Police Brutality Protests
Defending Rights & Dissent
Killology, BulletProof, and Warrior Policing
Suraj K Sazawal, Defending Rights & Dissent
Maybe We Should Stop Giving the Minneapolis Police Military Equipment | The American Conservative
Matt Purple, The American Conservative
Protesters Dispersed With Tear Gas So Trump Could Pose at Church
Katie Rogers, New York Times
Curfew lifts: Dozens of DC protesters who took refuge in residents' homes to avoid police arrests near Logan Circle safely leave
Nick Boykin, Ariane Datil & Saliqa Khan, WUSA9
Monday, June 1
As Police Attack Protesters In Minneapolis, Speculations About “Outsiders” Draw On Fraught History
Mara Hvistendahl, The Intercept
Protests, confrontations continue near White House
David Cohen, POLITICO
Customs and Border Protection Is Flying a Predator Drone Over Minneapolis
Jason Koebler, Joseph Cox, & Jordan Pearson, Vice News
NYC Transit Union Backs Bus Drivers Who Refuse To Transport Protesters For NYPD
Hilary Hanson, Huffpost
Amid Minneapolis Uprising, Anti-War Veterans Call On National Guard to Stand Down
Sarah Lazare, In These Times
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Re: MOVEMENT TO CONSIDER DEFUNDING POLICE

Postby fruhmenschen » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:00 am

Defend Black Lives - Defund Police Terror!
You don't need this newsletter to tell you about the massive outpouring of Black-led outrage, grieving and resistance in response to the racist police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, against the backdrop of the terrible racist disparities in infections and deaths from COVID-19. Starting in Minneapolis and spreading swiftly to Los Angeles -- ground zero for racist police killings with impunity in the US despite decades of so-called reforms -- people took to the streets in disruptive and angry protests, and were met with renewed brutality and repression, teargas, rubber bullets and mass arrests. Over 3000 arrests for failure to disperse and curfew violations were made by the LAPD alone, not even counting separate arrests by the LA Sheriffs Dept and local cops in Santa Monica, Long Beach and elsewhere.

Some people were apparently more concerned about so-called "vandalism" and property destruction than about the taking of lives by the police. Civil unrest on this order of magnitude, particularly when met with provocative state violence as the peaceful protests have been, almost always results in some "vandalism" and "looting" (a racially charged word -- remember the differences in how Black and white people expropriating what they needed in New Orleans after Katrina were treated and referred to).

But polls show that 54% of the US public believes that the burning down of the Minneapolis police precinct was a valid response to the situation. Property destruction is not the same as state violence; whereas property protection is always undergirded by state violence. People who vandalized or even burned police cars, the people who painted George Floyd's face and Black Lives Matter slogans on the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond VA, are heroic and exemplary to my way of thinking; their actions are righteous. Same goes for the people who lobbed tear gas cannisters back at the police. Did you see the gif of the Somali woman in a hijab doing exactly that in Minneapolis? Inspiring.

Here's a map of how widespread the protests have been and are continuing to be.


https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graph ... 310149002/

The map above also highlights in orange (appropriately) the 23 states where the National Guard has been called out.
But this has proven to be a problem in itself for the rulers - in Los Angeles, Guard troops took a knee with protesters in Hollywood when they were supposed to blocking further passage, and the marchers moved on to continue protesting.
The most significant aspect is that these massive, multi-racial, international, diverse, militant demonstrations have been Black-led, with millions of people moved to conscious anti-racist action and rejection of institutionalized and internalized racism and anti-Blackness. Learn more here about how that movement is building: https://m4bl.org/
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Local Accounts and Resources

Actor Kendrick Sampson videos LAPD attacking him with so-called "less-lethal" rubber bullets:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA0_qStBtP ... e=ig_embed

If you have been arrested at a demonstration or for curfew violation in Los Angeles, here the form to fill out for assistance with the National Lawyers Guild:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... Q/viewform

LA's liberal political establishment, cop-lovers all, has totally exposed itself in this moment. Thousand of people turned out to the #JackieLaceyMustGo vigil, back live at the Hall of Injustice, 211 W, Temple St, corner Spring, after 2 months in Instagram Live. Demand that members of the county Board of Supervisors rescind their endorsement of Lacey for re-election in November (she was denied election in the March primary and forced into a run-off in the fall through concerted opposition by families of people killed by law enforcement with impunity in LA County under her tenure as DA). And watch this expose of Mayor Garcetti and Chief of Police Moore-of-the-same:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dymj5To ... gs=pl%2Cwn

70,000 people watched a livestream on YouTube offered by KTLA of the first Police Commission (#LAPCFails) since the uprising, as hundreds of people spoke out to #FirePoliceChiefMoore and to #DefundThePolice. In response, Garcetti proposed to cut about $100 million from the LAPD budget to transfer to unspecified community programs in the Black community.

Here's my letter in response as printed in the LA Times:

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2 ... t-protests

To the editor: Imagine how large the LAPD’s budget is if it can cut out $100 million without making too much of a dent. That’s only about 5% of its $1.86-billion 54% share of the city budget. (And the LAPD get other money besides, in federal grants, civil forfeitures, and from its contract with Metro to police the trains.)

The city’s offer of cuts should meet police abolitionists halfway on defunding the LAPD, still one of the deadliest police departments in the U.S. For starters, chop the budget in half (that would still be almost $1 billion wasted on policing).

Start cutting at the top — Chief Michel Moore must go. Sell the damaged police vehicles for scrap and don’t replace them. Shut down the predatory policing programs that criminalize poor black people for who they are.

Deal with social and economic problems such as homelessness with social workers and housing, not cops. Get police out of the schools and off the buses and trains, and put money into a reeducation program that finds them some meaningful and socially useful work to do. Fund community peacemakers.

Michael Novick, Los Angeles

UPRISING DETAINEE SUPPORT RESOURCES

From the Alliance for Global Justice:

Follow these links to contribute to pay bail bonds for those arrested in demonstrations:
Action Bail Fund (NYC) https://afgj.salsalabs.org/actionbailfund/index.html
Bukit Bail Fund of Pittsburgh (PA) https://www.bukitbailfund.org/donate
Colorado Freedom Fund https://fundly.com/coloradofreedom
Louisville (KY) Bail Fund https://afgj.salsalabs.org/louisvillebailfund

Report those who are jailed during the uprising and not being released
While we cannot list all who have been arrested or jailed for short periods, we want to be able to include on our US Political Prisoner list those who are being held with no imminent release in sight, who are facing serious charges related to the uprising, and how people can support their cases. Send reports to James@AFGJ.org

Click here to download this well-researched information guide developed by our intern Natalia Schuurman that will help any who want to understand better the scope of the uprising and the repression against it.
RACIAL DISPARITIES IN COVID EXPOSE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
Resistance to racist police murders with impunity is inextricable from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on Black, Brown and indigenous people. Even apart from the threat of police violence and the use of National Guard and even US military forces against them, protesters understood they were risking infection and death by going out into the street and close-quarters public demonstrations. Medical professional underlined that police use of teargas, which was widespread, increased the risk or infection and "super-spreader" events dramatically.

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/how ... est-racism

EXCERPT: A small community of volunteers, currently led by The Atlantic staff writer Alexis Madrigal, launched The COVID Tracking Project in an effort to aggregate and make sense of numerous and confusing data sources. It then partnered with the Antiracist Center to found The COVID Racial Data Tracker. “This outbreak will not affect everyone equally,” says Madrigal. “It is moving through [US] institutional structures and socioeconomic realities. The COVID Racial Data Tracker is really to track racism, not to track race.”

Indeed, predominately Black counties have experienced three times the infection rate and six times the deaths as predominately White counties during the virus’s initial wave, which hit big cities hard. In L.A., for example, Latinx people made up 44% of the population, but 65% of the deaths.

Many states are not reporting infections among Native Americans—whose history already includes being ravaged by infections, such as smallpox and tuberculosis, carried by Europeans. But what we do know looks grim. Though Native Americans make up just 6% of Arizona’s population, they account for 16% of the state’s deaths. In New Mexico, they comprise 11% of the population, but 31% of deaths.

[But though communities of color are facing greater impact, testing resources have gone elsewhere.] In mid-April, an analysis by the New York Post found that 3.8 out of every 100 residents of Staten Island had been tested, as compared to only 2.9 per 100 in the Bronx and 2.5 per 100 in Queens. Staten Island is 75% white; the Bronx and Queens consist primarily of people of color. 22 of the 30 ZIP codes where the greatest numbers of COVID tests were conducted were either Whiter or wealthier than the city as a whole.

Data in depth here: https://covidtracking.com/race

Saving Lives Campaign for US-Cuba-Canada
Medical Cooperation

Danny Glover in Conversation with Jose Ramon Cabañas,
Cuban Ambassador to the US

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yHr ... McWJwo0aBg

Auspices: Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations
http://us-cubanormalization.org
Saving Lives Campaign US-CANADA-CUBA Medical Cooperation
http://savinglives.us
Anti-Racist Action L.A./People Against Racist Terror
PO Box 1055
Culver City, CA 90232-1055
https://antiracist.org
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Re: MOVEMENT TO CONSIDER DEFUNDING POLICE

Postby fruhmenschen » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:43 pm

https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.or ... in-america

The Murder of George Floyd: The Longest Running Play in America
Submitted by editor on 01 June 2020 - 01:40pm
“The great evil of American slavery was not involuntary servitude, but rather the narrative of racial differences we created to legitimize slavery. Because we never dealt with that evil, I don't think slavery ended in 1865, it just evolved.” - Bryan Stevenson

Think of Derek Chauvin’s knee. The weight of it. The sadistic centuries-deep applied weight of it. Its brutality. Its power. Its ball-bearing-like, skull-like, stone-like shape. How the knee’s deadly utility must have given him such pleasure. How George Floyd’s pleas for life must have sharpened that pleasure. (Why else would he have crushed George’s life so slowly?) How this knee was his, personally, but also the blunt instrument of history, how it did the work his meaty hands could have done - strangling George Floyd. But to strangle George Floyd with his hands, he would have had to look him in the face. See his human face. The knee was a brutal coward’s knee.

What was Derek Chauvin thinking? Or in what part of his brain was he thinking? What reptilian brainstem part? Was he thinking in the same part as was the white sailor on a slave ship who chained Africans in the hold and refused them water as they died? Or the slave breaker, Edward Cove, who savagely beat the teenage Frederick Douglass for demanding the dignity of manhood? Or the grinning white Klan members as they hauled another struggling black man into a poplar tree by his neck, then lit a fire under him, then posed for photos? Was he thinking in the same part as were the mounted police in Selma while charging the peaceful Civil Rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge? Or the killers of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald, Erik Garner, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Ahmaud Aubery, etc., etc., etc., etc.

Which is to say Derek Chauvin was not thinking at all. His knee was not thinking. Derek and his knee were playing their part in the same morality play being performed in America for 400 years. He knew his part in the longest running play in our history. No new lines to memorize. Every other day the curtain goes up on this play, staged in another city or town. The line of cops waiting to audition for leading roles stretches like a blue rope around the neck of this country. But who buys the tickets? Who fills the theater? Whose will is being asserted in this tedious, blood-curdling, repetitious, racist drama? What all those white supremacists in our family tree - from Jefferson, Madison and Washington to Donald J. Trump - fail to see is that any greatness in this country belongs to the people of color who have demanded that America live up to its own ideals: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, John Brown (not Black, but might as well have been), W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses, Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, John Lewis, Malcolm X, Rev. King, Muhammad Ali, Langston Hughes, Charles Hamilton Houston, Rev. Wiliam Barber. Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson - to name a few. What Derek Chauvin’s knee has failed to learn is that those people not only strove to save the humanity of people of color but the humanity white people, too. Or is that what his knee knows and resents so profoundly?

I, for one, am sick of this play. I want the theater shut down. bulldozed, buried. I’m sick of analyzing the persistence of racism in America. The simple fact of it has eaten my soul. I want every gratuitous murder of a black person answered with a life sentence for the killer. How can we defend the rule of law when the law is a racist murderer? How can we defend democracy when our democracy is a corporate plutocracy holding a noose? It’s not that I can’t breathe. It’s that I’m ashamed to breathe the racist air.

And what was George Floyd thinking? In his fear and pain and suffocation, he may not have been able to think at all. But if he was, it may have been the clarity of one thought that had haunted him for 46 years: finally American racism, like a drone missile, had f
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Re: MOVEMENT TO CONSIDER DEFUNDING POLICE

Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:47 pm

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html


Students and teachers join together in Manhattan to call for less policing in schools as sprawling George Floyd protests sweep NYC for second weekend

By WES PARNELL, ELLEN MOYNIHAN and DAVE GOLDINER

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 06, 2020 | 3:37 PM





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html

Louisiana police chief announces his own arrest for allegedly pocketing thousands of dollars of seized evidence

By JESSICA SCHLADEBECK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 06, 2020 | 12:53 PM



https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html




New Mexico police officer charged with manslaughter after using neck restraint that also killed George Floyd

By JESSICA SCHLADEBECK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 06, 2020 | 12:19 PM




https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


‘Cops,’ ‘Live PD’ episodes scrapped amid George Floyd protests

By JAMI GANZ




https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Pope Francis calls El Paso bishop, congratulates him on demonstrating for George Floyd

By TIM BALK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 06, 2020 | 2:55 PM






https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.or ... in-america



The Murder of George Floyd: The Longest Running Play in America

Submitted by editor on 01 June 2020 - 01:40pm
“The great evil of American slavery was not involuntary servitude, but rather the narrative of racial differences we created to legitimize slavery. Because we never dealt with that evil, I don't think slavery ended in 1865, it just evolved.” - Bryan Stevenson
Think of Derek Chauvin’s knee. The weight of it. The sadistic centuries-deep applied weight of it. Its brutality. Its power. Its ball-bearing-like, skull-like, stone-like shape. How the knee’s deadly utility must have given him such pleasure. How George Floyd’s pleas for life must have sharpened that pleasure. (Why else would he have crushed George’s life so slowly?) How this knee was his, personally, but also the blunt instrument of history, how it did the work his meaty hands could have done - strangling George Floyd. But to strangle George Floyd with his hands, he would have had to look him in the face. See his human face. The knee was a brutal coward’s knee.
What was Derek Chauvin thinking? Or in what part of his brain was he thinking? What reptilian brainstem part? Was he thinking in the same part as was the white sailor on a slave ship who chained Africans in the hold and refused them water as they died? Or the slave breaker, Edward Cove, who savagely beat the teenage Frederick Douglass for demanding the dignity of manhood? Or the grinning white Klan members as they hauled another struggling black man into a poplar tree by his neck, then lit a fire under him, then posed for photos? Was he thinking in the same part as were the mounted police in Selma while charging the peaceful Civil Rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge? Or the killers of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald, Erik Garner, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Ahmaud Aubery, etc., etc., etc., etc.
Which is to say Derek Chauvin was not thinking at all. His knee was not thinking. Derek and his knee were playing their part in the same morality play being performed in America for 400 years. He knew his part in the longest running play in our history. No new lines to memorize. Every other day the curtain goes up on this play, staged in another city or town. The line of cops waiting to audition for leading roles stretches like a blue rope around the neck of this country. But who buys the tickets? Who fills the theater? Whose will is being asserted in this tedious, blood-curdling, repetitious, racist drama? What all those white supremacists in our family tree - from Jefferson, Madison and Washington to Donald J. Trump - fail to see is that any greatness in this country belongs to the people of color who have demanded that America live up to its own ideals: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, John Brown (not Black, but might as well have been), W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses, Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, John Lewis, Malcolm X, Rev. King, Muhammad Ali, Langston Hughes, Charles Hamilton Houston, Rev. Wiliam Barber. Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson - to name a few. What Derek Chauvin’s knee has failed to learn is that those people not only strove to save the humanity of people of color but the humanity white people, too. Or is that what his knee knows and resents so profoundly?
I, for one, am sick of this play. I want the theater shut down. bulldozed, buried. I’m sick of analyzing the persistence of racism in America. The simple fact of it has eaten my soul. I want every gratuitous murder of a black person answered with a life sentence for the killer. How can we defend the rule of law when the law is a racist murderer? How can we defend democracy when our democracy is a corporate plutocracy holding a noose? It’s not that I can’t breathe. It’s that I’m ashamed to breathe the racist air.
And what was George Floyd thinking? In his fear and pain and suffocation, he may not have been able to think at all. But if he was, it may have been the clarity of one thought that had haunted him for 46 years: finally American racism, like a drone missile, had found him.





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


U.S. approval of police officers plunges by 10% in single week: poll

By TIM BALK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 06, 2020 | 9:39 PM


https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... and-russia


The FBI’s Investigation Into Trump and Russia Now Looks Even Worse
Rod Rosenstein says he was kept in the dark about important parts of the probe.
By Eli Lake
June 3, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT




https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/ ... c9b3f.html



FBI withholds hundreds of documents from Fairfax in probe of Bijan Ghaisar killing





https://thegrayzone.com/2020/06/05/the- ... gn-policy/


June 5, 2020
FBI launches open attack on ‘foreign’ alternative media outlets challenging US foreign policy


Under FBI orders, Facebook and Google removed American Herald Tribune, an alternative site that publishes US and European writers critical of US foreign policy. The bureau’s justification for the removal was dubious, and it sets a troubling precedent for other critical outlets.





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Pittsburgh mayor joins defense of local black journalist taken off protest coverage

By JOSEPH WILKINSON

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 06, 2020 | 10:43 PM




https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watc ... department

LIVE UPDATES
June 7, 2020
Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Majority of Minneapolis City Council Pledges to Dismantle Police Department
Some cities are starting to to heed calls to “defund the police,” as lawmakers push proposals for greater police accountability. National Guard troops are being sent home from Washington, D.C.





https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html

Citizen patrols organize across Minneapolis as confidence in the police force plummets
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Re: MOVEMENT TO CONSIDER DEFUNDING POLICE

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:43 pm

https://gothamist.com/news/round-green- ... 916ab80bf1



"Round Up The Green Hats": NYPD Accused Of Deliberately Targeting Legal Observers In Brutal Bronx Mass Arrest
BY JAKE OFFENHARTZ
JUNE 8, 2020 5:13 P.M.



https://therealnews.com/stories/provoca ... 916ab80bf1


Agents Provocateurs Are Still A Real Threat To Our Movements




https://slate.com/news-and-politics/202 ... 916ab80bf1



Activists Create Public Online Spreadsheet of Police Violence Videos
By DANIEL POLITI
JUNE 06, 20206:08 PM




https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020 ... 916ab80bf1

The Short, Fraught History of the ‘Thin Blue Line’ American Flag
The controversial version of the U.S. flag has been hailed as a sign of police solidarity and criticized as a symbol of white supremacy.





https://www.thenation.com/article/polit ... fa-online/



How to Be an Antifascist From Your Couch
You don’t have to punch Nazis to fight fascism.
By Talia LavinTwitter
JUNE 5, 2020




https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/h ... 916ab80bf1


How to Identify Visible (and Invisible) Surveillance at Protests
BY MATTHEW GUARIGLIA
JUNE 4, 2020




http://inthesetimes.com/article/22575/t ... 916ab80bf1


WEB ONLY / FEATURES » JUNE 4, 2020
Tear Gas Is Banned in International Warfare––Why Are Police Using It On U.S. Civilians?
Police say they’re using tear gas to clear crowds, but the chemical agent’s effects can cause long-term physical damage.





https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/8/21284 ... e#comments



IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology
IBM’s CEO says we should reevaluate selling the technology to law enforcement
By Jay Peters@jaypeters Jun 8, 2020, 8:49pm EDT




https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-the ... 916ab80bf1


JUSTIN SHERMAN IDEAS06.09.2020 09:00 AM
The Protests Prove the Need to Regulate Surveillance Tech
US policymakers too often argue that regulation is about geopolitical competition. But algorithms have perpetuated harm and inequality at home.




https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/20 ... 323851002/


Protest at ICE Detention Center in Adelanto turns violent; cars vandalized, 1 arrested

Jose Quintero, Victorville Daily Press Published 5:23 p.m. PT June 8, 2020




http://ticklethewire.com/2020/06/09/ag- ... -protests/


AG Barr Contradicts Trump’s Explanation for Visiting White House Bunker During Protests




https://www.madcowprod.com/2020/06/08/a ... rs-clutch/


AMERICAN GENERATION DELIVERS IN THE CLUTCH
By Daniel Hopsicker -
June 8, 2020
One week ago, I watched fascism attempt to rear its ugly head, and I will never forget it.
Tonight I am proud of this generation of Americans, who answered the call of destiny with determination and grit (grit! from millenials!) when that awful video of police homicide hit the airwaves two weeks ago


https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.or ... el-winston



Robert Shetterly/Americans Who Tell The Truth
Michael Winston
Business Executive : b. 1951
“I never thought of myself as a whistleblower. But what changed my life at Countrywide Financial Corporation? A two letter word...the word 'No'. I said, 'NO! No more fraud; no more predatory lending; no more insider trading: No, you can't do this, it's against the law. You are breaking the economy. No more!'”
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Re: MOVEMENT TO CONSIDER DEFUNDING POLICE

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:09 am

https://reason.com/2020/06/08/video-sho ... -protests/


GEORGE FLOYD
Video Shows Cops Slashing Tires Across Minneapolis During Protests
A spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says they were scared people would drive too fast.
BILLY BINION | 6.8.2020 5:28 PM



https://theintercept.com/2020/06/09/antifa-fbi-tweet/


HE TWEETED THAT HE WAS THE LEADER OF ANTIFA. THEN THE FBI ASKED HIM TO BE AN INFORMANT.
Ryan Devereaux
June 9 2020, 12:46 p.m.




https://theintercept.com/2020/06/08/pho ... -arrested/


AMID PROTESTS, PHOENIX POLICE SWEPT UP IMMIGRANTS ON MISTAKEN CHARGES. NOW THEY FACE DEPORTATION.
Hannah Critchfield
June 8 2020, 11:42 a.m.




https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/vid ... t-trailer/


Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project – Trailer
* PREVIEW (0:00:30) | IN SURPRISING 
Premiere: 6/15/2020
A fiercely intelligent, radical activist who became a wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to furthering and protecting the truth — so much so that she recorded American television 24 hours a day for over 30 years. Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project peels back the curtain on her life, through a mix of Stokes’ own archive of recordings and interviews with those who knew her best




https://www.motherjones.com/anti-racism ... -telegram/


Alt-Right Trolls Are Trying to Sabotage Black Lives Matter Chatrooms



https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... rcent-lie/

The White House Says Trump Was Offended by Romney’s 47-Percent Remark. That’s a Lie.
Trump defended the comments in 2012—and echoed them three years later.

DAVID CORN
Washington, DC, Bureau Chief




https://www.motherjones.com/anti-racism ... for-abuse/


A Local Police Organization Offers to Hire Cops Called Out for Abuse

In a now-deleted Facebook post, the Brevard County Fraternal Order of Police offered jobs to those who resigned from the Buffalo PD’s Emergency Response Team, touting lower taxes in Florida and “no spineless leadership, or dumb mayors rambling on at press conferences.” (The offer was also extended to the Atlanta officers who were caught on tape brutalizing two Black college students as they left a protest in late May.)



https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Taylor’s death now subject of police investigation involving sexual misconduct claims

By NANCY DILLON

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 09, 2020 | 2:43 PM

Louisville police say they’re investigating allegations that one of the officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor previously sexually assaulted two women.





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politi ... story.html



New York Senate votes to repeal 50-A, making police disciplinary records public

By DENIS SLATTERY

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 09, 2020 | 3:42 PM





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


SEE IT: Black store owner punched by Alabama police after calling 911 on robber

By KATE FELDMAN

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 09, 2020 | 8:58 AM




https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Former ‘Miss Hitler’ beauty pageant contestant was in neo-Nazi terrorist group in UK: cops

By DAVID MATTHEWS

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 09, 2020 | 4:47 PM




https://bangordailynews.com/browse/news/portland/


Portland
Portland Maine journalist who criticized police on Twitter claims they’re trying to wrongfully arrest him




https://www.rt.com/usa/491344-new-york- ... n-animals/



‘Stop treating us like ANIMALS and THUGS’: NY police union boss EXPLODES on politicians and the press
9 Jun, 2020 21:23 / Updated 40 minutes ago





https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainme ... story.html

‘Cops,’ long-running reality series, axed after 32 seasons
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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

2 white New Jersey men who reenacted George Floyd’s death at counterprotest suspended from jobs

By JOSEPH WILKINSON

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 09, 2020 | 9:35 PM







https://bangordailynews.com/2020/06/10/ ... -violence/


Bangor Maine will again consider giving officers body cameras amid protests against police violence



https://www.pressherald.com/2020/06/09/ ... ntability/


Republican senators quietly consider changes in police practices, accountability
The burst of legislative activity in the Republican ranks is an abrupt turnaround after years of black deaths with law enforcement.





https://www.pressherald.com/2020/06/10/ ... arratives/


Video evidence increasingly disproves police narratives
Minneapolis police initially told the public that George Floyd died after a ‘medical incident.’




https://mailchi.mp/bluelivesmatter/blue-lives-statement




AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR AUDIENCE AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC






https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-in- ... Ms7T-m4ChA

Man is Convicted for Recording Cops but his Video leads to Cops getting Charged



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rrest.html


Bodycam shows the moment New Mexico cop tells a man 'I'm going to f***ing choke you out, bro' before the suspect dies gasping for air - as the officer is charged with involuntary manslaughter





http://www.citypages.com/news/remember- ... /571139641


Remember the racist police Christmas tree? One cop is still in arbitration.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Hannah Jones in News




https://news.yahoo.com/george-floyd-min ... 48822.html


George Floyd And Minneapolis Cop Charged In His Death Had A Troubled History



https://nypost.com/2020/06/09/lawyer-sp ... op-report/


Lawyer spits on black teen during Wisconsin protest, kicks cop in groin: report
By Yaron Steinbuch
June 9, 2020 | 7



https://mynorthwest.com/1932903/rantz-s ... -protests/


Rantz: ‘Ashamed’ of department, Seattle cop explains why it’s time to quit
Share  
BY JASON RANTZ
JUNE 10, 2020 AT 5:53 AM





https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/06/0 ... orters.cnn


Fellow police applaud Philly cop accused of beating protester





https://www.thedailyworld.com/northwest ... e-command/


Portland police chief resigns, calls for black cop to take command
* Tue Jun 9th, 2020 3:45pmNORTHWEST NEWS






https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles ... livery-man


Police Investigating 'Outrageous' Altercation Between Officer, Amazon Delivery Man

WWJ NEWS
JUNE 09, 2020 - 4:09 PM








https://www.sfchronicle.com/nation/arti ... o-19485571


Why it’s so hard to convict a cop of murder: Just 5 in 15 years

Bob Egelko June 9, 2020 Updated: June 9, 2020 5:25 p.







https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... eople.html



'Not even human... cockroaches': Ex-cop lifts the lid on his colleagues' horrific treatment of Aboriginal people and 'systemic racism' within the force
* A former Western Australia police officer has lifted the lid on his experiences 
* He said there was a 'vicious cycle' of racism and hatred towards Aboriginals
* The man wrote about his eight years working in the force in a Facebook group





https://www.vox.com/2020/6/9/21284270/q ... n-policing


3 ways to ensure that rogue cops aren’t above the law
A highly technical doctrine protecting cops from lawsuits is finally receiving national attention.
By Ian Millhiser Jun 9, 2020, 8:50am ED





https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/cri ... 9e93c.html


Ex-cop seeking visits with son he is accused of battering; case pending nearly 4 years
* Bob Kasarda Jun 8, 2020
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -shot-dead



Mexico: US teenager shot dead by police in Oaxaca




https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... rned-alive


Outrage as Guatemalan Maya spiritual guide is tortured and burned alive




https://www.foxnews.com/media/ken-starr ... l-bill-fbi


Ken Starr predicts Durham report will show 'very substantial ... bill to pay' for FBI senior leadership




https://www.ctinsider.com/local/ctpost/ ... premribbon


Chief: ‘Possible indecent exposure’ investigation after photos allegedly show Shelton police changing outside
Ethan Fry and Brian Gioiele June 10, 2020 Updated: June 10, 2020 7:10 p.m.




https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html



Cop loses 15 vacation days for Brooklyn chokehold, penalty shrouded in 50-a secrecy until revealed 16 months after trial

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 10, 2020 | 7:15 P





https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html


Family says Bronx teen brutalized at hands of NYPD at Fordham Rd. protest, demands answers

By MICHAEL GARTLAND

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 10, 2020 | 9:08 PM













https://www.nydailynews.com/photos/ny-g ... llery.html


George Floyd murals around the world






https://www.rt.com/op-ed/491422-i-my-co ... -officers/


‘You won’t need to abolish us – we won’t be around for it’: Why I and many of my colleagues are quitting as US police officers
10 Jun, 2020 15:26 / Updated 22 hours ago





https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/10/ ... ntentQuery


Berklee College of Music apologizes for allowing Boston police to use restrooms during protest

By Jeremy C. Fox Globe Correspondent,Updated June 10, 2020, 9:56 p.m





https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/11 ... authority/


JUNE 11, 2020
The Beginning of the End for Unearned Authority
by KATHLEEN WALLACE
At last glance it looks like we are up to almost 600 documented episodes of police violence during the George Floyd protests. An attorney and mathematician have compiled a google doc titled “GeorgeFloyd Protest – police brutality videos on Twitter”.
Greg Doucette and mathematician Jason Miller have all the receipts, doing the massively time-consuming work to





https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/11 ... ashington/


JUNE 11, 2020
How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis Took Washington
by MORGAN PALUMBO – JESSICE DRAPER

It was a bare-knuckle brawl of the first order. It took place in Washington, D.C., and it resulted in a KO. The winners? Lobbyists and the defense industry. The losers? Us. And odds on, you didn’t even know that it happened. Few Americans did, which is why it’s worth telling the story of how Saudi, Emirati, and Qatari money flooded the nation’s capital and, in the process, American policy went down for the count.
The fight began three years ago this month. Sure, the pugilists hadn’t really liked each other that much before then, but what h






https://www.motherjones.com/anti-racism ... defunding/


JUNE 10, 2020
San Francisco’s Police Union Just Made the Case for Defunding the Police





https://theintercept.com/2020/06/11/def ... iden-cops/


AS CALLS TO DEFUND THE POLICE GROW LOUDER, JOE BIDEN WANTS TO GIVE THEM MORE MONEY
Alice Speri
June 11 2020, 1:29 p.m.




https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/bil ... m-history/


BILL DE BLASIO PROMISED TO CHANGE THE NYPD. HIS COURAGE FAILED HIM, AND US.
Alice Speri
June 10 2020, 10:13 a.m.




https://www.pressherald.com/2020/06/11/ ... last-week/


Portland Maine police say they intercepted armed counterprotesters last week
The disclosure comes after a resident questions why officers were stationed on rooftops during the large protests last week and a police officials says they were stationed there to protect demonstrators.



https://www.pressherald.com/2020/06/10/ ... -its-role/


Obscure Portland Maine police oversight committee queried about its role
Portland's Police Citizen Review Subcommittee hears complaints from the public about last week's Black Lives Matter protests, and says it does not have the authority to hold local police accountable.
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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Head of Chicago police union threatens to kick out anyone kneeling with protesters

By JOSEPH WILKINSON

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 12, 2020 | 7:53 PM




https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/11/ ... endations/


Boston police adopt some ‘8 Can’t Wait’ reforms, pledge other changes
All eight of the items were either already part of department policy or a part of officers’ training, according to a department announcement




https://theintercept.com/2020/06/12/fbi ... tennessee/


AFTER BARR ORDERED FBI TO “IDENTIFY CRIMINAL ORGANIZERS,” ACTIVISTS WERE INTIMIDATED AT HOME AND AT WORK
Chris Brooks
June 12 2020, 6:00 a.m.




https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/ ... 175246001/

FBI sued in wrongful death lawsuit from 2017 Aztec High School shooting

Farmington Daily Times Published 2:35 p.m. MT June 12, 2020


The mother of one of the 2017 Aztec High School shooting victims is suing the federal government, claiming the FBI is negligent in the death of Casey Jordan Marquez and that the agency could have intervened if the agents had done a proper threat assessment of the shooter





https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10. ... 5.12059114



Coming on like Gang Busters
J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and the Battle to Control Radio Portrayals of the Bureau, 1936–1958
Matthew Cecil


Abstract
From 1935 to 1958, J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI battled with producers of radio shows such as Gang Busters and The FBI in Peace and War, objecting to portrayals of the Bureau. FBI officials believed that those and certain other programs undermined the Bureau's authority and legitimacy through story lines emphasizing sensational violence and the thrill of the chase rather than staid logic and scientific detection. Eventually the FBI created and promoted its own radio crime drama in an effort to control its public image, valorize its authority and justify its ongoing cultural and jurisdictional growth. The details of the FBI's efforts to control its image, as revealed by its own meticulously maintained files, offer a cautionary tale of how a government agency, particularly a law enforcement agency, carries an outsized ability to influence news and entertainment portrayals of its work.





https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10. ... 7.12059161

Jackals, Vultures, Scavengers, and Scoundrels
FBI Public Relations and J. Edgar Hoover's Handwritten “Blue Gems”
Matthew Cecil, Jessica Freeman & Jennifer Tiernan
Pages 2-11 | Published online: 19 Mar 2019


Abstract
Any study of FBI public relations is incomplete without a review of Director J. Edgar Hoover's handwritten comments on memoranda, known within the Bureau as “blue gems.” The director ruled the FBI's strictly hierarchical bureaucracy largely through those comments on documents that crossed his desk and then flowed back the bureaucracy carrying his orders. For this study, more than five hundred of Hoover's blue gems on topics related to public relations were reviewed and sorted into categories based on the work of organizational communication scholars Daniel Katz and Robert L. Kahn. Hoover's blue gems provide a window into his minute-to-minute thought process. They are a record of the director's efforts to influence policy on public relations and of his managers' efforts to adhere to Hoover's ideological statements, explanatory notes, and task-specific directives.






https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... f-shocking


Justin Trudeau says video of police punching First Nations chief 'shocking'
PM has ‘serious questions’ about what happened while Indigenous leader’s lawyer files police dashboard video in court





https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... vote-comic


Jailed. Beaten. Yet 1960s activist Fannie Lou Hamer stood up to white supremacy – comic





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Vachss


Andrew Henry Vachss (born October 19, 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths.[1]
Vachss' last name rhymes with "tax".[2]





https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/nyre ... ilent.html


A Voice for the Bronx’s Powerless Falls Silent




https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html


Off-duty NYPD cop busted in Queens for drunk driving — again

By THOMAS TRACY

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 13, 2020 | 11:37 AM




https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-in- ... OPC7SsclCw


Louisiana Deputy Arrested on Child Exploitation Charge






https://www.heraldnet.com/news/everett- ... boyfriend/



Everett ex-cop charged with trying to frame ex’s boyfriend
Jared Corson, a third-generation police officer, is accused of perjury, stalking and official misconduct.






https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/crime ... story.html

She called out a fellow cop for shoving a protester. He complained when she thanked the community.





https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/brow ... &nt=ticker

Hallandale Beach SWAT team resigns en masse

By BROOKE BAITINGER and STEVE SVEKIS

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL |
JUN 13, 2020 | 11:30 AM
| HALLANDALE BEACH




https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business- ... -cop-watch



N.Y. Black Lives Matter Leader’s Law Degree Helps Him ‘Cop Watch’
June 13, 2020, 9:00 AM





https://reason.com/2020/06/12/tom-brady ... tin-amash/

A Cop Shot a 10-Year-Old and Got Qualified Immunity. Tom Brady and 1,400 Other Pro Athletes Want To Fix That.
Citing work from Reason, players and coaches from the NFL, NBA, and MLB are urging Congress to end qualified immunity.





https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020 ... cial-slur/


Police association wants Miami’s top cop replaced, but not everyone agrees
Historically black police organization cites Jorge Colina’s past use of racial slur



https://patch.com/virginia/greateralexa ... r-civilian


Fairfax County Officer Charged After Using Taser On Civilian
A body-worn camera video showed use of force on a man who was having a crisis but didn't appear aggressive.
By Emily Leayman, Patch Staff


Jun 7, 2020 1:03 pm ET

Updated Jun 8, 2020 6:02 pm ET





https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus ... story.html

Genetic mutation seen in coronavirus makes it ‘much more infectious,’ new study suggests

By MURI ASSUNÇÃO

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 13, 2020 | 11:08 AM




https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny- ... story.html


How police unions got their power: The rise of the PBA and lack of accountability in the NYPD

By MATTHEW VAZ

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 13, 2020 | 5:00 PM



https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... story.html



Atlanta police chief resigns after cop shoots man dead at Wendy’s drive-thru

By MURI ASSUNÇÃO and TIM BALK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 13, 2020 | 6:02 PM
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... le-protest

Outrage over video showing police macing child at Seattle protest
Footage captures fury of protesters who demand to know why police maced a child, and made no attempt to help



https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

10 officers resign from Florida SWAT team over ‘lack of support’ after vice mayor kneeled with anti-police brutality protesters

By KATE FELDMAN

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 14, 2020 | 12:34 PM




https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... 9-outbreak



Coronavirus live news: Beijing enters 'extraordinary period' as it races to contain new Covid-19 outbreak




https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ts-in-iraq


'All lies': how the US military covered up gunning down two journalists in Iraq




https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/06/12/polic ... onnection/


JUNE 12, 2020 | JEFF SCHECHTMAN
POLICE, WALL STREET, PENTAGON, AND WHITE HOUSE CRIME: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?
A Conversation With Sarah Kendzior






https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/06/12/what- ... -covid-19/


JUNE 12, 2020 | LISA E. PAIGE
WHAT FLORIDA OFFICIALS MAY BE HIDING ON COVID-19
And Why Conventions Are Not Welcome





https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/12 ... ther-cops/


JUNE 12, 2020
Buffalo Cops—And All the Other Cops
by BRUCE JACKSON

Buffalo I


Everybody knows about the second of two violent police attacks on peaceful citizens in Buffalo last week.
On June 4, two members of the Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team knocked 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground in front of the city hall steps. They were clearing the area of demonstrators, even though city hall had, at that point, been closed for four hours, there were only a few demonstrators, and they weren’t doing anything but standing there.
When he was shoved to the ground, Gugino was just trying to talk to them. He had a helmet in his left hand, a cell phone in his right. After he hit the ground, with blood streaming from his right ear, a policeman went to help him, but a superior officer pushed him away. The line of police moved on, leaving Gugino unconscious on





https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/12 ... ubversion/


JUNE 12, 2020
Infiltrating Antifa: the Feds and Their Long History of Subversion
by T.J. COLES

On May 31st, President Trump (or his people) tweeted: “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” Attorney General, William Barr, said: “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”
Trump and Barr were referring to the Antifascist collective that has supported the ongoing, international Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations. Mary McCord, an ex-Department of Justice official, reminds Trump that “no current legal authority exists for





https://www.motherjones.com/2020-electi ... man-loses/

GOP Activists Oust Virginia Congressman After He Officiated a Same-Sex Wedding
The party’s new nominee opposes gay marriages and abortion without exceptions.




https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... nneapolis/



JUNE 13, 2020
What Will Replace the Minneapolis Police? The City’s Native American Community Has Some Ideas.






https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justi ... the-world/



Look at These Massive Protest Crowds Around the World
From Atlanta to Zurich.



https://truthout.org/articles/house-dem ... g-funding/



House Dems’ Reforms Are Not Enough — Congress Must End Federal Policing Funding


https://truthout.org/articles/defunding ... irst-step/


Defunding the Police Is Not the End Goal. It’s the First Step




https://truthout.org/articles/the-strug ... be-global/


The Struggle Against Police Is International. Our Solidarity Must Be Global
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https://bangordailynews.com/2020/06/15/ ... equipment/


State
Maine police have been armed with nearly $10M worth of military equipment




https://theintercept.com/2020/06/12/min ... y-defense/


ORGANIZERS IN MINNEAPOLIS WEIGH ROLE OF COMMUNITY DEFENSE GROUPS IN A POLICE-FREE FUTURE
Alleen Brown, Mara Hvistendahl



https://theintercept.com/2020/06/12/qua ... yne-jones/


“THIS HAS TO STOP”: COURT REJECTS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICERS WHO SHOT WAYNE JONES 22 TIMES
Jordan Smith
June 12 2020, 10:50 a.m.




https://theintercept.com/2020/06/13/def ... austerity/


Police Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Colliding in Democratic States and Cities
David Segal, Astra Taylor




https://theintercept.com/2020/06/15/mar ... s-freedom/


Maria Ressa’s Libel Conviction Is a Blow to Press Freedom
James Risen
June 15 2020, 8:42 a.m.




https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/14/ny-long- ... er-arrest/


LONG ISLAND, NY COP
BUMPS PROTESTER ON PURPOSE ...
Triggers Violent Arrest

* 6/14/2020 3:45 PM



https://www.ctinsider.com/local/ctpost/ ... o-19551774


76 police-related death probes in CT since 2001. 1 cop charged
By Lisa Backus June 15, 2020 Updated: June 15, 2020 12:12 p.m.




https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/wat ... oot/135004


Since 1990, the Maine Attorney General’s Office has investigated more than 150 police-involved shootings in Maine, and it has never found any of them to be unjustified.  How is this possible?”





https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html


NYPD determines sickening of three cops with bleach at Shake Shack was not intentional

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA and THOMAS TRACY

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 16, 2020 | 9:00 AM






https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... -americans



Racial terror: 2,000 black Americans were lynched in Reconstruction era, report says
The killings during the 12-year period adds to the 4,400 victims from the post-Reconstruction era of 1877 to 1950, bringing the total number of people lynched to 6,500





https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... n-de-onate



Man shot as New Mexico protesters try to remove Spanish conquistador statue
Man in ‘critical but stable’ condition according to police, after group of armed men clashed with protesters over statue of Juan de Onate





https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... d-violence

'It's not about bad apples': how US police reforms have failed to stop brutality and violence



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... s-heat-cdc


Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... e-protests


France reverses ban on use of chokehold after police protests
Officers said their lives could be at risk if they were unable to use the technique for arrests




https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... re-america


A $1.1m hospital bill after surviving the coronavirus? That's America for you





https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... s-patients


Steroid found to help prevent deaths of sickest coronavirus patients
Trial shows dexamethasone responsible for survival of one in eight patients on ventilators




We have a new podcast! Check out our brand new "Still Spying Podcast" hosted by Chip Gibbons today!


when you think of the FBI do you think of a federal law enforcement agency? Or do you think of a secretive domestic intelligence agency that has for over a century continuously spied on dissent?



We invite you to join DRAD Policy Director Chip Gibbons as he hosts our new Still Spying Podcast, which explores the FBI’s continuing First Amendment abuse. In addition to being our policy director, Chip is a noted FBI expert, journalist, and commentator. His writings on the FBI have appeared in The Intercept, Washington Post, and The Nation.


Our podcast builds on our groundbreaking report titled Still Spying on Dissent: The Enduring Problem of FBI First Amendment Abuse, which documented a century of FBI spying and contextualized it in the larger history of the Bureau.

In this new limited series podcast, Chip will be joined in conversation by experts and activists and will explore everything from the failure to reform the FBI, the FBI’s own war on Black dissent, the FBI’s dual role as both law enforcement and intelligence, and how the issue of political surveillance fits into larger discussions about policing.

Our debut episode, “Legacy of Abuse: From The Palmer Raids to Black Identity Extremism,” is available now and features a conversation with Mike German, retired FBI agent, a fellow in the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security program, and the author of Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... xpert-says

Covid-19 can damage lungs of victims beyond recognition, expert says
Organs of some who die after over a month in hospital sustain ‘complete disruption’, peers told




Tuesday, June 16
U.S. Protests Bring the Debate Over Surveillance Technology Back to the Forefront
Scott Ikeda, CPO Magazine
Checking Off Stephen Miller’s Wish List
Sasha Abramsky, The Nation
Amazon Ring Must End Its Dangerous Partnerships With Police
Jason Kelley & Matthew Guariglia, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Supreme Court’s Landmark LGBTQ Employment Decision Is Even Bigger Than Marriage Equality
David S. Cohen, Rolling Stone
FBI Reviewing Investigations of Recent Hangings as Third Man Found Dead in Houston
Soo Kim, Newswee
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https://www.indiewire.com/2020/06/women ... 202238203/


‘Women in Blue’ Review: Female Cop Doc Explores Why Minneapolis Police Should Be Dismantled
Deirdre Fishel's documentary argues that women are invaluable to police forces, but fails to recognize that police forces aren't valuable.




https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/17/ ... 300k-year/



Amid defunding debate, Boston police payroll surges. Dozens of officers earn more than $300K a year

By Matt Rocheleau and Dugan Arnett Globe Staff,Updated June 17, 2020, 9:04 p.m.




https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/p ... vie-morale

Some police officers looking to relocate to more cop-friendly departments
Law Enforcement Move helps officers dissatisfied at precincts where they are currently working find new police departments




https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/16/ ... lish-them/

Don’t reform police unions. Abolish them
Collective bargaining by police unions rigs the system against ordinary citizens — never more so than when those citizens are abused with impunity by violent or reckless cops.
By Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist,Updated June 16, 2020, 3:43 p.m.





https://www.syracuse.com/news/2020/06/u ... y-cop.html

Utica mayor will publish discipline record for every city cop





https://newrepublic.com/article/158212/ ... on-complex


Libby Watson/June 17, 2020
The Police Can’t Shake Their Persecution Complex
How much longer will the cops be allowed to tell flamboyant lies about their oppression at the hands of service-sector workers?



https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2020/06/cop ... eport.html


Cop charged with backing police car into parked pickup, then falsifying report
Updated Jun 17, 2020; Posted Jun 17, 2020




https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html


Brooklyn cop claims he was punished for not meeting NYPD quotas, refusing to take responsibility for controversial arrest in which he wasn’t involved

By GRAHAM RAYMAN

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 17, 2020 | 6:33 PM




https://toofab.com/2020/06/17/jacksonvi ... cop-fight/


Off-Duty Cop Pummels Walmart Customer in Front of Wife and Children Over Closing Time Dispute
News

6/17/2020 12:34 PM PT



https://onezero.medium.com/@scarschwartz


Climate Change
A Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illness Is Brewing in the Northeast
EEE kills almost half of its victims, and cases are on the rise


Jun 10 2020



https://onezero.medium.com/scientists-e ... 73918d769d


Scientists Edited Human Embryos in the Lab, and It Was a Disaster
The experiment raises major safety concerns for gene-edited babies



https://www.madcowprod.com/2020/06/17/p ... er-planet/

The Politics of Contraband (from Gangster Planet)
By Daniel Hopsicker -
June 17, 2020


On June 17, 2019, a massive 20-ton cocaine bust went down at the port of Philadelphia aboard a container ship calling at the port.  Today is the one-year anniversary of that drug bust, the second largest in American history, and one of five covered in “Gangster Planet.”
Agents from a multi-agency Federal task force swarmed aboard a two block-long container ship called the MSC GAYANE, the second largest in the world.
The official story of the massive drug seizure—which is simple, but wrong—has the task force stumble onto a massive drug shipment on the container ship as it entered the port of Philadelphia.
However, the story contains more anomalies than a YouTube video about Area 51.  Even worse is that everything about the ‘Big Big Blow Bust’ remains highly classified



https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... ce-reform/



The successful closing of youth prisons shows a path to police reform

By Nell Bernstein and Vincent Schiraldi 
June 16, 2020 at 11:28 a.m. CDT  The Washington Post
Nell Bernstein is the author of “Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison.” Vincent Schiraldi is co-director of the Columbia Justice Lab, former director of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and former commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation.





https://www.rt.com/news/492170-berlin-p ... -children/


Berlin politicians knowingly sent children to live with PEDOPHILES for decades, new report reveals
17 Jun, 2020 18:41





https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... udi-arabia


John Bolton’s bombshell Trump book: eight of its most stunning claims




https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... rgy-expert


World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert
International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions



https://www.theguardian.com/science/aud ... ty-podcast


How cephalopod cells could take us one step closer to invisibility - podcast
00:00:00
00:15:08
Watching the mesmerising patterns of squids, octopuses and cuttlefish has been the catalyst for much of Dr Alon Gorodetsky’s recent work, including his attempts to mimic their ability to become transparent. Nicola Davis talks to him about a recent paper where he engineered mammalian cells to share these optic properties - paving the way for exciting potential applications




https://abcnews.go.com/US/rapping-cop-s ... d=71294526


Rapping cop suspended after filming transphobic video encouraging violence
The officer also suggests that Hillary Clinton should be hanged for treason.
By
Jon Haworth
June 17, 2020, 8:05 AM




https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/ ... t-movement



Good Cops, Bad Cops, and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the Police Protest Movement



https://patch.com/connecticut/newhaven/ ... ers-firing


Police Board Recommends New Haven Officer's Firing
A New Haven police officer accused of kicking and punching a handcuffed suspect.
By Chris Rhatigan, Patch Staff

<img class="styles_Badge__ktT4t" alt="Verified Patch Staff Badge" src="https://cdn.patch.com/assets/layout/badges/verified-patch-staff.svg"/>
Jun 17, 2020 12:59 pm ET




https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/contr ... ion-office


Controversy surrounds photo of Chicago cop kneeling outside police union office
By Tia Ewing
Published 4 hours ago
Chicago Police Departmen



https://www.app.com/story/news/local/co ... 194819001/


NJ attorney general fights bid by Press to get killer ex-cop Seidle’s internal file

Kathleen Hopkins, Asbury Park Press Published 9:20 a.m. ET June 17, 2020 | Upd




https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tion-in-uk



Climate emission killer: construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery
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I just want to say you've been doing very comprehensive compilations and I hope it's an archive for others and a thing that will often be searched, thank you!
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https://bangordailynews.com/2020/06/26/ ... ce-agency/

June 26,2020

Hundreds of documents from the Maine State Police unit at the center of a bombshell lawsuit have been published online as part of a wider hacking of U.S. law enforcement agencies, revealing sensitive information about potential victims and suspects of crime in the state.






Ah the stench of Deep State Sulphur exuding from Trump’s pores…..
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=23799&start=225
Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on Introduction of Lawful Access Bill in Senate
This is extremely serious. If passed into law, Intel, AMD and others would be forced to use the technologies they have already deployed (ME, PSP, TrustZone, etc.) to officially backdoor their products and permanently subvert security on most computers.



http://ticklethewire.com/2020/06/25/wik ... ainst-him/


WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Faces New DOJ Indictment That Broadens the Case Against Him






The smell of sulphur in times of rules of uncivil procedure


https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/politics ... index.html


65 faculty members from AG Barr's law school alma mater say he has 'failed to fulfill his oath of office'

By Chandelis Duster, CNN
Updated 10:45 PM ET, Tue June 23, 2020



https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Black Wisconsin woman says four white men lit her on fire

By LAUREN THEISEN

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 25, 2020 AT 11:26 PM




https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus ... story.html


CDC adds three new coronavirus symptoms to list

By LAUREN THEISEN

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 25, 2020 AT 11:54 PM




https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


White officer caught on video reenacting George Floyd’s death could soon lose job

By NELSON OLIVEIRA

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 25, 2020 AT 5:02 PM






https://bangordailynews.com/2020/06/24/ ... hell-suit/


Lawmakers get few answers on Maine State Police unit at center of bombshell suit


June 24, 2020




https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/artic ... 368271.php


'Don't be a sheep': Sheriffs rebel against new statewide mask requirements
Teo Armus, The Washington Post Published 7:08 am CDT, Friday, June 26, 2020





n+1  | Issue 37 – Spring 2020
Essay:  Uncivil Commitment by Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners
People who commit sexual harm have commonly experienced trauma as children or adults. Like most of us at some point in our lives, they could use therapy. But civil commitment is prison, and incarceration is psychologically destructive; indefinite detention borders on psychological torture—the opposite of therapy. Furthermore, the “treatment” arm of the sex offense legal regime asks us all to collaborate, recruiting the public, helping professions, schools, religious institutions, and even families to police the state’s boundaries between sexual normalcy and deviance. The radical approach to civil commitment is to stop thinking of sexual violence as a sociopathology from which the community must be safeguarded, and to turn instead to social and environmental approaches that engage the community in helping people who have done harm to live nonviolent lives.   The Levine and Meiners essay is attached as a PDF file.

More information about the latest issue of n+1:  https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/ann ... -issue-37/
Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners are also the authors of a new book, The Feminist and the Sex Offender

 
The Feminist and the Sex Offender
Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence
 
By Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners
 
Description:  In the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration, The Feminist and the Sex Offender makes a powerful feminist case for accountability without punishment and sexual safety and pleasure without injustice.  With analytical clarity and narrative force, Levine and Meiner’s book contends with two problems that are typically siloed in the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration: sexual and gender violence, on the one hand, and the state’s unjust, ineffective, and soul-destroying response to it on the other. Is it possible to confront the culture of abuse? Is it possible to hold harm-doers accountable without recourse to a criminal justice system that redoubles injuries, fails survivors, and retrenches the conditions that made such abuse possible?
 
Drawing on interviews, extensive research, reportage, and history, The Feminist and the Sex Offender develops an intersectional feminist approach to ending sexual violence. It maps with considerable detail the unjust sex offender regime while highlighting the alternatives we urgently need.
 
Order from the publisher, Verso Books, and get 40% off! 
>>> https://www.versobooks.com/books/3176-t ... x-offender
 



John Gannon of the Global Justice Resource Center has been a long-time supporter of ours and he has asked me to bring this to your attention.

The Center is sponsoring the International Justice Transparency Week Petition to encourage jails and prisons to open their doors and create regular opportunities for judges to see where they are sending people and for citizens to see what they are paying for.

You can read more about the petition and it's goals at www.GlobalJusticeRC.org if this is something that might interest you or contact John through the website if you have questions.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:31 pm

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... -man-dead/


Federal judge denies FBI agent’s motion to be dismissed from botched 2018 rescue that left man dead




https://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?opti ... Itemid=275


The unspoken battle: sexual harassment within law enforcement agencies





https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020 ... els-light/



Victim’s mom: Battery charge against Fort Lauderdale cop ‘feels light’




https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local ... 4e9a09b1f5


Troopers: Former Scranton cop threatened other members of the department




https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/ ... 356752002/


Vernon police officer charged with using excessive force with woman under arrest
Isabel Keane
Rockland/Westchester Journal News




https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020 ... rop-harbor



Gurnee cop charged with domestic battery tried to buy ‘murder kit’: prosecutors
Officer Michael Stoner turned himself in Wednesday for a March 3 incident in Winthrop Harbor, officials said.
By Luke Wilusz and David Struett Jul 1, 2020, 1:44pm CDT




https://pagesix.com/2020/07/01/director ... rrupt-cop/


Director Kenny Ortega says he was framed by corrupt cop in the ‘70s
By Nicki Gostin
July 1, 2020




https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/natio ... tal-107215


Drunk cop beats up doctor, attendant at MP hospital




https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... AOnfL.html


Odisha cop held for raping 13-year-old girl
The 55-year-old inspector, who had been in hiding for over a week, was arrested from a forest in Angul district by a special CID team.
INDIA Updated: Jul 02, 2020 02:33 IST



https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... p2UmI.html



UP cop masturbates before woman complainant, she records it, files FIR
Police officials said the inspector was accused of touching his private parts intentionally to sexually harass the two women while talking to them in his office chamber.
INDIA Updated: Jul 01, 2020 20:39 IST





https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/n ... -covid-19/

DAILY NEWS
Police Association Accuses Protesters of Giving Cops COVID-19
So here’s a photo gallery of officers not wearing masks at protests
BY KEVIN CURTIN, 1:10PM, WED. JUL. 1, 2020





https://www.hindustantimes.com/chandiga ... JpXhM.html


Departmental inquiry ordered against Chandigarh woman cop booked in ₹5-lakh graft case
Inspector Jaswinder Kaur, who was the Manimajra station house officer, had allegedly demanded the money from a local in lieu of not registering a cheating case against him




https://www.stabroeknews.com/2020/07/01 ... d-charged/


Trinidad: Senior cop charged arrested, charged



https://www.wsj.com/articles/judging-fb ... 1593126695


Judging FBI Conduct
The D.C. Circuit becomes the first court to acknowledge the FBI’s 2016 abuse.





https://www.workers.org/2020/07/49776/

45 years after FBI frame-up, Leonard Peltier must be freed
By Editor posted on July 1, 2020





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Body cameras show Florida cops shooting rubber bullets, laughing at protesters

By DAVID MATTHEWS

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUL 01, 2020 AT 7:52 PM





https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus ... story.html


Alabama college students with coronavirus threw parties, bet on who’d get sick next: officials

By JOSEPH WILKINSON

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUL 01, 2020 AT 8:56 PM
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