Crossposted from The Electronic Intifada For the second time in less than a year, an American city was transformed into a hypermilitarized police state to subdue growing resistance to anti-Black police violence. Eight months ago, paramilitary forces barreled down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, following the gruesome police killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Last week, martial law was […]
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Updated at the end of the post. Every 28 hours a black woman, man or child in the United States is executed by a person employed or protected by the US government according to a year-long investigation by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), which has thus far been virtually ignored by the news media, […]
One year ago today 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman who pursued Trayvon because he was black and therefore suspicious. It’s nice to think that Zimmerman’s subsequent arrest, which came only after a wave of nationwide protests demanded it, will lead to justice for Trayvon but the reality is […]
There are some excellent articles I’ve come across this weekend about police misconduct. I haven’t had time to post about each individually so I’ve highlighted what I believe are must-read stories.