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Fake Taxis Among the Latest Tools in the NYPD’s Rights-Busting Crackdown on Protesters

    Fake Taxis Among the Latest Tools in the NYPD’s Rights-Busting Crackdown on Protesters

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio have declared a curfew until Monday, June 8 in response to ongoing protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The latest method of trapping and arresting those breaking the curfew appears to be the use of fake…

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George Floyd Protests: US Arrests Now Higher Than Hong Kong Protest Total Figures

    George Floyd Protests: US Arrests Now Higher Than Hong Kong Protest Total Figures

After just over a week of demonstrations, the number of Americans arrested in the George Floyd protests far exceeds that of over a year’s worth of protests in Hong Kong. A survey of just 30 police departments conducted on Tuesday found that they had collectively detained over 11,000 individuals, meaning the actual number detained across the…

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Manipulating the Message: Police Attacks on Free Press and the Fencing in of Humanity

    Manipulating the Message: Police Attacks on Free Press and the Fencing in of Humanity

The evening before President Trump lumbered over to St. John’s Church for his infamous “photo op,” U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr quietly instructed all 56 regional departments of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) to “identify criminal organizers and instigators” in the nationwide protests elicited by George Floyd’s murder. Barr, himself, directed the dispersal of…

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Attorney Resigns From Use of Force Committee After Being Shot, Gassed by Denver Police

    Attorney Resigns From Use of Force Committee After Being Shot, Gassed by Denver Police

Elisabeth Epps, a Colorado-based attorney and bail activist, publicly resigned from the Denver Police Department’s Use of Force Committee last night after being shot and tear gassed by the same force she was trying to regulate. “Plenty of Black folks will shuck & jive for ya, it just can’t be me anymore,” Epps said via…

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Democrats Recently Voted to Give Trump Even MORE Police Power

  Democrats Recently Voted to Give Trump Even MORE Police Power

Even as the president has overseen a nationwide wave of police brutality in response to the George Floyd protests, Democrats are voting to increase the executive branch and the national security state’s powers. Last week, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to reauthorize the questionably named USA FREEDOM Act, an updated and amended version…

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Margaret Kimberley: Black Misleaders Are Seeking an End to Grassroots Protest

  Margaret Kimberley: Black Misleaders Are Seeking an End to Grassroots Protest

New York City (BAR) — The aftermath of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota police has created a national political crisis. The revulsion caused by this latest killing caught on camera spawned protests in Minneapolis and all over the country. Black people are the angriest, knowing they are at risk of the…

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Lee Camp: 19 Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind

  Lee Camp: 19 Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind

With all the protests and anger and violence across the country, a justified discussion about policing has begun on our corporate media airwaves. (I would say the discussion is overdue, but in fact, we’ve had it roughly every three years for the past 40 years.) However, despite all the coverage, a deeper debate sits ignored…

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Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US

  Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US

Over the past few months, the latest in a long history of extrajudicial killings of Black Americans has claimed the lives of three people: Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year old man gunned down in February by a gang of armed white men who chased him through a South Georgia neighborhood; Breonna Taylor, massacred in her own home…

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Lessons from Palestine: America’s People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement

  Lessons from Palestine: America’s People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement

Will Smith was quoted saying that racism isn’t getting worse, it’s getting filmed, and indeed, it is being filmed a lot lately. No sooner did we begin to recover from one victim of racist violence, the next victim is slain. Just as we began to wrap our heads around the murder of Breonna Taylor, we…

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Agent Provocateurs: Police at Protests All Over the Country Caught Destroying Property

  Agent Provocateurs: Police at Protests All Over the Country Caught Destroying Property

The United States is on fire. Since the police killing of George Floyd on May 26, millions have taken to the streets in protest, clashing with police. At least 11 people have died, and thousands have been arrested. 15 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have called in the National Guard to quash protests raging in over…

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