Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The New Battle of Seattle

While fossil-fuel corporations are exploring the world’s oil, protesters in Seattle are banding together to stop Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. And they don't plan on backing down to these catastrophic effects on climate change.

Mumia Attorneys Sue in Federal Court for Prisoners; Right to Medical Care and Hospital...

Lawyers for Mumia Abu-Jamal speak out defending prisoner rights and challenging Pennsylvania's penal system for preventing them from seeing their client during his hospitalizations. This is just the latest attack on Abu-Jamal and all prisoners.

White House Fence Jumper Sentenced to Prison for Armed Intrusion

Omar Gonzalez, who exposed major flaws in the Secret Service when he scaled the White House fence, was sentenced to 17 months in prison. Will improved failing leadership and tightened security solve the string of scandals and misconduct?

A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

The final passage of the USA Freedom Act has many civil-liberties credentials rejoicing. But why is it that people in Europe and elsewhere, who care about civil liberties and want true press freedom, look to the U.S. surveillance state?

From Solitary to the Street: Coping with Freedom After Years in Prison Isolation

Approximately 80,000 prisoners are currently in solitary confinement, some being held in isolation for years. Thousands of prisoners are being released from solitary confinement directly back into communities without help with coping with this major transition.

VIDEO: Tamir Rice Killing: Activists Push for Arrests After Judge Finds Probable Cause to...

The police officer that shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was holding a toy gun at a playground, is currently being charged. This is finally occurring after six months of absolutely no progress on the trial.

Three Deputies Convicted of Covering Up Brutality Inflicted by Sheriff’s Son

Three deputies in Georgia have been fired after being convicted of covering up an incident in which the son of Decatur County Sheriff brutally beat a civilian. The victim has filed a civil lawsuit against the deputies and the county for violating his rights.

Kalief Browder, Albert Woodfox and the Torture of Solitary Confinement

There are an estimated 80,000-100,000 prisoners held in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. The United Nations says the practice often amounts to torture. It is cruel and unusual punishment, and must be abolished, once and for all.

Undercover NY Cop Found Guilty of Assault in Motorist’s Beating

After an undercover New York detective and a biker were caught on video ruthlessly beating a motorist, the two were convicted on Tuesday of second-degree assault, coercion and riot. Their sentencing is set for August.

VIDEO: Pulling a Gun on a Pool Party? Texas Cop Suspended After Manhandling Bikini-Clad...

Hundreds are protesting against a white police officer who threw a 4-year-old African-American girl to the ground and pointed his pistol at other black youths at a neighborhood pool party. It's time the police brutality ends.