Friday, July 3, 2020

Tag: police brutality

Fired cop charged with battery and misconduct after attacking woman on...

“If [police] violate those professional standards, then we will terminate them. If their conduct rises to the level where it’s criminal, [State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle] is going to prosecute you.”

Trump’s incitement of police violence

Arrogance by police often mirrors the stance of individuals above the cops.

Police violence and racism have always been tools of capitalism

When the historical and current practices of police are examined, it is evident police have been designed to uphold the status quo including racial injustice and class inequality.

‘It’s about terrorizing Us’: Environmental racism expert draws parallels with police...

“If this moment can be sustained through further conversations, I think there can be a breakthrough.”

Police detective charged in fatal shooting

“His conduct was reckless. It was reckless and in violation of the Fourth Amendment.”

Sen Bernie Sanders calls out GOP for inadequately addressing police violence...

“Now is not the time to think small or respond with superficial, bureaucratic proposals.”

Police officer charged with assault after using pepper spray on video

“I commend Acting Prosecutor Mayer for acting swiftly to hold this police officer accountable for the appalling and completely unjustified use of force alleged in these criminal charges.”

The killing of Rayshard Brooks: Atlanta police shoot dead unarmed man...

“What we continue to see is police being called in as first responders to things that they should not be showing up for.”

Cities reimagine public safety amid calls to #DefundPolice

Lawmakers across the country are proposing policy measures to cut or loosen ties to traditional policing.

Atlanta police shoot and kill Rayshard Brooks as protests demanding racial...

Brooks' death added to the growing outrage over police violence toward people of color, particularly black Americans, that has fueled #DefundPolice demands and demonstrations across the U.S. and in other countries for nearly three weeks.

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The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.