Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tag: police militarization

Dozens of House dems and progressive groups push Biden to curb...

Reforming the Defense Department's 1033 program "is a reasonable step towards demilitarizing our police forces while preserving the safety of our communities."

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police...

“The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society.”

Video Reveals Police Gunning Down Man for Throwing Rocks

Police recently shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a mentally disturbed man, and it was all caught on video. While he had a rock in his hand rather than a gun, could the situation have been handled differently?

Autopsy Reveals LAPD Shot Ezell Ford in the Back

Ezell Ford is one of at least 16 unarmed black people killed by the police in 2014. While officers claim Ford attempted to grab one of their guns, does the autopsy report back their story?

The Prison State of America

The "carceral state” we live in will not be reformed through elections, or by appealing to political elites or the courts. We are caught in a prison state and lockdown of American politics.

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6 gentle and respectful ways to help decrease vaccine hesitancy in a friend

It may take a few talks to encourage them, but every conversation is a step in the right direction toward vaccination and the world returning to normal.

Whatever happened to the Republican Party that stood for limited government?

Today’s Republican Party, while still claiming to stand for limited government, is practicing just the opposite: government intrusion everywhere.

Personal interview: Paul Craig Roberts What are the Prospects for Peace?

The interview focus is on the realities of the international power struggle unfolding in real time.
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Philadelphia agrees to pay $2M to innocent woman beaten by cops

“The behavior that occurred during the interaction between Rickia Young, her nephew, her son, and some of the officers on the scene violated the mission of the Philadelphia Police Department.”

To avert failure, Biden should listen to the “radicals” – not corporate media

The Biden administration will fail unless he listens to voices of change, even Schumer’s, rather than corporate voices urging timidity.