Saturday, May 15, 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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The end of (inconvenient) protest?

Protest has been a tool that the left has used to force government action throughout the English speaking world.

Sound the alarms, McConnell and Manchin put roadblocks in front of Biden’s agenda

When will we hear our president tell us how he plans to get all this great legislation underway in a Senate that is filled with McConnell and Manchin roadblocks?

Biden administration plans an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes

Studies prove that such bans will help people quit smoking, especially those disproportionately affected by menthol cigarettes.

Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline violates Michigan order, continues operating

The Canadian pipeline company's defiance of the order is a dramatic development in a long-running showdown between it and Michigan.

What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.