Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Tag: police militarization

Cop city coverage fails to question narratives of militarized police

The story of Tortuguita’s death is about protests against militarized policing being met with more militarized policing, which ultimately resulted in a fatal shooting.

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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When Israel burned refugees alive, establishment media called it a ‘tragic accident’

As the world watched on social media and responded in outrage, US corporate media, once again, provided cover for the perpetrators of Israel’s genocide.

Democrats urge immediate rate cuts to combat housing crisis exacerbated by Fed policy

Democrats in Congress are urging the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates immediately, warning that the central bank's restrictive monetary policy is worsening the nation's housing crisis and threatening to derail a strong streak of job growth.

Lock ‘em up! Either presidential loser faces jail time or being swatted by punitive...

Let’s hope Never Trumpers vote before lawful protesters, dissenters and critics are sent to the gulag.

UN halts aid operations in Gaza over security concerns amid Israeli assault

WFP Director Cindy McCain announced the decision on Sunday, highlighting the attack on two of the agency's warehouses and the injury of a staff member during an Israeli military operation.

The GOP’s Stalinesque Plan 2025 to shape the future of US food and agriculture

The conservative think tank Heritage Foundation wants to rid the USDA of sustainability, climate change mitigation, and racial equity.