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TAKE ACTION NOW! Towns Don't Need Tanks: Our Communities Are Not War Zones
Society & Culture  (tags: police, society, safety, police vs. the public military grade wea, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, law, freedoms, usa, rights )

Cal
- 1 day ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice are funneling billions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies every year to help them purchase military weaponry and equipment. What business do DOD, DHS, and DOJ have funding a wa
IF YOU ARE "WAITING FOR THE FACTS" FROM THE POLICE, YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Ferguson Missouri, police, death, society, safety, dishonesty, culture, abuse, corruption, law, media, humans, murder, rights, sadness, politics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - esquire.com
By now you've likely had the misfortune of wading knee-deep into the overflowing septic tank that passes for dialogue surrounding the Michael Brown story. "Waiting for all the facts to come in" is a common trope whenever there's a racially charged, or...
Cop Who Threatened to 'F*Cking Kill' Reporter During Ferguson Protests Officially Resigns
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Protests, Ray Albers, resignation, police, law, media, interesting, rights, society, violence, freedoms, crime, culture, ethics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
At a protest on Aug. 19, Ray Albers, a police officer in the neighboring community of St. Ann, pointed his rifle at a Ferguson protester during a heated verbal exchange, an episode that was captured on video and widely circulated on social media.
Ferguson Police Drove Over a Michael Brown Memorial After Their Dogs Peed on It
Society & Culture  (tags: Michael Brown, Missouri State Rep. Sharon Pace, rose petals, dog peed on memorial, police, Memorial on street )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - nymag.com
Memorial set up on the spot that Michael Brown was shot, his blood still on the road. During this time an eyewitness said that an officer with dog allowed it to pee on Memorial. State Rep. Sharon Pace said rose petals laid there were driven over by police
Walmart Video Shows John Crawford Was Shot on Sight By Cops With No Warning, Family Attorneys Say
Society & Culture  (tags: John Crawford, black man, BB gun, Walmart, Beavercreek, OH, shoot to kill, police )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
John Crawford was the unfortunate black man holding a BB gun in the toy section of a Walmart Store in OH, when police, in response to several 911 calls, shot and killed him . Crawford did nothing wrong in Walmart. Nothing more, nothing less than shopping.
New Poll Shows Big Racial Gulf in Opinions on Police Conduct
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Americans of different races have significantly different opinions on police performance - especially as to whether they believe their local forces typically avoid using excessive force and treat blacks and whites equally - according to a new Pew Research
Ferguson Cop Who Arrested Journalist Being Sued for Tying Up and Choking 12-Year-Old Boy (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: dishonesty, Ferguson Missouri, Justin Cosma, bad cops, lawsuit, crime, culture, ethics, society, freedoms, rights, safety, violence, police, law )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
A police officer who arrested a journalist earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri is also facing a federal civil rights lawsuit for allegedly attacking a 12-year-old boy while working for another department two years ago, the Huffington Post reported.
The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, law, gayrights, safety, rights, police )

Cal
- 6 days ago - ipsnews.net
In a country where civil liberties remain the prerogative of the powerful and wealthy, the Lebanese gay scene is to be treaded carefully.
WATCH: SC Police Beat Man in Walmart as Horrified Shoppers Beg Officers to Stop (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Greenville SC, Walmart, police, corruption, abuse, rights, sadness, society, law, safety, violence, ethics )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
Police authorities in Greenville, South Carolina are reviewing video of an arrest at a Walmart store Saturday afternoon where an officer can be seen repeatedly punching a suspect in the head as horrified shoppers begged him to stop.
Darren Wilson's First Job Was on a Troubled Police Force Disbanded By Authorities
Society & Culture  (tags: society, police, racism, Ferguson Missouri, Jennings Missouri, ethics, culture, violence, death, law, sadness, rights, interesting )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired.
GoFundMe: Stop Profiting From Racially-Motivated Donors, Celebrating Michael Brown's Death ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, abuse, police, law, rights, sadness, safety, society, news, internet, violence )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
The online fundraising platform GoFundMe is profiting off racially-motivated donors, some of whom are celebrating the police killing of Michael Brown. Join our campaign demanding that GoFundMe return these profits and take down Darren Wilson fundraising
Oakland Protesters Hold Up Mirrors to Police Officers in Ferguson Solidarity March
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, freedoms, government, police, politics, safety, society )

Kit
- 8 days ago - commondreams.org
This might just be the most effective weapon to counter the police actions. Hold up the mirror and allow them to see what you see.
Six Vital Conversations Jumpstarted on the Streets of Ferguson - From Moyers and Company -
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, law, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 8 days ago - billmoyers.com
But the shooting of Michael Brown -- along with a number of similar, troubling, fatal incidents in which a police officer's overreaction ended in a black man's death -- have started a nationwide conversation about race, class and the nature of American-->
Everytown USA: Is the Policeman Your Friend? -- William Rivers Pitt
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, family, freedoms, government, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 8 days ago - truth-out.org
"For veterans of the wars that the Ferguson protests so closely resemble, the police response has appeared to be not only heavy-handed but out of step with the most effective ways for both law enforcement and military personnel to respond to-->
 

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