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December, 2015

  • 26 December

    NYPD Officer Faces 5 Charges For False Arrest

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    “Charges against a police officer accused of arresting a man for filming him with a cellphone camera have drawn fresh attention to a decades-old issue: citizens’ rights to record police.” Full Story – The Epoch Times

  • 24 December

    This Week In Black Lives Matter

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    9 Arrested Blocking San Francisco Airport Roadway in Black Xmas Demonstrations 9 Arrested Blocking San Francisco Airport Roadway in Black Xmas Demonstrations Rigged System: Report Finds Baltimore is a National Leader in Evictions, as 7,000 Households, Overwhelmingly Black, Are Thrown out on the Street Each Year Rigged System: Report Finds …

  • 24 December

    9 Arrested Blocking San Francisco Airport Roadway in Black Xmas Demonstrations

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    Protesting the death of Mario Woods, 9 Black Lives Matter activsts were arrested yesterday in San Francisco.  See the protests through their own eyes: Protests on the 405 South have the freeway stopped for miles #405south pic.twitter.com/j8hJ9ISrJf — Tory Barneson Benoit (@ToryWithaWhy) December 23, 2015 We shutdown the highway for …

  • 23 December

    DC: Mother asks the UN for help with police brutality

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    The mother of Alonzo Smith, who died in November in the custody of police, has called appealed to the UN to investigate her son’s wrongful death and the sad state of the U.S. judicial system. Body cam evidence shows Smith handcuffed to an officer and no longer breathing. Read more …

  • 23 December

    There’s One Big Reason Why Prisoners Are Dying at Alarming Rates in American Jails

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    “There will be no criminal indictment in the death of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who was found hanged in her Texas cell in July. But that death is still at the center of a long-brewing crisis in America’s jails: that recently arrested inmates are at higher-than-average risk for …

  • 23 December

    This is America’s religion of violence: The impunity of police violence & the destruction of Sandra Bland

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    “No one will be charged with the death of Sandra Bland, just as no one was charged with the deaths of so many others.” Full Story – Salon  

  • 23 December

    Tallahassee: Waiting for autopsy results in possible police misconduct and hospital misconduct death

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    A 57 year-old woman Barbara Dawson who refused to leave the hospital after release, claiming she still was having difficulty breathing was cuffed and forcibly removed by police. The officer arrested her and brought her outside while she continued to demand being returned to her oxygen tank. The woman collapsed …

  • 23 December

    No indictments to be brought in the police-related death of Sandra Bland

    A Texas grand jury has decided against indicting officers and Waller County Jail employees reported to be involved in the controversial murder of Sandra Bland after a routine traffic stop. Further charges related around the crime will continue to be considered by the grand jury in January. Full Story – …

  • 22 December

    NYPD Officer accused of smashing suspect’s genitals

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    Corey Green, a resident of New York City’s borough of Brooklyn, underwent surgery over the weekend to restore function to his genitals after an earlier incident in Brooklyn where an officer reportedly kicked him between the legs. Stemming from an earlier robbery being investigated, police accosted Green despite not being …

  • 22 December

    For 55 officers involved in fatal shootings this year, it wasn’t their first time

    Jorge Ramirez Sr., 58, speaks as Xavier Gonzalez, 13, and Nicole Ramirez, 30, look on in Los Angeles. The three are family members of Jorge Ramirez, an unarmed police informant who was killed by police in Bakersfield, Calif., when a wanted man he was with opened fire on officers. (Patrick T. Fallon/For The Washington Post)

    “More than 50 police officers involved in fatal shootings this year had previously fired their guns in deadly on-duty shootings, according to a Washington Post investigation. For a handful of officers, it was their third fatal shooting. For one officer, it was his fourth.” Full Story – Washington Post 

  • 22 December

    Judge says no penalty for SFPD officers who exchanged racist and homophobic texts

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    Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled that the seven officers investigated for the messages they exchanged with their former sergeant (fired and convicted of corruption last year) could not face punishment because the strict one-year statute of limitations had expired. All of the officers will be keeping their jobs. The officers had …

  • 22 December

    These 14 large police departments only killed black people this year

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    “Police in the U.S. have killed at least 1,152 people this year so far — and there’s no evidence that violent crime has any relationship to police violence. At least three people are killed every day by police, but it’s nearly impossible to find exact figures for police violence because …

  • 22 December

    The Real Reason Sandra Bland Got Locked Up

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    “As in Ferguson, Waller County and Prairie View are choking residents with court fees in order to fill their coffers in a state without income tax.”   Full Story – The Nation

  • 22 December

    Court hearing provides no decision on Black Lives Matter mall protest

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    A judge in Hennepin County is considering a restraining order aimed at stopping a protest at the Mall of America. Attorneys for the mall and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis squared off for nearly 90 minutes in court on Monday after MOA asked a judge to have the group take down …

  • 22 December

    This 1 Statistic Exposes the Awful Truth About the United States’ Ongoing Police Problem

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    Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, 2015, police officers in the United States shot, beat, used stun guns on or otherwise killed an astonishing 1,152 people, according to a recently released report from law enforcement watchdog Mapping Police Violence. Full Story – Mic