Huffingtonpost. Berkeley cops use rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse protests against police brutality. What began as a peaceful protest against police brutality at the University of California, Berkeley campus turned violent after crowds attempted to march on the Berkeley Police Department headquarters, Berkeleyside reports.
Police were out in force to deal with those who were protesting the recent failure by grand juries in New York City and Ferguson to indict officers whose actions led to the deaths of unarmed black men. This is what the Cal campus looks like right now #ICantBreathe pic.twitter.com/mrxhiljHaU — Anonymous (@YourAnonGlobal) December 7, 2014 The protests were largely peaceful — there are multiple reports of 5 to 10 men wearing black masks hurling objects at officers and into store windows — but as the night lingered on, police began ordering the protesters to disperse. When the protesters refused to disperse, the police began to force them to. Cops fire pepper balls into crowd to break up Phoenix protest against police brutality.
Officers broke up a protest against police brutality over the weekend in Phoenix after demonstrators stood in a downtown street.
The march, which was organized on Facebook by Wave of Action PHX, began peacefully Saturday evening. But police attempted to block about 40 to 50 demonstrators at an intersection, and officers tackled and arrested several protesters when they tried to cross illegally and stood in the intersection. Some of the demonstrators threw flagpoles they were carrying at officers, reported the Arizona Republic. Race relations in America and the case of Ferguson.
The fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri during a police altercation in Augusts 2014, resulted in massive civil unrest and protests that received considerable attention from the United States and abroad.
To gain further perspective on the situation in Ferguson and its implications of race relations in America, I spoke with Wayne A. Onthestreetsofamericaamnestyinternational.pdf. 7 Important Details Nobody Mentions About Ferguson. On August 9, 2014, an unarmed black youth named Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer named Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, after some kind of physical altercation between the two.
Several eyewitnesses claim that Brown put his hands above his head in surrender and pleaded with Wilson to not shoot him, which Wilson did. This event led to protests in the streets, and things got worse from there. It became a convoluted mess of misinformation, no information, and some actual information, so here is every important truth and lie that you need to know to understand the situation. Due to the sensitive, controversial, and racial nature of this series of events, and how it's being retold by a white man-child on a comedy website, I will be using several farts from butts to explain everything to you. Don't let the metaphors scare you, and feel free to not watch any of the videos of people passing gas... #7.
Or there that is not, I guess. St. St. Michael Brown. No middle name. Adult. At least 6 Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter have been named in lawsuits. Federal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least five other police officers and one former officer in the town’s 53-member department have been named in civil rights lawsuits alleging the use of excessive force.
In four federal lawsuits, including one that is on appeal, and more than a half-dozen investigations over the past decade, colleagues of Darren Wilson’s have separately contested a variety of allegations, including killing a mentally ill man with a Taser, pistol-whipping a child, choking and hog-tying a child and beating a man who was later charged with destroying city property because his blood spilled on officers’ clothes. One officer has faced three internal affairs probes and two lawsuits over claims he violated civil rights and used excessive force while working at a previous police department in the mid-2000s.
The Ferguson Police Department and city officials declined to comment on the cases. St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests. CLAYTON, Mo. -- The head of the Saint Louis County Police, who oversaw the crackdown on protests in nearby Ferguson shortly after a teenager was shot and killed by a police officer there, is defending the way his officers used military-style equipment even during peaceful daytime protests.
Chief Jon Belmar said Wednesday that in his opinion -- as well as in the opinion of police chiefs around the country -- much of the military-style equipment now used by police is necessary “because we patrol very urban areas.” Belmar added that the St. Sometimes Unfortunate Things Happen In The Heat Of A 400-Year-Old Legacy Of Racism. As anyone in law enforcement knows, upholding the peace often comes down to making tough, split-second decisions.
A police officer must assess his options quickly, especially when faced with resistance from potentially dangerous individuals. But try as we might, bad things sometimes happen in the heat of a 400-year-old legacy of racism. It’s a situation every officer of the law will inevitably face: tensions escalate during questioning or an arrest when, suddenly, in the commotion of four centuries of bias against racial minorities in the United States, the situation takes a violent turn. When emotions run high, it just takes two seconds following dozens of generations of systemic social, economic, and political discrimination toward non-whites—particularly African-Americans—for things to get way out of hand.
Our officers here in Ferguson know that as well as anyone. You don’t want violence, of course—no one does. Researchers: Police likely provoke protestors — not the other way around. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that police are often the provocateurs of violence during demonstrations.
The Deciding Force project, who has been studying clashes between law enforcement and protestors in 192 cities during Occupy demonstrations in 2011, said that attacks by police against protesters in Ferguson, Mo., are part of a disturbing trend of law enforcement playing the role of agitator. “Everything starts to turn bad when you see a police officer come out of an SUV and he’s carrying an AR-15,” said Nick Adams, a sociologist and fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Data Science who has been heading the research at the Deciding Force Project. Michael Brown Paid, Full Footage Shows.
Interview with Mike Papantonio. Undercover Agents Threaten and Attempt To Intimidate Journalists At DNC. Guantanamo Bay: The model for an American police state? “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”
—James Madison For most Americans, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay—once the topic of heated political debate by presidential hopeful Barack Obama but rarely talked about by the incumbent President Obama—has become a footnote in the government’s ongoing war on terror. Yet for the approximately 167 detainees still being held in that godforsaken gulag, 86 of whom have been cleared for release yet continue to be imprisoned at the facility, Guantanamo Bay is a lesson in injustice, American-style. US Police Train with Foreign Militaries to Crackdown on Dissent. CNN anchor’s Ferguson idea: Why not use water cannons on the protesters? In Ferguson the violence of the state created the violence of the street. In 1966, Martin Luther King started to campaign against segregation in Chicago only to find his efforts thwarted by violent mobs and a scheming mayor.
Marginalised by the city’s establishment, he could feel that non-violence both as a strategy and as a principle was eroding among his supporters. “I need some help in getting this method across,” he said. “A lot of people have lost faith in the establishment … They’ve lost faith in the democratic process. They’ve lost faith in non-violence … [T]hose who make this peaceful revolution impossible will make a violent revolution inevitable, and we’ve got to get this over, I need help. I need some victories, I need concessions.” He never got them. CONFIRMED: Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters Is Lt. Ray Albers. The suburban St. Louis police officer who threatened to kill protesters with his weapon drawn in Ferguson is Lt. Ray Albers, his boss said. Albers, 46, a 20-year police veteran who served four years in the Army, is the man caught on video screaming at protesters, "I will fucking kill you," while pointing his rifle at civilians, St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez told The Huffington Post Wednesday night.
The images the police on the ground don't want you to see Image - Ferguson, Uncensored. Even Russia Is Criticizing The Police Crackdown In Ferguson. WASHINGTON -- As clashes continue between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Russia's Foreign Ministry suggested on Wednesday that the United States should "pay closer attention" to its internal struggles over race and ethnicity. Konstantin Dolgov, the ministry's human rights commissioner, said the situation in Ferguson should have a "sobering effect" on American society. "We think U.S. authorities should pay closer attention to burning internal problems, including those related to ethnicity and race that still exist in the United States," Dolgov told the news channel Rossiya 24.
"Try to solve them via legal constitutional practices rather than unjustified and inadequate violence. " "What is happening in Missouri right now should have a sobering effect on U.S. society and authorities," he added. "They are systematic problems. Russia, of course, is no stranger to being criticized for human rights violations. Actual Military Veterans Say Cops In Ferguson Are Excessively Armed, Untrained Wannabes. Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas On Al Jazeera America Team. An Al Jazeera America news crew covering the tension in Ferguson, Missouri was hit with tear gas by police on Wednesday.
The team was reportedly setting up their equipment for a report on the rising tensions when police threw tear gas and fired rubber bullets towards them. Surrounded by a cloud of tear gas, the crew abandoned their cameras and ran to safety. All three crew members managed to get out unharmed, a spokesperson from Al Jazeera America said. "Al Jazeera America is stunned by this egregious assault on freedom of the press that was clearly intended to have a chilling effect on our ability to cover this important story," the network's Jocelyn Austin said. "We believe that this situation must be investigated along with those involving our colleagues at other media outlets. " How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson. Riot police stand guard as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday.
The police have been an increasingly militarized presence as the protests continued this week. Portland Protesters Pepper Sprayed. Cop Tasers, Pepper Sprays, and Kicks Defenseless Man On Ground In Throat : When Did Dissent Become a Crime? America's Police State on Steroids at the Conventions. During the Republication National Convention in Tampa, nearly 100 police in body armor and riot gear swarmed in after a large group of anarchists confronted a handful of right-wing protesters from the Westboro Baptist church.Photo Credit: Arun Gupta September 6, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In cities hosting large gatherings such as the national political conventions or international summits, we’ve come to expect a massive militarized police presence, even as the ranks of protesters thin. I was at the alternative journalist flophouse in Charlotte on Sept. 4, the first day of the Democratic National Convention, when I received word of kettled protesters a few blocks away. We hoofed past siren-flashing police cars blocking side streets, hiking alongside an empty roadway. Pepper-Spraying Incident: Campus Police Officers Won't Face Charges For Occupy UC Davis Protest. Anonymous Releases Sixty Hours of NYPD Footage from Occupy Wall Street Raid. Walmart Workers Ask For Basic Rights, Walmart Calls Riot Police. Oakland to Punish Cops for Handling of Occupy Protesters. 10 Arrests in 87 Minutes: The Anatomy of the NYPD’s Protest Dispersal Process.
Documents Reveal FBI Teamed With Corporations To Spy On Occupy Wall Street, Classified As A “Terrorist Threat” Top 5 Mind Blowing Weapons Police Use on Protestors. Albuquerque Protest Turns Ugly. Challenging a Militarized Police State in the US. When the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and other law enforcement agencies cracked down on protestors March 30, 2014, the city’s finest rolled out a military-style force. Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson. The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Watch Ferguson Police Arrest Reporters For No Reason. Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Face Off.