Police State Repression

Over 1,100 Policing Agencies in the US Have Bought Drones Capable of Recording

Nick Mottern, TRUTHOUT.ORG | August 6, 2020 

2020 0803-cop-drones-g-2400x1489In early June, Julie Weiner was at a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Yonkers, New York, when she spotted a small drone in the sky, monitoring the protest. Weiner, a long-time Yonkers resident, immediately asked her city councilperson, Shanae Williams, who had organized the rally, whether the drone was being operated by the Yonkers police. Williams went over to talk to a group of police and returned to report that, yes, the drone belonged to the Yonkers Police Department.

Despite assurances from police that data will not be shared, it’s hard to imagine that if it exists, it won’t be used.

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Presidential Pardons: "A Surplus of Hypocrisy"

Curt wechsler | December 26, 2016

preslimoThe 'Land of the Free' houses almost 25 percent of the world's total prison population. President Obama has employed his constitutional authority to pardon 78 people this season, and commuted the sentences of another 153. 

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Threat of Martial Law "Makes Me Want to Burn a Flag," Says Truthout's William Rivers Pitt

Curt Wechsler | December 14, 2016

The fascist direction of Donald Trump's plans are confirmed by statements from his cabinet/advisors-in-waiting. 

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FBI Announces Dangerous New Plan to Spy on High School Students

March 28, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
 

Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that “anarchist extremists” are in the same category as ISIS and young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to “suspicious” countries are more likely to commit horrific violence.
—from “The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country,” by Sarah Lazare, March 2, 2016, Alternet.

 

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Court Orders A New Hearing On January 6 For "One of The Biggest Terrorism Cases In The World"

Joe Piette,  Lynne Jackson | December 30, 2015

A rare court-ordered hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2016  for three brothers whose 2008 case, known as the Fort Dix 5, has become a highlight of the “terrorism” prosecutions of presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie, who was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. The unusual hearing, which will take place at the Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse, 4th and Cooper Streets, in Camden, New Jersey at 9 a.m., will determine whether the three Duka brothers indeed received a fair trial and effective representation from their lawyers. 

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It's Up To Us

Another Black Youth, World Can’t Wait high school intern | October 20, 2015

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#BringBackMyBaby

By Another Black Youth, World Can’t Wait National Office high school intern | October 5, 2015

Aiyana was laying on the couch with her grandmother when the SWAT team threw a grenade into their apartment

Police were on the scene. Nowadays that’s never good. All the police do is shoot and kill unarmed African American people and the government is right there with the Mr. Clean to scrub all that blood away. But, what they can’t do is take away the memories you once shared, the bonds you’ve both created, and the pain you felt, that pain that continues on. Knowing that the person who attacked your loved one isn’t suffering or dead is the only thing that’s on your mind as soon as the smoke clears. But, you have to settle. You always have to settle.

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There is a War on the Streets in the United States

Emma Kaplan | September 22, 2015

Video after video, more times than anyone can count a Black or Latino person, just walking down the streets, going to school or driving to work, could have their life snuffed out by murdering police for no reason.

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Treated as a Terrorist for Being Muslim

Debra Sweet | September 22, 2015

Maybe only one good thing came out of Ahmed Mohamed's arrest in Irving TX, a suburb of Dallas. Because he was arrested, cuffed, detained and interrogated by police who claimed the clock he made to show his engineering teacher was a weapon, and later released to parents who didn't cower, but protested his illegitimate detention, almost 4 million people have met Ahmed through this interview:

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Call from Cornel West and Carl Dix for A Major National Manifestation Against Police Terror in NYC

Rise Up October to STOP Police Terror

Debra Sweet | July 19, 2015

Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd, Andy Lopez, Tamir Rice...stopmassincnet

One after another — and so many others, precious Black and Brown lives — victims of police murder. We think of their faces, and furiously ache for justice. Over 1000 people a year killed by police – yet since 2005, less than 60 indictments, less than 25 convictions! * (see footnote)

Millions languish in prison, generation after generation, Black and Latino brothers and sisters. The spearpoint of a whole matrix of oppression.

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The “USA Freedom Act”: Freedom to Spy and Suppress

Revolution Newspaper | June 8th, 2015
 
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On June 2, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to extend key elements of the USA Patriot Act through 2018. Passed in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Patriot Act, and its interpretation by courts and application by government agencies, has set loose almost unlimited secret government spying on everything people do. This kind of secret spying on American citizens has been used to facilitate illegal assassination of U.S. citizens abroad without trial, by presidential decree. And it is used to monitor the most minute, personal, and especially oppositional activity, communication, and thinking of nearly everyone on the planet who has access to a phone or the Internet.

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