“The numbers are staggering. Our women and girls are being taken from us in an alarming way. Our women are murdered at a rate 10 times higher than other ethnicities and it’s the third leading cause of death for our Women”
Category: Mike Brown
American Cops: Armed & Dangerous
Jamar Clark, 11/15/15 Minneapolis, MN:
Two Minneapolis police officers shot Clark, claiming he “interfered” with emergency responders helping an assault victim. Activists and witnesses maintain that Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot.
No officers have been charged with a crime for killing Jamar.
Portland Police Bureau Calling the Shots
PDX Police Bureau officers have been provided with a license to kill, even unarmed citizens, without accountability. ”
Abusive American Cops: bigger problem than most admit
“These problems aren’t rare, they aren’t isolated, and they are taking an enormous human and financial toll on our country. If we are to ever properly address this problem, we cannot do so if we do not honestly admit its expansive size, scope and depth.”
Premeditated murder by cop. No charges filed, citizens remain at risk.
One of the GBI investigators who supervised the criminal investigation into the shooting told the AJC that the shooting was unjust.
“This is the worst one I’ve ever investigated,” said Mike McDaniel, a retired GBI agent. “I don’t think it’s a good shoot. I don’t think it’s justified.”
Even the lead investigator says that this was unjustified, yet these two cops are still out on the street, “protecting and serving.” So turn the brutal, rusty, and bloody cogs of the American justice system.
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
Police kill 101 unarmed people in 2014.
Some cases are more clear-cut than others, but all of them raise questions about the use of force — like shooting to kill — in policing. They also prompt scrutiny of how cops confront people with mental illnesses:
We Can’t Breathe!
From New York to Greece, we must revolt against the police. “We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.”
Many Errors by Cleveland Police, Then a Fatal One
“…Within two seconds of the car’s arrival, Officer Loehmann shot Tamir in the abdomen from point-blank range, raising doubts that he could have warned the boy three times to raise his hands, as the police later claimed.”
The January 2015 Portland Alliance
The Portland Alliance
Speaking Truth to Power
Vol. XXXV, Number 1
January 2015 or http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/2015/January
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. ”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
False Choices: Tell us what you think…
“We must secure the peace, seek justice, reduce munitions, and preserve freedom while restoring civil rights at home, and international collaboration abroad. We can restore infrastructure, revitalize our people and build bridges to a sustainable future.”
Heartless: The Mike Brown Murder
“There are no “complexities” involved when a white cop shoots an unarmed black kid between six and ten times.
According to multiple eyewitnesses, this was a street execution.”