DC Police Ramp Up Aggressive Tactics After March On Washington

By Jenny Gathright, DCist. -

Friday’s March on Washington brought massive crowds to downtown D.C. and ended without any significant confrontations between police and protesters. But as demonstrations bled into the weekend, [...]

Police Use Violence On Protesters Against Police Violence

By Jake Mysliwczyk, Pittsburgh Current. -

A group of protesters gathered again Wednesday evening at the Point Breeze home of Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto to protest the snatching of a protest marshal off the street over the weekend by [...]

Activists Blockade Entrance To Chemical Weapons Maker

By War Resisters League. -

Jamestown, PA - Five activists blockaded the entrance of Combined Systems Inc. on Monday with giant tear gas cans and gas masks, refusing to move. These five are with a group of 40 activists [...]

The Feds Left, But The Battle For Portland Continues

By Shane Burley, ROAR Magazine. -

Protests at the federal Justice Center in downtown Portland have become a nightly ritual, but protesters have also been expanding their reach across the city. Demonstrations at various precinct [...]

Vietnam Veteran Sprayed With Chemical Weapon In Portland Protest

By Graig Graziosi, Independent. -

Federal troops were filmed pepper spraying an elderly Vietnam War veteran who was attending a protest in Portland over the weekend. The veteran, Mike Hastie, was standing several feet from a [...]

Using Chemical Agents On Peaceful Protesters In A Pandemic

By Benjamin G. Davis, Jurist. -

Remember the protestors with guns walking into statehouses and protesting the stay at home orders? Do you remember a single case where teargas or pepper spray was used against those nearly all [...]

Judge Rejects Oregon’s Motion For A Restraining Order Against Federal Police

By Aaron Mesh, Willamette Weekly. -

A federal judge on Friday afternoon denied a request by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to issue a temporary restraining order against federal officers making arrests of Portland [...]

Federal Agents Use Tear Gas To Clear Portland Protest

By Gillian Flaccus and Sarah Cline, AP News. -

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours of Saturday shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas, dispensed by U.S. [...]

How Tear Gas Became A Staple Of US Law Enforcement

By Lauren Vespoli, JSTOR Daily. -

On July 28, 1932, President Herbert Hoover dispatched federal troops and tanks to disperse the “Bonus Army,” tens of thousands of jobless World War I veterans and their families who’d been [...]

Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel

By Sharen Khalel, Middle East Monitor. -

The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with [...]

Oakland: Restraining Order Restricts Teargas, Flashbangs And Projectiles

On June 18, 2020, at 1 pm, an Oakland judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Order to Show Cause against the Oakland Police Department. The order was filed by civil rights attorneys [...]

Here’s What ‘Nonlethal’ Weapons Can Do To The Body

By Amy McKeever, National Geographic. -

Civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd's death has spread around the world, and in some places, protesters are being met with tear gas, rubber bullets, stun guns, and other tactics intended to [...]

Colorado Judge Bans Use Of Tear Gas

By Ashley Curtin, Nation of Change. -

The Denver Police Department are temporarily barred from using projectiles and chemical weapons against peaceful protesters after a federal judge condemned their use of them and ruled it [...]

Who Supplied The Weapons Used Against #BLM Protesters?

By War Resisters International. -

In response to the murder of George Floyd by a member of the Minneapolis police department on 25th May, thousands of people across the United States joined protests demanding justice for his [...]

Scottish Parliament Votes For Immediate Suspension Of ‘Weapons Of Oppression’ Exports To US

By Jon Stone, Independent. -

The Scottish Parliament has called for the immediate suspension of exports of riot gear, tear gas and rubber bullets to the United States, in light of the police response to the ongoing Black [...]

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