Dangerous Use Of Crowd-Control Weapons Against Protestors And Medics

By Kathryn Hampton, Michele Heisler, and Donna McKay, Physicians for Human Rights. -

Portland, OR - Regardless of where we are, we are living in a reign of violence in which “we can’t breathe.” We are witnessing a global downward trend in terms of respect for fundamental human [...]

Washington State Law Puts Limits On Facial Recognition Technology

By Michael Maharrey, Activist Post. -

Olympia, WA - Last week, a Washington state law went into effect that requires a warrant for ongoing and realtime facial recognition surveillance. The new law will not only help protect privacy [...]

Abolishing The Police: A Radical Idea That’s Been around For Over A Century

By Talya Zax, Forward. -

In 1905, Pennsylvania did something unprecedented: It founded America’s first state police force. The new institution, which was more highly militarized than previous law enforcement systems, [...]

50 Years Ago This Month First SWAT Team Used By Law Enforcement

By Matthew Fleisher, LaTimes.com -

In the early morning hours of Dec. 8, 1969, Bernard Arafat awoke to explosions rocking the library of the Black Panthers’ 41st and Central Avenue headquarters in Los Angeles. Above him, footsteps [...]

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Rise For Third Year In A Row, Outpace Arrests For All Violent Crimes

By Staff, Norml.org -

Washington, DC: The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the third consecutive year, according to data released by the US Federal Bureau of [...]

New Campaign Begins To Stop Facial Recognition

By BanFacialRecognition.com -

Groups representing 15 million+ people plan to flood local, state, and federal lawmakers with letters and calls as a bipartisan backlash to biometric surveillance reaches a boiling [...]

Montana Law Enforcement Gearing-Up For Mass Anti-Pipeline Protests

By Hunter Pauli, Havreherald.com -

State and federal agencies are training Montana law enforcement officers to surveil anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists’ social media and arrest protesters en masse, according to correspondence [...]

Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Are Moonlighting For A Controversial Pipeline Company

By Karen Savage, Theappeal.org -

Pipeline protester Cindy Spoon was trying to stop Energy Transfer Partners’ heavy tree-cutting equipment from coming onto a pristine cypress forest-covered island in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya [...]

Infiltration And Intense Law Enforcement At Standing Rock Camp

By Will Parrish, theintercept.com -

AS LAW ENFORCEMENT officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from a camp in the pipeline’s path, two sheriff’s [...]

Protests Against ADL’s Role In US-Israel Deadly Exchange Programs

By Staff, jewishvoiceforpeace.org -

By Staff of JVP - JVP activists demonstrated at Anti-Defamation League offices from New York to Seattle, New Haven to Chicago, and 11 other cities across the country Wednesday as part of a [...]

Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Force Now An Advisor

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is [...]

Escalation & Privatization Of Law Enforcement Will Make Corps. Wealthier

By Emily Verdugo, www.alternet.org -

By Emily Verdugo for AlterNet - Back in August, the Obama administration issued a memo that many hoped signaled an end to the government's use of for-profit prison corporations. That memo, issued [...]

Palantir Technologies Is Creating a Vast Immigration Database

By Emma Niles, www.truthdig.com -

By Emma Niles for Truthdig. Palantir Technologies, a software company founded by Silicon Valley conservative Peter Thiel, has almost finished creating a $41 million program for Immigration and [...]

Federal Prosecutors Declined Police Prosecutions 96% Of The Time

By Brian Bowling and Andrew Conte, www.triblive.com -

By Brian Bowling and Andrew Conte for Trib Live - Federal prosecutors declined to pursue civil rights allegations against law enforcement officers 96 percent of the time since 1995, a [...]

Officials Outraged: Report NYPD Kicking People Out Of Homes

By Sarah Ryley, www.propublica.org -

By Sarah Ryley for ProPublica and the New York Daily News - A wide swath of public officials are calling for change in response to a Daily News and ProPublica investigation about the NYPD’s use [...]

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