A Demonstrator’s Guide To Understanding Riot Munitions

By Crime Thinc. -

This article offers an overview of less-lethal projectiles—both chemical weapons and impact munitions. The police themselves don’t bother distinguishing the two. We’ll cover chemical weapons like [...]

In Small Black Southern Towns, The Cops Remain Undaunted

By Justin L. Brooks, The American Prospect. -

Almost a year ago, the roaring chants echoed in the streets: Defund the police! Abolish the police! The tide of public opinion spurred some of the nation’s more liberal cities into action. Los [...]

The Flow Of Military Equipment To Police Has Accelerated Under Biden

By Stephen Semler, Substack. -

The Pentagon’s 1033 program is the primary mechanism by which police acquire military hardware. Most of the items transferred are innocuous, but that’s only in terms of quantity; in terms of [...]

Fascist Free 503: Notes On Holding The Streets In Salem

By It's Going Down. -

Far-Right groups announced their March 29th car rally event from Sandy to Salem a month ahead of the event. People in Salem began planning a counter-demonstration early on. In January, Proud boys [...]

Militarized Law Enforcement Isn’t Protecting Us From Mass Shooters

By It's Going Down. -

On March 24, 2021, a man shot up a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, killing nine workers and shoppers and one police officer. I live nearby and heard about the shooting when a [...]

‘We’re Reversing 90 Years Of Prohibition’

By Christopher Robbins, Gothamist. -

On Tuesday night, New York went from being the marijuana arrest capital of the world to passing one of the most progressive legalized cannabis laws in the country. Update: Governor Andrew Cuomo [...]

The Answer To Anti-Asian Racism Is Not More Policing

By Kayla Hui, Black Agenda Report. -

This past year of the pandemic has seen a horrifying uptick in anti-Asian violence and hate crimes in the U.S., many targeting the elderly. From Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year old Thai man who [...]

Amazon Hires Off-Duty Cops To Harass Workers, The Press, And Supporters

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

We came down from New York City to cover the historic struggle of Amazon workers to form a union and to amplify the stories of the nearly 6,000 workers who are putting their livelihoods on the [...]

Atlanta Murders Reporting Relied On Law Enforcement Narratives

By Diana Lu, Michelle Pham and Kim De La Cruz, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Gunman Rob Aaron Long opened fire in three Asian-owned spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area on March 16, 2021, killing Yong Ae Yue, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Delaina Ashley Yuan, [...]

The Fairy Creek Blockaders

By Serena Renner and  Zoë Yunker, The Tyee. -

Simon Frankson emerged from his sleeping bag at 4 a.m., just in time to join the fray. The day before, a balmy afternoon in early August, he and about a dozen campers had studied a satellite [...]

Mountain Valley Pipeline Extracts One Tree Sitter At Yellow Finch Blockade

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

Elliston, VA -  On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, police extracted one of two tree sitters at the Yellow Finch blockade in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. A large crane was used to reach [...]

Journalist Acquitted: Covering Protests Against Racism Is Not A Crime

By Patricia Gorky, Liberation News. -

After a three day trial an Iowa jury has found Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri not guilty on misdemeanor charges stemming from her coverage of a June 2020 demonstration against racist [...]

Caravan Disrupts Line 3 Construction Routes

By Alex Binder and Niko Georgiades, Unicorn Riot. -

Carlton County, MN – On Friday, February 19, a family-friendly caravan disrupted traffic at several Line 3 construction routes. During the event, authorities announced a baseless bomb threat [...]

Rallies And Marches Mark Anniversary Of Breonna Taylor’s Killing

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Hundreds rallied in downtown Louisville, Kentucky and marched through the streets on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was [...]

Texas County Got Rid Of Cash Bail For Minor Crimes

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune. -

Eager to resolve a federal civil rights lawsuit, Texas' most populous county over the past two years has stopped requiring most people accused of low-level crimes from putting up cash to get out [...]