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By Brianna Acuesta, True Activist
In an incident that has since gone viral because of the release of security camera footage, two officers are under internal investigation after one of them shot two dogs in the backyard of a home whose security alarm had gone off. The two dogs, which are both Staffordshire terriers and named Ciroc and Rocko, were in the backyard when the officers responded to the burglary alarm by first heading to the back area of the house instead of knocking at the front door first. It was at this point that the officer saw fit to shoot the dogs as they approached him. Continue reading Officer Shoots Dogs That ‘Charged’ At Him, But Security Video Tells A Different Story
By Josie Wales, Anti-Media
(ANTIMEDIA) — After four days of deliberation, a South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial in the murder case against the police officer who killed Walter Scott.
Former police officer Michael Slager was caught on video shooting Walter Scott in the back five times from behind after a traffic stop led to a foot chase. At the time of the incident, Slager radioed that Scott “grabbed [his] taser” six seconds after opening fire and before there was any knowledge that he had been filmed. He claims he shot the father of four as he was running away because he was in “total fear” for his life. According to prosecutors, the two men were 18 feet apart from each other when Slager opened fire. Continue reading Judge Declares Mistrial in Walter Scott Case
By Whitney Webb, True Activist (Thanks to Galactic Free Press)
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sent a letter to the Attorney General, demanding an investigation into the reports of brutal and abusive tactics used against DAPL protestors by police.
As government intervention to date has done little to stymie the conflict surrounding the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, a Senator from New Jersey is calling for an investigation into “all credible reports of inappropriate police tactics” that have been used against pipeline protestors in North Dakota. Senator Cory Booker sent a letter to US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who heads the US Department of Justice, demanding they conduct a civil rights investigation into allegations of violence against both law enforcement as well as the protestors, who are chiefly composed of Native Americans. He also urged Lynch to send federal monitors to the site “to ensure that protestors can peacefully assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights.” Continue reading After Months Of Police Brutality, US Senator Finally Calls For Investigation Of DAPL Oppression
Written by Sydney Barakat, The Anti Media, February 9, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) On January 18th, 2014, protests arose in Fullerton, CA, after the acquittal of Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli – two Fullerton police officers who were put on trial for the beating of Kelly Thomas. Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died as a result of the beating.
The protests of that day brought together people from different counties, cities, and even states. Hundreds, if not thousands, attended the demonstration held in front of the Fullerton police station and City Hall to protest the acquittal of the two officers, who were essentially able to walk free of any consequences for Thomas’s death. Continue reading Anti-Media Journalist Facing up to 6 Months in Jail for Filming Police
Written by Isaac Davis, Contributor for Waking Times, September 11, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/ocewjj2
Few things are more disturbing than looking at the news each day to find yet another shocking case of American police officers using excessive brutality and belligerence against the public. There is no justification for this, and as the list of egregious rights violations by the police grows, more Americans may finally be waking up to what many of us have known for years: our nation is becoming a police state.
With the proliferation of portable handheld and dashboard video cameras, and with the ability to upload and share videos on the web, people can see for themselves what police brutality really looks and feels like, and tension between police and American citizens is visible. A simple Google or YouTube search quickly reveals hundreds of unique cases of cops brutalizing people, often with insane cruelty and hubris, and the list of abuses grows daily. Continue reading Isaac Davis: 5 Reasons to Expect Police Brutality to Get Worse Before it Gets Better