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Police Killed Michael Brown 3 Years Ago. Reflections on the Energy and Trauma of the Uprising It Sparked

Three years ago today (August 9), a White Ferguson, Missouri, police officer named Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black 18-year-old he’d stopped for walking in the street on his way home. Authorities let Brown’s body lay outside for some four hours, stunning and then angering his community. The following day saw both a peaceful vigil and the burning of a QuikTrip gas station among other sites. For 10 days and nights, local then state police met mostly peaceful protesters with tanks, rubber bullets, tear gas and other military-grade equipment. At the height of what some call the…

Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired

Ex-officer Roy Oliver was fired three days after he shot and killed the unarmed teenager. On Saturday (April 29) an officer of the Balch Springs Police Department shot and killed unarmed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Now, that officer has been identified and fired from the force, which operates in a suburb of Dallas. Ex-officer Roy Oliver was the shooter. He is White. Edwards was Black. “From our policies, which I went by, there were violations. I acted on them,” Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber told press yesterday (May 2). Haber did not detail Oliver’s violations. The Dallas Morning News reports…

Ban! Racial Profiling: Gefährliche Orte Abschafen

Die Kampagne für Opfer rassistischer Polizeigewalt berichtet. Ab jetzt regelmäßig bei Radio F* und an dieser Stelle nachzuhören. https://www.mixcloud.com/SissiFM/kop-kolumne-1/?utm_campaign=notification_new_upload&play=notification_new_upload&utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_content=html

Chris Hedges | The Origins of Our Police State

Elizabeth, New Jersey – JaQuan LaPierre, 22, was riding a bicycle down a sidewalk Sept. 5 when he noticed a squad car pulling up beside him. It was 8:30 on a hot Thursday night at the intersection of Bond Street and Jackson Avenue here in Elizabeth, N.J. LaPierre had 10 glass vials of crack cocaine—probably what the cops were hoping to find—and he hastily swallowed them. He halted and faced the two officers who emerged from the cruiser. “We are tired of you niggers,” he remembers one of the officers saying. “We’re tired of all this shooting and robberies and…

Tödliche Polizeischüsse

Alle fünfeinhalb Wochen wird in Deutschland ein Mensch von Polizisten erschossen. Ein Dossier VON ERIK PETER UND SVENJA BEDNARCZYK Manuel F. steht splitternackt im Neptunbrunnen mitten in Berlin. Einen Moment später ist er tot – von einem Polizisten vor laufender Kamera erschossen. Für einen Augenblick nimmt im Juni 2013 eine breite Öffentlichkeit Anteil an einer Problematik, die sonst kaum beachtet wird: Regelmäßig kommen Menschen in Deutschland durch Schüsse aus Dienstpistolen ums Leben. Doch eine systematische Aufklärung fehlt, die Polizei behandelt jeden Fall als Einzelfall. Nach Recherchen der taz starben in Deutschland seit 1990 mindestens 269 Menschen durch Polizeischüsse. 2016 erreichte…

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