Authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg wrote “I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall Of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad,” a Baltimore story that is a warning to the nation.
Source: A Story That Shows The Depth Of Police Corruption And Brutality
The president also praised federal agents for doing a “fantastic job” with a widely condemned crackdown on Portland, Oregon.
Source: ‘Fascism Coming to a City Near You’: Trump Pledges to Deploy Secret Police Units to Major US Cities | Common Dreams News
Uniformed U.S. soldiers occupied the center of the city, where an armored personnel carrier was stationed at a major intersection. Was it Kabul or Atlanta?
Source: The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home | Portside
The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about “snitch apps” and how law enforcement uses technology to “protect” you.
Source: Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It’s Just The Beginning
The refashioning of the American police, in recent years, to fit some kind of a military model is a subject that requires a better understanding than the one currently offered by mainstream US media. Certainly, US racism and police violence are intrinsically linked and date back many years, but the militarization of the US police and its use of deadly violence against suspected petty criminals, or even non criminals, is a relatively new phenomenon that has been largely imported from Israel.
Source: The ‘Palestinian Chair’: Exposing Israel’s Direct Role in US Violence | Common Dreams Views
“This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping,” said Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP.
Source: Atlanta Police Shoot and Kill Rayshard Brooks as Protests Demanding Racial Justice Continue Worldwide | Common Dreams News
As Democrats co-opt the debate about police, we must continue to resist the white supremacist logic behind policing.
Source: Cuomo and de Blasio’s Feud Highlights Democratic Fractures Over Floyd Protests
Cops are forgoing masks and other PPE, and violating protesters’ boundaries by pulling masks down, forcing them into crowded spaces, and more.
Source: Police Tactics Are Putting Protesters at Higher COVID Transmission Risk – VICE
The makers of police procedurals have shaped American misperceptions. Many of them are trying to make amends.
Source: Police procedurals have shaped American perceptions. With #BlueActorsActBlue, many are trying to make amends.