Ferguson Protests Reignite With Police Threats To Journalists, Autopsy Reveals Brown Shot Six Times

By: Monday August 18, 2014 5:15 am

Ferguson, Missouri is still in chaos as protests ran through a Sunday night curfew. Police officers were recorded threatening to mace one reporter and shoot another. Tear gas was fired on demonstrators as Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and has now activated the Missouri National Guard. Adding fuel to the fire [...]

US Police Idly Watch As Congo President’s Security Force Beats Protesters In American Streets

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 7:58 am

As the US empire scrambles to secure access to the bountiful resources of the continent of Africa no principle is too sacred to overlook, including the right to peacefully assemble. The White House is hosting an Africa Leaders Summit where various African leaders have been invited to talk with American officials about how they can [...]

Even More Military Equipment Being Sent To Local Police Forces

By: Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:11 am

Despite crime being on a steady decline for the past decade and the threat of international terrorism being wildly overstated, local police departments are stockpiling military grade weaponry. The militarization of police forces has become such a prominent phenomenon that the ACLU now dedicates a portion of its resources to studying the trend. Community policing [...]

Local Law Enforcement Using NSA Methods To Spy On Cellphones

By: Monday December 9, 2013 9:51 am

You are on the front lines of the War on Terror – you are the target. Local and state police are now using NSA type methods to suck up the public’s cell phone data according to USA Today. With new technologies provided either by the federal government or other vendors, local and state police are [...]

Occupy Our Homes Movement Works to Save Retired Police Detective’s Home in Atlanta

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 6:18 am

Harlan County USA, happens when the striking coal miners head to Wall Street – in their hardhats – to picket the publicly traded corporation that has failed to respond to their demands. One of the coal miners engages in conversation with one of the cops on hand for crowd control. And the cop starts asking [...]

Bank of America’s Protection Detail

By: Saturday May 5, 2012 1:23 pm

To protect Bank of America from inconvenience, Charlotte, North Carolina has directed its police officers to harass and arrest protesters. Unconstitutionally, in my opinion. Charlotte Sides With Bank of America Over People Charlotte has imposed special rules on a 2 block by 2 block square for 12 hours on Wednesday (May 9) to protect the [...]

Union Attacks Hurting Republicans With Cops, Firefighters

By: Friday April 1, 2011 11:12 am

Cops and firefighters have traditionally been up-for-grabs or even lean Republican constituencies in America over the past 30 years or so. Bill Clinton gained a lot of goodwill with the COPS program, but Republicans have held their own. But a series of GOP-led anti-union bills in the states, some of which affect public safety personnel [...]

Ohio Union-Busting Bill Likely to Go to Statewide Referendum in November

By: Friday March 4, 2011 8:05 am

It’s only a matter of time before the Ohio House passes the anti-union SB 5, which would eliminate the right to strike for public employees, put local officials in change of arbitration and limit collective bargaining on a variety of fronts. Democrats and union leaders have basically no hope that they can stop the House, [...]

Capitol Police Plan to Clear Building at 4; Civil Disobedience Planned

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 10:38 am

MADISON, WI (FDL) – The Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, ordered the Capitol police to close the Capitol building at 4:00pm today, just a few hours from now. Protesters who have occupied the building for 14 days, with no arrests, have been prepared for this eventuality, and have devised a number of strategies to combat [...]

Protests Will Come to a Head as Capitol Police Tries to Shut Down Building

By: Saturday February 26, 2011 8:10 am

MADISON, WI (FDL) – While having dinner last night inside a building with a bank of windows facing the state house, we saw a coterie of hundreds of cops marching into the building. Once inside, they told the crowd assembled that they were ordered to kick the protesters out of the Capitol, but instead they’d [...]

Wisconsin Professional Police Association Asks Walker to Keep Capitol Open

By: Friday February 25, 2011 8:49 am

MADISON, WI (FDL) – This is a big deal. The Wisconsin Professional Police Association has had a major role in the protests at the Capitol. So their response to the coordinated effort to shut down the Capitol and eject protesters is significant. Specifically, the executive director of the WPPA, Jim Palmer, is asking Walker to [...]

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