Executive orders signed by President Donald Trump set in motion an agenda for escalating the criminalization of citizens, who engage in protest.
Federal Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Illegally Spied On Activists, Residents With Stingray Surveillance
A federal lawsuit against Chicago police alleges officers employed cell site simulators or Stingray spying devices in violation of the First Amendment rights of innocent citizens during a “Reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Day” action on January 15, 2015. Chicago-based organizations, activists, and residents came together for a protest and
According to the data, over 900 more black men were murdered in 2015 than 2014, their deaths mostly the result of gun violence.
You should always adjust your tactics and message to make it easier for your fellow Americans to avoid confronting injustice.
In the aftermath of the police killing of Alton Sterling, police officers in military gear attacked nonviolent protesters while brandishing automatic weapons.
Eric Garner was killed by New York police on July 17, 2014. Officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in a chokehold. He cried out, “I can’t breathe!” The officers involved in apprehending him showed no mercy, and his death was captured on video. A grand jury on Staten Island refused to
The long-held belief that officers symbolize a “thin blue line” that maintains order is possibly the clearest example of America’s deification of police.
Gut-wrenching acts of police violence against black people were captured on video and shared widely this past week. In Minneapolis, Philando Castile was executed, and while he was dying in a car seat, his girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, narrated a Facebook livestream. In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was brutalized by police,
Possibly the only movement to force a response from presidential candidates in the election is Black Lives Matter. Activists pushed Bernie Sanders to develop a racial justice platform after disrupting his speeches. Activists in South Carolina and Philadelphia have challenged Hillary Clinton over her support for policies of mass incarceration
Clinton’s perception of mass incarceration is either terribly informed or she has concocted her own version of American history to suit her political agenda