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jean-grey-o-lantern:

So last night cops arrested 7 protesters, then turned to the rest of the protesters and told them “we’ll release them without bond if you leave (stop protesting)”

They literally turned their own dubiously legal arrests into a hostage situation. They took hostages. Ferguson PD is a terrorist organization and they aren’t even trying to hide that fact any more.

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You can donate to protesters’ legal defense and bail here

"Please wear your nametags and don’t wear offensive bracelets" the DoJ kindly asked the officers who were also taking hostages and spitting on people while having them detained.

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thepeoplesrecord:

DOJ orders Ferguson police to stop wearing ‘I am Darren Wilson’ braceletsSeptember 30, 2014
A Department of Justice letter sent to the Police Chief Tom Jackson of Ferguson, Missouri on Friday instructed all officers to stop wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets. Another letter issued on Tuesday ordered members of the police department to wear readable name plates, after officers were seen wearing unidentifiable tags or none at all.
Protests have not stopped in Ferguson since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed, in August. And in response to civil unrest, which gained steam again after Brown’s memorial was burned to the ground on Tuesday, and the use of the slogan “I Am Mike Brown,” officers werephotographed wearing the bracelets supporting the officer who killed him.
The DOJ letter sent to Jackson explained that the bracelets contributed to an “us versus them” mentality and “upset and agitated” others.
In a separate letter, the DOJ also said that officers must stop violating name tag protocol by obscuring or altogether not wearing their name tags. The practice, DOJ said, “conveys a message to community members that, through anonymity, officers may seek to act with impunity.”
Ferguson police previously drew national attention for the militarization of officers, which made the town look like a war scene and resulted in the arrest and attempted censorship of journalists on the ground. And clashes between police and protestors haven’t stopped.
Although Jackson gave Brown’s parents a video apology and joined protesters in the streets this week, Darren Wilson still hasn’t been charged, raising questions about the justice system and politics in the town. Ferguson has a history of racial tension, and research shows that justice is hard to come by for victims of police brutality. For example, a Supreme Court ruling gives police legal deference to determine “reasonable” force. But protestors say civil unrest will continue until the officer is held accountable.
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When will the DOJ say something about the unlawful arrests of protesters or… the murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown?

DoJ worrying about the image of the bracelets contributing to an “us vs them mentality” rather than, say, the Us vs. Them mentality actually harbored by police as they go out there and murder and abuse with the authority imparted by the State….

thepeoplesrecord:

DOJ orders Ferguson police to stop wearing ‘I am Darren Wilson’ bracelets
September 30, 2014

A Department of Justice letter sent to the Police Chief Tom Jackson of Ferguson, Missouri on Friday instructed all officers to stop wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets. Another letter issued on Tuesday ordered members of the police department to wear readable name plates, after officers were seen wearing unidentifiable tags or none at all.

Protests have not stopped in Ferguson since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed, in August. And in response to civil unrest, which gained steam again after Brown’s memorial was burned to the ground on Tuesday, and the use of the slogan “I Am Mike Brown,” officers werephotographed wearing the bracelets supporting the officer who killed him.

The DOJ letter sent to Jackson explained that the bracelets contributed to an “us versus them” mentality and “upset and agitated” others.

In a separate letter, the DOJ also said that officers must stop violating name tag protocol by obscuring or altogether not wearing their name tags. The practice, DOJ said, “conveys a message to community members that, through anonymity, officers may seek to act with impunity.”

Ferguson police previously drew national attention for the militarization of officers, which made the town look like a war scene and resulted in the arrest and attempted censorship of journalists on the ground. And clashes between police and protestors haven’t stopped.

Although Jackson gave Brown’s parents a video apology and joined protesters in the streets this week, Darren Wilson still hasn’t been charged, raising questions about the justice system and politics in the town. Ferguson has a history of racial tension, and research shows that justice is hard to come by for victims of police brutality. For example, a Supreme Court ruling gives police legal deference to determine “reasonable” force. But protestors say civil unrest will continue until the officer is held accountable.

Source

When will the DOJ say something about the unlawful arrests of protesters or… the murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown?

DoJ worrying about the image of the bracelets contributing to an “us vs them mentality” rather than, say, the Us vs. Them mentality actually harbored by police as they go out there and murder and abuse with the authority imparted by the State….

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dirty-rotten-scoundrel:

waroncops:

apparently, raising your hands no longer means ‘i am not a threat, i will comply’.  raising your hands means ‘attack me, i am provoking you’.

The perfect gif to show people going to protests who are all: “but the police are there for your safety” and “who else’ll you go to if trouble starts?”
I mean, are we just gonna forget Ian Tomlinson, to name one victim — a victim who in fact was a mere bystander?

dirty-rotten-scoundrel:

waroncops:

apparently, raising your hands no longer means ‘i am not a threat, i will comply’.  raising your hands means ‘attack me, i am provoking you’.

The perfect gif to show people going to protests who are all: “but the police are there for your safety” and “who else’ll you go to if trouble starts?”

I mean, are we just gonna forget Ian Tomlinson, to name one victim — a victim who in fact was a mere bystander?

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nodamncatnodamncradle:

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breanna1227:

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A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

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Thank you lieutenantnorals!

Where’s stand your ground now?????

Texas people!!
Isn’t there a law where it is legal to shoot to kill on your property if there’s a physical threat? Esp if they broke in your home?

Texas is, in fact, a Stand Your Ground state, with the law meaning “no duty to retreat before resorting to deadly force” and applies not only to the home, but extends to work place, property that is not your home, etc. [x] But law is only applied to and used to defend white folks (not on the books, but in practice). Because racism. 

IIRC there’s another case in Texas where a guy shot a cop entering his home on a no-knock raid? And he wasn’t punished for it because, well obviously and also he was white?

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breanna1227:

postracialcomments:

A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.

Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.

Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.

Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.

The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?

Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?

Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

Source

Thank you lieutenantnorals!

Where’s stand your ground now?????

Texas people!!

Isn’t there a law where it is legal to shoot to kill on your property if there’s a physical threat? Esp if they broke in your home?

Texas is, in fact, a Stand Your Ground state, with the law meaning “no duty to retreat before resorting to deadly force” and applies not only to the home, but extends to work place, property that is not your home, etc. [x] But law is only applied to and used to defend white folks (not on the books, but in practice). Because racism. 

IIRC there’s another case in Texas where a guy shot a cop entering his home on a no-knock raid? And he wasn’t punished for it because, well obviously and also he was white?

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rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

Shaun King has been going to work on this since day 1, never once trying to parlay it into some shameful “vote Democrat” plea (looking at you, Antonio French), and always investigating the connections of racist corruption and oppression going on in St. Louis/Ferguson. So if you’re going to follow somebody re: Ferguson on Twitter….