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Grassroots Resistance as ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland

Grassroots Resistance as ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland

Published on Thursday, September 04, 2014 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Sustained resistance in Ferguson, Missouri — in the face of riot police, and military service members, and war-grade weapons and vehicles — has forced the issue of police racism and militarization into the national and global spotlight. As the summer closes on a […]

Ferguson Protesters File Lawsuit Against Police for Civil Rights Violations

Ferguson Protesters File Lawsuit Against Police for Civil Rights Violations

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri filed a $40 million federal lawsuit on Thursday alleging that police in the local and county departments violated civil rights and used excessive force to falsely arrest innocent bystanders in an attempt to crack down on the […]

‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction of Fatal Shooting

‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction of Fatal Shooting

Published on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Common Dreams byJon Queally, staff writer Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man was shot and killed by police on Tuesday just miles from where ongoing street protests in response to the August 9th killing of a black unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, have garnered international attention. Following the death […]