The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality

Seventy years ago, a horrific beating left a black World War II vet blind. His determined fight for justice would earn the support of Orson Welles, Woody Guthrie – and even the president.

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Family Has to Sue After Killer Cop Murders Their Unarmed Son On Video & Got Away With It

Having been completely failed by the justice system, the family of a young man murdered by police has to seek justice through the civil court.

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2 Years Later & the Community is Still United in the Fight for Justice for Andy Lopez!

Protest at Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office & Community Potluck To Celebrate the Life of Andy Lopez On the 2 Year Anniversary of his Killing.

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2 Years & No Justice – Thursday Oct. 22nd Celebrate the Life of Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa

Celebrate the Life of Andy Lopez 

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Remember Andy Lopez at a picket line in front of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, at a rosary and at a potluck.

 

Two years after the killing of Andy Lopez by Deputy Erik Gelhaus, we are still waiting for justice. On the 2nd anniversary of his death, you can honor Andy’s memory in several ways.

 

At 4:00 p.m. we will be picketing in front of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, 2796 Ventura Ave., Santa Rosa.

Since Andy’s killing there have been many more deaths and continuing violence and torture at the county jail. This is what happens when public officials are allowed to get away with murder.


At 7:00 p.m
. there will be a rosary for Andy at Andy’s Park (Moorland and West Robles). This is a moving and loving tribute to Andy…

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Another death in Mexico: Man who led search for the missing

The leader of a civilian group that has spent the last 10 months searching for bodies of 43 missing students and others in the hills of Mexico’s Guerrero state was found shot to death in his taxi, authorities said.

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Oppression and Suppression

‘This is a Nightmare and I Have Not Woken Up’

(L-R) Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin; Samaira Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice; and Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown Jr; join the ‘Justice For All’ march and rally in the nation’s capital on December 13, 2014.

 

by Akiba Solomon

 

More than six months after a troubled rookie officer, Timothy Loehmann, fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a Clevland park, the Cuyahoga sherriff’s department has finally completed its investigation and handed its results to Cleveland-area prosecutor Timothy McGinty. There is no official word on what they’ve uncovered about November 22, 2014 when police found Rice playing with a pellet gun by himself at Cudell Recreation Center park and shot him wthin two seconds of their arrival. (One local news outlet has reported that the department found no evidence to support criminal charges against Loehmann; a call to the department was not returned in time for publication.)

What we do know, all too well, is that the name “Tamir Rice” sits on a long, horrifying list of young people of color killed by police and extrajudicial violence. Tamir is now among the Trayvons and the Rekias, the Jessies and the Michaels. It’s a devastating distinction.

I talked to Tamir’s mom, Samaria Rice, in late May as she was planning a community celebration for her youngest son’s birthday. She opened up about who Tamir was, what she thinks of protests in his name, and what she and her other children—Tajai, Kavon and Tasheona—are doing to heal from this unimaginable loss.

 

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Justice for Eric Garner who was choked to death by NYPD

 

Justice for Eric Garner who was choked to death by NYPD officers on July 17th in Staten Island, NY. After breaking up a fight, Garner was approached by several officers that attempted to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. When trying to take down Garner, officer Daniel Pantaleo placed an illegal choke hold on him which caused him to stop breathing and die several minutes later. The police officers nor the responding emergency service workers did anything to aid him while laying lifeless on the floor. The whole incident was caught on videotape which went viral and has ignited a call to end racial profiling and police brutality against people of color. The killing of Eric Garner has been shortly followed by the killing of unarmed John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in LA, and Michael Brown in Ferguson. After having witnessed the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, we all must figure out a way to take back control of our militarized police departments and hold officers accountable when they cross the line. This portrait is of young Eric in high school. He died at the age of 43. His last words where, “I can’t breathe…”

 

 

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Pasadena pays $1 million to parents of Kendrec McDade to settle lawsuits

 

The city of Pasadena has paid about $1 million to the parents of an unarmed teenager who was killed two years ago in a shooting by Pasadena police.

 

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