Tag Archives: Police Brutality

Paul Krassner :
The six dumbest decisions of my life

We’re talking really dangerous dumb decisions that continue to make me humble. By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog | November 12, 2014 I’m talking here about seriously dumb decisions, not those minor regrets like that time in 1970 when … finish reading Paul Krassner :
The six dumbest decisions of my life

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Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

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FILM / Jonah Raskin : Reviewing ‘Fruitvale’ and Remembering the Panthers

Reviewing Coogler’s Fruitvale Stationand reflecting on the Black Panthers Fruitvale Station shows how far we’ve traveled since the days of the Panthers, and how little we’ve traveled. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | August 12, 2013 The only … finish reading FILM / Jonah Raskin : Reviewing ‘Fruitvale’ and Remembering the Panthers

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Anthony Cristofani : Cops ‘Peacefully Evacuate’ Occupy LA

The ‘peaceful evacuation’ of Occupy Los Angeles ‘Evacuation’ is what kindly firefighters do when buildings are in danger of collapsing. This was an attack on people exercising their first amendment rights to assembly and speech in a public space. By … finish reading Anthony Cristofani : Cops ‘Peacefully Evacuate’ Occupy LA

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Peter L. Myers : Pepper Spray Gazette (Numbers Don’t Lie)

Lt. John Pike, who was photographed pepper spraying passive protesters at U.C. Davis, is shown here doing the deed in Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World.” Graphic by Brady Hall / Pepper Spraying Cop / Tumblr.Pepper Spray Gazette:Numbers don’t lie!By Peter L. … finish reading Peter L. Myers : Pepper Spray Gazette (Numbers Don’t Lie)

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CARTOON / Joshua Brown : Life During Wartime: March of History

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / The Rag Blog / September 18, 2011.[Joshua Brown is the executive director of the Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York and is a … finish reading CARTOON / Joshua Brown : Life During Wartime: March of History

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Mike Davis : Protest in the Driver’s Seat

Image from the Schumin Web.Chevy to the levee:Protest in the driver’s seat This is the ultimate American way: protesting in a car (or on a bike) while obeying the law. The possibilities for serene family tourism are endless and mind-boggling. … finish reading Mike Davis : Protest in the Driver’s Seat

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David Van Os : ‘Non-Lethal Projectiles’ in Oakland

Police officers with “non-lethal ordnance” after an early morning raid on Occupy Oakland’s tent city, Oakland, CA, Oct.25, 2011. Photo by Stephen Lam / Reuters.Military zone in Oakland:Riot cops use ‘non-lethal projectiles’to attack occupiers’ encampment Scott Olsen, who served two … finish reading David Van Os : ‘Non-Lethal Projectiles’ in Oakland

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Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

New Orleans after Katrina. Image from Slate. Six years after Katrina: The battle for New Orleans continues Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice. By Jordan Flaherty … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

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Jordan Flaherty : Historic NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina Cops Run Amuck

Rev. Raymond Brown pumps his fist outside New Orleans Federal Court Friday in celebration of conviction of cops involved in the post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings. Photo by Ted Jackson / The Times-Picayune From heroes to villains: NOPD verdict reveals post-Katrina … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Historic NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina Cops Run Amuck

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Jordan Flaherty : Cop Corruption on Trial in New Orleans

Trial of cops connected to the post-Katrina Danziger Bridge killings has gripped New Orleans.New Orleans cops:Danziger bridge trialbrings corruption front and center By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2011 NEW ORLEANS — In New Orleans’ federal … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Cop Corruption on Trial in New Orleans

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Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

Crime scene: New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge was the site of police shootings. Photo by Lucas Jackson / Reuters.New Orleans cops go on trial:Shot unarmed African-Americans in cold blood Did New Orleans media contribute to police violence after hurricane Katrina? By … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

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