Tag Archives: Police Harassment

Thorne Dreyer / James McEnteer : Dallas Underground Icon Stoney Burns Dead at 68

Stoney Burns is arrested by Dallas Police officers at Lee Park on April 12, 1970, after what The Dallas Morning News called “a clash between law officers and young people” that “occurred when police tried to arrest several hippie-types” at … finish reading Thorne Dreyer / James McEnteer : Dallas Underground Icon Stoney Burns Dead at 68

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Jena, Louisiana : Drug Bust or Racist Revenge?

Sheriff Scott Franklin, shown reveling in loot obtained during a controversial drug raid last summer in Jena, Louisiana. Photo special to The Rag Blog.Revenge for civil rights protests?‘Operation Third Option’ in Jena By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Jena, Louisiana : Drug Bust or Racist Revenge?

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Culture of Abuse : Police Harassment of New Orleans Transgenders

New Orleans cops are on the prowl for transgenders. Photo by Ted Jackson / The Times-Picayune Archive.Transgender community in New OrleansClaims abuse and discrimination by police By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / April 20, 2010 New Orleans’ Black … finish reading Culture of Abuse : Police Harassment of New Orleans Transgenders

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Skateboarders, Bloggers and Cops : One Little Victory for the People

No Skateboards / calaggie. Gerry Storm, aka Dr. Mesmo, is a former Austin musician, activist and union leader who now lives in rural New Mexico. His interests combine the political with the spiritual. He recounts here a triumphant parable of … finish reading Skateboarders, Bloggers and Cops : One Little Victory for the People

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Libel Suit Arrest : French Journalist Humiliated by Police

French journalist Vittorio de Filippis. Photo by Franck Fife / AFP. This over the top arrest by French cops and their strip search of a journalist for a “libel charge” has the Paris press up on arms. Larry Ray / … finish reading Libel Suit Arrest : French Journalist Humiliated by Police

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That Would Be the New World Order COINTELPRO

“None of us are fringe people,” said David Zirin, referring to a characterization made by Maryland’s former state police superintendent. Photo: Kevin Clark / The Washington Post.Spying on Activists Discussed at Forum: Group Questions Why Some, Not OthersBy Lisa Rein … finish reading That Would Be the New World Order COINTELPRO

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Why Not "Give Aid Rather Than Harassment"?

Nickelsville residents George Williamson, left, John Clark and Aaron Colyer socialize in a tent next to a new no-trespassing sign that was staked into the ground several hours earlier by the Seattle Department of Transportation. Photo: Chris Joseph Taylor/Seattle TimesA … finish reading Why Not "Give Aid Rather Than Harassment"?

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New Media Targeted With Harassment, Arrests at RNC

Using horseback officers, police moved to cut off demonstrators during GOP convention in St. Paul. Photo by Nick Vlcek / City Pages.‘Dozens of journalists, photographers, bloggers and videomakers arrested in an orchestrated round up of independents covering the Republican National … finish reading New Media Targeted With Harassment, Arrests at RNC

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