Category Police Brutality

Before police shot him, mentally ill Portsmouth man looked “mean” and “hostile,” ex-officer testifies | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com

Before police shot him, mentally ill Portsmouth man looked “mean” and “hostile,” ex-officer testifies | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com – Franklin stopped and sat back down at the table as more officers arrived. To Williams, Franklin’s decision to approach him in an “aggressive” manner with an item in his hand amounted to a threat. […]

Common Space – #ShekuBayoh: Family react with anger to Kenny MacAskill “hunting Police Scotland” remarks

Common Space – Sheku Bayoh: Family react with anger to Kenny MacAskill “hunting Police Scotland” remarks – Writing for a police magazine, Police Professional, MacAskill said: “An assumption of institutional racism and homicide are alluded to without awaiting the outcome of complex and highly thorough investigations into a specific incident. “The fact that the police […]

To White Folks That Have Never Seen Super Light Skinned Negros Before

So, this is me. No makeup, no sorcery. This picture is a few years old. Nothing has changed. I suppose what they really mean when they think/say that I’m not black is that I don’t inspire their racist fears about black people. Or they could mean that black people don’t have certain looks. Not REAL […]

PressTV-For 35 yrs in prison without conviction

PressTV-For 35 yrs in prison without conviction – A mentally ill African American man has spent more than three decades in the US state of Texas without conviction, a defense attorney says. Jerry Hartfield, 59, has been jailed for over 35 years despite his original murder conviction being thrown out from being found guilty, defense […]

What Should be Done About Rikers Island’s Dark Fugitive Slave History? – CityLab

[Uploaded on Aug 4, 2011 –> An artificial island, a solid waste landfill, Rikers is the world’s largest penal colony. Incarcerating over 130,000 NY’ers a year, Rikers is a key component to the NYPD’s community policing strategy. Arrest a lot of young people, build long rap sheets, and keep people moving through the system with […]

Kalief Browder suicide a call to action against U.S. justice system | CBCNews.ca Mobile

The deck may have been stacked against Browder in other ways, too. Black men 18 and 19 years old are nine times more likely to be incarcerated than their white counterparts, according to Amnesty International. “Kalief’s case tragically represents the intersection of so many issues that plague our justice system,” said Jasmine Heiss, senior campaigner […]

4th World Radyo: The Hidden American Gulag: TheAngryindian Speaks with George Mallinckrodt | APNS Public Radyo

Summary:  TheAngryindian speaks with US Psychotherapist and Prisoner Rights Advocate George C. Mallinckrodt, (georgemallinckrodt.com / Twitter – @GeoMallinckrodt) author of ‘Getting Away With Murder: A True Story‘ (2014) based on the tragic and violent death of Darren Rainey, a mentally-challenged state of Florida prison inmate who was literally ‘cooked to death’ while in custody as a punishment by vindictive […]