Posts Tagged: police brutality

New Orleans remains a tale of two cities

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On Aug. 1, PSLweb.org’s Richard Becker and Eugene Puryear sat down with Malik Rahim, New Orleans activist and co-founder of the Common Ground Co...

Chicago community protests police killing of Aaron Harrison

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On Aug. 10, over 500 people attended a rally on Chicago’s west side to protest the police killing of Aaron Harrison. The community rally was fol...

1,000 Harlem signatures for Mumia Abu-Jamal

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The ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) in New York City issued the following statement. For two weeks in July, ANSWER activists fan...

Gang report reveals: racist cops the problem, not youth

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The Justice Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that studies ways to reduce incarceration, released a report on July 18 entitled "Ga...

Judge acquits racist New Orleans cop

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, on Oct.8, 2005, three white police officers and two federal agents viciously beat Robert Davis, a 64-year-old B...

Brooklyn community mobilizes against round-up of Black and Latino youth

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Imagine being on your way to the funeral of one of your loved ones in the company of a group of friends. Without any explanation, the cops arrest you ...

Don’t blame hip-hop for urban crime

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Despite claims by police agencies of lower national crime rates, high murder rates still plague U.S. urban centers. In 2006, killings increased signif...

NYPD rounds up hundreds at Puerto Rican Day Parade

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Three million people participated in New York’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10. Celebrating the Puerto Rican people’s accomplis...

U.S. Senate considers repressive law federalizing ‘gang crime’

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On June 5, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa urged the U.S. Senate to pass legislation federalizing so-called gang crimes. Senator Diane Feinstei...

NYPD cop kills unarmed man

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Off-duty New York cop Raphael Lora killed an unarmed man on May 18. Lora fatally shot Fermin Arzu, a Honduran immigrant, after Arzu drove down the wro...