Posts Tagged: police brutality

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...

California to spend more on prisons than schools

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Over the next five years, California's spending on prisons will increase nine percent annually. Education funding will increase five percent. By the 2...

Protests reveal widespread abuse of prisoners

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An April 24 uprising in an Indiana prison brought national attention to the conditions faced by prisoners across the country. The action began as a pe...

Emergency protests to free Mumia

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On May 17, there will be mass demonstrations in Philadelphia and San Francisco demanding freedom for political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. On the same d...

Assata Shakur: A woman warrior

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In December 2006, a gain won 17 years ago by City University of New York’s City College students came under sudden attack.

ANSWER condemns LAPD attack on immigrant rights movement

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The ANSWER Coalition unequivocally condemns the brutal, unprovoked Los Angeles Police Department attack on immigrant families, media reporters and cam...

The militant legacy of Malcolm X

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On May 19, 1925, an admirable and resolute revolutionary figure was born in Omaha, Nebraska. This figure, who would achieve prominence in the liberati...

‘War on gangs’ latest act of class war against Black and Latino youth

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In a continuation of the racist police attacks on the African American and Latino communities, the so-called war on gangs in Los Angeles has added new...

Struggle to free Gary Tyler gains momentum

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The following article appeared Mar. 6 on pslweb.org. “I emphatically and unequivocally maintain my innocence as I did in 1974 and hope that one ...