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ACLU Releases Detailed Best Practices for Police Body Cameras - by ACLU
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union on May 21 released a detailed set of recommended policies for the use of police body cameras (see PDF).
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:31PM
Russia: Making troop deaths a secret ‘attacks freedom of expression’ - by Amnesty International
A decree signed today by President Vladimir Putin making deaths of Russian forces “in peacetime” a state secret is yet another attack on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:05PM
Video Shows Dying Moments of African-American Soldier in Texas Jail (video/x-ms-wmv 22.9MB) - by DemocracyNow! (repost)
The police state snuffed the life of Sgt. James Brown in the El Paso Jail.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:31AM
Bratton Report Glosses over Impact Broken Windows Policing Has on NY Communities of Color - by American Civil Liberties Union
NEW YORK - In response to a report (see PDF) released today by the NYPD and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in defense of Broken Windows policing, the leadership of the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement. It is attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:51PM
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015: video (video/mp4 341.4MB) - by El Enemigo Común
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:29PM
Intifada in Baltimore: Baltimore Youth Rise Up for Freddie Gray and All the Other Freddie Grays (video/mp4 18.2MB) - by Dave Id
Baltimore youth are rising up for #FreddieGray and all the other Freddie Grays today. Countless rocks and bricks have been thrown at police throughout the afternoon, as seen in the looping video below, and several police vehicles have been torched. Police are claiming some of their officers have suffered bones from flying objects that have struck them.
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:34PM
This Week in Palestine, April 24th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 7.9MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 18th, to the 24th, 2015.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:38AM
Mumia's condition grave: Take Action - by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
Dateline: Friday April 24th, 8:45pm
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:58PM
U.S. Inaction Following CIA Torture Report is De Facto Amnesty for Perpetrators - by Amnesty International
NEW YORK - Amnesty International released a report on April 21 (see PDF) criticizing the Obama administration’s silence in the wake of the Senate torture report, calling it de facto amnesty for those responsible for CIA torture. The government inaction following the December publication of the summary report on the CIA’s secret detention program is outlined in detail in the new report, Crimes and Impunity. The document also highlights the lack of accountability for enforced disappearance ...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:06PM
New Orleans Bail Bonds (audio/mpeg 77.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Gahiji discusses bail bonds and plays talks from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and an intervew with Loyola Professor Bill Quigley.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:33AM
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard - by paz
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard On June 18, 2014, alongside our members who have been arrested in workplace raids, we filed a lawsuit against Arpaio, Montgomery, and MCSO challenging two state laws that turn immigrants into felons simply for working to provide for their families. We are requesting an immediate injunction and permanent halt to the workplace raids and to expunge the records of raid victims who continue to face discr...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:47AM
Amnesty International USA Calls for Approval of Civilian Board to Oversee St. Louis Police - by Amnesty International
WASHINGTON- Amnesty International USA calls for the St. Louis Board of Aldermen to establish a Civilian Oversight Board that would evaluate police shootings, as well as broader police practices.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:51PM
Angola3 Newsletter - The Waiting Game: 43 Years of Innocence; Still Incarcerated; Still... - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Today marks 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace were first placed in solitary confinement for a crime they didn't commit. We now await a decision from Federal Judge James Brady regarding Albert's request for bail, expected any week. Featured below are messages from both Albert and Robert King. New artwork by longtime A3 supporter Rigo 23 is displayed alongside a poem written by Albert back in 1998 entitled I Wait. Who could have imagined that 17 years later, in 2015, he would sti...
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:34AM
Update from Bryan Collins, OPSO Whistleblower (audio/mpeg 50.0MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Kezia speaks with Bryan Collins, OPSO & OPP whistleblower, whose case against the sherrif's office was recently dismissed in federal court by Judge Sarah Vance.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:50AM
Mayor Announces Support for Reparations for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO – After months of work by survivors and stakeholders, including Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International USA, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his support for a proposed ordinance that would provide reparations to survivors of Chicago Police torture during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The ordinance will be introduced to the Chicago City Council tomorrow.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:15PM
ACLU, Detroit Agree On Interim Rules To Protect Free Speech In Public Parks - by American Civil Liberties Union
DETROIT - In an effort to settle an ACLU of Michigan lawsuit that accuses the private groups that manage and secure Detroit’s Campus Martius Park of illegally banning activists, the City of Detroit agreed on Thursday to immediately implement a series of interim rules designed to safeguard free-speech rights at all of its public parks.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:06PM
The Human Rights Impact of Less Lethal Weapons and Other Law Enforcement Equipment - by Amnesty International
Law enforcement agencies around the world regularly misuse so-called “less-lethal” weapons and equipment for torture and their use can also have deadly consequences, Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation said as they launched a new briefing at the United Nations Crime Congress in Doha, Qatar.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:37PM
What if There Was No Video? White SC Officer Charged With Murder of Fleeing Walter Scott - by Democracy Now!
A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after a video showed him shooting an apparently unarmed African-American man who was running away (see the video below this story). The killing happened Saturday morning after North Charleston police officer Michael Slager stopped Walter Scott for a broken brake light. On the video, Slager is seen shooting at Scott eight times as he tries to flee. The North Charleston Police Department had initially defended Slager after he sa...
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:21PM
Discussion with Susan Hutson from the New Orleans Office Of the Independent Police Monitor (audio/mpeg 37.5MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Susan Hutson from the Independent Police Monitor comes in to discuss the 2014 annual report that her office recently released.
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2015 7:41AM
NLG Calls for Immediate, Independent Medical Attention for Mumia Abu-Jamal - by via National Lawyers Guild
FRACKVILLE, PA--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to give NLG Jailhouse Lawyer Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal immediate independent and specialized health care, including his choice of medical specialists.
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 2:43PM