“You know you’re doing wrong! Go home!” one of the women yells after separating the young woman from the officers. That’s exactly what they do.”
Kevin Moore filmed the police brutally arresting Freddie Gray. That footage went viral and began all of the protests that have been flooding the streets of Baltimore and sweeping the nation ever since. Now, after claiming the police had been harassing and intimidating him after he went public with the footage, Kevin Moore and two members of Cop Watch – Chad Jackson and Tony White – have been arrested tonight in Baltimore.
Perpetual wars spilling across many borders is now a foregone conclusion. The public pays it little mind. Drones take this even further, targeting individuals determined to be combatants – without a declaration of war against their country and without formal charges, allegations or complaints against those individuals.
Due process is effectively dead
To personalize this for a moment, imagine a bully sitting on a smaller child, and every time someone objects to the fact that the bully is beating the smaller child with an iron rod, the bully exclaims, “Well, he tried to slap me, so I was forced to defend myself.” No, you can’t claim that you’re beating the smaller child with an iron rod in self-defense, especially when you can end the entire confrontation simply by getting off him. Back to the political reality, Norman Finkelstein put it best: “The refrain that Israel has the right to self-defense is a red herring: the real question is, does Israel have the right to use force to maintain an illegal occupation? The answer is no.”
The Obama administration is dropping its plans to reduce the amount of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by the end of the year, significantly altering the timeline which officials had said would see troops largely withdraw from the country by 2016, according to reports.
“Torture is illegal, immoral and it does not work. This is not just a matter of the rule of law.
This is a matter of national security.”
Fascism’s Nazi iconography is embedded consciousness: flickering footage of goose-stepping brown-shirts ~OO~
There is clearly something There is clearly something seriously wrong with simply allowing rogue cops to run rampant over the city of Seattle, Washington… and someone must be held accountable..
The March was legal. Protesting is constitutionally protected.
Walking on the sidewalk is also legal. How long must we wait for freedom?
The number of people in uniform who will knowingly and maliciously violate your human rights is huge.
Kianga Mwamba, 36, was tasered and arrested
by Baltimore Police Department officers in March
while using her mobile phone to film officers kicking
and beating on a man in custody. The police seized and
tampered with her mobile phone – erasing the arrest video.