The world is bigger than just your drive home or your living room.
The fear in his eye
by Jeremiah Probodanu
Unarmed, clearly non-violent student brutally pepper-sprayed.
73 were arrested over the weekend as police used outrageous tactics against college students enjoying a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party.
A youtube Video by levin00, shows how brutality and oppression are quickly becoming the goto tactics of Police State USA. It also shows that what the media is saying about this event is all wrong.
The video clearly shows kids having fun, NOT being violent or destructive.
Then the storm troopers show up in their black uniforms, with rubber bullets and pepper spray. The jackboots rolled trough campus laying waste to the wasted.
These are college kids doing what college kids do, and they were treated like enemy combatants. This was completely uncalled for! The violent tendency of the state has got to be reined in.
When will enough be enough? These cops need to be held accountable, as well as the one’s that sent their vicious attack dogs out to wreak havoc.
Watch video of the party and the police’s response here.
Was this at Indiana University of Pennsylvania?
It was at Umass Amherst
Ah okay, thank you. Apparently IUP experienced a little police aggression as well this weekend.
Thanks! Sorry if this is a really late reply. I haven’t been on for quite a while!
Michio Hoshino, a photographer known for his pictures of bears and other wildlife, was mauled to death by a brown bear on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. He was in his mid-40′s and lived in Fairbanks, Alaska.
This was the last photo he took.
State Cop Shoots At Minivan Full Of Kids
While both the mother and son deserve punishment, shooting at the vehicle was a tad over the top.
The mother and her son clearly broke multiple laws. You don’t just fucking speed away from a cop after he as pulled you over twice. Nothing should happen to either cop.
Better not break a law or else you forfeit yours and your childrens’ right to life.
I would also like to add that if you are a bystander to police interaction, please take the time to film their behavior with your phone.
The ACLU has a more thorough run-down here (in several languages) of understanding your rights in certain situations.
A few notes:
- You have the right to remain silent, but as of late, you also have to assert this right or it can be used against you. Announce that you are invoking your Fifth Amendment right.
- If you are pulled over while driving, the police do have the ability to demand your license, registration, and proof of insurance.
- It’s important to ask calmly and repeatedly “am I being detained?” and if you are not, you can assert your right to leave or ask repeatedly “Am I free to go?”
- Also remember that even if you are arrested, you still do not have to answer questions. Whatever you say can and will be used against you. Ask for a lawyer and continue to repeat the request until they comply.
Again, as bystanders we should all look out for our fellow citizens, recording police activity and getting their identification information if possible. We have the right to ask them for their information even though they will often try to avoid giving it.
Be safe & remember that the best interaction with a cop is no interaction at all.
Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states.
54 arrested in LA during Walmart protest
November 8, 2013
Dozens of Walmart workers and activists were arrested last night protesting the company’s labor practices and retaliatory behavior in Los Angeles’ Chinatown last night in what organizers are calling the largest act of civil disobedience in Walmart history.
Workers, clergy and activists sat down in the middle of Cesar Chavez Avenue in a circle outside the company’s new Chinatown store last night. Some 825,000 Walmart workers make less than $25,000 a year, workers say. Richard Reynoso is one of them, despite having a rare-for-Walmart full-time position as an overnight stocker.
“I got arrested today because I believe that taking this step will encourage others to be brave and step forward and stand up to the world’s largest retailer,” Reynoso said in a statement. “Walmart can’t silence me.”
The civil disobedience followed a protest outside a Walmart store in the working class Los Angeles suburb of Paramount, where 100 people gathered. The actions are supported by OUR Walmart, a union-backed workers group which organized the first strike in Walmart history last year.