7th October 2014
A genuinely shocking statistic. It’s more important than ever that we have accurate statistics on police shootings, yet there is still no national index (and the FBI, which supplied the numbers here, no longer gives out information so freely). This is why The Cryptosphere is collaborating with Deadspin on their index of police shootings.
4th September 2014
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(via Pic o’ The Day: Golftank)
Welcome to friendly Wales, where we take golf course security VERY SERIOUSLY INDEED!
3rd September 2014
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(via Call to Action: Help Us Track #Police Shootings)
The Cryptosphere and Deadspin are collaborating to create the first nationwide database of US police shootings. Please participate and share widely; this is important.
4th December 2013
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On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton was murdered while he was sleeping in his bed. He was shot in the arm, shoulder, and twice through the head. He was just 21 years old. Mark Clark was also killed that morning. Right after the shootings, State’s Attorney Hanrahan called a press conference where he announced that the Black Panthers had organized a “vicious, unprovoked attack” on the police who had appeared at an apartment at 4:45 that morning to supposedly search for illegal weapons. Seven survivors of the targeted murder, including Hampton’s fiance Deborah Johnson who was 8 months pregnant, were arrested and charged with attempted murder. After 13 years of litigation, Flint Taylor, Jeffrey Haas, and other lawyers at the People’s Law Office were able to prove that the shootings were actually assassinations organized by the F.B.I. as part of its Cointelpro program.
The following excerpts, collected by Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer for the Eyes on the Prize documentary series, feature Deborah Johnson recounting the shootings that killed Fred Hampton.
“The first thing that I remember after Fred and I had went to sleep was being awakened by somebody shaking Fred while we were laying in bed. Saying, “Chairman, Chairman, wake up! The pigs are vamping. The pigs are vamping.” About the same time, I looked up and I saw what appeared to be flashes of light going across the entranceway to the back bedroom. It looked like a million flashes of light, because the apartment was pretty much dark. I rolled over to Fred — he sill hadn’t moved at this point, as I recall — and then slid down to Fred’s right side, so that put me closest to the wall in the bedroom […]
Someone else was in the room with me and kept yelling out, “Stop shooting, stop shooting, we have a pregnant sister in here.” Eventually the shooting stopped and they said we could come out. I remember crossing over Fred and telling myself over and over. Be real careful. Don’t stumble, they’ll try to shoot you. Just be real calm. Watch how you walk. Keep your hands up. Don’t reach for anything. Don’t even try to close your robe.
I’m walking out of the bedroom, there are two lines of policemen that I have to walk through on my right and my left. I remember focusing on their badge numbers and their faces. Saying them over and over in my head, so I wouldn’t forget. As I walked through these two lines of policemen, on of them grabbed my robe and opened it and said, “Well, what do you know, we have a broad here.” Another policeman grabbed me by the hair and pretty much just shoved me — I had more hair then — into the kitchen area. It was very cold that might. I guess that it snowed. The back door was open. Some people were on the floor in the kitchen.
I heard a voice come from the dining room area. Someone said, “He’s barely alive. He’ll barely make it.” The shooting, I heard some shooting start again.”
28th October 2013
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Nothing to worry about. Just the Taiwanese Special Forces here to keep the peace and save kittens or whatever requires this kind of armor on city streets.
tbh those masks are scary as fuck and I’d shoot the wearer if he burst down my door regardless.
27th July 2013
More masked demonstrators face off with a police officer during a protest against the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, near his residence. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images
15th July 2013
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Black and Unarmed: A Growing List…
7th July 2013
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here are a hell of a lot of brads i found on my desktop. use some of these maybe while participating in the tweetstorm, use this pastebin and go nuts.
7th July 2013
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Poll tax riot, central London, March 1990, photo by Paul Mattsson
7th July 2013
Police face demonstrators during clashes near the Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro. The protests continued in Brazil and around 4,000 people gathered here to demonstrate against what they perceive as excessive public spending for the next year’s World Cup and to demand better hospitals, schools and public transport Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA
22nd June 2013
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Here, a demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets in Rio after clashes erupted during the protest which is now being called the ‘Tropical Spring’ Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP