Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mobile Justice California

Exciting *FREE* App from the ACLU that allows you to record police encounters, connect with other witnesses, and have it all sent to the ACLU automatically before the police can destroy it.

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NYC DOT worker counting pedestrians on the sidewalks with his manual silver counter.


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jeremy scahill on Twitter

“If you ask why Black people break windows, but don’t ask why cops break Black spines, then you have no business judging anyone.”

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From Hartford yesterday.


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How Cities’ Funding Woes Are Driving Racial and Economic Injustice—And What We Can Do About It

As the uprising in Baltimore continues, and we again have to add another black life to the long list of black lives taken by the police, Karl Kumodzi writes powerfully with New York City Councilmember Brad Lander on how we must address our financially failing cities, which incentivize state violence against black people. Kumodzi just came back from Baltimore, where he served as a legal observer and support; here, Kumodzi and Lander remind us that the fight for justice for black communities and for black life must happen on the streets, but also in city budgets and city tax codes.

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Nonviolence as Compliance in Baltimore

“When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is “correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the rioters themselves.”
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