July 28, 2010

From Consortium News:

“The Baro family of Mexican immigrants was celebrating the 22nd birthday of Walter Baro on July 17 when the incident began. Two LAPD officers arrived shortly after midnight claiming they had received noise complaints from a neighbor.

According to Wa...

July 28, 2010

From Time Magazine:

“Another factor (in the law numbers of immigrant detentions in Arpaio’s recent sweep) may well have been Lydia Guzman, a prominent Hispanic activist, who, along with a group called CopWatch, designed a detailed messaging system to warn the Phoenix Va...

July 22, 2010

From the Bay View:

“Here’s what one eye-witness was filmed saying to local TV. Again she watched it out the window of her house in Fruitvale, a short distance from the rail station:

“When they turned here at the corner, there was, I want to say, about 10 policemen, all g...

July 22, 2010

From the Tribune:

“The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday night to pay $6.5 million in two search warrant cases from 2008 that claimed several Oakland police officers falsified sworn affidavits resulting in illegal raids on homes in East and West Oakland.

The two federal...

July 18, 2010

An important message from a brave woman who was tortured by police at the G20 in Toronto.

July 18, 2010

From Alternet:

“In 1980, 2,884 SWAT deployments were recorded nationwide; the number today is estimated by experts at 50,000 annually or more.”


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This is a really important piece and it has a lot of important information. After the murder of Aiyana Jones, I don’t th...

June 24, 2010

From the Chronicle:

“A judge has ruled that the University of California police illegally searched the camera of a photojournalist covering a protest outside the chancellor’s campus home, attorneys said Monday.

Alameda County Superior Judge Yolanda Northridge on Friday i...

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