Two stories about bad policing in the news today: Do we need the police?

The LA Times reports that in North Carolina, a man was killed by police after seeking help for having been in a car accident. The man’s name is Jonathan Ferrell, and he was a former football player for  Florida A&M University. The same day, The New York Post reports that police shot two innocent women […]

Protests continue for Brooklyn teen shot by NYPD

Kimani “Kiki” Gray, age 16, was shot by police on Saturday night. Protests and vigils are continuing in his neighborhood. There is an excellent story at Gothamist (hat tip to Occupy Wall St NYC Twitter for the link). Excerpt below. The whole story gives interesting details, and perspectives from the family, neighborhood, and status quo. […]

Another police killing: What if there were no police?

The latest police failure is the story of a police officer in Houston, Texas, who shot and killed a man, who was a double-amputee, who was in his wheelchair. [Story at CNN: here] The man had been threatening the officer with what turned out to be a pen. Below is my essay, previously published at […]

Thurs 9/20/2012: Vigil for Kevin Callahan (man killed by Suffolk County Police)

Kevin Callahan Memorial Service Update 9/21/2012: Photos from the event at Flickr: here. (If you are on FaceBook, you can share the reflections and photos here: FB Event page for Kevin’s Memorial: here.) Candlelight Vigil to commemorate the life of Kevin Callahan Thursday, September 20, 2012 7 pm Liberty Park, Selden, Long Island, NY (On […]

Police brutality in Anaheim, California: Man shot from back. Protesters attacked by police.

As reported at Democracy Now!: “Police in the California city of Anaheim are facing allegations of murder and brutality after fatally shooting two Latino men over the weekend and firing rubber bullets at crowds of protesters.” The 25-year-old man, shot early in the day, Manuel Diaz, was unarmed. Then, the police attacked men, women, children, […]

Family of Selden man killed by police files lawsuit and receives press attention in Newsday

Background story at onthewilderside: here. Join the Stand Up for Kevin FaceBook page: here. (excerpt) from Newsday Kin to file suit vs. cops in fatal shooting June 13, 2012 The family of a Selden man killed by police last year will file a federal lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department Thursday, alleging officers used […]

Silent protest to end “stop and frisk”

Father’s Day is a wonderful day to stand up for ourselves and our neighbors. Hope you will consider going to this historic event. And, think about bringing your father along! Silent March To End Stop and Frisk Sunday, June 17th at 3pm in New York City (with buses from Long Island) The website for this […]

NYPD Arrests NYCLU Legal Observer at Occupy Wall Street event

KW writes: The police must learn to change. The police must learn to respect people who are protesting. And, police departments should learn to fire police officers who are caught doing wrong. In addition, the public should have easy ways to recall politicians like Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who allow bad cops […]

This Saturday – March 24 – Occupy in NYC

Also, Sat. March 24th on Long Island: A peace, justice, occupy event 12:15 in Port Jefferson Info: here. ____________________ Let Freedom Spring! NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly must resign! The 1%’s police proxies have been attempting to suppress our peaceful protests, sparking a response we haven’t seen since last September. But we need your help! […]

Last Night: Police rise to new level of abuse and violence against Occupy demonstrators

Two things: One: I believe that one reason the NYPD was as arrogant and violent as they were last night, is because of new policies and legislation passed by Obama and Congress in the last few weeks. People need to slow down and check out what our entire government – both parties – have been […]

NDAA and more arrests of occupy activists: America clamps down on freedom

This incident happened 4 days ago. The three arrests were reported in many media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post:

Don’t let the police start hiding: Contact the Houston Police about their red tent

Who to contact to complain about the sneaky, red tent, used by Houston Police against occupiers: Houston Police non-emergency number:  713-884-3131 Houston Police Public Affairs contact:  public DOT affairs AT cityofhouston DOT net Any politicians, civil rights groups, or human rights groups who you feel may pay attention to your concerns. Look for future action […]

New video: Reflections on The People’s Library (OWSL)

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NY Parents and Children Rally Against Bullying

NY Parents & Children Rally Against NYPD Bullies March in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street This Saturday [Today, December 10, 2011], Parents for Occupy Wall Street will march with our children from Union Square to City Hall Park to deliver a “stop bullying” message to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and his boss, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  […]

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