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Archive for ‘Police Misconduct’ Category

A Riot Is The Language Of The Unheard

As you surely know, riots have broken out in Baltimore after years of police killing people in America at a rate of over a thousand a year, with many of the victims of police violence being unarmed children, with the deaths most often as a result NOT of efforts to protect people from violent crime… Read More

Justice For All – Unarmed People Killed by Police

Michael Brown and Eric Garner’s names ring through our society right now as the names of the black men killed by police. The lost lives of these men symbolize the source of this incredible protest movement getting so much media coverage. However, the movement did not start with just those two killings. The mainstream corporate-controlled… Read More

We Could All Do A Lot Better

On a site like this that’s entire focus is opposing aggressive violence, either through prevention or self-defense, the issue of violence committed by police is so relevant yet so difficult and complicated to address. Frankly, that’s why I do not want to say anything else except watch this video which addresses that topic amazingly: Download… Read More

Best of #mynypd

In case you’ve been living in a cave this week and haven’t heard, the NYPD tried to dive into social networking promotions with the hashtag #mynypd. They asked citizens to post pictures of themselves with the state’s armed soldiers in the war on drugs, prostitution, permitless business, just being brown or black, and–maybe the biggest… Read More

Special Ed Student Brutally Attacked in School

Almost everyone wants to reduce the presence of murder, rape, assault and other violent aggression in our society. Indeed, protecting people from offensive violence is the point of this blog. Unfortunately, I just saw a disturbing video that reminds us that many times the ones from whom we need protection are the same police officers… Read More

The Movie Changeling and Corruption

I recently watched Changeling, a movie directed by Clint Eastwood starring Angelina Jolie. Based on actual events, it tells the story of a mother reunited with her missing son only to find out the boy is an impostor. Instead of helping the mother, the corrupt city authorities refuse to admit their mistake, choosing to call… Read More

Police Brutality and NYPD Racism

In the following video Michael Moore uses comedy and antics to bring attention to NYPD racism and police brutality: I do not agree with all of Michael Moore’s politics, but he makes informative documentaries. Regardless, I think we can all agree that police brutality and racism need to come to a stop. The video must… Read More