Category Archives: Police & Prisons

Zimmerman and the hunting of Black Folks

This article was originally published on billfletcherjr.com. I received the news when i was getting ready to eat. I was prepared, intellectually, for a not-guilty verdict.  I was not ready in my gut. As a radical i am quite aware … Continue reading

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Building the Justice for Alan Blueford campaign: An interview with Jack Bryson

To bring more light to the Justice for Alan Blueford campaign, Tim Thomas interviewed one of the key organizers of the campaign, Jack Bryson. Tim: Alright Jack, we’ll start with a couple of questions man. Tell us how you got … Continue reading

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Justice for Alan Blueford! Hundreds Protest Police Murder in Oakland

Two hundred activists recently gathered outside the office of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to show their support for the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition (JAB), and condemn O’Malley’s failure to bring charges against Officer Miguel Masso, who shot … Continue reading

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Behind the Dorner Drama: Respond to Police Violence with Individual “Heroism” or Community Action?

Christopher Dorner’s violent actions against the Los Angeles Police Department and the residents of Los Angeles and surrounding communities raises once again critical issues of the impacts police violence, corruption, and the toxic relationship that police departments have on oppressed … Continue reading

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What We’re Watching: A Lens on the Criminal Injustice System

Below are some recommended documentaries that cut through the racist, sexist, classist bullshit of shows like COPS and 48 Hours Mystery, where Black bogeymen, “gold digging” women, and “white trash” pervade. These are both produced-for-TV and feature film investigations into … Continue reading

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“I Am Troy Davis and I Am Free!”

The statement below was written by Troy Davis, before he was murdered by the state of Georgia on September 21. To All: I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, … Continue reading

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The Mighty Storm of Attica: 40 Years Later

Forty years ago, on September 9, 1971, more than a thousand people imprisoned in the Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, NY rose up and seized the maximum-security prison. Like prisons today, conditions at Attica were barbaric. The State crammed the … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: Why Should You Die for a Transfer?

The sad context for this article in the San Francisco Bay View by Willie Ratcliff is the police murder of a young Black man in San Francisco last month. The victim, all of 19 years old, was being chased for … Continue reading

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Condemn the Vicious Beating of Two Activists by the NYPD!

Build Resistance to Police Brutality! Recently, the NYPD arrested and viciously beat two of our comrades, Freddy Bastone and Ateo Laureano Bracero Peruyero. Freddy is a laborer in LIUNA Local 79’s apprenticeship program and a CUNY student leader. Ateo is … Continue reading

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The Sean Bell Verdict: Police Impunity

Impunity is a term that we usually hear in connection with Colombian paramilitary forces and other right-wing groups in Latin America. They go unpunished for kidnappings and assassination in the face of clear and unambiguous evidence against them. The "not … Continue reading

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