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Beirut riot police use violence against journalists
2015-09-03
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the many cases of violence against journalists by security forces in recent weeks in Beirut during demonstrations in protest against the collapse of garbage collecti...
IFJ and EFJ oppose media restrictions in the newly-enacted Spanish Public Security Law
2015-07-06
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have joined their Spanish affiliates FAPE, FESP, FSC-CC.OO. and ELA-Gizal...
RSF fully supports journalists suing Ferguson police
2015-04-02
Reporters Without Borders
Arrests of journalists while gathering information and covering demonstrations are inadmissible in the country of the First Amendment.
Unacceptable police violence against journalists covering demonstrations
2010-12-10
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Greek authorities to publicly condemn cases of police violence against journalists during the demonstrations of the past few weeks and to give the police clear i...

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American Blowback
Cop-on-Cop Crime in LA
Ciccarielle-Maher, George; King, Mike
Article
2013
CounterPunch
As Police Killings of Minorities Mount, Attacks on Police Like the One in Dallas, While Awful, Are Also Sadly Predictable
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2016
CounterPunch
The tragedy that is America has deepened with the news of a sniper attack targeting police in Dallas during a protest march and rally against police brutality and killings of black people in that city...
A Camera on Every Cop
Taser International cashes in on police misconduct
Frazier, Mya
Article
2015
Harper's Magazine
On December 1, 2014, after several months of protests against police brutality that began with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama pledged $75 million in federal funds to...
Concern regarding the brutality of Montréal police against journalists
CAJ
Article
2015
CAJ The Canadian Association of Journalists
CJFE and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are deeply concerned by the brutal actions taken by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) to impede the work of journalists in the...
Cops Are Now Less Cautious Than Soldiers In Iraq
Shooting Mirian Carey
Carp, Jonathan
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Police militarization is a hot topic lately, but American police are beyond anything contemplated by the American military. American police today appear unwilling to accept any risk whatsoever and see...
Criminalizing First-Graders
Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
Brauchli, Christopher
Article
2010
CounterPunch
All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
Edits to Wikipedia Pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo Traces to 1 Police Plaza
Weill, Kelly
Article
2015
Media Channel
Wikipedia content can be freely changed by anyone. Unfortunately, this also seems to mean that Wikipedia can be freely censored. A police department is under investigation for altering pages related t...
First of Its Kind Study Shows 55,400 People Hospitalized or Killed by US Cops in a Single Year
Gardner, Justin
Article
2017
The Free Thought Project
The authors of a study which examined police interactions with the public conclude that alarmingly high numbers reflect an "excess exposure" of people to police violence.
"Gestapo" tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington
Ackerman, Spencer; Stafford, Zach; Guarino, Mark;Laughland, Oliver
Article
2015
The Guardian
Politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into interrogations at Homan Square. Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine abuse.
IFJ and EFJ oppose media restrictions in the newly-enacted Spanish Public Security Law
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have joined their Spanish affiliates FAPE, FESP, FSC-CC.OO. and ELA-Gizal...
An Immediate End to Police Brutality and Murder of Black People by Police
Jacob, Ron
Article
2016
CounterPunch
The Black Panther Party remains unfulfilled fifty years after the Party's founding. This truth is a tragic acknowledgement of both the failure of US capitalism to resolve its greatest disgrace and an ...
Land of Impunity
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
If the police can get away with killing Ian Tomlinson, there's no justice in Britain.
LAPD Chickens Come Home to Roost
Why I'm More Scared of the Cops Than I Am of Christopher Dorner
Fowler, Ruth
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Madrid barrio expels 'racist' police patrols
Jeering crowds chase away officers who try to detain immigrants
Tremlett, Giles
Article
2011
The Guardian
Community protests police practice of racial profiling: the protests have been dubbed the "indignant" movement.
The Making of Jericho Road
Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
Against The Current
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Met police face legal action for 'kettling' of protest teenagers
Townsend, Mark
Article
2010
The Guardian
Police in the UK are being sued for using violence against students during a tuition fees protest by three minors who suffered injuries. They claim they were falsely detained and denied medical assist...
More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
Henerson, Mary Anne; Platt, Brian
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. V...
Opposition daily throttled financially by lawsuits and dirty tricks
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
The daily newspaper Azadliq, one of the few remaining opposition news outlets, is now in danger of succumbing to efforts to throttle it financially. Many members of Azadliq’s staff have been individua...
Panama's indigenous champion defies president's mining deal
Canadian-Korean consortium plans 30-year gold, silver and copper project
Helmore, Edward
Article
2012
The Guardian
In Panama the Ngabe-Bugle indigenous community fights to keep a Canadian copper mining company off their land.
Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
Lamb, Kate
Article
2016
The Guardian
Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
Police actions in Ferguson, U.S. interfere with freedoms of assembly, press
Human Rights Watch
Article
2015
IFEX
Though the majority of the Ferguson protests were peacful, the police still responded with overwhelming military force. Journalists were one of thier specific targets.
Police Say Tasering 8-Year-Old Native American Girl Was Justified
Article
2014
Counter Current News
The mother of an 8-year-old Native American girl is suing police who maintain that they were justified in using a taser on the child. The family lives in Pierre, South Dakota and belong to the Rosebud...
Police Shootings, Helicopter Crashes and Bystanders With Cameras: Weighing the Rights of Accidental Journalists'
Jansen, Nani
Article
2015
Global Voices
Accidental Journalist are everyday people who stumble across something news-worthy. Most commonly, these accidental journalists report on those who abuse their power.
Police Taser and Beat Innocent Disabled Vet, Hold Quadriplegic Wife at Gunpoint, Demand She Stand
Agorist, Matt
Article
2015
Alternet
Mr. and Mrs. Hayes filed a lawsuit against the Delaware state police for raiding their home. Officers were looking for their nephews, who faced a charge for possession of the drug paraphernalia.
Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society
Martinot, Steve
Article
2015
Counter Punch
What rights can we still say we have, if we find ourselves trapped in a military structure? A person has the right to remain silent if arrested, but one does not have the right to remain silent if app...
Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic
Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?
Boardman, William
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police vi...
Police Violence and Media Coverup
Against The Current vol. 156
Carlisle, Vanessa
Article
2012
Against The Current
Among many tactics used by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD ) to disorient, dishearten, and divide members of Occupy Los Angeles during our detention at city jails, one of the more insidious wa...
Pungesti, Romania: people versus Chevron and riot police
Summerchild, Alex
Article
2013
The Ecologist
Pungesti is at the terrifying front line of Romania's resource war - where villagers are fighting off rapacious corporations and their private army of violent riot police, backed by corrupt politician...
RSF fully supports journalists suing Ferguson police
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Arrests of journalists while gathering information and covering demonstrations are inadmissible in the country of the First Amendment.
Seven Reasons Police Brutality is Systemic
Kristian, Bonnie
Article
2014
The American Conservative
Darrin Manning's unprovoked "stop and frisk" encounter with the Philadelphia police left him hospitalized with a ruptured testicle. Neykeyia Parker was violently dragged out of her car and aggressivel...
State Department Condemns Attacks on Russian Peaceful Protests, Ignores Those in America
Sainato, Michael J.
Article
2017
CounterPunch
On March 26, the State Department tweeted, "U.S. condemns detention of 100s of peaceful protesters in Russia today. Detaining peaceful protesters is an affront to democratic values."
10 Shocking Incidents of Police Brutality Caught on Tape
Finally, a Reason to Like CCTV
Henderson, Clint
Article
2012
Counter Punch
The internet is full of videos exposing police officers’ use of excessive physical force when trying to apprehend or detain “potential criminals”. Every year in fact there seems to be an increase in Y...
UK police will soon start bagging people's heads during arrests
Article
2016
RT
Metropolitan Police officers will soon be able to use specially designed bags, known as spit hoods, to cover suspects’ heads during arrests and in police stations. The mesh bags are used to restrain s...
Unacceptable police violence against journalists covering demonstrations
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Greek authorities to publicly condemn cases of police violence against journalists during the demonstrations of the past few weeks and to give the police clear i...
Violence and the Newspaper Strike
Bernick, Thomas
Article
1997
Against the Current
To those who still allow their anti-union biases and their exposure to employer misinformation to cloud their perception of reality, I would pose the following question: If the employer and its suppor...


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