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News Releases

IFJ Condemns Arrest of Russian Editor after Exposure of Police Corruption Sparks Raid
2010-02-10
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest of Valery Smetanin, Editor-in-chief and Galina Yablokova and her son Alexej Yablokov, two founders of the Ivanovo-Press wee...
Israeli soldiers disguised as photojournalists endanger journalists' lives, says MADA
2009-10-16
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses concern over the Israeli occupation forces disguising themselves as photojournalists in the middle of Palestinian protesters.
Press Conference: First Hand Accounts of Mass Arrests and Intimidation in Toronto
2010-06-28
Alternative Media Centre, Toronto Community Mobilization Network, Movement
The Alternative Media Centre, Toronto Community Mobilization Network and Movement Defence Committee will hold a joint press conference to present first hand accounts of the events that have been takin...
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...

Sources Select Resources

Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement’s protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from sta...
American Blowback
Cop-on-Cop Crime in LA
Ciccarielle-Maher, George; King, Mike
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Anti-Capitalist Demonstration of May 1, 2013 in Montreal
Journée des Travailleurs et Travailleuses: Manifestation Anti-Capitaliste
Film/Video
2013
CUTV
Montreal 2013: police state. Montreal's municipal goverment passes a bylaw that suspends the right of citizens to assemble unless they have received advance permission from police. Citizens who assert...
COINTELPRO
Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the ...
Content Magazine - Number 5
March 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
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.
Drug War Winners and Losers
Young, Kevin
Article
2015
Against the Current
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
Florida Sheriff Tells Drivers to Run over Street Protesters
Dyer, Herb
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Sheriff of Florida's Palm Beach County tells residents to use their vehicles as weapons against protesters who may be blocking their path.
"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 Condemns Arrest of Russian Editor after Exposure of Police Corruption Sparks Raid
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest of Valery Smetanin, Editor-in-chief and Galina Yablokova and her son Alexej Yablokov, two founders of the Ivanovo-Press wee...
Israeli soldiers disguised as photojournalists endanger journalists' lives, says MADA
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses concern over the Israeli occupation forces disguising themselves as photojournalists in the middle of Palestinian protesters.
Journalist faced prison for posting media relations number
King, Geoffrey
Article
2013
Committee to Protect Journalists
Carlos Miller founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, a leading blog about free speech and press rights in the U.S., Miller has made it his mission to publicize examples of government ove...
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.
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...
Miners' strike: senior officer was 'appalled' at conduct of other police
Townsend, Mark
Article
2012
Guardian
A senior police officer breaks ranks to describe how he and others were "appalled" at the behaviour of colleagues during the 1984-85 miners' strike in the UK, as calls mount for a fresh inquiry into t...
No News is Not Good News
Cops Taping Protesters & Journalists
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
CounterPunch
If cops photograph and videotape protesters and journalists, it's news if it happens in China, but when it happens in the U.S., as it routinely does, the media are silent.
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Platt, Brian
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infrac...
Police log 'domestic extremists' and keep database on activists
Forces survey and file details of peaceful protests and political activities
Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob; Taylor, Matthew
Article
2009
The Guardian
'Domestic Extremists' are persons involved in political meetings and protests who are photographed and added to a national database by the UK police. This surveillance falls under the purview of "ter...
Police Ripped Off More Stuff Than Burglars Did Last Year
Civil asset forfeiture is big business for cops
Smith, Phillip
Article
2015
Alternet
Law enforcement use of asset forfeiture laws to seize property -- often without a criminal conviction or even an arrest -- has gone through the roof in recent years, and now the cops are giving the cr...
The Praxis Affair
Weinberg, Paul
Article
2015
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
A cautionary story of what might happen if we return to the bad old days of the RCMP Security Service, which was caught disrupting and using dirty tricks against a wide range of unsuspecting groups be...
RCMP bombed oil site in 'dirty tricks' campaign
Article
1999
CBC
The Mounties bombed an oil installation as part of a dirty tricks campaign in their investigation into sabotage in the Alberta's oil patch.
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.
SPP Agent Provocateur Cops Caught Red Handed Attempting To Incite Violence
Watson, Steve
Article
2007
Infowars.net
Peaceful protestors at the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit in Montebello have captured sensational video of hired agent provocateurs attempting to incite rioting and turn the protest ...
State Law Breakers
Violating the Law While Enforcing the Law
Carson, Kevin
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Police routinely break the law under the pretext of enforcing the law.
Tasers: 'If officers have a new toy, they like using it'
Tasers in the Line of Fire
Barkham, Patrick
Article
2011
The Guardian
Tasers are part of the modern police's arsenal. But how safe are they and why are the guidelines for their use so vague? By 2011, Amnesty International had recorded 450 deaths after a Taser firing.
12 most absurd laws used to stifle occupy movement
Khalek, Rania
Article
2011
Truthout
Here are 12 desperate and unsuccessful measures the authorities are using to discourage, deter and crack down on peaceful protests.
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...

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 5
March 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Journalism of Outrage
Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America
Protess, David L.; Cook, Fay Lomax; Doppelt, Jack C.; Ettema, James S.; Gordon, Margaret T.
Book
1991
Examines the myths and misconceptions of investigative journalism and presents empirical research to support a model that challenges the classical theory.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
To provide civilian oversight of RCMP members' conduct in performing their policing duties so as to hold the RCMP accountable to the public.


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