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10k Man March Against Injustice- Chicago

Image from: OBEY On April 21st at 12:00 pm there will be a 10,000 Man March Against Injustice. The event is being convened to show the police department and city hall the outrage over the amount of excessive force used by the North Chicago police. The brutality of the department came to the public eye when in November 2011 police ... Read More »

Terrifying Crowd Control Weapon

We here have covered the issue of so-called nonlethal weapons since the first LRAD arrived in NYC this past fall. Most of these weapons were developed to control crowds in occupied countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Inevitably, like the infamous LRAD, which was deployed in the Pittsburgh G20  protests in 2009 and then seen brandished this fall in Zuccoti (Liberty) Park, these weapons ... Read More »

Violence & Non-Lethal Weapons

The arguments that have been circulating in opposition to non-lethal weapons have rung in terms of how-dangerous-non-lethal weapons-are. These arguments lack teeth. Is it not better to be tased than shot? The problem is that non-lethal weapons are not used in place of lethal ones. Non-lethal weapons are dangerous, but more than that, they multiply violence by incapacitating  subjects. Stephen Coleman ... Read More »

Too Many, Too Much

I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them. Alfred Hitchcock So I have met very few people who are big supporters of the police, and it’s not because of the group of people I hang out with, the people I know are law abiding, average citizens. It’s not because the people I hang out with picked up a speeding ... Read More »

Interview with Captain Ray Lewis at Occupy Congress (video)

Oakland based livestream OakFoSho and Aubrey Weiland for the DC examiner just did an interview with retired police captain Ray Lewis the police officer who was arrested at Occupy Wall Street on November 17th. He goes over a cease and desist letter he received from the pension board telling him to stop wearing his uniform in public. And one of the protesters who ... Read More »

Signs of Martial Law

When parallels are made between the Egyptian Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street the cult of difference shakes its collective head. But as the National Defense Authorization Act (2012) is debated by bipartisan groups there is a reminiscence of exactly the same issue that the Tahrir Square protesters raise. Civilians should not be tried in military tribunals. The bill targets 9/11 conspirators and alleged terrorists ... Read More »

Troubling Apple iPhone Technology and its Possible Effect on OWS

According to an article on RT.com, Apple has filed a patent that will keep people from using the camera function on their own iPhones.  The reasoning for this is to allow businesses like concert halls or sporting arenas to prevent people from taking unauthorized photos and videos. I find the implications that this technology could bring to be worrisome, at ... Read More »

Don’t Allow the Stage to be Set for Violence

There are reports circulating that up to 20k American troops will be deployed to quell civil unrest, in America. Is there any doubt this will be in cities such as New York? Do I need to spell out in large letters what a bad idea this is? I think not, but I will give my opinion. The United States already ... Read More »

NYPD Internal Affairs

The first thing that I learned about the NYPD that shocked me was that they have their own intelligence department and their own people serving in the middle east as anti-terrorism agents. The second thing that shocked me, which a retired officer told me in Coney Island, was that NYPD has 34k officers. Ray Kelly, in an interview with 20/20, ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

I think it is time that the police are reminded of the Oath of Honor they took upon becoming a police officer. According to the International Organization of Chiefs of Police: Police officers take risks and suffer inconveniences to protect the lives, defend civil liberties, secure the safety of fellow citizens, and they endure such risks and tolerate such inconveniences ... Read More »

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