The Canadian Progressive: #BlackLivesMatter Responds To Murder Of Two NYPD Officers

“An eye for an eye is not our vision of justice,” says #BlackLivesMatter in response to last week’s execution-style killing of two NYPD officers. The post #BlackLivesMatter Responds To Murder Of Two NYPD Officers appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics, Re-Spun: A Little Bit of Civil Terrorism…

A little bit of civil terrorism keeps the population docile, afraid of irrational and unjust behaviour from law enforcement [sic] but hey, it helps us all live more peacefully because if you’re not a terrorist, you have nothing to fear from police terrorism via unconstitutional and racially discriminatory persecution. Right? Nope: “We’re going to go ...

Politics and its Discontents: To Protect And Serve

The police protect and serve – they really do. It’s just that we aren’t the ones receiving those services: Recommend this Post

Canadian Progressive World: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights: REPORT

I spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford. Titled “Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Aerobic Workout While On The Job

The NYPD shows us how its done with only one simple piece of equipment, a baton: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Has This NYPD Officer Been Watching Video of Toronto’s G20?

You decide. Please sign this petition urging Prime Minister Harper to stop threatening Michaela Keyserlingk and to stop exporting asbestos. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Powerful Indictment of NYPD Brutality During The Occupy Wall Street Protest

While the following video may seem tame by the standards of brutality set by the police last year in Toronto during the G20 Summit, it is heartening to see mainstream coverage of unwarranted police actions on Wall Street during the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest. The host of the MSNBC show, Lawrence O’Donnell, has strong ...

Politics and its Discontents: Velcro Ripper On The Occupy Wall Street Movement

A young black man named Hero, who had just been released from jail after being arrested at the September 24th march, shared his experience with me, “Someone pushed a little red button and the police turned into adrenaline packed zombies. I found myself in the middle, I saw my friend go down, and when I ...

No freedom of assembly in Harperica

Dawg had a timely post yesterday on the scandalous conduct of the NYPD during the Occupy Wall Street protests. To that, add this “long line of Canadians being arrested for protecting Canada” on Parliament Hill today: Pic tweeted by @thevillagegreen

NYPD tarnishes image. Sullies memory of 9/11 heroes.

It’s a sad sight to see the NYPD, riding a decade of media worship and hero status for its role on 9/11, now reduced to bully status. The US doesn’t have Canada’s Conservative-dominated media so the NYPD will not escape being put under the microscope unlike the Toronto Police Service whose deplorable conduct has been ...