Emboldened by their ability to openly attack students and clergy in Charlottesville while the police look on after having been ordered to stand down, white supremacist organizations seem undaunted by even the negative press that their murder by sports car finale got them. A series of threats against anti-racist demonstrations on August 19th for those nazis who could not make it to make it to the “Free Speech” Rally on Boston Commons.
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Several groups staged a rally Saturday on August 19th against white supremacy and in solidarity with Antifascist demonstrators who were injured and killed one week ago in a series of neo-nazi attacks in Charlottesville Virginia.
Officer Zach Rosen shot Henry Green dead in cold blood on his own street last year. He was not indicted and the city and county cared little, waiting as long as they could and refusing to meet with his family. This year Zach Rosen was seen on video running from out of frame to kick a suspect in the head while he was held down by another officer. He got no punishment whatsoever until the video went viral. Then he got a short with pay suspension.
Columbus Police gas dozens as thousands take to the streets in Columbus to protest Trump's immigrant ban
On January 29th over 1000 people descended on the Columbus International Airport to protest Donald Trump's ban on immigration and travel from seven countries. The brief protest was organized on a few hours notice and mirrored similar actions in New York, DC, LA, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Detroit and other cities. It set the stage for the largest protest in recent Columbus history.
The first press briefing by the new White House spokes person was bizarre and devoid of facts as the least popular administration in history lurched through it's first full day in office.
Despite calls from the lame duck Obama administration for “review” and “discussion” the construction of the oil pipeline by Energy Transfer Partners continues at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. The brutality against protestor including rubber bullets, fire hoses in sub freezing weather and torture of prisoners also continues.
Ohio State Patrol and Indiana Police to join North Dakota police in beating protestors at the Dakota Access Pipeline at Federal Expense
This morning. October 30 the Ohio State Patrol announced that it was sending 37 officers to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to assist law enforcement personnel there in quelling the protests against the illegal Dakota Access Pipeline. They will be joining dozens of officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Brookville Police Department, Griffith Police Department, Hammond Police Department, Michigan City Police Department, Munster Police Department and Schererville Police Department.
Clinton Campaign Issues Statement in Support of the Continued Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as Torture of Protestors Escalates
The Clinton campaign issued a terse but seemingly evenly w orded statement ordering Native People and their allies to cease effective resistance as the human rights abuses carried out by the Morton County Sheriffs Department in North Dakota Escalate. The Morton County Sheriff's department is currently supported by the Hennepin County Sherrif's Department of Minneapolis and 19 other agencies under the overall command of the North Dakota Tactical Operations Center.
Breaking Attack has begun on Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors North Dakota State Police and Hennepin County Sheriffs
It is just after noon in North Dakota on October 27 and the planned attack has begun on the protest encampment against the Dakota Access Pipeline to the Bakken Oil Fields. Police have shutdown most cellular internet access. Multiple sources report that live streaming video was interupted and could no longer be uploaded just as the assault began.
On October 25 I was giving my Google News Feed a quick check when I stumbled upon the a story at the top of the US section. Business Insider reported “A poll found respect for police is nearing a record high nationwide.” The article was headed by a picture of a policeman casting a shadow over a huge American flag. It reported that 76% of Americans had “great respect” for Police, a number which is up by 12% from when it was taken a year ago and at the greatest high since 1967.