By Jacob Crosse, 25 September 2020
Four months of largely peaceful protests against police violence have been answered with violent repression and judicial cover-ups.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 September 2020
Neither of the two officers who fired the fusillade of 22 bullets that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her Louisville, Kentucky home were charged by the grand jury convened by state authorities.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 September 2020
While Linden Cameron somehow survived being shot 11 times, police in the US are still on track to kill nearly 1,000 people, a grim toll they have exacted every year since 2015.
Louisville police chief declares “state of emergency” in advance of state’s decision on charges against policemen who killed Breonna Taylor
By Kevin Reed, 22 September 2020
Federal police agencies have been requested by U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman to provide protection for the courthouse and three other buildings in downtown Louisville in anticipation of protests this week.
By John Andrews, 21 September 2020
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva continues to lay blame on demonstrators and critics for the shooting of two deputies one week ago by a still unidentified assailant.
By Jacob Crosse, 19 September 2020
The manner of the arrests and the overwhelming charges against the six protesters are a clear act of intimidation against all those determined to put an end to police violence and racism.
By Martin Scott, 18 September 2020
The man was rammed by a police car before he was pepper-sprayed and kicked in the head.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 September 2020
As another killer cop goes free, protesters against the police killing of Ricardo Munoz in Lancaster, Pennsylvania remain in jail, with bail set at $1 million.
By Douglas Lyons, 15 September 2020
The killing of Ricardo Munoz, who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, sparked protests by hundreds of residents Sunday in the city of 80,000.
By John Andrews, 15 September 2020
After the shooting of two deputy sheriffs by an unknown gunman in Compton, California, Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva threatened anti-police violence protesters and deputies roughed up and arrested a local reporter.
By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2020
Sought for the shooting of a fascist vigilante in Portland, Oregon, Reinoehl was walking to his car when four policemen opened fire on him without warning, riddling him with bullets.
By Andrea Lobo, 11 September 2020
The massacre in Bogotá signals the willingness of the Colombian ruling elite to turn to authoritarian rule to crush social opposition in the midst of the uncontrolled pandemic.
By Kristina Betinis, 11 September 2020
Touting the success of the federal policing effort Operation Legend, Barr spoke in Chicago at what was essentially a Trump re-election campaign stop and toured strategic Chicago police facilities.
By Kevin Reed, 10 September 2020
New details on the September 3 killing of Michael Reinoehl by a task force led by federal Marshals confirm that the Portland protester was executed in a hail of police bullets.
By Jacob Crosse, 10 September 2020
Linden Cameron was shot by a Salt Lake City, Utah police officer after his mother called emergency services to report that her son was experiencing a mental health crisis and needed help.
By Jason Melanovski, 9 September 2020
Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary refused to accept any responsibility for the killing of Prude, instead criticizing protesters for demeaning his character.
Florida sheriff’s department creates intelligence-led police program to monitor and harass residents
By Alex Johnson, 8 September 2020
A Tampa Bay Times investigative report released last week exposed a Pasco County policing and intelligence-gathering program in Florida which carried out mass monitoring, targeted intimidation and harassment tactics against hundreds of resident families.
In the face of increasing government, fascist attacks
By Jacob Crosse, 7 September 2020
Despite daily assaults by police, federal agents and right-wing vigilantes, protests against police murder have continued across the US, in some cities topping 100 days.
By Kayla Costa, 7 September 2020
Jeremy Logan was snatched by five plainclothes police officers, and held in jail for over a day, where federal agents attempted to interrogate him, before being released.
By Niles Niemuth, 5 September 2020
Michael Forest Reinoehl, gunned down by a fugitive task force in Washington State on Thursday, had said he was being “hunted” by far-right groups coordinating with the police.
“You’re trying to kill me”
By Samuel Davidson, 5 September 2020
Footage from body-cameras shows police tormenting Daniel Prude for several minutes while he lay naked, handcuffed and hooded on a freezing street.
By Ray Coleman and Nick Barrickman, 5 September 2020
The office of Washington, DC’s Democratic mayor has been upbraided by the federal prosecutor’s office for trying to “skirt constitutional protections and due process.”
By Dan Conway, 3 September 2020
On Monday, deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department stopped Dijon Kizzee over an alleged vehicle code violation while riding a bicycle leading to his murder after a brief foot chase.
As protests against police violence continue across the US
By Barry Grey, 2 September 2020
Trump’s efforts to project an image of authoritarian strength during his visit were belied by the extraordinary security measures taken to wall him off from the population.
By Patrick Martin, 1 September 2020
While Trump seeks to mobilize fascistic elements, his Democratic opponent Joe Biden condemns “looting and rioting” and directs his main appeal to big business and the military.
By Shuvu Batta and Daniel de Vries, 1 September 2020
Emily Gil, a recent high school graduate, was charged $2,500 for “police overtime” after she organized a protest in the town of Englewood Cliffs calling for affordable housing and an end to police brutality.
By Jacob Crosse, 29 August 2020
The Democrats and the media are covering up the direct line that can be drawn between the fascistic statements of Trump and the vigilante killings in Kenosha perpetrated by Kyle Rittenhouse.
By Kevin Reed, 28 August 2020
The boycott among professional athletes expanded on Thursday in response to the brutal police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
By Max Linhof and Jan Ritter, 28 August 2020
Three months after the police murder of George Floyd in America and the continuing police violence in the US, similar scenes are taking place on the streets of German cities.
Far-right militia member arrested for fatally shooting two protesters and wounding a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin
By Jacob Crosse, 27 August 2020
Video posted on social media shows friendly interaction between Kenosha police and armed militia members just prior to the murderous assault on demonstrators.
By Alan Gilman, 27 August 2020
The refusal of the Milwaukee Bucks to take the court for their Wednesday playoff game forced professional basketball to postpone all of Wednesday’s games.
By Eboni Davis and Kathleen Martin, 26 August 2020
On Saturday night, the Detroit Police Department went on a rampage against peaceful protesters, arresting 44 after tear-gassing and beating people in the streets for unlawful assembly.
By Niles Niemuth, 26 August 2020
The latest incident to produce an eruption of angry protests is the attempted murder of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old African American father of six, shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Governor deploys National Guard to Kenosha after protests break out in wake of brutal police shooting
By Jacob Crosse, 25 August 2020
Protests against police violence erupted Sunday after an officer was caught on video shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back at point blank range.
By Josh Varlin, 24 August 2020
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and his predecessor James O’Neill, along with other top NYPD officials and 11 percent of active cops, have substantiated abuse complaints against them.
By Cesar Uco and Bill Van Auken, 24 August 2020
The tragedy is the direct outcome of the government’s police-state enforcement of coronavirus restrictions, even as it grants a free rein to mining and other business interests.
By Jacob Crosse, 22 August 2020
Fizer’s family has been stonewalled at every turn by investigators and police for more than two months.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 August 2020
The operation has been used as a screen to further integrate local police departments with federal agencies, while funneling millions of dollars and deploying over 1,000 federal agents into US cities.
By Carl Bronski, 20 August 2020
The June 2010 police state blitz in Toronto was the largest mass arrest in Canadian history.
By Jacob Crosse, 18 August 2020
Matthew Cartier, 25, was abducted by police and charged with multiple crimes for attempting to protect marchers during Saturday’s protest
By Kristina Betinis, 18 August 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s role at the DNC underscores the right-wing and anti-democratic character of the Democratic Party, which seeks to demonstrate it will be better than Trump in securing the class interests of the financial aristocracy.
By Michael Walters, 15 August 2020
One thousand police officers are being deployed into downtown Friday evening after a press conference in which the Democratic mayor announced a plan to tighten police control of the city, involve more police agencies, increase social media surveillance and further limit access to the wealthy downtown.
Infiltration of US protests against police brutality used to delegitimize demonstrations, undermine democratic rights
By Adam Mclean, 15 August 2020
Police infiltration of protests has a renewed significance at a time when democratic rights have been stretched to the point of breaking.
By Kristina Betinis, 11 August 2020
Democratic officials responded by deploying more police, threatening more aggressive prosecutions and cutting off nighttime access to the Loop.
Chad Wolf testifies before Senate committee
US Homeland Security chief defends police-state crackdown, announces federal paramilitaries to remain in Portland
By Barry Grey, 7 August 2020
Wolf specifically defended the chilling practice carried out in Portland of seizing protesters blocks away from the federal courthouse, trundling them into unmarked vehicles and taking them to secret locations to be interrogated.
By Tom Carter, 7 August 2020
Alongside rampant brutality, a secretive police culture has emerged featuring tattoos, occult rituals and symbols, codes of silence, and barbecues to celebrate murder.
By Kevin Martinez, 5 August 2020
The harrowing footage, not meant for public distribution, was leaked to the Daily Mail this week.
By Isaac Finn, 1 August 2020
St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Wesley Bell has announced that no charges would be filed against Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot Brown in 2014.
By Jacob Crosse, 29 July 2020
Monahan denied that police used “excessive” force to clear out protesters from Lafayette Square despite testimony, video evidence and eyewitness accounts.
As demonstrations erupt against Trump’s use of federal paramilitary police in Portland
By Jacob Crosse, 27 July 2020
Nationwide protests against police violence, which had receded in recent days, reignited in dozens of US cities over the weekend.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 27 July 2020
The Trump administration’s deployment of paramilitary forces throughout the United States is a major escalation of the attempt to organize a coup d’état in advance of the November presidential elections.
By Chase Lawrence, 25 July 2020
James Garcia, 28, was sitting alone in his car and under no suspicion of any crime when he was killed by police.
As paramilitary police tear gas Portland mayor and protesters
By Barry Grey, 24 July 2020
The Trump administration is stepping up its unconstitutional moves toward dictatorial rule, tear gassing the mayor of Portland, Oregon and announcing the deployment of federal police to additional cities.
By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2020
The Trump administration’s plans to deploy federal paramilitary forces in major American cities is a sharp escalation of the assault on democratic rights and the establishment of police state forms of rule.
By Patrick Martin, 20 July 2020
The crackdown on demonstrators by Trump’s fascistic border agents is the latest move in his administration’s years-long assault on democratic rights in the United States.
By Kevin Martinez, 17 July 2020
New videos showing Floyd’s death at the hand of Minneapolis police were unsealed by a judge on Wednesday, but were only viewable in the courthouse and could not be published by news organizations.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 July 2020
Jared Lakey died last year less than 48 hours after suffering a heart attack after being electrocuted and choked by police officers in Wilson, Oklahoma.
By Hector Cordon and Julio Patron, 16 July 2020
Portland is being used by the Trump administration as a test case for the deployment of heavily armed federal agents to suppress popular protests against police brutality.
By Ray Coleman, 16 July 2020
The latest amendments to the lawsuit filed by the ACLU implicate the Democratic administration of DC Mayor Bowser in the June 1 assault ordered by President Trump.
By Mauricio Saavedra, 15 July 2020
The Chilean security forces enjoy a level of immunity not seen since the 17-year military dictatorship, when thousands were arrested, tortured, killed and disappeared.
By Stephen Fuller, 11 July 2020
Tensions are high in the city after weeks of protests against police brutality in which hundreds have been arrested and police have rammed into protesters with their vehicles.
By Chase Lawrence, 9 July 2020
James Garcia died Saturday after being shot multiple times as he was parked in the driveway of a friend’s house.
By Kristina Betinis, 8 July 2020
The spurt in violent crime, coinciding with the ongoing protests against police violence, is being used to justify a heightening of police repression.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 8 July 2020
Federal law enforcement agencies under the direction of the Trump administration are currently working with the Portland Police Bureau to suppress peaceful protests.
By Jacob Crosse, 4 July 2020
Over 100 protesters took to the streets Thursday evening after Kevan Ruffin, 32, was shot multiple times by an unnamed Sheboygan police deputy earlier in the day.
By Aaron Murch, 2 July 2020
Tre’mall McGee’s mother has been demanding answers from the sheriff’s office for three months to no avail, while the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office until recently has been concealing that there was a shooting at all.
By Andy Thompson, 2 July 2020
The plan for arrest and jailing of teenagers comes as the Lightfoot administration has stepped up policing in wake of recent protests and as President Trump urges Democratic leaders in Illinois to take “decisive action” against gun violence.
By Jan Ritter, 30 June 2020
The violence does not emanate from the population, but from the police against the population—especially against workers and young people.
Aurora, Colorado, police attack protesters after investigation reopened into 2019 death of Elijah McClain
By Matthew MacEgan, 30 June 2020
Aurora police fired pepper spray and smoke grenades on a vigil for McClain, which was attended by families and children a day after the governor announced a reopening of the state.
By Dominic Gustavo, 30 June 2020
Police body camera footage showed 29-year-old Robert Johnson, Jr. seeking to run from the scene as an officer opened fire while pursuing him. Innocent bystanders were hit by gunfire in the incident.
By Stephen Fuller, 30 June 2020
This incident is the latest in a series of vehicular attacks on protesters by police and right-wing individuals.
By Warren Duzak, 29 June 2020
The suspected shooter, Steven Lopez, had been arrested by police earlier this month and was known to be in possession of a handgun and ammunition.
By Erik Schreiber, 27 June 2020
Secure in the knowledge that city and state officials will support him, Commissioner Dermot Shea testified that officers who drove into a crowd of protesters last month did not violate department policy on the use of force.
By Matthew MacEgan, 26 June 2020
A Georgia grand jury indicted all three men with nine counts each, including malice murder and four counts of felony murder.
San Diego city council approves $27 million increase in police budget, pledges millions for an Office of Race and Equity
By Linda Rios, 26 June 2020
The San Diego City Council’s budget for FY 2020-21 includes a $27 million increase in the funding of the Police Department and $3 million devoted to the creation of an “Office of Race and Equity.”
By Tom Peters, 26 June 2020
The attack on an unarmed Maori man in Auckland follows mass protests against police violence and the arming of officers.
By Trévon Austin, 24 June 2020
In the last three decades, over $5 billion worth of military equipment has been doled out to police departments across the country by the Department of Defense.
By Oscar Grenfell, 24 June 2020
The victim of the unprovoked assault has been charged with intimidating the police while the officers involved have not even been stood down.
By Jacob Crosse, 22 June 2020
Thousands marched to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office Sunday demanding justice for slain 18-year-old Andres Guardado
By Alexander Fangmann, 22 June 2020
The measures to remove police from schools are intended to deflect the anger of students and youth, and will in no way reduce the repressive presence of the state in schools.
“It’s bigger than black and white, it’s a problem with the whole way of life”
By Elliott Murtagh and J. L’Heureau, 22 June 2020
Atlanta rapper Lil Baby has released a new song about the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality.
By Will Morrow, 20 June 2020
The response of the French ruling class to health care workers’ demands for increased resources to combat the pandemic in decent and safe conditions is naked repression.
By Kevin Reed, 20 June 2020
Ongoing demonstrations against police violence merged with celebrations of Juneteenth across the country on Friday as the Democratic Party attempts to adapt itself to the movement and inject racial identity politics.
By Ray Coleman, 20 June 2020
Top-level changes at US police departments are bound to continue as public opinion increasingly turns against repressive state measures against peaceful demonstrators.
By Roger Jordan, 20 June 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh are working to divert the mass anger over police brutality and racism along reactionary racialist lines.
By Thomas Scripps, 20 June 2020
Home Secretary Priti Patel is linked with a Facebook group providing a platform for the far-right thugs who attacked Black Lives Matter protesters.
By Kevin Reed, 19 June 2020
Demonstrations have taken place in 1,670 US towns and cities in response to the killing of George Floyd, other murderous acts of violence by police and the repression of protesters.
By Jacob Crosse, 19 June 2020
Friends, family and supporters turned out Thursday night in front of the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office in rural Sedalia, Missouri, demanding justice for 25-year-old Hannah Fizer.
By Julio Patron and Kayla Costa, 19 June 2020
Insisting that the police can be drastically reformed within the framework of capitalism, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant conceals the fundamental character of the police as an arm of the capitalist state.
By Matthew MacEgan, 18 June 2020
The charge is one of eleven made against Officer Garrett Rolfe and may be the first time in more than a century that a police officer in the US has been threatened with the death penalty for an active duty killing.
By Jacob Crosse, 18 June 2020
Contrary to the claims of the Trump administration, far-right groups and state agents, not “far-left terrorists,” have been the source of homicidal violence throughout the anti-police brutality protests.
By Niles Niemuth and Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2020
What is absent from all of the media commentary on police violence, let alone the statements from bourgeois politicians, is any examination of what the police are and their relationship to capitalist society.
By Nick Barrickman, 17 June 2020
ESPN journalist and University of Maryland Professor Kevin Blackistone has called for the removal of videos of police killings on the grounds that they “dehumanize” black men.
By Matthew MacEgan, 16 June 2020
Brooks’ killing has fueled the mass protests against police violence and racism that have taken place in all 50 states and dozens of cities internationally.
By Jacob Crosse, 16 June 2020
Hannah Fizer was shot to death by a Pettis County deputy during a traffic stop Saturday night in Sedalia, Missouri.
By Oscar Grenfell, 16 June 2020
Despite police denials, footage clearly indicates that NSW police were in possession of an LRAD device known for its use against demonstrations in the US.
By Matthew MacEgan, 15 June 2020
The Atlanta police chief resigned after officers killed Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant Friday night.
By Kathleen Martin, 15 June 2020
Priscilla Slater was found unresponsive in a holding cell in Harper Woods on the east side of Detroit this week amid international protests against police brutality.
By Dmitri Church and Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2020
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s co-option of the slogan as protests surge throughout the US and internationally is an attempt to cover up the record of the Democratic Party.
Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party organise police violence against peaceful demonstrators
By Gregor Link, 15 June 2020
The police attacks are part of an effort to criminalise anti-capitalist tendencies.