måndag 18 augusti 2014

USA-DEMOKRATI NU! ...med lite hjälp av militärutrustad polis och automatvapen

Poliser eller militärer? Se ett par videos om protesterna i Ferguson från Democracy now. "Patricia Bynes en "Democratic Committeewoman" från Ferguson Township, har varit ute på gatorna under demonstrationerna i staden för att dokumentera vad som händer utanför medierapporteringen från MSM...
RT 2014-08-17
One person is in critical condition and seven people have been arrested in the latest Ferguson protest, local police said in a news conference. They also confirmed the use of tear gas.

Armed w/ Military-Grade Weapons, Missouri Police Crack Down on Protests Over Michael Brown Shooting 

Publicerades den 14 aug 2014 democracynow
http://www.democracynow.org - The Missouri town of Ferguson looks like a war zone as police fire tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to break up a fifth night of protests over the police shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.

At least 10 people were arrested on Wednesday, including St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, who has been posting video online of the protests and who appeared on Democracy Now! earlier this week. An earlier protest faced a heavy police response, with police in riot gear stationed by a massive armed vehicle in the street. Journalists from the Washington Post and Huffington Post were also arrested last night and then released without charges.

They were detained while filing reports from a McDonalds restaurant. Ferguson police have refused to release the name of the officer who shot Brown, citing fears for his safety. They have also called on demonstrators to limit their protests to daytime hours.

We go to St. Louis to speak with Patricia Bynes, Democratic Committeewoman of Ferguson Township. Bynes has been out in the streets of Ferguson every night documenting the protests on Twitter.

This video is an excerpt from the full segment, which you can watch here: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/14...


Cops or Soldiers? Pentagon, DHS Helped Arm Police in Ferguson with Equipment Used in War

Publicerades den 15 aug 2014 democracynow
http://www.democracynow.org - The events in Ferguson over the past week have sparked a national debate over racial profiling and the militarization of local police forces. On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message."

What Holder did not mention was the federal government's role in supplying local police forces with military-grade equipment. The New York Times reports Department of Homeland Security grant money paid for the $360,000 Bearcat armored truck on patrol in Ferguson. Most of the body armor worn by officers responding to the Ferguson protests was also paid for with federal money.

We speak to Radley Balko, author of the book, “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces.” “When we take domestic police officers and we train them like soldiers and we give them military gear and we dress them up like soldiers and we tell them they’re fighting a war -- a war on crime or a war on terror -- they’re going to start to see themselves as soldiers,” Balko says.
USA-DEMOKRATI NU! ...med lite hjälp av militärutrustad polis och automatvapen

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