Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:
No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.
The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)
shocked to see how much people donated to Darren Wilson. It’s crazy
This is nothing short of deplorable.
The fact that he even got one cent.
i ask again why are they raising money in wilson’s favor for
what does he need money for
it’s thank you money
thank you for killing another black guy
fuck white ppl
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TODAY: Fight back against #PoliceMilitarization. CALL THE OAKLAND MARRIOTT CONVENTION CENTER and tell them to #StopUrbanShield! (via War Resisters League)
READ MORE: http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/marriott-don-t-host-urban-shield
Participating Police Departments:
1. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
2. Alameda Police Department
3. Berkeley Police Department
5. California Highway Patrol
6. Central County Regional SWAT
7. Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
8. Daily City Police Department
9. East Bay Regional Parks District Police Department
10. East County Tactical Team
11. Fremont Police Department
12. Hayward Police Department
13. Marin County Sheriff’s Office
14. Newark Police Department
15. North Central Regional SWAT Team
16. Oakland Police Department
17. Philadelphia Police Department SWAT Unit
18. Pittsburg Police Department
19. Redwood City Police Department
20. Richmond Police Department SWAT Team
21. Sacramento Police Department
22. San Francisco Police Department
23. San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
24. San Jose Police Department
25. San Leandro Police Department
26. San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
27. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s ER Team
28. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
29. Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
30. Travis County Sheriff’s Department
31. UC Berkeley Police Department
32. Union City Police Department
33. United States Marine Corps
34. Korea Coast Guard Sea Special Attack Team
35. Singapore Special Tactics And Rescue (STAR) Unit
Here is a sample script:
"My name is _____ from _____, _____ and I am appalled that Urban Shield will be taking place at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center this September 4th - 8th. I am asking you to stand on the side of communities that face police militarization every day. Don’t enable the City of Oakland’s weapons expos and SWAT trainings. Please make the Oakland Marriott Convention Center a safe place for all communities. If you do host Urban Shield, I will not use any Marriott facilities until you side with communities over state repression."
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Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women’s choices.