Do the Police Actually Keep Us Safe? – VICE News

On this episode of Do Your Research, we take a deep look into the reality of policing.

Maryland police discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in texts, officer’s suit alleges

Maryland-National Capital Park Police Officer Mark Miles filed the federal civil rights lawsuit, which alleges discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Maryland police officers discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in text messages, a Black police officer alleges in a civil rights lawsuit. The federal suit, which was filed Monday in Maryland, also accuses the officer’s whiteContinue reading “Maryland police discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in texts, officer’s suit alleges”

Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company

Ahead of the one year anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 school children and six educators, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns in America’s national psyche. Slotkin has spent his life studying andContinue reading “Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company”

California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man

A California police officer was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed mentally ill man nine times as the man drove slowly away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Terri Mockler said evidence showed that 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda was driving 6 milesContinue reading “California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man”

How Capitalism Destroys Radical Movements – Second Thought

White Supremacy, 4 Years After Charlottesville – VICE News

The VICE News Extremism Desk launches with an investigation into the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. since the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

Prosecutor Going After Antifa Peddled Antisemitic George Soros Conspiracies

San Diego DA Summer Stephan, who is bringing a conspiracy case against leftist protesters, once paid for a website that accused George Soros of funding anti-fascists. A district attorney pressing an unusual slate of conspiracy charges against anti-fascist protesters previously had a campaign site accusing philanthropist George Soros of funding anti-fascists to increase crime. San Diego CountyContinue reading “Prosecutor Going After Antifa Peddled Antisemitic George Soros Conspiracies”

Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm

A jury Tuesday found Alan Swinney, a self-proclaimed Proud Boy, guilty of assault, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon for pulling out a loaded revolver, firing paintballs and spraying bear Mace at counterprotesters in Portland last year. Prosecutors called him a “one man police force” and “vigilante cowboy,” while Swinney and his lawyer argued he wasContinue reading “Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm”

Ohio deputy charged with murder in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday with murder in an encounter that led to racial justice protests, yet is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dash cam footage. An attorney for the family of Goodson, who was Black, also announcedContinue reading “Ohio deputy charged with murder in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting”

Washington: Explosion rattles Islamic Center of Olympia in apparent act of intimidation

Someone tossed an explosive device at the Islamic Center of Olympia last week, the latest in a string of assaults on houses of worship in the region. Someone tossed an explosive device at the Islamic Center of Olympia last week, an apparent act of intimidation and the latest in a string of assaults on houses of worshipContinue reading “Washington: Explosion rattles Islamic Center of Olympia in apparent act of intimidation”

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