Tag Archives: Police

U.S. imperialism comes home

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: World in View column As with the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, how imperialist oppression is tied to domestic repression in the U.S. was shockingly apparent in the heavily militarized police presence … Continue reading

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Peace activist veteran run down

Tom Gilliam, an activist and survivor of the Vietnam War, was run down from behind by a mini-van. Police are stonewalling the investigation. Continue reading

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Stop police spying

Oakland City Council delayed voting on a Domain Awareness Center that would allow police and other agencies to deploy a network of cameras and computers to monitor Twitter and Facebook. If not for the mayor’s decision to delay the vote, the measure would have been defeated. Continue reading

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Tasing prisoners

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Tasing prisoners Kincheloe, Mich.—Recently, as I was awaiting a visit at the Control Center at Chippewa Correctional Facility, I observed three facility staff members around a computer monitor. I heard sound from a … Continue reading

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No to ‘Secure Community’

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: No ‘Secure Community’ Los Angeles–On Aug. 13 the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Los Angeles (CHIRLA), held a press conference against Secure Community (SC), the federal government program that allows local … Continue reading

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