An Open Letter to District of Columbia Authorities

by Rich Whitney, Published on Medium, May 13, 219 In allowing coup supporters to lay siege to the Venezuelan embassy, D.C. Police are violating the First Amendment and District of Columbia law At this writing, a rightwing mob of supporters of Juan Guaido, (the self-described, U.S.-named “interim president” of Venezuela, who has no legitimate, lawful claim to that office) has[…]

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“New” DA same as old DA in Mumia Abu-Jamal case

Collage: Attorney Rachel Wolkenstein speaks at Jan. 15 news conference in Philadelphia for Mumia Abu-Jamal, ~Sam Mastriano / Socialist Action; Photo of Mumia ~ForwardEver Campaign, UK, June 7, 2009; Photo of Protesters in Philadelphia ~Sam Mastriano / Socialist Action. By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, January 30, 2019 Any hope that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner would hold to[…]

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Connecticut Victims of Police Brutality

Image: Zoe Dowdell, popular musician, shot dead by police at age 20 By Ruwan Munasinghe — HARTFORD, Conn. — On Dec. 14, 2017, Hartford lost one of its greatest legends when 20-year-old Zoe Dowdell—also known as Gangstalicious—was shot and killed by New Britain police. Caleb Tisdol and Noah Young (also known as “Skinny”), the others in the car, were convicted[…]

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Outrage as BART Cops Kill Again

Family of Shaleem Tindle outside BART meeting, Feb. 22. by Terri Kay, originally published on Workers World, Feb 28, 2018 Oakland, Calif. — The family of Shaleem Tindle and other members of the community packed a board meeting of the Bay Area Rapid Transit on Feb. 22. They went to show their outrage after seeing a newly released body-camera video[…]

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Police corruption is rife from Baltimore to Philadelphia

Pam Africa (right) leads a march in the snow in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, the anniversary of the 1981 arrest and shooting of Black activist and political commentator Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia was framed up by cops and the corrupt “justice” system on false charges of killing a Philadelphia police officer. The marchers demanded that the Philadelphia district attorney’s office release[…]

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