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Police Violence Spreads In United States

AFRICANGLOBE - In reality, a police badge is effectively a licence to kill in the US. In working-class communities throughout the country, the police effectively function as judge, jury, and executioner, brutalising, arresting and killing workers and Black people with impunity. The growth of police violence, which according to government statistics has hit the highest levels in decades, parallels the dramatic expansion of social inequality in the US.

Obama’s Justice Department: No Charges Against Ferguson Killer Cop

AFRICANGLOBE - The US Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will not bring federal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fired at least six bullets into Michael Brown last August, killing the unarmed teenager.

Ferguson Faces Lawsuit For Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Fines

AFRICANGLOBE - The lawsuit, which was filed on Sunday on behalf of 11 residents of Ferguson, alleges that the city has for many years operated a “municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to profit” off the poorest members in the community.

Slave Patrol’s Legacy — Modern Day Police

AFRICANGLOBE - 10-year-old Clifford Glover was unarmed and committing no crime at the time the police officer Thomas Shea murdered him. Shortly after the killing the NYPD radio dispatcher picked up the voice of officer Scott, Shea’s partner, saying “Die you little bastard.” The police killings of unarmed African men and boys are not isolated incidents. The historical record in evidence that demonstrate that many police departments, including the NYPD, must have a plan afoot to murder African people. In a much broader sense, nationally, police departments in the United States are carrying out the identical plan.

White St. Louis Police Union Official Attacks Black Woman At Community...

AFRICANGLOBE - Months after the murder of Michael Brown in Feruguson, Missouri, a St. Louis community meeting disintegrated into chaos when a white police union representative physically attacked a Black woman who was also in attendance.

St. Louis Police Gun Down Another Black Teenager

AFRICANGLOBE - St. Louis police shot and killed 19-year-old Isaac Holmes late Wednesday night, the same day that is was reported that the U.S. Justice Department would not pursue federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot killed teenager Michael Brown last August.

Justice Department To Close Investigation Into Murder Of Michael Brown

AFRICANGLOBE - The Justice Department is moving to close an investigation into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. — clearing the white police officer who shot the black teenager, according to a report Wednesday.

Juror In Michael Brown Case Sues To Remove Gag Order –...

AFRICANGLOBE - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown asked a federal court Monday to remove a lifetime gag order preventing jurors from discussing the case.

Iran Supreme Leader Uses Twitter To Blast US And Says #BlackLivesMatter

AFRICANGLOBE - Iran’s supreme leader has stepped into the debate over police violence and race in America, likening police shootings of Black people in Ferguson and elsewhere to the Palestinian struggle in Gaza in a series of tweets using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

Sick Bastards: Shocking Racist Song About Michael Brown Sung At LAPD...

AFRICANGLOBE - The songs lyrics included: “Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin’ with a badass policeman,” “He’s bad, bad Michael Brown, baddest thug in the whole damn town. Badder than old King Kong. Meaner than a junkyard dog,” and “he’s dead, dead Michael Brown, deadest man in the whole damn town. His whole life’s long gone. Deader than a roadkill dog.”

America’s Wartime Police Gun Down Another Black Man In St. Louis

AFRICANGLOBE - A police officer shot and killed a Black man after he allegedly pointed a loaded pistol at him in a St. Louis suburb near where Michael Brown an unarmed teen was murdered by a white officer in August, police said on Wednesday.

NYPD Officer Who Attacked And Punched 12-Year-Old Suspended

AFRICANGLOBE - A New York Police Department officer caught on video punching an apparently handcuffed Black 12-year-old during a false arrest has been suspended, authorities said. The arrest was captured on a smartphone video that has been viewed more than 700,000 times on YouTube, as documenting and viewing police activity becomes more popular.

Browning Nation: What’s Really Behind White America’s “Fear” Of Black Men?

AFRICANGLOBE - White fear of Black men is inextricable linked to the “genetic survival” of White people. The thought of rising population rates of Blacks apparently scares some White people who see a world already filled with too many Black people.

Obama In Post-Black America

AFRICANGLOBE - Many Americans, but Blacks in particular, expected that great achievements would follow from the election of Barack Obama. While few, if any, expected that the race problem would disappear, quite a few expected the fulfilment of Martin Luther King’s dream. It was assumed that “freedom” had finally come, and that Jim Crow and the colour bar would be anachronisms of the past. There is now a great deal of disappointment among some naive Black folk.

Will Video Cameras Reduce Police Brutality?

AFRICANGLOBE - If a cop can’t be indicted for choking a man to death on a city street, then under what circumstances can a cop be indicted? Garner was begging for his life and said "I can't breathe"11 times, as Pantaleo strangled him to death on a sidewalk in an incident captured on film.

Black Sororities And Fraternities Differ On Protests

AFRICANGLOBE - Last weekend Black Greek members and alumni participated in lay down protests across the country two sororities asked their members not to wear their letters during the demonstrations so as not to embarrass them.