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5 Examples Of The US Govt Treating BlackLivesMatter Movement Like A...

AFRICANGLOBE - Once again, tactics and legal allowances created in the name of “stopping terrorism” are being used, without any oversight or public debate, on entirely peaceful domestic activism. Official recognition that the NYPD and its FBI Joint Terror Task Force were using their counter terror units on #BlackLivesMatter didn’t really come until a casual admission by the NYPD in the New York Post the day before the announcement of the Eric Garner verdict in December of last year:

Half Of Ferguson’s Young Black Men Are Missing – Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - More than 40% of Black men in both the 20 to 24 and 35 to 54 age groups in Ferguson are missing. The problem of missing Black men extends to other age groups. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, while there are 1,182 Black women between the ages of 25 and 34 living in Ferguson, there are only 577 Black men in this age group.

5 Horror Stories From The DOJ’s Ferguson Police Report

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2011, a 14-year-old Black boy was mauled by a police dog handled by a Ferguson officer while he waited for friends in an abandoned house. According to the police account of the incident, the boy was found hiding in a storage unit by the officer and refused to comply. But the boy, who was interviewed by investigators, provided a dramatically different account. He says he was given no warning before the attack, and was instead chased down by the dog, who first bit his ankle and then went for his face, but was parried by his left arm, which took the bite.

No Matter What They Say Or Do, We Die

AFRICANGLOBE - This is institutional racism and classism within America. This can no longer be business as usual, not in these times. As long as it stays the same and doesn’t change, we will continue to die. Certain people in positions of power within this country often speak about the importance of peace and the rule of law. Yet when we peacefully protest, we die by the hands of the law.

How Economic Inequality And Racism Are Linked To Police Killings

AFRICANGLOBE - It is not by accident that America has become both the most unequal developed nation in the world, and the nation with the largest prison population. We're number one in police killings, incarceration and inequality—not Russia, not China. Our national self-image so steeped in the idea of freedom has not caught up with these ugly realities.

Ferguson Crackdown Violated US And International Law – Amnesty international

AFRICANGLOBE - The crackdown on peaceful protesters by police in Ferguson, Missouri violated numerous US and international laws, according to a report published Friday by Amnesty International.

One Shot And Seven Arrested After Curfew Takes Effect In Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - Militarized police units once again attacked protesters on Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri, after Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency there following a week of protests surrounding the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. Nixon also instituted a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m.

Militarization Of Ferguson: Instruments Of War Deployed Against Civilians

AFRICANGLOBE - Military equipment utilized in war zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yemen was deployed against the Black people in Ferguson. Humvees and anti-mining devices were very much in evidence when SWAT units swept through the affected neighborhoods which have refused to end their demonstrations.

Ethiopia Launches Crackdown On Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian security forces should cease using excessive force against students peacefully protesting plans to extend the boundaries of the capital, Addis Ababa, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately release students and others arbitrarily arrested during the protests and investigate and hold accountable security officials who are responsible for abuses.