Sunday, July 29, 2012

America #FAIL...Families protest at Daley Center Plaza against police brutality - Chicago Sun-Times

Families protest at Daley Center Plaza against police brutality - Chicago Sun-Times:

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The sister of a 15-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome who was fatally shot by Calumet City officers was among a group of 30 people who marched Saturday at Daley Center Plaza to protest police brutality.

“The police were called to the house for a disturbance, and two police officers pretty much shot and killed him,” said Renee Watts, sister of Stephon Watts. Watts was among one of several families at the protest who claimed their relatives were victimized by police. The demonstration was organized by a group called the Illinois Campaign to End the New Jim Crow.

At the time of the Feb. 1 shooting, Calumet City Police said Stephon Watts had lunged at officers with a knife, cutting one in the forearm. Renee Watts said Saturday that the knife was a butter knife.

Officers had been called to the home 10 times for domestic disturbances involving the teen — usually, when he was off his medication — and many of those incidents were violent, according to Calumet City Police.

Less than two months before he was shot, police said, officers responded to a report that the youth had punched his mother in the face. In that case, he tried to cut them with a knife, and officers used a Taser to subdue him, according to Calumet City Police.

“The police officers knew Stephon,” his sister said.

The family has filed a lawsuit in the case. Asperger’s syndrome is sometimes referred to as a form of high-functioning autism. People with Asperger’s often are of high intelligence but struggle with social skills.

"A collaborative investigation launched by law clinics at four top universities has assembled damning evidence of widespread misconduct."

14 Specific Allegations of NYPD Brutality During Occupy Wall Street by Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic, JUL 25 2012

An investigation undertaken by law clinics at NYU, Fordham, Harvard, and Stanford has concluded, after eight months of study, that the NYPD abused Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights on numerous occasions during the 2011 protests that radiated out from Zuccotti Park. Their report, Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street, was released today. It focuses on transgressions against international law...

...The report concludes that "In U.S. cities with significant abuse allegations and no major reviews of police practice, including New York City, independent official reviews are urgently needed to assess past practice ...." It's difficult to disagree with that conclusion, especially given all the video footage available to adjudicate some of the incidents at issue. More detailed reports about police misconduct during Occupy protests in other cities are on the way.

Police Brutality Anaheim PD Kills A Man With Hands Still Behind His Back

Published on 23 Jul 2012 by OperationLeakS
Manuel Diaz was shot and killed by Anaheim PD July 22 2012. As you can see from the footage he died with his hands still behind his back... The Anaheiem PD later tried to buy the footage you are now looking at This is a Mirror of by AnaheimWatch.

Anaheim Police Brutality sparks Outrage after 2 Latinos shot dead and Demonstrators attacked

Published on 24 Jul 2012 by Sundrumify
Further informations about topics addressed are available in favourites, play lists on my channel and complementary video responses. Published with the permission of " - Police in the California city of Anaheim are facing allegations of murder and brutality after fatally shooting two Latino men over the weekend and firing rubber bullets at crowds of protestors.

On Saturday, Anaheim police shot and killed 24-year-old Manuel Diaz after he reportedly ran away from a group of officers who confronted him in the street. Diaz was unarmed. Hours after his death, a chaotic scene broke out when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a crowd of local residents protesting the shooting. Another Latino resident, Joel Acevedo, was shot dead by police the following day.

Police say Acevedo was suspected in a car robbery, but the circumstances around his death remain unconfirmed. We discuss the situation in Anaheim with Gustavo Arellano, editor of the alternative newspaper, OC Weekly; and Teresa Smith, who has worked with families to call for police accountability in Anaheim since 2009, when officers shot and killed her son Cesar Cruz, a 35-year-old father of five. "Given the fact that this is the eighth officer-involved shooting within one year in the city of Anaheim ... the community's going to be very upset," Arellano says. "There's a lot of angry residents, and rightfully so."

Police Brutality and The Citizens' weapon the Videotaping/vidphones
From The Truth Be known Revolution video which I edited as a movie trailer-

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