The new horsemen: why American riot police embraced the bicycle

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As a new digital era of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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Civil rights groups: Facebook should protect, not censor, human rights issues

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Rights groups such as the ACLU expressed deep concern over censorship in letter to Mark Zuckerberg, particularly when posts are removed at the request of police A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups have written to Facebook demanding that the company clarifies its policies for removing content and alleging that it has repeatedly […]

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US afflicted with ‘third world’ police says author Marlon James

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Speaking in Paris, the Jamaica-born Man Booker prize-winner compared US police to Argentina state-sanctioned death squads The United States is afflicted with third World police which has led to almost state-sanctioned killings of people from minority groups, one of the countrys leading black writers said on Sunday. Marlon James, who won the Man Booker prize […]

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Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson files suit against Baton Rouge

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Suit accuses police of using a militarized and aggressive manner in arresting Mckesson and 200 others during protests following Alton Sterlings death Activist DeRay Mckesson, a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, is suing the city of Baton Rouge following his arrest last month during a demonstration against police violence in the city. to […]

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New York City protesters demand police commissioner Bill Bratton be fired

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The #ShutDownCityHallNYC protest was organized by a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement and is demanding Brattons termination Protesters in New York City began occupying the park next to city hall in Manhattan on Monday, declaring they would not leave until police commissioner Bill Bratton was fired. Organized by Millions March NYC, a […]

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