fix articles 47309, police accountability
Police Abuse: Will a ‘torture’ verdict be the beginning of the end? (tags)
Similar to the crime of rape, that of police abuse is substantively underreported. But while news reports have rightly hailed the torture related conviction of former Chicago police lieutenant Jon Burge, all too many issues remain.
US Refugees: Persecuted at Home, Discriminated Against Abroad? (tags)
As part of what some see as the 'War Against Dissent', a decision by Canadian immigration officials on the political asylum application of US soldier and war-resister Jeremy Hinzman was made March 25th, his application denied. But beyond war issues, sometimes extraordinary events can occur within the US, life threatening events. Has so-called 'realpolitik' now effectively denied Americans the right to asylum, regardless of their claim's legitimacy. And there have been legitimate cases, including one based upon torture and attempted murder, not war.
Brutality starts at home (tags)
US President George W Bush condemned the incidents of Iraq prison abuse and those who perpetrated them, saying: "That's not the way we do things in America." But unfortunately, that's not quite true.
What Does Self-Defense Against Riot Police Look Like? (tags)
How do we utilize legal self-defense when cops go nuts? Why were 231 protesters criminally charged, and 0 police charged, in the FTAA protests in Miami? Tacoma Police Chief raped a woman, where should she go? How do we protect ourselves from cops?
AI Police Brutality Online Event (tags)
POLICE BRUTALITY ONLINE EVENT July 22 - 26, 2002 Listen to live panels online as they discuss the impact of police brutality on minorities in the U.S., take action against international police brutality, and test your knowledge of the issues during this week long event.
D2K Legal Struggles Continue, Join Broader Battles (tags)
Activists meet to continue organizing in support of those facing criminal charges from D2K and those brining civil lawsuits, and join together in the larger, ongoing battle for police accountability.