By Jordan Freiman CBS News A police officer in San Leandro, California, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Black man wielding a baseball bat inside a Walmart, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Wednesday. Officer Jason Fletcher shot and killed 33-year-old […]
I would be willing to concede for the sake of argument that there is only one system and that the system sucks so fuck you Fat Billy, you double-chinned slob. By Katelyn Polantz, Caroline Kelly and Christina Carrega CNN Attorney General William Barr, in an exclusive interview on […]
The natural consequences of half a century of excessive piggishness. By Rod Dreher The American Conservative I don’t know about you, but “Kenosha, Wisconsin” has always been for me one of those place names — like “Duluth, Minnesota,” “Peoria, Illinois” — that convey a certain Midwestern solidity and […]
By Josie Duffy Rice Vanity Fair Long before the internet caught wind of him, Henry Earl was already a local legend. By the time the Charleston Gazette dubbed him a “cult-status hero” and Newsweek called him the “town drunk,” Earl was already known around Lexington, Kentucky, as James […]
I’ve generally found that it’s impossible to get accurate data on how many people are killed by police. There is no established mechanism for collecting such data, whether governmental or non-governmental, and those who have tried are relying mostly on police reports, individual witness testimony, and journalistic accounts, […]
The only kind of “police reform” that ultimate matters is fewer laws, fewer arrests, fewer prosecutions, and fewer incarcerations. Once again, libertarians are generally to the “left of the left” on this issue (depending on the flavor of libertarian, of course). Too many proposals for “police reform” amount […]
Most, if not all, of these are generally good ideas although it’s largely focused on the administration of localized policing. Fed pigs and state pigs are just as bad and local pigs, and the policing process is merely the result of actions taken by legislators and enforced by […]
The Cato Institute, another Republican think-tank that is Koch-funded, likewise makes an indirect case for “civil unrest.” By Tim Lynch Cato Institute Policymakers should Override the old maxim that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” (given the breadth of the criminal codes now on the books, that […]
The Heritage Foundation, a Republican think tank, inadvertently makes the case for “civil unrest.” Heritage Foundation 1. The criminal code should reflect common understandings of morality, rather than political opportunism (such as responding to crises to appease voters). 2. Today, it is estimated that nearly 5,000 federal statutes […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist racist […]
Associated Press Politico WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said he would be “vehemently opposed” to any attempt to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, after the president suggested he might consider it. The attorney general’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press come days […]
Crimethinc Facebook has taken down multiple Facebook pages they believe to be connected with crimethinc.com and itsgoingdown.org, among other anarchist and anti-fascist publishing projects,1 officially on the pretext that they “support violence.” This has nothing to do with stopping violence and everything to do with suppressing social movements […]
The Democrat vs Republican thing is just theater intended by the ruling class to hoodwink everyone else. The parties obviously agree on the things that matter, even if they always have the wrong position. By Leo Shane III Military Times The top Republican and Democrat on the House […]
By Samantha Michaels Mother Jones As the year 1990 came to an end, a fight broke out during a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Juke Box Saturday Night bar in downtown Minneapolis. A 21-year-old white student grabbed Michael Sauro from behind. Sauro, an off-duty white police officer […]
With Biden and Harris on the ticket, the Democraps have arguably moved to the right of Trump, or are at least in a dead heat with Trump in terms of who is most “far-right.”
The problem with the perspective that is presented in this interview that it makes it sound like Trump is uniquely authoritarian compared to his predecessors. No one considers Eisenhower, whose administration organized a series of right-wing coups in other nations and whose immigration policies were far to the […]
By Kelly Weill The Daily Beast Madalena McNeil is accused of buying red paint before a protest. Under aggressive new criminal charges, it could mean she spends the rest of her life in prison. McNeil, 28, was among four people charged Tuesday for their alleged actions at a […]
The DHS is actually an umbrella organization for dozens of federal police state alphabet soup agencies, many of which existed in various forms prior to the creation of the DHS in 2002. The DHS was originally created to better coordinate the relationship between these agencies, and between the […]
This is a pretty good discussion of what real “police reform” would look like: end drug prohibition, end random traffic stops, end patrolling, end qualified immunity, allow communities to opt-out of relying on state security forces, etc. Unlike most right-libertarians, they also point out what is wrong with […]
It’s ironic that in the same year as massive anti-police riots and protests the Democrats, supposedly the “left” party, have a ticket that is arguably to the right of Trump/Pence on “criminal justice” issues. Laura Ingraham is about as sophisticated a political analyst as Alex Jones who generally […]
Bye. By Tal Axelrod The Hill Former Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio narrowly lost his campaign to get his old job back Friday, ending a nearly successful comeback for one of the state’s most polarizing figures. Arpaio, who held the position from 1993-2017, lost the GOP primary […]
By Eric July This is Ryan Whitaker. He was shot and killed by the police May 21st in Arizona, and you’ve probably heard nothing about it until you read this post. I just recently found out about it as I was notified by a follower that wanted my […]
I always said that anti-gang laws were not only a violation of freedom of association but would eventually be used as a means of repressing political dissidents. By Li Cohen CBS News Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City have been accused of splashing paint on a […]
The reason Americans have an exaggerated fear of crime is that for decades the System has promoted anti-crime hysteria in order to justify the building of a police state. It is true that crime rates started to dramatically increase in the late 1960s when Nixon introduced the “war […]
Carlson is in his better form in this although he’s still trying to score some partisan points along the way. Now, if he would only criticize Trump’s law and order police state the same way he criticizes medical martial law.
This is an excellent interview. Chomsky really puts the phenomenon of Trumpism in context in this interview. In recent years, Chomsky has at times gone off the deep end with hyperbolic comments but he doesn’t drop the ball in this one. It is good to hear Chomsky distinguishing […]
Of course. They’re covering all their bases.
Fuck FAUX News. Although the Spiro Agnew-impersonators on FOX are at least entertaining, unlike the boring-as-fuck CNN and MSNBC.
I disagree with widespread claims that Trump is somehow Putin’s puppet. The Trump administration has been too hawkish toward Russia (unilaterally abrogating the INF Treaty, for example) rather than not hawkish enough. Russia is just a province in the global capitalist empire in which the US ruling class […]
A proposal for “defunding the police” from the Right though a bit moderate, just like most proposals for “defunding the police” from the Left. By Boyd Cathey Chronicles Now that a federal appellate court has ordered the dismissal of the case against Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, and outgoing intelligence […]
The availability of surveillance technology increases the urgency of the decentralist project. Death to the Empire. By Kim Zetter The Intercept Since May, as protesters around the country have marched against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, activists have spotted a recurring presence in […]
The feds are trying to target Antifa by connecting them to the PKK/YPG/YPJ. Krystal Ball details new reporting by The Nation’s Ken Klippenstein that exposes efforts to “target left activists and quash their constitutional rights.”
Two Black moms took their kids to the Mall. Secret Service officers confronted them with guns, they said.
By Katie Mettler Washington Post It was a hot Thursday afternoon, so India Johnson, 26, and Yasmeen Winston, 25, decided to take their babies to splash in the fountains at the World War II Memorial. The women, best friends since seventh grade, parked on Constitution Avenue near the […]
By Martin Gould Daily Mail The terror on George Floyd’s face as a rookie cop points a gun at his head while he sits in his car can be seen today for the first time
This is a good discussion.
By Dwight Stirling The Conversation Many U.S. military members publicly disavowed President Trump’s decision to pardon Edward Gallagher, the former SEAL commando convicted of killing a teenage detainee in Iraq in 2017. Gallagher’s alleged war crimes were nearly universally condemned up the chain of command, from enlisted men […]
This interview contains my general take on the great lumpenproletarian cultural revolution of 2020 from a Howard Cosell perspective.
Now, if these sheriffs would start rebelling against a whole lot more laws, we might have something. By Jason Wilson The Guardian Sheriffs around the country are refusing to enforce or are even actively resisting Covid-19 mask laws and lockdowns, while others have permitted or encouraged armed vigilantism […]
Authentic anti-police statism means opposing police at every level and within every institutional sector, including federal, state, local, tribal, military, university, or private. By Melissa Gira Grant The New Republic Painful images are still coming out of Portland—law enforcement wielding exterminator-like sprayers of tear gas, firing “less-lethal” munitions […]
By Britanny Berstein National Review Ammon Bundy, an anti-government activist who lead the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge back in 2016, expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and for defunding the police in a recent Facebook video. He said in the video […]
By Kristine Phillips USA Today WASHINGTON – The Justice Department plans to send nearly 100 federal agents and officers to Detroit, Cleveland, Ohio, and Milwaukee in an expansion of Operation Legend, a federal crime initiative that began earlier this month. The department will send 42 agents to Detroit […]
Fed pigs defend themselves by offering the Nuremberg defense. But why are the liberal pundits at Newsweek not criticizing ALL fed pigs, rather than mere offering selective criticisms of those who are in conflict with the Progressive ideological agenda? One upside of current events is that liberals, leftists, […]
There have been plenty of full-on police riots during the past couple of months. By Matt Baume Portland Mercury You will be shocked, simply SHOCKED, to learn that after decades of researching effective methods for police response to large crowd actions, researchers have found — and you’re never […]
It is a mistake to allow the fight against the police state to be turned into a race war. Think smart, folks.
China is a test market for high-tech state repression elsewhere.
By Dennis Romero NBC News New York City police officers in khaki shorts and dark T-shirts stuffed a suspect into an unmarked minivan during an arrest captured on video Tuesday, raising concerns about using tactics similar to those attributed to federal agents during demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, this […]
By Trip Jennings Federal agents shot me in the face last night while I was covering the Black Lives Matter protests in Portland. It should be obvious to everyone by now that BIPOC face a higher risk of violence at the hands of police than I do. I’ll […]
By Andrew Crespo Lawfare Over the past few days, millions of people have seen a now-viral video in which two federal agents dressed in full combat gear removed an apparently peaceful protester from the streets of Portland, Oregon, and carried him away in an unmarked van. Stories have […]