1000 proven acts of violence from police during recent demonstrations....

DonDeeHippy

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Police attacks on citizens and journalists over five months accompanied by incidents of tolerance of or collaboration with far right

The United States is currently experiencing one of the longest continued periods of civil unrest in generations, after demonstrations sparked by George Floyd’s death expanded to protests against black Americans killed by police and systemic racism in the country.


Retaliation by police against civilians and the press was widely documented in the first wave of protests, but as the protests have continued, so too has the violence. There has not been a single week without an incidence of police brutality against a civilian or a journalist at a protest in the US since the end of May.

At least 950 instances of police brutality against civilians and journalists during anti-racism protests have occurred in the past five months, according to data collected by Bellingcat and Forensic Architecture and analysed by the Guardian.


The database shows more than 1,000 violations, including:


  • more than 500 of instances of police using less-lethal rounds, pepper spray and teargas;
  • 60 incidents of officers using unlawful assembly to arrest protesters;
  • 19 incidents of police being permissive to the far right and showing double standards when confronted with white supremacists;
  • five attacks on medics;
  • and 11 instances of kettling.

The data is probably an undercount as it only contains documented and verified incidents.



Wow show up to a anti violence protest about police overstepping and get to witness it first hand... Well done Yank cops :applause

you sure showed the people wrong there.....
 

DonDeeHippy

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Man this needs to be addressed... how the fuck is this allowed...that cop needs to be horse wipped and put in stocks....
this shows why the BLM movement has started.......
(weird the video wont show up, it's a 1 minute video of a cop brutally manhandling a handcuffed black woman....If you click the link it then works....)
 
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