Thanks to Norman for this posting on our facebook page. Check out the video along with the story.

Is this the police saying we’re not your enemy you have a right to protest.FTP.

In a video recorded by Reconciling Ministries Network, organizer Phillip Agnew…

Thanks to Ebony Murphy Root for this update. From our facebook page. For first published news story see posting on August 20, 2014. Furbirdsqueerly stands in solidarity with Luis Anglero, his mother and sister, family and friends. We join in the call for a investigation into this incident.

Any West Hartford kids been tased lately? Simsbury? Avon? Glastonbury? Farmington?
The Hartford teen who was shot with a Taser by police yesterday has been booked and released following his arrest. Luis Anglero, 18, was charged with breach of the peace in the second and interferi…

Excellent video by Peter Menchini of the demonstration at the port of Oakland to block a cargo ship partially owned by Zim an Israeli Company.

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Thanks to Chris and Joshua for providing this link and information.
A mother is calling for justice tonight after her police shot her 18-year-old son with a stun gun and then arrested him. FOX CT obtained video that shows Luis Anglero Jr. stop walking with his hand…
  • In the “related stories” at the bottom of this article: “Hartford Police Chief: City Unlikely To Have Ferguson-Type Situation”
    Video here shows Hartford Police tasing a young man who was standing still after being order to do so. As of the release of this story the individual who was tased (without cause) is still in the hospital because his seizures will not stop. This kind of shit can’t go on any longer, and we need to let HPD know that we won’t stand for it.

From Ferguson to Los Angeles–
Demilitarize the cops under community control!

Massive militarization of police forces has intensified a racist Rambo mentality among U.S. cops, as they disproportionately kill young African American men with impunity. Among the latest victims is Michael Brown, an 18-year-old, college-bound resident of Ferguson, Missouri, a poor, highly segregated, black suburb of St. Louis that is under the thumb of a white government and police force.


Michael’s crime? Walking while black. To compound the injustice of this present-day lynching of an unarmed youth, the cops rolled out tanks, tear gas, rubber bullets, and military combat gear in an attempt to stop the justifiable protests that erupted. Evoking images of the Jim Crow south, police turned dogs on the protesters. They jailed news media and set up a no-fly zone to block reporters from filming the assaults. Protesters responded with signs reading “I am a man” and “I am a woman,” echoing those carried by Memphis sanitation workers in 1968.

The brave protesters in Ferguson, surrounded by overwhelming police forces, don’t need President Obama telling them not to yell. They need him to order an end to the massive militarization of police forces and for those responsible for the tragic murder of Michael Brown to be held accountable.

War on communities of color
The assault on the Ferguson community has ignited a national outcry over militarized police abuse and Gestapo tactics. Huffington Post reports that under Obama’s watch, 80,000 SWAT team raids occurred in 2013 alone. Homeland Security doled out $34 billion to outfit police departments with tens of thousands of machine guns, hundreds of armored cars and aircraft, and other surplus military-grade equipment. These weapons were used to kill, create war zones, terrorize whole communities, and jail black men at seven times the rate of white men. Ferguson is the latest neighborhood to know what a U.S. war zone feels like

Tragically, hundreds of Michael Browns are murdered by the cops each year. In July, Eric Garner died in a police chokehold in Staten Island New York. On August 11 in Los Angeles, 25-year-old Ezell Ford was shot in the back three times, although, according to his mother Tritobia Ford, Ezell was lying on the ground, complying with the officers’ orders. Other cases such as that of Florida’s Marissa Alexander, a black woman threatened with a 60-year jail term for firing a gun in self-defense, point out the disparate treatment meted out to people of color by the criminal justice system.

According to Yuisa Gimeno, a resident of South Los Angeles and a Radical Woman organizer against police brutality, “We feel like we have police targets on our backs because we are poor, immigrants, transgender or people of color. From L.A. to St. Louis to New York City, we are beyond tired of cops playing racist roulette with our lives.” Gimeno calls for an elected civilian review board over the police with the power to hire, fire and discipline.

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