Police/Legal/Prisons

Philly cops aggressively protect fascist "Proud Boys" rally from #Pushback counterprotest

On the 17th of November, a front group for the Proud Boys held a "We the People" rally in Philadelphia. Also present were the Keystone State Skinheads and 3%er militia elements. A much larger counterprotest confronted them. Unfortunately, other fascists wearing badges and police uniforms used great effort to protect their comrades in the rally. Philly cops beat and assaulted protesters in multiple incidents

Video-Counterprotesting the Proud Boys as police roll out the red carpet for them 2 min 58 sec

Large antifascist protest in foreground, a few dozen Proud Boys, 3%ers, Keystone State Skinheads in background. At least 20 more fascists were in roving groups around the area

Police visit home, harass local activist after Tucker Carlson home demo

On the 8th of November, less than 24 hours after protesters showed up at the home of far-right media personality Tucker Carlson, cops showed up knocking on a local activist's door. This was not the same activist who was harassed after the Aug 12 "Unite the Right II" counterprotests but another activist.

Tucker Carlson claimed this clearly unbroken door had been "cracked" by protesters. This photo is from the end of the protest, the black box covers Carlson's address. Photo from Alex Rubenstein's Twitter feed, provided by organizers

Stop Police Terror Project marches on National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

On the 22nd of October, the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, the Stop Police Terror Project and Black Lives Matter-DC marched against Mayor Bowser's "Resume Raiser" event hoping to catch her there, and then against the brand-new National Law Enforcement Museum. Mayor Bowser scuttled out the back door and escaped from her own event as Black Lives Matter spoke in front of the front door.

Video of the march on Mayor Bowser's event and the National Law Enforcement Museum

Black Lives Matter at the National Law Enforcement Museum

Video: DC Resist Grand Juries!

On September 11 2018 DC anarchist and anti-racist activists protested a grand jury summons for video recorded during the August 12 counter-protests to the Unite The Right 2 White House white supremacist rally.

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DC Grand Jury Resistor burns subpeona, learns it has been withdrawn

On September 11, 2018, DC Grand Jury resistor Luke Kuhn burned his subpoena outside US District Court. This was after a statement and a march from nearby DC Superior Court, site of the J20 persecutions. Minutes after the protest ended came word from defense attorneys that the subpeona had been dropped.

Video-burning the subpeona

Burning the subpeona outside US District Court

We Will Not Comply!: Comrade Received Grand Jury Subpoena in Washington DC

 It’s Going Down has received the following statement and press release about a comrade facing a grand jury subpoena in Washington DC. There will also be a protest rally against the grand jury in DC tomorrow at 8:30 AMWE RESIST GRAND JURIESAn anarchist/antifascist statementMonday, September 10, 2018A group of Washington DC anarchists and antifascists issues the following statement:We will not be intimidated by the state.

WE RESIST GRAND JURIES-An anarchist/antifascist statement

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, a subpoena to a grand jury was issue to one of our comrades. Our comrade was asked to report to a DC courthouse on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. That subpoena asked for footage taken by a camera held by the comrade in the streets of Washington DC on August 12, 2018, a day when the streets were full of thousands of antifascist and anti-racist activists opposing a small white supremacist group. This trusted comrade is an independent journalist who often films protests in the city, and was doing so on August 12, 2018.

Happy Birthday, Jennifer Kerkhoff: The Pettiness of Justice vs the Justice of Pettiness

The following photo and communique marking the 41st birthday of Jennifer Kerkoff was anonymous sent to It’s Going Down, which we reprint here. Despite her total failure on the J20 case, Kerkoff has recently been promoted.

Police harass Indymedia journalist at home in wake of Unite the Right II #shutitdowndc

On the evening of August 16, an Indymedia journalist was harassed at home by police. There was one Montgomery County, MD white police SUV and two dark unmarked cars. Four cops were visible. One or more approached the house, saying they wanted help identifying others shown in a Daily caller sting video targetting counterprotesters against Unite The Right II. The journalist refused to cooperate.

Update: The poster of the Daily Caller video which triggered the harassment has been identified as Benny Arthur Johnson of NW DC.

This is all the camera could do in the dark. The cops are faintly visible to the left of the cars, two of their three cars are in this shot

Unite the Right II: Dozens of Nazis run gauntlet of thousands after special Metro train ride

On the 12th of August, WMATA broke their promise to ATU Local 689 by running a special train just for a few dozen Nazis from the Vienna Metro to Foggy Bottom. Once there, the fascists had to run a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters, nearly get kettled by counterprotesters at Lafayette Sq, and when the rains began to fall had to be removed by a different route from the park to return to Metro.Counterprotesters were incensed that neo-Nazis would dare to commemorate August 12, the day one of them murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA.

Video-Unite the Right II runs a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters (3 min 46 sec)

Ash L video of incident where police having just pepper sprayed a bloc near 12th and G sts threatened to spray again (44 sec)

Update Aug 13:Washington "Moon-Times" confirms police attempt to exit Lafayette Park west with the fash repulsed by antifa bloc

Helmeted fascists (Maybe Proud Boys?) running the gauntlet after getting off the Foggy Bottom Metro

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