Police/Legal/Prisons

PSL Marches for Tyre Nichols against police station in St Petersburg,FL

On the 29th of January, the Party for Socialism and Liberation held a march in St Petersburg, FL from City Hall to the nearest police station. The march demanded that killer cops be sent to prison, and that all other cops resign. This event was held in memory of Tyre Nichols and in solidarity with activists in Memphis.

Video of the march-and of cops hurredly barricading their station against it 1 min 10 sec

Cops barricading the station as the march unexpectedly targets their station

"Every City Is Cop City" chanted at DC march for Atlanta

On Jan 28, an Atlanta Forest Defense solidarity march assembled in Logan Circle and took to the streets in DC. As bike cops swarmed around the march, marchers chanted "Every City is Cop City! Stop Cop City!" The bike cops were dressed in black and yellow above all else, same colors as the Proud Boys.

Chuck Modi's video originally posted to Twitter of marchers swarmed in cops chanting "Every City is Cop City" 14 sec

Still from Chuck Modi's video

Inspirational video of the fall of the 3ed Precinct MN 2020 for George Floyd

Vigil held in Malcolm X Park for forest defender shot and killed by Atlanta cops

On the 18th of January, police assaulting the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City treesits shot and killed forest defender "Tortuguita" or "Tort." He was murdered after a cop was shot by another cop in a blue-on-blue "friendly fire" incident. Since then vigils have been held across Turtle Island. One of them drew an estimated 50-75 people to Malcolm X Park here in DC on Jan 24.

Video: Camera Pan Clip of the vigil by Shut Down DC 2 sec clip

Photo by Our rights DC

Night of Vengeance announced after cops kill Atlanta Forest Defender

Just after 9AM on the 18th of January, the cops went to guns against the Atlanta Forest Defenders. Cops entered with guns drawn ahead of Brasfield and Gorrie’s construction equipment and the situation blew up. Witnesses reported a sudden barrage of about 12 shots, and when it was over, a cop was wounded reportely by another cop’s bullets and a protesters (reported as a bystander by some) was dead.

Cop holding rifle menacing a treesitter from a cherrypicker AFTER the deadly shooting

Solidarity protest for Atlanta Forest Defense held at DeKalb County Courthouse

On the 16th of January, supporters of the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City campaign showed up at among many places all over the US, the DeKalb County courthouse. It is in the courthouse that the bullshit "domestic terrorism" charges based on a REPEALED state law were filed. Stop Cop City is a movement to defeat an attempt by the City of Atlanta to raze the city's largest forest to build a huge police training range.

Video of a "tense moment" originally posted to Twitter by Rachel Garbus, faces redacted for security 25 sec

Still from Rachel Garbus's Twitter video

Bank of America gets major fire in Portland in retribution for Atlanta Forest Defense "terror" charges

On New Year's Eve, a lone warrior broke into a Bank of America branch in Portland, OR and set it on fire. The fire burned for more than an hour and took two alarms to put out. The communique posted to scenes.noblogs.org taking credit for the fire cites the bullshit "domestic terror" charges against six arrestees from the Dec 13 raid on the Atlanta Forest defenders as the motive.

Killer cops GUILTY on all charges in death of Karon Hylton, Karon's mother arrested in court

On Dec 21, Killer DC cops Terrence Sutton and Lt Andrew Zabavsky were found GUILTY on all charges, murder included for the death of Karon Hylton. Both were released on GPS monitoring, unlike Kyron's mother, who was arrested inside the courtroom. Unlike the killer cops, she is scheduled to spend the holidays in a hellhole of a Federal detention center. Pure retaliation by cops and US Marshalls.

Video-the Oct 28, 2020 siege and bombardment of MPD's 4D precinct over the murder of Karon Hylton, for which two cops were just found GUILTY. 1 min 21 sec

What it took to get Terrence Sutton convicted of murder and Lt Andrew Zabavsky convicted of obstruction and conspiracy

2022 in activism: Escalation and increasing tension

Over the course of 2022, US politics steadily destabilized. The year began pretty much normally but tension was evident and soon began to escalate. Gender issues above all others have predominated as Christian Nationalists and Fascists seek to impose their will.

Video-2022 in review by Iron Snowflake 18 min 48 sec

Wanted posters targetting killer cop Jason Bagshaw appear in DC

In mid-December 2016, "wanted" posters depicting notorious killer cop Jason Bagshaw appeared on lamp posts around town.

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