Police/Legal/Prisons

Noise Protest outside DC Jail protests 8 months w no Rec Time

Recently, BLM activists and No Justice No Pride got word that inmates at both the DC Jail (Central Detention Facitly) and the so-called "Correctional Treatment Facility" had used various excuses to deny inmates ALL outdoor recreation time for the past 8 months. In reponse, activists staged a pot-and-pan banging noise protest outside the jail on the evening of Valentine's Day.

Video-banging pots and pans outside DC Jail, (at 3:03)guard shoves videographer 3 min 45 sec

Mayor Bowser VETOES Metro fare decriminalization bill

Update Jan 22: DC Council overrides Mayor's veto, fare evasion will be decriminalized unless Congress intervenes. Mayor "more cops more jails" Bowser defeated again.

On the 16th of January, DC Mayor Bowser VETOED the Metro fare decriminalization bill. The bill passed the DC Council by a 10-2 margin, enough to override the Mayor's veto if nobody changes their vote. Metro police have been aggressively targeting Black youth for enforcement and arrest on fare evasion charges. This could perhaps be called "Make Metro White Again.

The Mayor's veto

Gitmo protest marches on White House, Trump Hotel, Central Cell Block

Jan 11 was the 17th anniversary of the opening of AmeriKKKa's dungeoun at Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. On Jan 11, 2019 protesters marked the occasion with a broader protest both of indefinate detention at Gitmo and US mass incarceration in general. Immigration detention was also singled out as protesters marched from the White House to Trump Hotel, and then to DC's own Central Cellblock.

Video highlights of the rally and march 4 min 15 sec

Solidarity with Gitmo detainees at the White House

Video: 2018-the year in activism

Video-2018 in activism 18 min 25 sec

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.

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