Police/Legal/Prisons

All Out DC Overwhelms White Supremacy Rally (video)

 "Hate has no home here" was the message as All Out DC and Black Lives Matter DC, despite massive police presence, barricades, and stifling heat,  overwhelmed the the tiny white supremacy rally with freedom, solidarity, and music.

00:00:38  Black Youth Power 100 DC

00:04:23  Janera, poet

00:06:45  TOB Band

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DC to be left holding the bag for Trump's July 4 security costs

On the 4th of July, Donald Trump plans to speak at the Lincoln Memorial,effectively turning July 4th into a MAGAT-infested campaign rally for his re-election plans. This has created a financial problem for DC, as "security" costs will run into the millions. The Washington Post reports that Trump and the Federal government never paid DC back for all those riot cops and prosecutors needed to "secure" J20, and now Trump wants to go again. The Federal government also has stopped paying into the "security" fund DC will have to dip into to cover all these unpaid bills.

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Speaks at the White House (Video)

ANSWER Coalition joins members of the Embassy Protection Collective, the Black Alliance for Peace, and one puppet in front of the White House to speak out against US interventions in Venezuela, Iran and Africa.

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State Department Arrests Venezuelan Embassy Protectors (Video)

A small army of DC police, Secret Service and State Department security, some in tactical gear, take away the remaining four members of the Embassy Protection Collective from the Embassy of Venezuela. Attorney Mara Verhayden-Hilliard describes the potential consequences of the US administration violating a foreign embassy.

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Chelsea Manning sent back to jail after resisting second grand jury

On the 16th of May, Chelsea Manning was sent back to jail after refusing to testify before a second Federal grand jury asking the same questions as the first grand jury whose term ran out the previous week. She had only been free a week after two months in the hands of Virginia's jailors.

HD Video-Chelsea Manning speaks outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. District Courthouse before being jailed again 4 min 40 sec

Chelsea Manning speaks in front of the Federal Hall of Injustice in Alexandria, VA

Police raid Embassy of Venezuala for second time, arrest remaining Embassy Defenders

Shortly before 10AM on the 16th of May, police raided the Embassy of Venezuala a second time. On territory where no US law enforcement has any jurisdiction unless invited by the government of the day(that's Maduro's government), they arrested the four remaining Embassy Defenders.

HD Video: Protesters at Venezualan Embassy shout down False Ambassador Carlos Vecchio after police raid 2 min 13 sec

29th st (backside of embassy area) about an hour after cops smashed their way in with a battering ram. Unknown who the ambulance was for

Defenders of Venezualan Embassy DEFEAT police raid w help from attorneys

At about 7PM on the 13th of May, police commenced a raid on the Embassy of Venezuala. The next few hours were very tough going as police sought to enter an embassy, which is far better protected than a normal office building, At around 9:40PM, police abandoned their failed raid as attorneys got control of the situation. The efforts of embassy protectors to deny the police "facts on the ground" bought time for attorneys and legalities to stop the raid.

Update May 15: Ongoing support rallies 6-8PM nightly

DC Media Group video of police entering only to be effectively escorted out by a Partnership for Civil Justice attorney 30 seconds

Some of the victorious defenders of the Embassy

Cops cut food haul rope at Venezualan Embassy to assist coup supporter's blockade

On the morning of May 13, supporters of the beseiged Embassy of Venezuala tried to again deliver food to the Embassy Protection Collective. This time around, police overtly supported the siege by grabbing and cutting the haul rope that was to be used to haul food to a window too high for coup supporters to enter by. Cops and the far-right always work hand in hand, blue uniforms by day and blue armbands by night(or in this case broad daylight.

1 min clip from Ford Fischer's video of cops cutting rope to block food delivery

Still from Ford Fischer's video of the cops cutting the rope to keep food out of the Embassy of Venezuala

Police assault activist at Venezualan Embassy rally after power and water cutoffs

On the 11th of May, activists held a rally at the Embassy of Venezuala to respond to the now-confirmed water cutoff as well as the power cutoff. Things again got nasty as police threw down an activist for trying to deliver food to the beseiged embassy. This is at least the second time police have met food with violence at this embassy

Compilation video of the day's events including the police assault (2 min 53 sec)

Video of assault by police on activist 16 sec, cut from longer twitter clip by Morgan Artyukhina

Chelsea Manning released, but maybe for only a week

On the 9th of May, grand jury resistor Chelsea Manning was released from jail as the grand jury investigating Julian Assange had ended its term. She has already received a new subpeona (for a new grand jury) for the 16th of May and is expected to be going back to jail at that time, as she has sworn never to cooperate with any grand jury.

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