Police/Legal/Prisons

Georgetown Law’s ICAP Sues to Prevent Paramilitary Groups' Return to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Oct. 12, 2017) – The heavily armed private militias and alt-right groups that converged on Charlottesville during the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally engaged in highly coordinated and unlawful paramilitary activity that transformed the city into a virtual combat zone, a suit filed today claims.

DC Police escort Nazis to vans for torchlit return to Charlottesville

On the 7th of October, Richard Spencer's crew of neo-Nazis assembled at the Jefferson Memorial in DC before boarding what were reported as "four white Enterprise rental vans" for a return trip to Charlottesville, VA-and another torchlight march. Tourists heckled the Nazis at the Jefferson Memorial. DC Police (MPD) escorted the Nazis all the way to their vans here in DC.

Video clips from Richard Spencer's own Periscope clearly show MPD escorting the Nazis

Metro riders objecting to police harassment at WMATA board meeting harassed by police

Update Sep 29:WTOP Radio reports WMATA board admits to "crackdown on fare evaders," students being pepper sprayed by police over missing cards for free travel, violent police assaults when riders defend themselves.

On the 28th of September, Metro riders organized by Save Our System descended on a WMATA board meeting scheduled at the deliberately inconvenient time of 9AM to air complaints about skyrocketing fares, service cuts, and police harassment. There was at least one ugly incident of a speaker objecting to racist harassment of riders by Metro police being harassed at the podium by these same cops.

Police harass a speaker at the podium, speaker was testifying about transit police harassing riders. Photo by Do Better WMATA

Counter Repression Spokes rides from 12th and L (DC) to Pittsburgh

Update Day 5-Sun, Oct 1 3:30PM: Ride reaches Pitttsburgh

Update Day 4:Passing Pinkerton Tunnel and Mile 100 on Gap Trail, 1 more day to Pittsburgh

Update evening Day 3:Into PA, and over Eastern Continental Divide. Ride now trends downhill to Pittsburgh. One jerk with Nazi symbol on chest spotted

Update Noon Day 3:Halfway there, mile 175

Update Day 2: Ride passes Williamsport in Western MD

On the 27th of September, the CounterRepressionSpokes bike ride set out from 12th and L sts in DC, bound for Pittsburgh via the C&O Canal towpath and other trails. The ride is raising money for Dead City Legal Posse(J20 defense), One People’s Project, and St. Louis Legal Fund. Each group gets 1/3 of all donations collected.

Video of the segment from DC to Great Falls

A stop on the trail: Photo from Resist This twitter feed

Stickers condemn J20 prosecutor Jennifer Kerkhoff

Stickers condemning Jennifer Kerkhoff have appeared in a number of places around DC. She is the vicious prosecutor seeking to imprison 194 remaining DisruptJ20 defendents for 75 years each, and is responsible for Dane Powell having been in jail since July.

A "Fuck off Kerkhoff" sticker at 12th and I sts in front of the Starbucks

Prince William County Killer Cop, Champion Marksman Walks Free

On September 15, 2017 at 10:45 in the morning,  Officer Robert Choyce of the Prince William County Police Department fatally shot 15 year old Rubin Urbina yielding a  crowbar.  Choyce fired his weapon twice, striking Rubin in the chest both times.

According to reports, Rubin had called the police on himself as he was struggling with a psychotic episode.

When the police arrived, they ordered Rubin to drop a crowbar.  15 year old Rubin did not comply.  The police then shot him.  Rubin died on the scene.

One Year Without Justice for Terrence Sterling Video

Video clip from the rememberance of Terrence Sterling at the very spot where Terrence was murdered by MPD Officer Brian Trainer.

One year later, and Officer Trainer has not been indicted or fired, and continues to get paid.

https://youtu.be/4KBJwZlcXqY

Protests mark 1 yr anniversary of police shooting of Terrence Sterling

On September 11, 2016, MPD officer Brian Trainer shot and killed Terrence Sterling at 3rd and M sts NW at about 4:20 AM. One year later at the same time, protesters gathered at the same intersection demanding that Brian Trainer be fired. The first protest was a vigil from 4AM until about 9AM, at 6PM protesters returned for a march on the FOP and MPD headquarters

Video of the evening march to FOP and MPD headquarters

One Year Without Justice for Terrence Sterling Video: https://youtube/4KBJwZlcXqY

The first vigil just before 5AM.

Park Police raid Farragut Sq vigil, take tents, food, even water

Update 4AM Sep 9:Police raid Impeachment square, all tents, food, and even water stolen. Press release calls out NPS for granting a permit for extreme-right MOAR event Sep 16 in DC but raiding a peaceful vigil against white supremacy

On the 8th of September, the Charlottesville to DC vigil at Farragut Square officially became Impeachment Square. Shortly after noon, they sent out an emergency request for reinforcements, as the Park Service was seeking to evict them. People are being asked to call 202-619-7023 to demand that the Park Service issue a permit for the vigil to stay in Farragut Square.

Video clips of the 4AM Park Police raid

Related:March to White House Evening of Sep 8

Cops stole the tents, but Impeachment Square vigil still holding out as of Sep 9

Prosecutors, Trump go light on Charlottesville Nazis compared to DisruptJ20

Iron Snowflake news video anchored by Luke

Police and prosecutors have cut the Nazis of Charlottesville a huge break, with scattered individual arrests for serious crimes compared to the kettle, mass arrest, and wholesale felony charges against those who dared to protest Trump's Inauguration on Jan 20

Still from ACLU VA video showing Nazi firing pistol at an African-American counterprotester in Charlottesville.

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