Police/Legal/Prisons

WMATA's Tom Bulger gets home demo over proposed increase in Transit Police powers

Video-Tom Bulgar gets a home demo 2 min 9 sec

On Thursday, July 29, Metro's board will vote YES or NO on giving Metro Transit Police power to bar anyone merely accused of a variety of offenses from riding Metro for a prolonged period. On the evening of July 27, furious Black Lives Matter protesters showed up at the fancy Upper NW home of Metro board member Tom Bulger, who can kill the proposal by voting NO.

In front of Tom Bulger's house

MAGAts and a few Proud Boys protest ongoing arrests and prosecution of J6 insurgents

On the 17th of July, about 100 Trump supporters including members of the Proud Boys returned to DC to protest the ongoing arrests and prosecutions of themselves and others for the violent Jan 6 attempt to forcibly overturn the 2020 election by storming the Capitol. They showed up at DC Jail, where some of their own have been held without bond.

Still from Ford Fischer video of the MAGAts at DC Jail

Fuck July 4 march gets tons of bike cops

On the 4th of July, activists gathered at BLM Plaza, then marched through town on a "Fuck July 4, demand Black Liberation" Platform. Marchers also emphasized in chants that the US is stolen land and thus nothing to celebrate. Large numbers of bike cops followed the march, at least once at near contact range.

Video: Two Romy Starks clips of march show umbrella line up front, emphasis on stolen land 40 sec

Photo by "Wayward Streamer"

HIPS holds motorcade demanding full legalization of drugs for personal use

On the 26th of June, a small motorcade organized by HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) wound its way through DC escorted by a banner and bullhorn contingent. They were demanding that the DC Council legalize all drugs for personal consumption, saying "every overdose death is a policy failure. The "War on Drugs" was condemned as explicitly racist.

Police get violent after noisy protest at FOP headquarters

On the 15th of June, protesters against racism and police brutality again staged a noisy protest at the DC headquarters of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). When cops out of uniform began filing out of the building at about 6PM, one of them started pushing and shoving protesters. Shortly afterwards there were several arrests.

BLM, NJNP protest Nellie's Sports Bar after Black woman beaten by security

On the evening of the June 12 main Pride events, security at so-called Gay bar Nellie's Sports Bar claimed to see a Black woman drink an outside beverage. They responded by brutally dragging her down the stairs by her hair-as a camera rolled. One patron intervened against the security thugs. The next day, protesters showed up at Nellies vowing to shut them down.

Video-Chuck Modi's interviews at the protest, and Nee Nee Tay's video of the violent assault by security 3 min 43 sec

More: Chuck Modi's video of police assaulting protesters at Nellie's Sports Bar 53 sec

Stop Police Terror Project photo of the evening noise demo at Nellie's

Defund MPD march beseiges FOP's headquarters in DC

On the 5th of June, protesters demanded MPD be defunded and money be spent instead on the community. They started on BLM Plaza with a go-go concert that drew a substantial crowd, the marched to the Fraternal Order of Police and blocked off the area in front of it for speeches.

Video of protesters descending on FOP 2 min 1 sec

BLM Plaza murel returns

By the 15th of May, the Black Lives Matter Plaza murel that had been paved over was back on BLM Plaza. Community outrage had accompanied the repaving that removed the original, and there was suspicion this was done while activists were focussed on the Middle East. Now the murel is back

Mayor Bowser paves over BLM Plaza

Early morning on Tues May 11, DC's Mayor Bowser paved over the Black Lives Matter Plaza lettering on 16th st. She never actually supported BLM as shown by her pro-police, pro-gentrification policies.

Black Lives Matter DC photo via Twitter

Street signs hacked to condemn MPD and Bagshaw during Mayday

As Mayday protests wound down, at least two DC electronic street signs showed hacked messages. One read "MPD are pigs" and the other known modified sign read "Fuck Jason Bagshaw." Bagshaw is famous for among other things commanding police assaults on protesters at 4D after Karon Hylton was chased into traffic and killed by a cop near Ga Ave.

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