Police/Legal/Prisons

Protester facing 175 years in aftermath of August kettles, repeat house raids

On the 20th of October, Chuck Modi published a series of interviews on Twitter with a protester identified as "Aye" who is facing Trumped-up charges totalling 175 years after charges from the August kettles were used as a pretext to raid her house.

Video-two of Chuck Modi's interview clips with Aye 2 min 18 sec

Fuck the Police protesters hold night march, note DC's $130K for tear gas

On the 17th of October, the "Fuck the Police" march took to the streets at its usual Saturday night time. In addition to the usual focus on police murders of Black and Brown people, marchers called out the DC government for spending $130,000 on tear gas for expected "riots" after the election.

Bike cops blocking the street behind the FTP march

Cops surround They/Them march with bike cops, menace w fake kettles

On the 10th of October, the They/Them "Fuck the Police" march took to the streets, undeterred by Monday's police harassment of an activist house. A swarm of bike cops maneuvered in such a way as to keep the entire march inside what was nearly a moving kettle, with their lead elements moving at the last minute. The march had to disperse early again from 14th and Columbia due to escalating police aggression.

Video-police tactics used against the They/Them march 1 min 52 sec

A line of bike cops on the left flank of the march(looking back) similar lines were in front of, behind, and on the right with gaps only at the corners much of the time

Park Police, MPD harass activist house, retreat after drawing 50+ protesters

On the 5th of October, Park Police showed up at an activist house in DC, claiming to have a warrant against someone who does not live there. Facing a fast-growing crowd of neighbors and rapid-responding activists, the called MPD for backup, but in the end all the cops had to leave, though not before being filmed not wearing masks at close range to other people.

Police draw unexpected opposition during an attempt to visit an activist house

Cops threaten jail support for Sat arrestees w being arrested themselves

On the 5th of October, activists providing jail support for those arrested in Saturday's protests were themselves threatened with arrest by MPD. Cops turned out to be bluffing, the protest grew and even included go-go music before all arrestees were released.

Confederate flag sighted at pro-Trump Walter Reed vigil

Shortly before Trump was discharged early from Walter Reed, the Trump supporters outside were photographed with a Confederate flag flying alongside the usual thin blue line, rattlesnake, and other such flags. The neo-Confederates have increasingly come out of the closet in the past 6 months(well, "Proud Boys" are supposed to come out...)

Confederate flag outside Walter Reed, Trump was inside with COVID

Further police violence assaults Sat afternoon Black Lives Matter march

Late afternoon on Oct 3, police violence against Black Lives Matter marchers continued with a biker cop assault on a peaceful daytime march on or near 18th St. The cops swarmed out of nowhere, arrested a 16 year old, and created an unusually tense and charged environment even for a police attack by some accounts.

Pro-Trump "Walk Away" march assaults journalist and BLM protesters, uses Nazi chants

On the 3ed of October, the pro-Trump "Walk Away" (from Dems) march acted like a hornet's nest poked with a stick at any sighting of antifascists or Black Lives Matter. On 15th st their official marked security goons assauted an Antifa journalist, who had to physically pry one of their hands off his equipment. Later, as BLM protesters confronted the Trumpers, a swirling melee of police assaults and screaming Trumpers broke out, three repored arrests.

Video-Walk Away march security attempts to forcibly prevent anti-fascist videographer from filming 1 min 19 sec

Park Police swarm and tackle one of three activists arrested for peacefully counterprotesting the MAGAT horde with bullhorns(still from Keven R Hogan's NTD video)

Professional quality "Defund Police" signs appear under parking restriction signs

On the 29th of September, at least one very high quality, either professionally made or very well repainted sign saying "Defund Police-invest in communities" showed up, bolted to a sign post bearing parking restriction signs of the same size, shape, material, and mode of fastening.

Police attack BLM protesters on day Trump nominates Amy Coney Barret for high court

The 26th of September was an ugly and violent day in DC. Hours after Trump announced his nomination of Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court, bike cops violently attacked the They/Them FTP march (3 arrests), and followed up on that with a 4th arrest on Black Lives Matter Plaza. Earlier an estimated 30,000 theocrats supporting Amy Coney Barret rallied on the Mall, and at one point burned a BLM flag.

Video of the police attack on BLM marchers 1 min 39 sec

Bike cops using their bikes as handheld push bars in one of the police attacks on the FTP (Fuck the Police) march (still from Madison Muller video)

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