Police/Legal/Prisons

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)

Mitch McConnell gets AM home demo, Trump booed at Supreme Court

On the 24th of September, GOP Senate "Majority" leader Mitch McConnell got a AM protest in front of his house, complete with go-go band Moechella and protesters banging pots and pans. Later that morning, some of the same protesters greeted Trump at his Supreme Court visit with a chorus of boos and chants of "vote him out!"

Video: intensely LOUD protest at Mitch McConnell's house 1 min 2 sec

In front of Mitch's house

Protesters on bikes deter many arrest attempts at Breonna Taylor march, 3 arrests reported

On the 23ed of September, the second night of Breonna Taylor protests took to the streets hot and heavy. Bullhorns in siren mode combined with the sound of folks beating on metal signs to create a deafening battlefield din. This combined with skilled and powerful bike blocs both in front of and behind the protests served to deter all but a few arrests.

Heavily armored riot cops guard a McDonald's. A similar unit guarded a Suntrust Bank at 18th and Columbia(still from Kate Cantrell video)

Bike cops attack protesters leaving Breonna Taylor emergency march, one arrest

On the 22nd of September, protesters held an emergency march in DC for Breonna Taylor, murdered by police in Louisville, KY. It was expected that a refusal to indict the killer cops would be declared that day, and Louisville had declared a "state of emergency." As the DC solidarity march was ending, bike cops suddenly attacked a group of departing protesters, one of whom was arrested.

Video of the police attack 47 sec, from Madison Muller's Twitter clips

Huge Sat night crowd at Supreme Court as protesters march in gentrified areas

On the 19th of September, a crowd estimated by Twitter posters at over 1,000 gathered at the Supreme Court to remember Ruth Bader Ginsberg-and to warn GOP Senators NOT to attempt to ram through a Trump nominee prior to the election. Elsewhere in town, the Fuck the Police march confronted wealthy white restaurant patrons about the behavior of the police they are funding.

PSL Protests at White House against Denver arrests of organizers on Trumped-up felony charges

On the 19th of September, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)protested at the White House (and also in Denver on a larger scale) against the arrests on bogus "kidnapping" and other phony felony charges of six organizers in Denver who it is alleged organized a protest in which a police station was surrounded.

Multiple Protests take the streets for the 17th Saturday in a row

At least four separate protests took to the streets in DC on Sat, Sep 12. There was a march for Black women, the evening Fuck the Police march, Refuse Fascism's 2nd weekly protest of Trump's expected refual to leave office, and a protest at the home of Laura Zeilinger (DC Dept of Housing Services director) over housing issues affecting Black DC residents

Video: Refuse Fascism's protest against Trump and his expected efforts to remain in office regardless of any vote 1 min 21 sec

Refuse Fascism protesting expected refusal of Donald Trump to recognize election results

MPD raids at least one house, new charges filed over Aug 31 kettle

On Thursday, Sep 10, MPD raided the home of an activist who was arrested in the Aug 31 kettle, and gave them a 4AM deadline to turn themselves in. Other arrests also have been reported. New (Federal?) charges have reportedly replaced the originally dropped charges, reports are APO, fireworks, and "inciting to riot" being charged.

Protesters beseige both 3D and 7D cop stations for Deon Kay

The 5th of September featured many protests for Deon Kay in DC. Both the 7D stationhouse and the 3D stationhouse were beseiged by protesters. The They/Them march got a much friendlier reception from 18th st diners than in prior weeks due to the cops murdering Deon Kay.That march later bsesiged 3D. As the march dispersed, police suddently threw several bikes at one person and arrested them on unknown charges.

Video:They/Them at 3D-cops only in the frame, entire Deon Kay speakout on audio 3 min 59 sec

Bike cops line up to defend 3D from hundreds of protesters. Protesters off-camera for security reasons

No Justice No Sleep for #MayorBowser

#DeonKay #SunriseMovementDC calls for Mayor Bowser to fire Police Chief Newsham after yet another young Black man is

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