Volusia County, Florida Sheriff Ben Johnson is not happy that his military vehicles are being taken away. Police in Florida are complaining that the Obama Administration is recalling military-style tanks that many have complained made American city streets look like foreign war zones during unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri last year. Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said losing an M113 — an armored personnel carrier — will result in some of his officers going on “suicide missions,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. Scrutiny of the program intensified after images from the unrest in Ferguson showed […]
Jonathan Miller is a City Councilman from Prairie View, TX. The same town Sandra Bland died in. He was recently tased by police at his own home, while he was kneeling. From the L.A. Times: One witnesses said Miller was tased while he was on his knees with his hands at his side. The encounter began when police stopped to question several of Miller’s fraternity brothers gathered outside his house Thursday. When Miller attempted to intervene, police ordered him to step back, then tased and arrested him for reportedly interfering with police duties and resisting […]
Every week we think we’ve seen the worst example of unjustifiable police violence on an unarmed suspect, but then the next week comes and another horrific incident occurs. Gilbert Flores was a suspect in an assault case and led the police on a chase. He surrendered to police with his hands up and was shot by two officers. Source.
‘Blue Courage’ was created after the incidents of Ferguson brought on a new sense of urgency to police demilitarization. Source.
“I originally set up in the middle of the street but was told by an officer that I was going to go to jail if I kept playing and that I couldn’t play in the street,” Pittman posted on his YouTube page. “I then asked if I could just move it back to the sidewalk and the officer said yes. So I did.” Dozens of people are seen in the video cheering for Pittman during his performance. After he was done, Neptune Beach police officers are seen in the video approaching him. Neptune Beach Police […]