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Police Brutality

Private Cops in Uptown Minneapolis — Another Tool to Maintain the Racist-Capitalist System

Citizen’s arrest laws—a relic of colonial times—exist in all 50 states and were created to help catch slaves when Black people were considered property. Recently, private cops hired by the Seven Points Uptown shopping mall arrested activists in Uptown, Minneapolis. Laws and legality in bourgeois society function to maintain the racist-capitalist status quo. We must kick all cops, private or not, out of our communities and unions.

Adnan Ahmed

July 22, 2021

LAPD Tries to Show Off Expensive Gear — Blows Up City Block

Last week, the LAPD dangerously detonated fireworks in a residential neighborhood. Their actions reflect a history of contempt for the communities they claim to "protect and serve."

Julia Wallace

July 6, 2021

Cops Brutalize and Arrest Queer Marchers on Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

On early Sunday evening, after the Queer Liberation March and the Stonewall Protests’ Pride March, the police brutally arrested eight people. We must fight for the charges to be dropped, against the racist police and for the right to free, public space.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

June 29, 2021

Protesters Still Face Charges from the George Floyd Uprising

People are still facing charges from arrests since the George Floyd Uprising. Left Voice spoke to two activists still facing charges from the I-94 mass arrest in Minneapolis on Nov 4, 2020 in Minneapolis. We demand that all charges be dropped.

Adnan Ahmed

June 22, 2021

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Murder of Winston Smith and Future of George Floyd Square – State Violence Continues in Minneapolis

The murder of Winston Smith and the attempted reopening of George Floyd Square show that the state has no interest in stopping its violence.

Adnan Ahmed

June 10, 2021

Louisiana Cops Murdered Ronald Greene; State and Federal Authorities Kept It Secret

The Associated Press has revealed that Louisiana State Police murdered a Black driver in 2019. None of the cops who brutally beat Ronald Greene have been charged with a crime, and officials kept evidence secret.

Daniel Werst

June 4, 2021

Police Kill at Least Twice as Many People as Previously Reported

2020 was a terrible year for police violence, but a new report shows that many more people, particularly people of color, have been killed by cops in the United States than previously reported.

James Dennis Hoff

June 2, 2021

With Help from Squad Members, House Increases Capitol Police Funding

House Democrats added $1.9 billion of funding to the violent Capitol Police that participated in the white supremacist violence of January 6, proving once again that they stand with the racist cops. Three members of the Squad abstained, ensuring the bill would pass.

Francesca Gomes

June 1, 2021