Topic: Police Militarization and Use of Force
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWYktGZk1oaVFRT3hOOHZCM2NCWlpWcFQwSnpB Original document name: Purchase Orders + Invoices (Helmets, Shields, Spray) – Redacted.pdf FOIA Document, PA, 2015
Tear gas is among the least of the problems facing those who care about the murder and destruction of war. But it is a major element in the militarization of local policing. In fact, it is widely deemed illegal in war, but legal in non-war.
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Y3qBZtRAmfcLdxodLh1KzKbNikjMWca Original document name: SB122 testimony.pdf Letters & Testimony, MD, 2018
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxquWOm79tQ9eWpDaC1aU2hPSVU Original document name: DRAD NLG J20 FOIA.pdf FOIA Document, DC, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWN19vaUU5SmZvekk Original document name: Women’s RTKA letter to Council FINAL2.pdf , NY, 2016
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWQXFUemFDMzJZZ0ZETkpYX3FlYk0yd201SHBF Original document name: UASI letter 25May2016.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2016
Montgomery county residents and local groups question police practices in Silver Spring shooting death of Robert White
A letter from six groups and over 600 residents raises concerns in the wake of the shooting death of Robert White, a black man who was killed about one mile from his childhood home in Silver Spring on June 11. He was killed while on foot near his neighborhood, which he walked routinely, according to neighbors.
This is the first time a court has addressed the legality of police use of a Long Range Acoustic Device (“LRAD”) sound cannon for crowd control purposes.
From the Bay Area, California to Durham, North Carolina grassroots activists are scoring victories against police militarization.