Protestors Are Sueing Police to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights

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      Snort McDork
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      Protesters demonstrating against white supremacy and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s public lynching have been met with illegal repression by law enforcement. Police have utilized toxic chemical and sonic weapons, dangerous projectiles, intrusive surveillance, physical violence and “kettling” to trap demonstrators after dispersal orders are given.

      In a study conducted by the University of Chicago Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, researchers found not one police department in the 20 largest U.S. cities in compliance with minimum human rights standards governing use of lethal force. They called the use of force by police “state-sanctioned violence.”

      https://truthout.org/articles/protesters-attacked-by-police-are-suing-to-vindicate-their-constitutional-rights/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ef8d715f-c9cf-49d7-bf41-2d69f75a87c5

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    • #334398
      Fasttense
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      More from the link:

      “These human rights violations by US police against peaceful protesters — which were neither proportionate nor necessary to achieve a legitimate law enforcement objective — are particularly egregious as they have occurred at demonstrations denouncing just such police behavior,” the Amnesty report noted.

      Even when a minority of protesters committed unlawful acts, “security forces have routinely used disproportionate and indiscriminate force against entire demonstrations — without distinguishing, as legally required, between peaceful protesters and individuals committing unlawful acts,” the report found.

      The most striking thing about the documented incidents, aside from the severity of the abuses, is “the national scale of the problem of police violence,” with violations occurring in both large cities and small towns all over the country.”

    • #334415
      Punxsutawney
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      He would have been on the freeway where the two women were hit except he was tired and took the night off. He has story after story of how the police have not followed the rules that they are supposed to and intentionally ratchet things up; how the protesters there are under constant threat from vehicles trying to hit them or shoot at them, often without license plates, yet some how never pulled over for missing plates. And how the police look the other way when violence is directed at protesters by outside agitators.

      The police are not your friends!!

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie

    • #334419
      Fasttense
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      As if they are not Americans but Nazis trying to suppress the people, keep them passive and controlled.

    • #334666
      Snort McDork
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      …….that adrenaline thing – looking forward to getting some action after just driving around in a patrol car all day.

      Must be all those donuts they get hyped up on.

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