Police Harassment

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"Do Not Resist": The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See
Devereaux, Ryan
Article
2016
On a sunny afternoon last summer, Craig Atkinson, a New York City-based filmmaker, stood in a front yard in South Carolina surrounded by several heavily armed police officers. Inside, they found a ter...
40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People: It's Not Just About Crime!
Quigley, Bill
Article
2015
Quigley provides a list of reasons why the majority of prisoners in US jails are Black and poor people.
Handbook to Survive Bad Policing
Book
Guide to surviving police harassment and abuse. Helps anyone targeted by the police but especially Aboriginal youth, people of colour, and recent immigrants. Explains rights and strategies for dealing...
Huge Pipeline Company Kinder Morgan Hired Off-Duty Cops to 'Deter Protests' in Pennsylvania
Brown, Alleen
Article
2015
Kinder Morgan, the self-proclaimed "largest energy infrastructure company in North America," paid $50,000 for off-duty police officers from a Pennsylvania department to patrol a controversial gas pipe...
An Immediate End to Police Brutality and Murder of Black People by Police
Jacob, Ron
Article
2016
The Black Panther Party remains unfulfilled fifty years after the Party's founding. This truth is a tragic acknowledgement of both the failure of US capitalism to resolve its greatest disgrace and an ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017: April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Platt, Brian
Article
2015
The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infrac...
Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society
Martinot, Steve
Article
2015
What rights can we still say we have, if we find ourselves trapped in a military structure? A person has the right to remain silent if arrested, but one does not have the right to remain silent if app...
The Secret History of Jaywalking: The Disturbing Reason It Was Outlawed - And Why We Should Lift the Ban
Mangla, Ravi
Article
2015
Mangla narrates the origins of jaywalking and the reason why it was made illegal.
Silence on police carding of White working-class
Article
2015
a majority of the people who are carded are Whites. The cops in the city of Hamilton and other municipalities have pointed to this fact to make the incorrect claim that carding is not racist. Why have...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...

Sources Library

The Countdown Clock Law is Ridiculous, and so is the Police Pedestrian Blitz
The pedestrian countdown clock law shows what's wrong with Toronto's approach to road issues.
Bowerman, Glyn
2016
The Highway Traffic Act is a foolish law, and this crackdown is antithetical to council’s stated goals. Rather than wasting police resources on enforcing it, we should be appealing to the province to ...
McDonald's Denies NYPD Deal to Give Happy Meals to Stop and Frisk Victims
2012
McDonald's denied participating in a campaign called "Three Strikes, You're In!" that rewarded New Yorkers who have been victims of NYPD's stop and frisk policies with a Happy Meal. The Yes Men have c...
New Zealand journalist harassed by police to name sources
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate the EPMU New Zealand in criticising the police harassment of an investigative journalist Nicky Hager and has called on police...