Democratic rights

Mentally ill woman executed as Trump continues federal killing spree

By Chase Lawrence, 15 January 2021

The US Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, despite clear evidence of her mental incompetency.

Fascist coup in Washington accelerates Spanish army’s coup plotting

By Alejandro López, 15 January 2021

Spain’s conservative Popular Party, the main parliamentary opposition to the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, is debating whether to endorse the campaign waged by army officers and the fascist Vox party for a coup d’état.

Detainees on Australia’s Christmas Island continue protests against appalling conditions

By Max Boddy, 15 January 2021

The Australian Border Force has responded to the protests with violence and punitive segregation measures.

FBI reveals “dozens” of neo-Nazis and white supremacists on Terror Watch List traveled to D.C. for January 6 coup

By Jacob Crosse, 15 January 2021

In addition to active Republican politicians and off-duty military and police, many militiamen and fascists claiming membership in the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and III Percenters marched on the Capitol

Growing threats of fascist violence as Democrats appeal for “unity” and “healing”

By Eric London, 13 January 2021

The Democratic Party’s appeals for compromise with Republican conspirators amid the ongoing coup threat makes clear the need for an independent working class intervention to stop the growth of fascism in America.

Video shows Modesto, California police officer gunned down unarmed man with hands up

By Shawn Velia and John Andrews, 13 January 2021

A body camera recording released by the Modesto Police Department in California shows an unarmed man gunned down, and then shot a second time while trying to surrender with his hands raised.

Detainees protest inhuman conditions on Australia’s Christmas Island

By Max Boddy, 9 January 2021

After being denied the right to peacefully demonstrate, detainees set fire to mattresses and buildings in the immigration prison.

Amid fascist coup in Washington, Spanish officers intensify far-right plotting

By Alejandro López, 9 January 2021

As Trump attempted a coup in Washington, Spanish officers wrote to Defence Minister Margarita Robles, demanding she “change the course” of the elected government.

Details emerge of high-level state involvement in Wednesday’s coup attempt

By Eric London, 9 January 2021

New revelations show the fascist putsch was prepared with the involvement of sections of the military, police and Republican Party and that the danger has not passed.

Chicago police crushed woman’s leg with SUV in 2019

By George Gallanis, 9 January 2021

The footage of Martina Standley’s terrifying ordeal exposes yet another drop in the bucket of the bloody record of the Chicago Police Department, overseen by the Democratic Party for nearly a hundred years.

Growing questions about police stand-down in January 6 coup attempt

By Jacob Crosse, 8 January 2021

Despite weeks of advance notice that thousands of people would be descending on DC and Congress on the orders of Trump, Capitol police made little effort to prevent their entry.

Hong Kong police carry out largest arrests since imposition of national security law

By Ben McGrath, 8 January 2021

Beijing’s primary fear is that the working class will start to fight for its own class interests in Hong Kong and opposition will spread throughout the rest of China.

For a full, public investigation of Trump’s January 6 coup!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 8 January 2021

The Democratic Party is joining with the Republicans and the Trump administration to cover up for those politically responsible for fascist violence at the US Capitol.

Republican state senators in Pennsylvania refuse to seat reelected Democrat

By Our reporter, 7 January 2021

Democratic state senators, after scattered protests, allowed the anti-democratic farce to proceed.

Assange denied bail after extradition blocked, will appeal to UK High Court

By Thomas Scripps, 7 January 2021

Judge Baraitser said in her decision Wednesday, “As far as Mr Assange is concerned, this case has not yet been won.”

Nebraska governor says undocumented meatpacking workers will not receive vaccine

By Alex Findijs, 7 January 2021

Governor Ricketts said during a press conference that undocumented immigrants in the meat processing industry will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his spokesman said its distribution will be prioritized by citizenship status.

The fascist coup of January 6

By David North, 7 January 2021

The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.

After British extradition verdict, Australian government still refuses to defend Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 6 January 2021

In line with his government’s support for US-led wars and the accompanying assault on democratic rights, Prime Minister Scott Morrison immediately ruled out any attempt to secure Assange’s freedom.

Macron government advisor meets with neofascist Marion Marechal Le Pen

By Jacques Valentin, 6 January 2021

The French daily Le Monde revealed that Bruno Roger-Petit, an advisor to President Emmanuel Macron, met for lunch with Marion Maréchal on October 14.

No charges filed against officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin

By Chase Lawrence, 6 January 2021

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, announced Monday the mobilization of 500 National Guard soldiers ahead of the decision to aid the police in the suppression of expected protests.

Democrats claim victory in Georgia Senate races

By Jacob Crosse, 6 January 2021

In two razor-thin races in the state of Georgia, Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeated incumbent Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

Trump intensifies coup plot as Congress meets to certify election results

By Andre Damon, 6 January 2021

The events of this week have made clear that US President Donald Trump is actively engaged in a conspiracy to reject the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, overthrow the Constitution, and establish a dictatorship in the United States.

Medical doctors respond to Assange extradition ruling: “He must be released without delay”

By our reporters, 6 January 2021

“We demand that all legal proceedings be dropped and that he be released from prison, and only then will his psychological torture finally end.”

In Georgia speech, Trump pledges to overturn election result

By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2021

US President Donald Trump doubled down on his efforts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in a speech in Georgia Tuesday, pledging, “They are not taking this White House, we are going to fight like hell.”

UK judge rules against US extradition: Release Julian Assange now!

By Thomas Scripps, 4 January 2021

A political decision has been reached that upholds the threat to democratic rights represented by the prosecution’s case, leaves Assange in danger of continued persecution, and demands the intensification of the campaign to secure his freedom.

Spanish officers plot fascist coup to impose “herd immunity” COVID-19 policy

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 31 December 2020

The “left populist” Podemos party and its ruling social-democratic allies are hushing up active plotting for a coup that has taken place throughout virtually the entire year.

Assange extradition decision due January 4: Mobilise the working class to secure his freedom!

By Thomas Scripps, 31 December 2020

Building the necessary campaign in the working class requires a political reckoning with the forces that have worked to isolate Assange—the media and civil rights organisations of the petty-bourgeois “liberal” fraternity, the pseudo-left and the trade union and Labour bureaucracy.

Hands off COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones!

By Health Workers Action Committee of Sri Lanka, 30 December 2020

Sri Lankan health workers denounce the persecution of data scientist Rebekah Jones and hail her determination to protect lives by exposing the real extent of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.

Second fatal policing shooting in Columbus, Ohio in less than a month sparks outrage

By Alex Findijs, 24 December 2020

Andre Hill was reportedly visiting a friend to deliver money for Christmas presents when the police arrived in response to a reported disturbance. Hill had barely stepped out of the garage when he was shot multiple times by an officer.

Australian educators call for the defence of COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones

By Sue Phillips, 23 December 2020

Teachers and support staff at Footscray High in Melbourne met in the final days of the school year to show their support for Jones.

The Indian farmers’ agitation and the socialist strategy of the working class

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 22 December 2020

Indian workers must intervene as an independent political force in the crisis precipitated by the farmers’ agitation and rally the rural masses under their leadership to fight the Modi government and bourgeois rule.

Crisis mounts in Chicago as Lightfoot admits lying and an official resigns following brutal police raid

By Alexander Fangmann, 22 December 2020

The resignation of Corporation Counsel Mark Flessner is part of a campaign to deflect attention away from the deeply entrenched lawlessness and violence that has been cultivated in the police through nearly a century of Democratic Party rule.

Trump held White House meeting on martial law plan to overturn election

By Patrick Martin, 21 December 2020

The president and his aides discussed the possibility of declaring martial law and rerunning the presidential election in key states during a meeting Friday in the Oval Office.

Sri Lankan government detains young Muslim poet on bogus charges

By S. Jayanth, 21 December 2020

Ahnaf Jazeem is the latest victim of the Rajapakse government’s anti-Muslim witch hunt and its escalating attacks on the democratic rights of writers, artists and intellectuals.

US Postal Service, starved for funds, approaches gridlock with 14,000 workers quarantined

By Tom Carter, 19 December 2020

In the midst of the holiday season, traditionally the busiest of the year, USPS workers are exhausted, thousands are sick or in quarantine, and packages are piling up.

Room 2806: The Accusation—Digging up the discredited sexual assault case against French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn

By Joanne Laurier, 19 December 2020

The case fell apart in August 2011 after prosecutors found, in their own words, that the alleged victim had been “persistently, and at times inexplicably, untruthful in describing matters of both great and small significance.”

As ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn urges military intervention

Trump Defense Secretary Christopher Miller cancels meetings with Biden transition team

By Kevin Reed, 19 December 2020

The acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, cancelled meetings with the Biden transition team late Thursday as President Trump and his fascistic supporters continued their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Report details widespread illegal extraction of smartphone data by US law enforcement

By Kevin Reed, 17 December 2020

An extensive report from Upturn, a nonprofit civil rights organization, shows that law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels are each day routinely extracting smartphone data in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Republican state senators call on Trump to declare martial law to overturn Biden election victory

By Jacob Crosse, 17 December 2020

Despite Monday’s electoral college certification of Joe Biden’s victory, Trump continues to push forward with his efforts to subvert the election results, claiming his loss was fraudulent and inciting his supporters against those who claim otherwise.

Australian intelligence review paves way for expanded political surveillance

By Mike Head, 16 December 2020

Buried away in the mammoth report, and barely mentioned in the corporate media, is an array of further anti-democratic powers.

Police arrested more than 117 journalists in the US in 2020

By Alex Findijs, 16 December 2020

The mass multiracial anti-police violence protests that erupted over the summer were met by brutal repression, with police forces across the country taking particular aim at intimidating and silencing journalists.

“I stand with Ms. Jones, and I call on others to stand in solidarity with Ms. Jones.”

Statements of support for COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones from across the US

By Chase Lawrence, 15 December 2020

In response to this clear assault on democratic rights, there has been an outpouring of support by educators, scientists, and other workers in defense of Jones and the rights of whistleblowers.

UN rapporteur Nils Melzer demands Assange’s immediate release after ten years’ arbitrary detention

By Oscar Grenfell, 14 December 2020

Melzer’s statement was issued amid a major coronavirus outbreak in Belmarsh Prison, that threatens the WikiLeaks publisher’s life, and in the lead-up to a ruling on his extradition to the United States.

NLRB says Google illegally spied on and fired workers in 2019

By Kevin Reed, 14 December 2020

A complaint filed by the San Francisco office of the NLRB has charged Google with violating the National Labor Relations Act by interfering with, disciplining and firing employees who were engaged in legally protected organizing activities.

Macron government authorizes police documentation of political views of French population

By Will Morrow, 14 December 2020

At the beginning of the month, the Macron government quietly released far-reaching changes to its police intelligence guidelines.

New York Times smears COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones

By Genevieve Leigh, 14 December 2020

The Times is attempting to dig up completely irrelevant episodes from Jones’ past in order to discredit her work in exposing the state cover-up of COVID-19 cases.

Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government uses deadly force against wages protests

By Jean Shaoul, 12 December 2020

Security forces fired on demonstrators protesting over unpaid wages, killing eight people and injuring 65 more.

Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn US presidential election

By Jacob Crosse, 12 December 2020

The court ruled that Texas had no standing to object to the election procedures in another state.

Amazon Web Services offers companies new tools for spying on workers

By Erik Schreiber, 12 December 2020

New services from AWS allow companies to add specially trained computer vision technology to existing camera systems to spot “unusual” activity.

“We need more people in society to stand against these ‘leaders’ and speak the truth.”

Workers across the US speak out in defense of COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones

By Renae Cassimeda, 12 December 2020

The WSWS received widespread support for Rebekah Jones from educators and other workers in Florida, California, Texas, Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Hawaii.

Trump administration’s state-sponsored killing spree continues with two more federal executions

By Kate Randall, 12 December 2020

Trump’s Justice Department is proceeding with a blood-thirsty disregard for life that is in keeping with the administration’s homicidal “herd immunity” policy, which is taking the lives of thousands of people a day as millions are forced into COVID-ridden workplaces and dangerously unsafe schools.

Eighteen state governments urge Supreme Court to overturn Biden victory

By Patrick Martin, 11 December 2020

While Texas and 17 other states are challenging the results of the election, four battleground states and 20 others are defending the legitimacy of the vote won by Democrat Joe Biden.

Spain’s ruling PSOE, Podemos use “anti-disinformation” tool for internet spying

By Alice Summers, 11 December 2020

The ELISA tool aims to detect “disinformation seeking to generate polarisation” amid mounting social anger at austerity and official handling of the pandemic.

US Army punishes 14 senior officers at Fort Hood citing “leadership failures”

By Chase Lawrence, 11 December 2020

The disciplinary actions were one of the single largest taken by the Army in history, indicating that the Pentagon is well aware of deep disillusionment and anger within the ranks.

Private school permitting students to wear Islamic clothing closed in Paris

By Samuel Tissot, 11 December 2020

The school’s closure is only the latest provocation in a series of attacks launched by the Macron government against institutions that serve France’s six million Muslims.

Stop government attack on COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2020

The SEP condemns the fascistic police raid on Jones’ home, meant to suppress her work exposing the spread of COVID-19 in Florida and in schools across the US.

Family demands investigation after 23-year-old shot three times by police in Columbus, Ohio

By Katy Kinner, 9 December 2020

Casey Goodson, Jr. was killed by a sheriff’s deputy as he was returning home from a dentist appointment. His grandmother and two young children were standing near the door and witnessed the killing.

Trump, Republicans continue attempts to overturn election results

By Jacob Crosse, 9 December 2020

Trump continues to refuse to concede even as his increasingly unhinged lawsuits seeking to nullify the elections fail in the courts.

Australian government’s citizenship cancellation sets anti-democratic precedent

By Mike Head, 8 December 2020

Benbrika has become a test case for police-state powers that can be invoked more broadly, including against anti-war and other political activists.

UK’s “spycops” inquiry continues coverup of Stephen Lawrence murder

By Paul Mitchell, 8 December 2020

Undercover officers were told to undermine the campaign for “a better investigation” into the murder of Stephen Lawrence by digging up “dirt” and “disinformation”.

French President Macron hails Egypt’s dictator General al-Sisi in Paris

By Will Morrow, 8 December 2020

Macron’s declaration of support for the butcher of Cairo is a warning to the working class of the advanced preparations for military-police dictatorships across Europe.

Florida COVID-19 data scientist whistleblower raided by state police at gunpoint

By Benjamin Mateus, 8 December 2020

Rebekah Jones’ home was stormed Monday by police who terrorized her and her family and confiscated her phone, computers and other equipment.

Macron greets butcher of Cairo al-Sisi for three-day state visit to Paris

By Alex Lantier, 7 December 2020

Sisi is coming to give Macron a tutorial on how to run a fascistic authoritarian regime, amid mounting social anger at the French president’s police state agenda.

FBI gathered US website visitor logs under the post-9/11 PATRIOT Act

By Kevin Reed, 5 December 2020

As debate resumes in Washington, D.C. over renewal of special provisions of the PATRIOT Act, a series of letters released by the New York Times shows that US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are continuing to carry out electronic surveillance of the public.

Trump administration plans five federal executions before January 20, authorizes use of firing squads, electric chair and asphyxiation

By Kate Randall, 5 December 2020

The rush to carry out these executions in the weeks leading up to inauguration, and the regulation permitting various barbaric forms of putting prisoners to death, are in line with the violence being promoted by fascistic forces in and around President Trump following his electoral defeat.

Beijing intensifies crackdown on Hong Kong political opposition

By Peter Symonds, 5 December 2020

Three opposition activists in Hong Kong were sentenced to jail terms this week on trumped-up charges for their part in a so-called unauthorised assembly during large-scale protests in support of democratic rights last year.

French government announces mass closure of mosques in continuing anti-Muslim crackdown

By Samuel Tissot, 5 December 2020

Just one week before Macron’s draft “anti-separatism law” is submitted to the convention, the interior ministry launches a new attack on mosques.

Podemos denies mounting danger of fascist military coup in Spain

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 5 December 2020

This is a politically criminal attempt to lull workers and youth to sleep as anger mounts at officers’ calls to support fascism and murder of millions of left-wing voters in Spain.

Spanish generals call for mass murder in fascistic leaked WhatsApp chats

By Alejandro López, 4 December 2020

Dozens of high-ranking retired officers participated in a WhatsApp chat in which they proclaimed their loyalty to fascism and called to murder tens of millions of people.

Leipzig University resorts to authoritarian methods to push through meeting with far-right Professor Jörg Baberowski

By Christoph Vandreier, 4 December 2020

The meeting was aimed at bolstering the standing of a professor whose playing down of Nazi crimes and xenophobic incitement against foreigners at universities has provoked huge protests throughout Germany.

Letter to Boycott Return to Unsafe Schools (BRTUS)/Parents United Against Unsafe Schools

Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 3 December 2020

Workers and parents must have the right to decide which political programme and perspective they wish to adopt or discuss and debate. Blocking access to this through censorship is a reactionary tool to silence opposition.

Police department in Mississippi pilots program linked to home security cameras

By Scott Burris, 3 December 2020

Software developed by the security company Fūsus allows police departments to access home security cameras like Amazon Ring and create a real-time cloud network of public and private video streams across entire cities. The implementation of this program is an attack on privacy and other democratic rights.

UK Labour leadership tells Zionist meeting that thousands of party members face expulsion

By Thomas Scripps and Chris Marsden, 3 December 2020

As the leadership prepares mass expulsions, in the face of these outrages, Corbyn is again refusing to fight and allowing those who try to do so on his behalf to be persecuted.

Australian court upholds sacking of academic for criticising US and Israeli militarism

By Mike Head, 3 December 2020

The court’s anti-democratic ruling further shreds academic freedom, as well as trade union claims to have protected it via enterprise bargaining agreements.

Podemos silent on Spanish generals’ coup threats

By Alejandro López, 2 December 2020

Podemos is far more afraid of explosive opposition on their left, among workers and youth, than it is about far-right coup plots against its own coalition government with the PSOE.

Trump campaign threatens Republican officials certifying election results

By Jacob Crosse, 2 December 2020

Following Trump’s lead, an attorney for the president suggested fired DHS Cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be “taken out at dawn and shot.”

Biden-Harris tech policy: militarism and censorship

By Kevin Reed, 2 December 2020

Democratic Party president-elect Joseph Biden is formulating policies and assembling a team committed to the use of advanced technologies for the purposes of warfare and suppression of free speech.

Kremlin pressures Lukashenko to give up power in Belarus

By Clara Weiss, 1 December 2020

Although the Kremlin has backed Lukashenko temporarily amidst EU-backed mass protests, relations have long been tense.

Retired Spanish officers appeal to the king to back a military coup

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 1 December 2020

Army and Air Force officers have sent letters to King Felipe VI and to the European parliament, asking them to support action against Spain’s elected government.

Trudeau government appeals ruling on illegal actions of Canada’s secret police

By Hugo Maltais, 1 December 2020

On numerous occasions, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service hid from the court that its warrant requests were based on information it had obtained in violation of the law.

Microsoft’s new “Productivity Score” helps employers spy on workers

By Mike Ingram, 30 November 2020

Microsoft has released new software that turns its Office 365 product into a full-fledged workplace surveillance tool, allowing corporations to spy on their workforce in multiple ways.

This week in history: November 30-December 6

30 November 2020

75 years ago: General Douglas MacArthur, the effective leader of US-occupied Japan, ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe and eight of the country’s other civilian and military leaders for war crimes, setting the stage for criminal prosecutions.

Hundreds of thousands protest across France against police violence and Macron’s police immunity law

By Will Morrow, 30 November 2020

Opposition is growing to a law that would criminalize the filming of police officers, amid a series of incidents of police brutality over the past week.

US State Department moves to suppress criticism of Israel

By Dominic Gustavo, 30 November 2020

The Trump administration is seeking to silence all criticism of the Israeli apartheid state by equating all opposition to Israel with anti-Semitism.

French government orders dissolution of leading Muslim rights group

By Samuel Tissot, 30 November 2020

The executive committee of Collectif Contre Islamophobie en France preventively voted to dissolve itself before a government dissolution order came into force.

Leaked documents from Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center expose worldwide conspiracy to suppress workers’ resistance

By Tom Carter, 28 November 2020

The leaked documents also expose the use of spies from the Pinkerton Detective Agency, which has a long history of surveillance, infiltration and violence against the workers’ movement.

New ultra-right Supreme Court majority invokes religion to block COVID-19 safety measures

By John Burton, 28 November 2020

The Supreme Court struck down New York’s measures to control the spread of COVID-19 by limiting indoor events, including religious services, heralding the power of the new five-justice, ultra-reactionary bloc.

Greek general strike against attacks on right to demonstrate and devastating coronavirus policy

By Katerina Selin, 28 November 2020

As the total number of infections in Greece exceeded the 100,000 mark and the death toll rose to over 2,000, doctors, nurses and public employees, transport workers, dockworkers, journalists, teachers and cultural workers took part in the strike.

French police filmed violently assaulting music producer in Paris

By Will Morrow, 28 November 2020

The release of the video footage comes as the Macron government is pushing through a new law criminalizing the filming of police officers.

Ten years since WikiLeaks published the US diplomatic cables

By Thomas Scripps, 28 November 2020

WikiLeaks contributed to a growing recognition among workers and young people that state criminality and ruling class conspiracies are not accidents or the work of a few bad individuals, but the product of a whole social system based on the rule of competing oligarchies which must be overthrown.

French National Assembly adopts “global security” ban on filming of police

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 27 November 2020

The “global security” law threatens fundamental, constitutionally-protected rights and establishes the effective framework of a permanent, fascistic police state.

The anti-refugee police riot in Paris: A warning to the working class

By Alex Lantier, 27 November 2020

An irrepressible conflict is emerging between the working class and the financial aristocracy, powerful sections of which support building a fascist police state

Censored Planet: University of Michigan research finds worldwide increase in internet censorship

By Kevin Reed, 27 November 2020

Data collected by a group of UM researchers has revealed that online interference is growing internationally and that “the world’s freest countries are not safe from internet censorship.”

Thai protesters defy threat of draconian lèse-majesté law

By Peter Symonds, 26 November 2020

Some 15,000 demonstrators joined the protest which was directed against the monarchy and the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn in particular, who has transferred crown assets worth an estimated $40 billion into his own hands.

Assange’s life in danger as major COVID-19 outbreak hits Belmarsh Prison

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 November 2020

Assange’s partner Stella Moris has reported a mass outbreak in the house block where the WikiLeaks founder is imprisoned, with 56 prisoners and staff testing positive to the coronavirus.

Greek government bans protests, imposes authoritarian measures utilising pretext of pandemic

By John Vassilopoulos, 25 November 2020

The escalation of state repression in Greece must be seen in the context of increased militancy in the working class and among youth over the authorties’ criminal handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoom cancels meetings at several universities on Zoom censorship

By John Conrad, 24 November 2020

Zoom’s dramatic escalation of censorship has major implications as schools, academic institutions as well as political organizations have become increasingly dependent on the platform to conduct classes, conferences and meetings.

Florida Sheriff’s Office intelligence-gathering program labels student youth as future criminals

By Alex Johnson, 24 November 2020

The police agency’s strategies for tracking youth shed light on the extraordinary lengths the department has gone to carry out repressive measures against underaged Pasco residents.

North Carolina pastor who led peaceful march to polls charged with felony assault

By Jacob Crosse, 24 November 2020

Three weeks after police assaulted peaceful marchers on their way to register to vote, the county sheriff’s office announced felony and misdemeanor charges against organizer Reverend Greg Drumwright.

Trial 4: A shameless police frame-up in Boston

By Joanne Laurier, 24 November 2020

Trial 4 is an eight-episode documentary television series, currently streaming on Netflix that examines the case of Sean Ellis, a black teenager wrongly convicted of the 1993 murder of police officer John Mulligan.