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Nothing but dead ends: How the complaints process protects the Ottawa police

Ottawa. ON. Police misconduct and violence are increasingly dominating news headlines. With calls to disarm, defund, and abolish police forces, we’re also seeing inspiring efforts to fundamentally transform how people respond to harm and keep each other safe. For now, however, if you’ve been mistreated by the police in Ottawa, your main recourse is to file a complaint through established complaints procedures. These complaints are one of the few ways we can gain information about the problematic behaviour of cops and how the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) responds to such behaviour.

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Rigaer 94: First statement on the raid of 6th of October, 2021 [Berlin]

Berlin. The Berlin cops, today, 06.10.2021 at 7am, wearing their dirty trash-bag uniforms and carrying shields full of color from the resistance on 17th of July and armed, raided our political structure and living space, Rigaer94. Once again, as everyday, the servants of the state fulfill their commands and obey to the capital. The state guarantees the order of the capitalist system, so to squeeze even more profit from people and their living spaces, gain power over every life, destroy any political idea that fights against them and oppress any individual who does not fit to their plans in this capitalistic, patriarchal and racist society. It is clear that the Berlin cops still work with Lafone Investments Ltd. and are their mercenaries, who execute orders of the plan to get rid of Rigaer94 and so to force the gentrification process of Nordkiez, Friedrichshain – after they lost their last attack on us in June this year.

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Berlin: Who (de)stabilizies the social conditions?

Berlin. The corona pandemic has dominated our everyday life for a year and a half now. Climate change is having its first catastrophic effects in our immediate vicinity, and almost daily there are so-called individual cases of right-wing involvement in the German security authorities. Fake news and the post-factual are on the rise. In this climate, it is not only conservatives who cling to the traditional pillars of power – the institutions of the state, laws and police. Governing in crises also always means using the crisis as an argument for increasing economic, social, and security powers.

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Brooklyn, NY: Communique From The Gym Collective On Brutal NYPD Eviction Of Mutual Aid Hub

Report from The Gym, a mutual aid network in Brooklyn, New York, about the recent reclamation of a vacant property for use as a mutual aid hub and subsequent eviction by the NYPD.

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Athens: A response to police harassment in Viktoria and their lies about the incident on 20/07/2021

Athens. Greece. On the 20th of July 2021, during a public and open movie screening on the rooftop of squat Zizania, we saw the police on the street below carrying out another of their racist and discriminatory checks on drug users in Fylis. When we confronted them with slogans from the rooftop, they started harassing by pointing flashlights and shouting at us. Some comrades spontaneously threw one empty bottle and a stone which landed on the street. This action came from people whose anger boiled over from the daily racist violence they see and experience from the Greek police; people who can no longer watch passively while another person is harassed because the police considers them a lesser human.

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Manila, Philippines: Protest against Police killings and oppression [Video]

Manila. Philippines. A peaceful and creative event in protest against police killings and oppression.

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Remarks on the Trial of Derek Chauvin

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin returned a verdict finding the defendant guilty on all counts. Former cop Chauvin had been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter – and now has been convicted on all 3 counts. At least six people were fatally shot by cops across the United States in the 24 hours after jurors reached their verdict against Chauvin on Tuesday. The question is: was Derek Chauvin on trial for murdering George Floyd, or was the police in general on trial to proof the police was innocent? What follows is a piece by Ryan Fatica, which as published on April 15: Remarks on the trial of Derek Chauvin.

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Attack on Portland Police vehicles during simultaneous protest

On April 12, several police vehicles were damaged in Portland, Oregon. A report, submitted anonymously to Rose City Counter-Info.

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The Murder of Daunte Wright: Co-optation and Revolt – A Year after the George Floyd Uprising, What Has Changed?

On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, this murder shows that the situation for Black people threatened with police violence has hardly changed since May 2020. There are important conclusions to be drawn from this.

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