Yolanda Banks-Reed is the mother of 28-year-old Sahleem Tindle, who was unarmed with his hands in the air, when he was shot and killed by BART police officer Joseph Mateu on Jan 3, 2018. Mateu is back on active duty, after a brief paid administrative leave. The Oakland Police, which is involved in the investigation, showed the police cam video to the family last week, but are refusing to release the video to the public while the investigation is open.
Early this morning (February 7th), police, medics, and firefighters responding to a fire alarm in Olympia decided Vaneesa Hopson was having a “mental health crisis” and needed to be “chemically restrained” and brought into custody for evaluation. Soon after, Vaneesa stopped breathing and was pronounced dead.
A small but determined spontaneous demo marched through Neumünster, Germany last night to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulis and to protest against police violence. There were also actions and demonstrations in other German cities like Wuppertal and Berlin.
Fresh evidence in the case of Oury Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean refugee who burnt to death in police custody in Germany in 2005, has revealed that he could not have set himself on fire, as claimed by German police.
Image: Last week cops removed an Oury Jalloh banner (image below) at the Rote Flora squat in Hamburg. The text on the banner said “Oury Jalloh †7 January 2005. Killed in Dessau by German police officers“
Call by the Wuppertal group of the Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants for the demonstration Oury Jalloh – He was murdered! January 7, 2018 Dessau Main Train Station (Hbf), Dessau, Germany.
The Open Assembly AGAINST the POLICE OCCUPATION is calling for a worldwide day of action against state terrorism on December 6th.
6 December 2008 , 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos is shot point blank by cops in the neighborhood of Exarchia in Athens. Alexis falls from the bullet of state murderers and a hurricane of rage rises. This was no accident; it was a targeted murder in the heart
of a neighborhood that is, as much historically as in the present, a hub for the oppressed to organize themselves into the resistance movement. The message was clear, to terrorise the resistance, to assert state totalitarian control, to stifle the brewing insurrection against a decrepit system of exploitation and oppression. The story of Alexis is the story of thousands of fighters shot, tortured and disappeared by the armed guards of the state around the world.
Friday November 17, 2017, 03:30pm (EST), Towers Patio, Oakland (Ca).
Last year on November 17th, shortly after Trump’s election, around 100 students, workers and community members marched together in the streets of Oakland to demand an end to student debt and protest Trump’s election.
Dozens have been injured or detained as the German police attacked the Kurds joining a centralized march in Dusseldorf against AKP fascism and German state’s criminalization of Kurds and democrats.
Cops assaulted an immigrant street musician at Monastiraki, Athens, and at the police department in Omonoia.
Image by http://www.antiracismfascism.org
On Wednesday morning, we dropped two banners at the University of Pittsburgh. They read, “From Pitt to Georgia Tech: Disarm the Police, Arm Your Desire” and “Solidarity with St. Louis and Atlanta: Fuck the Police.”
The reports about police violence against refugees in Europe keep coming. On August 1, Soul Welders posted pictures and a statement about police violence against refugees in Croatia.
Image: Police violence against refugees in Croatia. Image by Soul Welders Facebook page.
See Sharp Press received this a few days ago from our Venezuelan comrades connected with El Libertario. It begins with a note from our compañeros/as announcing a series of pieces on the current rebellion and repression — arrests, beatings, and torture — of anarchist and other protesters by the “leftist” Maduro regime, and expressing thanks to those who spread this information. Update Read also this: El Libertario: Beware Venezuela’s False ‘Anarchists’