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  1. Monday’s Linkage at LoHo10002
    Monday’s Linkage at LoHo10002 October 1, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    [...] Are downtown cops going brutal again? Over the Jewish holidays we’ve had nothing but the nicest experiences with cops from the three local precincts (5, 7 & 9) who were posted outside neighborhood synagogues. But here’s a jarring note from the Feministe blog: Last Wednesday night, “the Sylvia Rivera Law Project was celebrating its fifth anniversary with a celebration and fundraising event at a bar in the East Village. A group of our community members, consisting largely of queer and transgender people of color, witnessed two officers attempting to detain a young Black man outside of the bar. Several of our community members asked the officers why they were making the arrest and using excessive force. Despite the fact that our community was on the sidewalk, gathered peacefully and not obstructing foot traffic, the NYPD chose to forcefully grab two people and arrested them. Without warning, an officer then sprayed pepper spray across the group in a wide arc, temporarily blinding many and causing vomiting and intense pain.” Anybody else care to inform us on this one? [...]

  2. Feministe » This is a Feminist Issue Too

    [...] seen and felt first-hand what can go down when the authorities feel entitled to do whatever they want to control people; [...]

  3. man killed Execution style face down by BART Police « Aaamerica’s Blog

    [...] in response to non-violent communication. It happens to people of color, and to queer folks too. It happened to me and Jack a little more than a year ago, along with a group of colleagues and friends, for asking the police why they were making an arrest. [...]

  4. Police in San Francisco Commit Murder « Fitness for the Occasion

    [...] in response to non-violent communication. It happens to people of color, and to queer folks too. It happened to me and Jack a little more than a year ago, along with a group of colleagues and friends, for asking the police why they were making an arrest. [...]

  5. Rad Geek People’s Daily 2009-01-12 – Cops are here to protect you. (#8)

    [...] happens all the time: out-of-control police violence in response to non-violent communication. It happens to people of color, and to queer folks too. It happened to me and Jack a little more than…, along with a group of colleagues and friends, for asking the police why they were making an [...]

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