Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

2020-05-05: News Headlines

Tina Moore (2020-05-05). Taser-Wielding NYPD Punk Cop Punches Bystander During 'Social-Distancing Bust'. anti-empire.com The NYPD's enforcement of social distancing over the weekend included a tense fracas in the East Village that ended with three arrests, an officer sidelined and an internal probe, officials said Sunday. | Cops were breaking up a group near the corner of East Ninth Street and Avenue D around 5: 30 p.m. Saturday, when Shakiem Brunsom and Ashley Serrano allegedly refused to move along and resisted cops' efforts to cuff them, according to police. | A small crowd of onlookers gathered a few feet away during the tussle, to the apparent ire of one cop in particular, identified by police sources as Officer Francisco Ga…

Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All (2020-05-05). SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protests. indybay.org Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show a row of police wearing face masks that depict the Blue Lives Matter flag. At least one policeman at a reopen rally the same day wore the same mask. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott says he is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.

Elie Mystal (2020-05-05). The Coronavirus Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police to Harass Black People. thenation.com The Coronavirus Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police to Harass Black People…

Elie Mystal (2020-05-05). Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality. thenation.com Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality…

Peter Bolton (2020-05-05). We should never forget Bobby Sands, nor the brutality of the Thatcher government in Ireland. thecanary.co Today marks the 39th

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-04). The narco history of Colombia's security forces | Part 1: Santa Marta. colombiareports.com Colombia's security forces have been involved in the drug trade since the beginning. On the Caribbean coast, cops began extorting marijuana traders in the 1960s and ended up being their…

Azhar Azam (2020-05-04). The COVID-19 Crisis Profoundly Exposes African Americans to the Scourge of Poverty and Racism. globalresearch.ca They live below the poverty level. They are prison …

splcenter (2020-04-15). CROWN Act movement seeks to protect Black people from racial discrimination based on hairstyles. splcenter.org Jordan Winder did not apply to the high school of his choice, because the dreadlocks he's been growing nearly half his life are not allowed there.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-05). Venezuela arrests 13 mercenaries, incl. two Americans, for incursion attempt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that 13 mercenaries including two US citizens working with an American military veteran who has earlier claimed responsibility for a recent marine incursion attempt into Venezuela have been arrested.

Rachel Janik (2020-04-21). Augustus Invictus Arrested in Florida for Stalking, Violating Bond. splcenter.org Invictus' father, John Gillespie, was arrested days earlier and charged with human trafficking of children under 18 years old.

2020-05-05: Social Media Postees

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SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protests
Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All | indybay.org | 2020-05-05
Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show a row of police wearing face masks that depict the Blue Lives Matter flag. At least one policeman at a reopen rally the same day wore the same mask. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott says he is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/03/18832811.php

The Coronavirus Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police to Harass Black People
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-05-05
The Coronavirus Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police to Harass Black People…
thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-police-brutality/

Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-05-05
Covid Is About to Become the Newest Excuse for Police Brutality…
thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-police-brutality/

We should never forget Bobby Sands, nor the brutality of the Thatcher government in Ireland
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-05-05
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands inside the H-blocks of Long Kesh internment camp. On 5 May 1981, Sands laid down his life for his and his comrades' right for recognition as political prisoners. On this day, we should remember the sacrifice he made for the cause of Irish freedom. But his struggle does not just provide an example that all anti-imperialists should follow. It also serve…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/05/05/we-should-never-forget-bobby-sands-nor-the-brutality-of-the-thatcher-government-in-ireland/

Taser-Wielding NYPD Punk Cop Punches Bystander During 'Social-Distancing Bust'
Tina Moore | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-05
The NYPD's enforcement of social distancing over the weekend included a tense fracas in the East Village that ended with three arrests, an officer sidelined and an internal probe, officials said Sunday. | Cops were breaking up a group near the corner of East Ninth Street and Avenue D around 5: 30 p.m. Saturday, when Shakiem Brunsom and Ashley Serrano allegedly refused to move along and resisted cops' efforts to cuff them, according to police. | A small crowd of onlookers gathered a few feet away during the tussle, to the apparent ire of one cop in particular, identified by police sources as Officer Francisco Ga…
anti-empire.com/taser-wielding-nypd-punk-cop-punches-bystander-during-social-distancing-bust/

Venezuela arrests 13 mercenaries, incl. two Americans, for incursion attempt
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-05
TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA)

The COVID-19 Crisis Profoundly Exposes African Americans to the Scourge of Poverty and Racism
Azhar Azam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
They live below the poverty level. They are prison inmates in large numbers. They are most likely to be killed by the police, a longstanding grievance that originated the Black Lives Matter (BTM) movement to protest against police killing and | …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-profoundly-exposes-african-americans-racism/5711687

The narco history of Colombia's security forces | Part 1: Santa Marta
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-04
Colombia's security forces have been involved in the drug trade since the beginning. On the Caribbean coast, cops began extorting marijuana traders in the 1960s and ended up being their…
colombiareports.com/the-narco-history-of-colombias-security-forces-part-1-santa-marta/

Augustus Invictus Arrested in Florida for Stalking, Violating Bond
Rachel Janik | splcenter.org | 2020-04-21
Invictus' father, John Gillespie, was arrested days earlier and charged with human trafficking of children under 18 years old.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/21/augustus-invictus-arrested-florida-stalking-violating-bond