Daily Archives: November 9, 2020

2020-11-09: News Headlines

Staff (2020-11-08). Students Push to Remove Police. University President Doubles Down Instead. truthout.org Student movements have always raised our current conception of justice and equity. From the civil rights movement and Vietnam War protests, to the anti-apartheid movement and calls to abolish the police, student protests on college campuses have a context and history linked to substantial change in U.S. policies and practices. This is a rite of passage from which we all benefit. | So, it is perplexing that Northwestern University (NU) President Morton Schapiro fails to recognize this as NU studen…

Robert Maxim (2020-11-08). Gavin Newsom: Cash Incentives for Snitching on Cops. indybay.org All cops are bad cops; until all cops are willing to blow the whistle on internal, systemic corruption.

The Canary (2020-11-07). Two armed men arrested near Philadelphia voting centre. thecanary.co Two men armed with handguns have been arrested near the Philadelphia convention centre where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election.Tip off: The men, aged 42 and 61, travelled to the city from the Virginia Beach area in a Hummer and did not have permits to carry the weapons in Pennsylvania, police said. They were arrested after the FBI in Virginia relayed a tip about their plans to Philadelphia police.Officers stopped the men on the street about a block away from the vehicle, Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.The Hummer vehicle was parked near the Pennsylvania Conv…

_____ (2020-11-07). Racism, Repression, And Fightback In The USA. popularresistance.org A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence — come to be known as the largest sustained mobilization in modern history in the United States — continues to reignite public discourse around issues of systemic racism and the need to organize collectively across race lines for transformative change. | It follows that this new wave of resistance has been met with violent and ruthless political repression: the militarization of police forces, a rise in mass arrests and indefinite detentions, hyper-criminalization of the right to protest…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-11-07). NLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds, Including Minors. indybay.org Hundreds of post-election demonstrators were kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94 in Minneapolis.

Staff (2020-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2020. democracynow.org Biden Takes Lead in Georgia & Pennsylvania, Moving Him Closer to Presidency, Biden Calls for Counting Every Ballot; Trump Claims Dems Are Stealing Election, Trump Campaign Faces Legal Setbacks in Election-Related Lawsuits, Trump Campaign Adviser: "Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett Will Come Through" to Help Trump Win Election, Sen. Graham: State GOP Lawmakers Should Consider Invalidating Election Results, Philly Police Foil QAnon-Linked Plot to Attack Ballot-Counting Site, Bannon Calls for Beheading of Dr. Fauci & FBI Director Wray, 18 Protesters Arrested in NYC in Demo Against Trump Stealing Election, Georgia May Have…

Fight Back (2020-11-06). Pro-cop DA Jackie Lacey defeated, millions vote in Los Angeles. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – More than 3 million voted by mail and in person on November 3 in Los Angeles. District Attorney Jackie Lacey was defeated in a hard-fought race for district attorney of Los Angeles County, the most populous in the United States. Reform candidate George Gascon beat Lacey. | For the past three years, Black Lives Matter-LA has led weekly protest rallies at the 'Hall of Injustice' office demanding prosecution of killer cops and chanting, "Jackie Lacey must go! Jackie Lacey will go!" The weekly protests were attended by many Black and Chicano families whose sons and daughters have been killed by LAP…

Taylor Pendergrass (2020-11-06). Criminal Justice Reform Takes Another Big, Messy Step Forward in 2020 Elections. aclu.org Criminal justice reform was a key issue in Tuesday night's elections, from the presidential race all the way down to municipal ballot initiatives., , One exciting indication of just how far the movement to end mass incarceration has come? On Election Day it used to be possible to round up all reform-related electoral results in a few bullet points, but this week, there were so many criminal justice victories that it is impossible to summarize them all in a few paragraphs., , Below are some of the highlights we were tracked most closely on election night. These results show a vibrant movement growing in stren…

The Canary (2020-11-05). Woman arrested trying to take 'deteriorating' 97-year-old mother out of care home. thecanary.co A woman was temporarily arrested and restrained by police after she attempted to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home. | Video footage shared on social media by former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton appeared to capture part of the incident in a car park in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. | In the two clips an upset Ashton claims she and her mother had taken her grandmother out of the home where she is "deteriorating" because they had not seen her for nine months. | The 97-year-old woman could be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a stationary car with a police vehicle parked i…

WSWS (2020-11-05). Three short films—including The Present, about the brutality of Israeli checkpoints. wsws.org Oppression of the Palestinians, child hunger and the COVID-19 pandemic are dealt with in two short films and an hour-long documentary.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-05). Over 700 Protesters Arrested in Minneapolis, NYC During "Count Every Vote" Demonstrations. commondreams.org Protesters blocked an interstate highway in Minneapolis and took to the streets of Manhattan, where some were violently arrested by NYPD officers. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…