Every concertgoer at last year's annual Boston Calling music festivals weren't just there to watch the show ? they were watched themselves as test subjects for Boston police' new facial recognition technology,
The tear gas used by the police in Ferguson, Missouri and the Israeli military in the West Bank is only one of several factors that connects the violence against unarmed youth in both communities.
The Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave "no heads up" to the White House before deploying The National Guard and has now made another abrupt decision as The National Guard closes in on Ferguson:
Having been forced to face up to the tense realities of 'leading the free world', President Obama's early return to Washington from his vacation likely means something of note is coming.
Positions taken by the St. Louis Co. Police Dept regarding requests for the still unreleased "Incident Report" of the shooting of Michael Brown while the "Incident Report" of the alleged robbery before the shooting was widely disseminated
Nixon's the one!
There is a growing awareness that the militarization of domestic police forces is the effective declaration of war against the civilian population in the United States.
One of Leviathan's white warriors shoots his gun, and a black man lies dead on the street.
A few months ago we warned about the SWATification of America, mapping the surplus military gear by state.
On Friday night, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was absolutely packed with militarized police.
Many of the images that have been coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, this past week convey a worrying truth ? America's police are becoming increasingly militarized.
The most striking photographs from Ferguson, Mo., aren't of Saturday's demonstrations or Sunday night's riots; they're of the police.
The amount of money the U.S. Federal Government is sending per sworn officer to the states is eye opening. Alabama $10,087, Tennessee $5,511, Florida $5,483, Kentucky $4,937, and in 19th place is Arizona with $2,548.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets. Nixon said the National Guard would help "in restoring peace and order" to the St. Louis suburb
I'd like to think that if I stop paying attention to the crimes and conspiracies of the US government abroad, those crimes and conspiracies stop. They don't.
Let's be honest ? Ferguson, Missouri is under military occupation right now, and the entire world is watching in horror as Ferguson-Militarized-Police-YouTube-Screenshotmilitarized police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed protesters.
Police in Northern California beat and tased a mentally ill man before siccing a dog on him, then turning on citizens who recorded the incident, confiscating cell phones and in one case, ordering a witness to delete his footage.
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We should have seen this coming. I believe it is going to get worse before it gets better, if ever. At some point there is going to be a "pitchforks and torches" backlash.
There are a lot of things about the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri that are not as they appear on the mainstream news.
After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
The state of emergency authorizes public health officials to investigate stores and quarantine the product, and Hassan directed the officials to work with local police departments to do so. "These products pose a serious threat to public health,
Police get all this [military] equipment and, as a condition of the program, need to use it within a year. What they don't get is training.
The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters, as a team of officers from the Highway Patrol, St. Louis city and county police moved armored vehicles down the street
Ferguson Police Are Now Saying The Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Didn't Know He Was A Robbery Suspect.
Joe Scarborough: Rand Paul's op-ed on police militarization was important.
New footage reveals SWAT team shot at reporters after they identified themselves as press.
Ferguson, Mo. is a small overwhelmingly black town whose government and police are white.
Tactical equipment without a strategic goal.
The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson.