Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration
& Surveillance State

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
Leonardo da Vinci

"When one does not deliberately attempt to keep man in barbarism, they will gradually work out of that condition by themselves."
Immanuel Kant

“Years ago, I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”
Eugene Debs

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

  “If I am a traitor, who did I betray? I gave all my information to the American public, to American journalists who are reporting on American issues. If they see that as treason, they need to consider who they think they’re working for. The public is supposed to be their boss, not their enemy.”
Edward Snowden 

“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
George Orwell

“If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.”
Carl Sagan  

Documentaries & Videos

Articles

-The Government Just Admitted It will Use Smart Home Devices for Spying - Guardian 2016

-The NYPD is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven't Committed a Crime - ProPublica 2016 

-A New Year's Resolution: Don't Call the Police - Truthout 2014

-Harvard Medical Scientists Say Police Killings Should Be Recorded As Public Epidemic - US Uncut 2015 

-Human Rights Body Criticizes US for NYPD's Policing of Occupy Wall Street - Village Voice 2012

-Spring Valley High School Student Flung By School Officer On Video - Huffington Post 2015 

-Pool Party Turns Violent When Police Show Up and Assault and Nearly Shoot Multiple Teens - Free Thought Project 2015

-Don't Call It a Curfew: Martial Law in the United States - Truthout 2015

-America’s Slave Empire - Truthdig 2015

-9 Frightening Things About America's Biggest Police Force - Alternet 2012

-Police Cadet Turns in Cop for Turning Body Cam Off Just Before Pummeling his Victim - Free Thought Project 2015

-27-Year-Old Baltimore Man Dies From Spinal Injuries Received During ‘Brutal’ Arrest - The Root 2015

-In Order to End Police Brutality, We Need to End the Police - The Nation 2015

-Indian Citizen out for a Walk Left Paralyzed by Alabama Police - Al Jazeera 2015

-Beloved 17-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed By Denver Police - Free Thought Project 2015

-Extended Tamir Rice Shooting Video Shows Officers Restrained Sister -  Cleveland 2015

-The U.S. Has More Jails than Colleges. Here’s a Map of Where Those Prisoners Live - Washington Post 2015

-Ex NYPD Cop: We Planted Evidence, Framed Innocent People To Reach Quotas -  Huffington Post 2014

-NYC Cops Are Blithely Firing A Potentially Deafening Sound Cannon At Peaceful Protesters -  Gothamist 2014

-Being a Cop Showed Me Just How Racist and Violent the Police Are. There’s Only One Fix - Washington Post 2014

-The NYPD’s Moment of Restraint is Over: 300+ Arrested - Village Voice 2014

-Fatal Police Encounters in New York City - New York Times 2015

-Holy Crap, the Front Page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Looks Like a Scene from Robocop - BoingBoing 2014

-Michael Brown Shooting: Amnesty International Sends Team within US for First Time as National Guard Deployed - Independent 2014

-Accusations of Police Misconduct Documented in Lawyers’ Report on Occupy Protests - New York Times 2012

-The Militarization of US Police Finally Dragged into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson - Intercept 2014

-NATO Protester Hit by Chicago Police Van, Hospitalized and Arrested - Examiner 2012

-This is the Terrifying Result of the Militarization Of Police - Business Insider 2014

-“Activism is Not Terrorism”: Rights Groups Call on Congress to Investigate the FBI and DHS for Surveillance of Activists - Salon 2016

-A Conversation on Privacy - The Intercept 2016

-Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead - Gawker 2013

-The Cop Watcher - Al Jazeera 2013

-A Mailman Handcuffed in Brooklyn, Caught on Video - New York Times 2016

-Here Are All Of The Nations That Incarcerate More Of Their Population Than The U.S. - Huffington Post 2013

-‘1984 Not Instruction Manual’: Thousands Protest NSA Spying across US - RT  2013

-Prisoners in Multiple States Call for Strikes to Protest Forced Labor - The Intercept 2016

-It's Time to Get Cops Out of Schools - Common Dreams 2016

-Tased in the Chest for 23 Seconds, Dead for Eight Minutes, Now Facing a Lifetime in Recovery - The Intercept 2016

-Baton Rouge: ‘Put those Damn Weapons Down!’ - Huffington Post 2016

-By the Numbers: US Police Kill More in Days than Other Countries do in Years - The Guardian 2015

-Baltimore Woman Killed, Her 5-yo Son Shot After Police Raid for Traffic Warrants - Free thought Project 2015

-NYC Official Says Rape is Inevitable at Rikers Island: If True, We Cannot Send Anyone There - Huffington Post 2016

-Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality - The Nation 2016

-Legal Experts Raise Alarm over Shocking Use of 'Killer Robot' in Dallas  - Common Dreams 2016

-Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody's Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World  - Rolling Stone 2014

-15 Things Your City Can Do Right Now to End Police Brutality - MIC 2016

-North Miami Police Officers Shoot Man Aiding Patient with Autism - New York Times 2016

-Standing Rock Protectors Strip-Searched, Jailed for Days on Minor Charges - Democracy Now 2016

-141 Water Protectors Arrested as Police Escalate Violent Militarized Response   - Sacred Stone Camp 2016

-"A Shameful Moment for this Country": Report Back on Militarized Police Raid of DAPL Resistance Camp - Democracy Now 2016

-Protester’s Arm Nearly ‘Blown Off’ in Explosion at Dakota Access Pipeline Site - Time 2016

-Man Violently Dragged Off Plane After United Airlines Demands Seat For Crew - Huffington Post 2017