cleIMC home

Cleveland Indy Media Center

cleveland indymedia
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Radio Show Publish
white themeblack themered themeblack themeblack themeblack themeblack themeblack themeblack themeblack themetheme help


Sep 20 Real Time Presentation Service from Money Maker Ma

Sep 25 Columbus Socialism Forum -- Why You Should Vote So

Add an Event





printable version - email this article

Police Brutality Plagues Our World, The Epidemic Has Spread Into Our Communities
by elle Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at 3:23 PM

feature article

The Indymedia Network has documented cases of police brutality following the resistance and fight against murderous and criminal police officers. To Serve and Protect, in 2005 the public can interpret this to mean our tax paid officers are there to serve and protect their fellow brotherhood of blue. Citizens are being murdered, beaten, sexually assaulted, hospitalized, all by the officers we were taught to trust and respect. To say that all officers of the law are bad is to say all white people are racist. That would be an unfair and unrealistic statement.
However, if you were to take a few moments to search "police brutality" on the internet you will come across information databases that document police brutality, racism, and murder. For example The BrownWatch has an extensive national archive of cases. The Stolen Lives Project documents victims killed by law enforcement. Many groups and organizations have formed in past years mainly due to the continuing rise of reported police misconduct. The October 22 Coalition puts out a call to action yearly on October 22nd known as The National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation.
The above examples of national organization for the end to police brutality show the victims, families, and allies, are joining forces to seek justice. A group known as Copwatch started in one city in 1990 and has taken hold in many cities across the nation, takes to the street armed with a video camera to police the police in their community. It's history reveals that a rise in police harassment, brutality, and corruption began over 15 years ago.
Ohio is not immune. Recently a protest occured in Warren Ohio against police brutality, listen to a few interviews from the days events voicing the communities concerns. Cleveland Indymedia Center will continue to document and report on the abuse of authority our community police officers have committed.


add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 6 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Going to the Scene of a Tragedy and Attacking the Survivors: Akron Police Taser Diabetic Phil Trexler/Beacon Journal (andy repost) Saturday, Oct. 08, 2005 at 9:43 AM
national call for October 22 lee Friday, Oct. 07, 2005 at 3:35 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2005 Oct 22 Coalition Friday, Oct. 07, 2005 at 12:40 AM
IMC Network: www.indymedia.org Projects print radio satellite tv video Africa ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq nigeria south africa Canada hamilton maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg East Asia burma jakarta japan manila qc Europe alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol bulgaria croatia cyprus estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege lille madrid malta marseille nantes netherlands nice norway oost-vlaanderen paris/île-de-france poland portugal romania russia scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia west vlaanderen Latin America argentina bolivia brasil chiapas chile chile sur colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso Oceania adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne oceania perth qc sydney South Asia india mumbai United States arizona arkansas atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado danbury, ct dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk idaho ithaca kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma omaha philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca seattle tallahassee-red hills tampa bay tennessee united states urbana-champaign utah vermont virginia beach western mass worcester West Asia armenia beirut israel palestine ukraine Topics biotech Process discussion fbi/legal updates indymedia faq mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer

© 2000-2006 Cleveland Indy Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Cleveland Indy Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy