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thepeoplesrecord:

Bahrain Opposition Leaders Targeted and Injured by Oppressive Regime

June 23, 2012

Bahraini riot police fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets Friday, injuring the head of the Shiite majority’s main political bloc while trying to break up protests in the country’s capital, the opposition said.

Al Wefaq’s secretary-general Sheik Ali Salman told The Associated Press he was hit in the shoulder and back by either a tear gas canister or stun grenade during demonstrations in Manama, which are common following Friday prayers. He had red welts on his skin but seemed otherwise in good health. Al Wefaq had earlier said that rubber bullets had caused the injury.

He said he was leading about 40 protesters on the way to a march when they encountered police who ordered them to disperse and then started firing into the crowd.

Hassan al-Marzooq, another opposition leader, was hit in the neck by a rubber bullet, an Al Wefaq statement said. He has since been taken to a private hospital in the capital for treatment.

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FEMINISM! What? Yeah.: NYPD officers caught on tape brutally beating black 19y/o. Cops claimed teen had marijuana, a bag containing crack...

abaldwin360:

In January, four NYPD officers were caught on tape brutally beating 19-year-old Jateik Reed in the Bronx. The officers claimed they stopped Reed after seeing him hold marijuana and a bag containing crack residue, and that Reed struck police first.  Now, surveillance video obtained by New York One appears to show that the entire confrontation was unprovoked — and that the charges officers levied against the black youth are false.

 Reed did not punch officers as they claimed, and Reed’s hands — but no drugs — are clearly visible in the video.  What is not clear, however, is where the drugs police must have submitted to evidence came from. In March, Reed’s attorneys told  AlterNet that the not-yet-released footage proved Reed did not hit officers or act suspiciously in any way. But they also said that the officers appear to pick drugs up from the ground. 

Reed’s attorney Michael Warren told AlterNet the video “clearly indicates two things.”

“Number one,” he said, “That it was a racially contextual stop, because they weren’t involved with any criminal activity whatsoever.”  Jateik Reed told AlterNet the stop-and-frisk turned violent when when he threatened to file a complaint to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

“They told me they don’t care about a lawsuit,” Reed told AlterNet, “My brother has a complaint against them already, and they keep bugging us.”  As AlterNet previously reported, neighbors in the Bronx neighborhood where the beating occurred say they are regularly subjected to stop-and-frisk and otherwise harassed by police.

Second, Warren told AlterNet, the video clearly indicates that the drugs police charged Reed with possessing “are a package that the officer picked up off the ground. If you look at the video, nobody — none of [Jateik’s friends] threw anything on the ground.”

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carton-rouge:

NYPD officer states “my nightstick’s gonna get a workout tonight, hopefully” before #OCCUPYWALLSTREET march (5 October 2011)

(via occupywallstreet)

peaceblaster:

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET Protest Arrests; Local NY News Crew Hit by Mace, Baton

The protests on Wall Street continue to grow. The rallies and their participants are showing no signs of slowing down. Wednesday evening, crowds surged past barriers and NYPD officers moved in to contain the protesters. By many accounts, mayhem broke out.

Officers swatted protesters with batons and sprayed them with mace, according to video from the scene.

Fox 5 photographer Roy Isen was hit in the eyes by mace, and Fox 5 reporter Dick Brennan was hit by what he believes was an officer’s baton.

Both were all right and continued to cover the protests and arrests.

Cops arrested dozens of protesters, but the final tally was not known.

(Source: occupywallstreet, via socialuprooting)