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Some photos from #SayHerName a vigil in remembrance of Black women and girls who were murdered by police. The event was brought together by Kimberlee Crenshaw and the African American Policy Forum. Stop Patriarchy was an official sponsor of this event, along with many other organizations. The program was incredibly moving, emotional, and powerful. Representatives of the sponsoring organizations accompanied family members of those whose lives were stolen by police, and read pieces on what these people were like in their lives, and the circumstance of their murder. Many of the families had never done anything like this before. They were all extremely grateful to see so many people out there standing with them, and fighting to STOP murder by police.

When I say, “abolish the police,” I’m usually asked what I would have us replace them with. My answer is always full social, economic, and political equality, but that’s not what’s actually being asked. What people mean is “who is going to protect us?” Who protects us now? If you’re white and well-off, perhaps the police protect you. The rest of us, not so much. What use do I have for an institution that routinely kills people who look like me, and make it so I’m afraid to walk out of my home?

My honest answer is that I don’t know what a world without police looks like. I only know there will be less dead black people. I know that a world without police is a world with one less institution dedicated to the maintenance of white supremacy and inequality. It’s a world worth imagining.

Some news as a nice precurser/omen for the International Day Against Police Brutality ahead this Sunday, March 15. This morning in Montreal, a severed pig’s head (in the photo here, from a mainstream media source) was left in front of the Montreal Police Fraternity (the cop organization that defends killer cops, and whose unapologetic leader, Yves Francoeur, describes the Montreal cops as a paramilitary organization, and also considers Montreal’s “multi-ethnic” population a risk to his officers; both are public quotes). The pig’s head is in a pentagram, and the note on the door translates as: “You took them alive, we want them back alive. May ghosts haunt you forever." Motherfucking YES, witches!

When someone says “but my dad is a cop” like that will stop me from saying Fuck The Police 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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Canada: Jennifer Pawluck convicted for posting photo of anti-police graffiti online

via the Canadian scum press

A woman who posted a photo of graffiti depicting a senior Montreal police officer with a bullet in his head has received a suspended sentence. Jennifer Pawluck was found guilty in April of criminal harassment for snapping a photo of the street art and uploading it to Instagram in 2013.
The judge agreed with a joint suggestion that the 22-year-old Pawluck be given a suspended sentence, 18 months probation and 100 hours community service. She is forbidden from using Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for one year except to send private messages. Pawluck is also prohibited from posting anything about police or anyone associated with the judicial system.Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere, a high-profile spokesman, told the court that knowledge the graffiti was being shared shook him, scared his children and forced his wife to take a leave from work.

Fuck Ian Lafreniere and the Montreal police, solidarity and complicity with Jennifer!

Shut It Down.

Have none of you been informed about Homan Square?
It is a black site in Chicago where police are illegally detaining, beating, starving, and abusing “suspects”- which includes completely innocent people they just assume are doing something wrong or are someone they are not. They are not allowing them to contact any lawyers, family, friends, no one for help. 
Another famous black site being- Guantanamo Bay. 

standing next to a sikh elder in a scooter, surrounded by over 70 aggressive cops & over 200 of them in total, including on the roof above us. tried to intimidate us for 5 hours, bully, push etc including elders and children. we were protesting india’s prime minister narendra modi’s visit to the ross street gurdwara. great turnout! this fascist was banned until recently from canada & the u.s because of his war crimes against thousands of muslims in gujarat (including widespread sexual violence) and other minorities such as sikhs & more recently christians, indigenous people etc. and wants to force india to become an ultra-right hindu only state. just inked a uranium deal with harper. not one visible hindu organization in sight but so proud to stand side by side with sikh & muslim resisters. #femmewarriors #ftp #justiceformuslimsandsikhs #nomodi #noharper