Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Interstate 93 in Boston, Jan. 15, 2015.
Black Lives Matter protesters linked arms across Interstate 93 near Boston shutting down traffic for 20 minutes during the morning rush hour. The action was part of the national movement against police brutality and racism. State police arrested 17.
“On the night of January 28, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jim Morrison was arrested at the Pussycat a’ Go Go for public drunkenness and vagrancy. Apparently, Jim was beat up by the bouncers because he was smoking a cigarette like it was a joint. One of the bouncers hit Jim over the head with a billyclub which caused Jim’s head to bleed. Chaos ensued and the cops arrived and Jim was arrested. On the ride to the station and while being booked, Jim was livid and incited the cops who threatened to beat him up after their shift ended.”
Blacks are far more likely to be arrested than people of other races, and in some places, dramatically so. Using FBI arrest records, USA TODAY investigative reporter Brad Heath found nearly 1,600 places where the disparity is more pronounced than in Ferguson, Missouri.
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“[The NYPD] made a tactical and a political decision not to” allow protesters to march in the street, Oliver said, “and that set a tone. Right when people exited Union Square, there was an opportunity for the police to make a game-day decision, as they frequently do, to give them a lane. But that wasn’t the plan. That’s not how they were deployed. It was a very upsetting turn, and I hope it’s not reflective of a broader policy shift.”
The Mayor’s Office has not responded to a request for comment on last night’s actions.
Whatever the cause, the NYPD appeared to electively turn a peaceful protest into a chaotic sequence of mass arrests. As one senior officer told a protester on video, “If we could arrest you all, we might.”
An 20 year old Jim Morrison is arrested on September 28 in Tallahassee Florida, while attending Florida State University, 1963. He was charged with petty larceny for stealing a cop’s helmet and umbrella, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and public drunkenness.
For the fourth night in a row, protesters and police continued to clash on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, the same road that saw major protests last year following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Eight protesters were arrested at the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building in downtown Miami Thursday afternoon.
Hundreds of demonstrators met in downtown Miami across from the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus to peacefully demand an end to police brutality in response to the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Protesters, with their hands up, walked in silence to the federal courthouse where U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer’s office is located. Their goal was to peacefully protest inside the lobby of the building until the U.S. attorney came downstairs to hear their demands.
After more than an hour in the lobby, protesters were escorted out of the building, which was closing for the night. But eight demonstrators decided to stay, leading to their arrest.
The St. Louis jail released a list of 155 people arrested in the disturbances in Ferguson. Despite complaints that outsiders are coming to the area, four out of five of the people arrested are from Missouri, almost all from St. Louis. Here’s a breakdown of who they are, where they’re from, and what they were arrested for.
Philadelphia: #sayhername for all the Black and Brown women, trans people, queer people, and victims of racist police terror, May 21, 2015.
Pretty brutal stuff after the demo for #sayhername. Philly cops are just as brutal as ever.
Update May 22: Philly, we need you now! 8 members of the Philly Coalition for Real Justice have been arrested. 4 are still waiting in jail with potentially big charges! We need you to join us at 8th and Race or 21st and Hamilton immediately!