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I have been teaching myself basic typography. It is so exciting, srsly. I redesigned the Copwatch New Haven know your rights posters that I made a long time ago, because now that I know better I know they were fugly.

Full text of the posters is at the old link, although I changed it slightly since then. As before, feel free to use the posters in any way you need to. It’s mostly split from a (even fuglier) Crimethinc poster and edited from there. Contact me if you need better resolution pdfs.

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Share this PLEASE

I implore you

Help stop framing

And False Narratives!

Anyone can plant a gun on you

Once you’re already dead..

You can’t testify if you’re dead…

You can’t say you never had a gun

Once you’re dead…

Hold police accountable!

No more murder!

No more death!

ALL LIVES MATTER

“Kill them! Kill them!”

CopWatch In China: “Violent Government Thugs” Beaten To Death By Angry Crowds After They Killed A Man Documenting Their Brutality - Revolution News

At least 4 Chengguan, the most hated police-inspectors in China, were beaten to death by angry people in Cangnan County of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province (located in the industrial southeast), after they killed a man with a hammer. The police-inspectors hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor. The man was rushed to hospital, but died on the way.

Thousands of angry people took to the streets, surrounded the police-inspectors in their van, attacked them with stones, bats, and beat them to death. People were shouting that the police-inspectors be killed on the spot for what they did: “Kill them! Kill them!”

More pics & info onsite
H/t: @StreetLevelUprising, Lawrence Kansas

CopWatch is a good idea. Huey P. Newton had an even better idea: CopWatch with guns, to defend the community from racist killer cops. 

How many more Eric Garners have to die before we step up and organize for armed self-defense? How many Trayvons, Renisha McBrides, and refugee children at the border murdered by racist vigilantes?

You can say that the law prohibits carrying guns in many cities. Or that liberal gun-control ideology has permeated the working class and oppressed communities. But it is the job of revolutionaries to lead as well as to respond to the masses.

As the saying goes, first comes the struggle, then comes the law. And then, perhaps, if the people are armed with revolutionary ideas AND guns, comes the revolution.

Gaza and Donbass show the way.

Artist Seeking Silence 

This Friday, December 19th, a pro NYPD Rally is planned at City Hall. We are calling for a silent vigil at Thank you NYPD Rally in honor and memory of the lives lost to police brutality.

It is important that we remain silent during this action. They expect us to be “angry, loud and irrational.” We need to let them know that we feel something much deeper than just frustration. Let our silence be the loudest sound they hear.

Please wear all black and bring signs or posters with images of people who have lost their lives at the hands of police brutality and racial discrimination. 

For up-to-date information on the vigil, please follow this page

FILM THE POLICE!!!

Yo! Have you seen this? With the help of my friend Trishia, one of my latest designs is now available on a hoodie! And if you’re game, you can purchase one to help us raise funds for anti-repression work and prisoner solidarity work in our community!

Here’s where you can order: http://www.tfund.com/NoJusticeJustUs

All proceeds from these hoodies will go toward my friend Rae Rae’s fundraiser – Community not Cops! until they recoup funds that were stolen from them.

The rest will go towards ongoing jail support at Rita and prisoner solidarity (sending books/packages/commissary to prisoners like our beloved Kali).




As Rae Rae said:

this is what happens when people in a community come together to support each other!

…the message on this hoodie and the decision to fundraise work hand in hand. we all know that the police are not accountable to our communities. we know that their role is to hurt people, and not to help people. that is why filming the police is so important, and why relying upon them for justice does not work. both the message on this hoodie and the decision to not call the police and to reach out to ya’ll are part of an effort of our larger community to practice harm reduction, restorative justice, community accountability, mutual aid and healing, and abolitionism.

you can order these hoodies online right now! until my goal is reached, the proceeds will go to my fundraiser to replace my defrauded check monies. after my goal has been reached, money will go towards prisoner solidarity work and anti-repression work, including support for folks inside and getting out of jail!

for local bay folks, there is an option on the last page when you’re ordering that lets you get it shipped in bulk for free to Naomi, and you can pick it up from us

for more information or to donate directly to Rae Rae’s fundraiser you can go here: https://rally.org/f/4evdWftAyd

Whether you are able to purchase a hoodie or donate directly to their fundraiser, please consider reblogging this and sharing with folks who might be willing and able to help.

Thanks so much for your support!

Together, we can prove that calling on community is stronger and healthier than calling cops!!!

FTP!

The New York Civil Liberties Union today unveiled the “Stop and Frisk Watch” app that allows New Yorkers to monitor police activity and report NYPD officers who conduct unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.

“Stop and Frisk Watch is about empowering individuals and community groups to confront abusive, discriminatory policing,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement. “The NYPD’s own data shows that the overwhelming majority of people subjected to stop-and-frisk are black or Latino, and innocent of any wrongdoing. At a time when the Bloomberg administration vigorously defends the status quo, our app will allow people to go beyond the data to document how each unjustified stop further corrodes trust between communities and law enforcement.”

In February the NYPD released stop-and-frisk statistics to the City Council that revealed the highest number of stops ever recorded in one year. Out of 684,330 stop-and-frisk stops, 87% percent of those stopped in 2011 were black or Latino, and nine out of ten persons stopped were not arrested, nor did they receive summonses.

An NYCLU analysis showed that black and Latino males between the ages of 14 and 24 accounted for 41.6 percent of stops in 2011, though they make up only 4.7 percent of the city’s population. The number of stops of young black men exceeded the city’s entire population of young black men.

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