Category Archives: Shooting

Nonviolent action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

Police and military personnel may be violent at nonviolent actions for various reasons. In my experience, the most important ones are because they are directed to use violence as a form of political repression and because they are afraid.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)   In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take ‘to prevent people from
exercising their constitutional rights’ to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. He noted that these police tactics are commonly used by law enforcement agencies in big protests across the US. See ’10 Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson’

Thoughts on the Ferguson matter

ferguson-rsThere is a saying that if a prosecutor wants it, the grand jury would indict a ham sandwich.  However, in cases involving police shootings, grand juries tend not to indict.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)    Everyone now knows that on August 9 Darren Wilson, a white police officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. On November 24, a St. Louis grand jury announced that it was not indicting Mr. Wilson.

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