Police Violence

People’s Organization For Progress Marches From Montclair To Trenton

Press Release: The Long March For Justice continues. Please march with us today, Sunday, October 10th, starting 11:00am, at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, corner of Broad Street & Rahway Avenue, in Elizabeth., NJ. We will march along Rahway Avenue and St Georges Avenue (Route 27 South) through Roselle, Linden, and into Rahway. We…

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NJRR Live – Out of Control: Afrika Patrols Cops

Why is it that the police need patrolling? Community members should feel protected by cops, not that they need to protect themselves against them. Our comrade Afrika has been on the streets of New Jersey with a video recorder and a good sense of morality, catching cops in the act. At what point does a traffic stop become harassment? Where is the line between appropriate law enforcement and abuse of power? Let’s see if Afrika can help us find it.

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The #Idavox Report: Talking Roma Rights and Police Violence in the Czech Republic

Long-time human rights activist Gwendolyn Albert joins us from Czech Republic tonight to talk to Daryle Lamont Jenkins and Christian Perez about the systemic oppression experienced by Romani(Roma) people around the world. We will take a look at video footage of a police violence incident from the Czech Republic reminiscent of George Floyd’s murder. What will it take for Roma people to be treated with humanity and dignity?

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Democracy in the Dark: Getting Away with Dirty Tricks During the Primary

Tonight, we’ve got a big show coming at you! First, Belisha Beacon joins us to review the movie Moxie. Then, we will be joined by Christian Perez, Dr. Flavio Hickel Jr., Afrika, and Jessica Berrocal. We will talk about intimidation and overall electioneering going on at the polls during the primary election in New Jersey.

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The IDAVOX Report: Minneapolis and Policing

Tonight’s #Idavox Report features our usual panel of Daryle, Brian, and Christian! This week, we’re reacting to the breaking news that Derek Chauvez was found guilty on all three counts in his murder of George Floyd. What does this milestone moment mean for the movement? How are other people reacting?

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The Labor Movement is Untenable Without A Reckoning on the Question of Police Unions: A Personal Perspective

Early this summer, the world watched the uprisings that happened in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. The labor movement was left with the question of what to do. Dozens of unions reaffirmed a commitment to racial justice, and labor councils voted on the question of whether or not to expel police unions. Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, notably sidestepped calls to disaffiliate with police unions, stating instead that many police officers today are “community friendly.” Now, as we near the end of September, the question of police unions and their place in the labor movement presents itself again as the nation is grappling with the decision in Breonna Taylor’s case. By indicting only officer Brett Hankinson on three counts of wanton endangerment for the bullets that entered Taylor’s neighbor’s apartment, it is becoming even more plain that our legal system cares more about apartment walls than black lives and bodies.

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