Police State

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has replaced the New York team investigating the 2014 police killing of Eric Garner , the 43-year-old black man whose arrest and deadly chokehold were captured on video—a move that could "jump-start the long-stalled case and put the government back on track to seek criminal charges," the New York Times reports...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
There will continue to be resistance, people putting their actual bodies on the line, because this is such a larger issue," said Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth. "We're fighting for future generations." (Photo via Sacred Stone Camp)
Undeterred by the escalating attacks on protesters by local law enforcement...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
More than 80 people were arrested in North Dakota on Saturday, as police armed...


Marking this "holiday of horrors," another black guy dies - this time on video - another white cop walks. The failure of a New York grand jury to indict Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death quickly sparked a righteous wave of protests and furious chants of "This Stops Today." A stunningly tone-deaf NYPD offered the hashtag #Wehearyou and the vow they're "committed to rebuilding public trust." Hey NYPD: The people have had it. Eric Garner's father: "There is no justice system."