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Grand Jury Indicts Six Baltimore Officers Involved in Freddie Gray's Death

Grand Jury Indicts Six Baltimore Officers Involved in Freddie Gray's Death

A grand jury has decided to indict the six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a severed spine while in police custody in April.

5 Tools the Police Are Using in Their War Against Activists

5 Tools the Police Are Using in Their War Against Activists

The point of all of this: to keep an eye on our posts and tweets, intimidate protesters before they hit the streets, pen them in on those streets, and ensure that they pay a heavy price for exercising their right to assemble and speak. The message is loud and clear in twenty-first-century America: protest at your peril.

The Profitable Theatrics of Riot Control

The Profitable Theatrics of Riot Control

Militarized policing was designed to destroy the dignity of those who contest power. Riot control is — and always has been — about criminalizing acts of disobedience by controlling people, public space and even the air we breathe. The disturbing forms of policing we see in Baltimore provide a small window into a sprawling, transnational business with roots in colonialist violence.