police abuse

Dorner, Racism, and Police Repression

Submitted by Malcolm X Grass... on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 18:42

From the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

A central truth underlies the events surrounding Christopher Dorner's actions and demise: “Racism is endemic to all law enforcement agencies in the United States, and is part and parcel of the foundations of the United States government, its historic mission, and its systemic functioning.”

Secret NYPD Tapes Document Routine, Massive Police Racism

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 01:01
A Black Agenda radio commentary by Glen Ford
We were right when we said it in the Sixties. The police are an occupation army in the Black community. Secret NYPD tapes reveal the cops’ quota system for stopping and frisking hundreds of thousands of innocent minority residents every year. But when New Yorkers of color are victimized by crime, they “are often threatened with arrest, themselves, by belligerent detectives trying to fudge the figures.”

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