“The TPP was written in secret by industry insiders who care more about corporate profits than working Americans! Fast tracking the TPP would railroad this bad bill through Congress, with limited debate, before Congress can even read the fine print.”
A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict the New York Police Department officer accused of killing the 43-year-old unarmed Eric Garner by putting him in a prohibited chokehold. The NYPD is now preparing for more protests stemming from the decision. RT’s Ameera David and Alexey Yaroshevsky have the latest details.
Tanya’s Comment: The scene takes place in Ferguson, Missouri. As can be seen in the video, the crowd is peacefully gathered in protest over the killing of unarmed 18-year-old black youth Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. They were simply chanting and singing when Ferguson police, after issuing a warning, commenced an attack. The attack consisted of non-lethal, but still painful, weapons including rubber bullets, smoke grenades, tear gas, and sonic crowd control devices (extremely loud, high pitched beeps that hurt the ear). It’s important to note that even as the attack began, members of the crowd held their hands up to communicate that they meant no harm to the officers.
This is a shameful chapter of American history.
Note: If the video doesn’t play from this blog, go to the “view original” link below the video.
The police ordered all TV crews to leave the scene—quite obviously because the police did not want a record of what they were about to do. But KARG Argus Radio stayed with a camera and recorded what looks very much like a police attack on angry but peaceful protesters. This is amazing footage, taken in Ferguson MO last night:
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It’s happening all across America. Whether by a gun, a knife, or other means, far too many people are killed every year by others who have the option to invoke “stand your ground” immunity to try and avoid prosecution.
These amended self-defense laws can allow someone to manipulate a scenario that allows them to cause great bodily harm or take another’s life.
The Movement to End Stand Your Ground is releasing a new 35-second video, “All Across America” today, with images of unarmed “stand your ground” victims, to help call attention to this. Check it out, then share it with everyone you know: