Police/Legal/Prisons

Vigil held in Malcolm X Park for forest defender shot and killed by Atlanta cops

On the 18th of January, police assaulting the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City treesits shot and killed forest defender "Tortuguita" or "Tort." He was murdered after a cop was shot by another cop in a blue-on-blue "friendly fire" incident. Since then vigils have been held across Turtle Island. One of them drew an estimated 50-75 people to Malcolm X Park here in DC on Jan 24.

Video: Camera Pan Clip of the vigil by Shut Down DC 2 sec clip

Photo by Our rights DC

Night of Vengeance announced after cops kill Atlanta Forest Defender

Just after 9AM on the 18th of January, the cops went to guns against the Atlanta Forest Defenders. Cops entered with guns drawn ahead of Brasfield and Gorrie’s construction equipment and the situation blew up. Witnesses reported a sudden barrage of about 12 shots, and when it was over, a cop was wounded reportely by another cop’s bullets and a protesters (reported as a bystander by some) was dead.

Cop holding rifle menacing a treesitter from a cherrypicker AFTER the deadly shooting

Solidarity protest for Atlanta Forest Defense held at DeKalb County Courthouse

On the 16th of January, supporters of the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City campaign showed up at among many places all over the US, the DeKalb County courthouse. It is in the courthouse that the bullshit "domestic terrorism" charges based on a REPEALED state law were filed. Stop Cop City is a movement to defeat an attempt by the City of Atlanta to raze the city's largest forest to build a huge police training range.

Video of a "tense moment" originally posted to Twitter by Rachel Garbus, faces redacted for security 25 sec

Still from Rachel Garbus's Twitter video

Bank of America gets major fire in Portland in retribution for Atlanta Forest Defense "terror" charges

On New Year's Eve, a lone warrior broke into a Bank of America branch in Portland, OR and set it on fire. The fire burned for more than an hour and took two alarms to put out. The communique posted to scenes.noblogs.org taking credit for the fire cites the bullshit "domestic terror" charges against six arrestees from the Dec 13 raid on the Atlanta Forest defenders as the motive.

Killer cops GUILTY on all charges in death of Karon Hylton, Karon's mother arrested in court

On Dec 21, Killer DC cops Terrence Sutton and Lt Andrew Zabavsky were found GUILTY on all charges, murder included for the death of Karon Hylton. Both were released on GPS monitoring, unlike Kyron's mother, who was arrested inside the courtroom. Unlike the killer cops, she is scheduled to spend the holidays in a hellhole of a Federal detention center. Pure retaliation by cops and US Marshalls.

Video-the Oct 28, 2020 siege and bombardment of MPD's 4D precinct over the murder of Karon Hylton, for which two cops were just found GUILTY. 1 min 21 sec

What it took to get Terrence Sutton convicted of murder and Lt Andrew Zabavsky convicted of obstruction and conspiracy

2022 in activism: Escalation and increasing tension

Over the course of 2022, US politics steadily destabilized. The year began pretty much normally but tension was evident and soon began to escalate. Gender issues above all others have predominated as Christian Nationalists and Fascists seek to impose their will.

Video-2022 in review by Iron Snowflake 18 min 48 sec

Wanted posters targetting killer cop Jason Bagshaw appear in DC

In mid-December 2016, "wanted" posters depicting notorious killer cop Jason Bagshaw appeared on lamp posts around town.

Extremist judge sentences Declare Emergency Beltway blockader to 60 days jail

ROCKVILLE, MD (November 30th, 2022) On Monday, Declare Emergency supporter Will Regan was sentenced by Montgomery County Judge Sherri Koch to 60 days in jail, for stopping traffic on the DC Beltway on October 10th. Judge Koch overruled the prosecution’s request for 4 days jail time, and handed down the maximum penalty.

Atlanta Police Dept shooting range put out of action

The defenders of the Atlanta Forest from "Cop City" have gone on the offensive, with a successful operation to forcibly shut down the existing Atlanta Police Department shooting range in the forest. Trees down over access road, power lines pulled down by a tree, transformer blown, RANGE CLOSED!

https://scenes.noblogs.org/post/2022/11/23/concerning-the-closure-of-apd...

Protesters march on SOD headquarters against killer cop Jason Bagshaw's return to "duty"

On the 15th of October, protesters showed up at MPD's Special Operation Division (SOD) headquarters. They were protesting police brutality and Jason Bagshaw in particular. Bagshaw is the killer cop that gunned down David "Lazarus" Wilson over the summer. He has been back on the street maybe a week, but even one day is one day too long for a proven killer.

Video of protesters at SOD 25 sec

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