23-year-old fashion student Taj Patterson, a gay black male, was walking home in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn
He was mistaken for a car vandal and beaten senselessly by five hasidic jews who were a part of some neighborhood watch group. He has lost the vision in his right eye.
No one called police.
His alleged attackers Pinchas Braver, 19; Mayer Herskovic, 21; Joseph Fried, 25; Aharon Hollander, 28; and Abraham Winkler, 39 were indicted today on bevy of felony charges including gang assault.
I am hoping this brother gets justice.
After storming into her apartment early in the morning while she was still in bed, Henrico, VA police tied up 75-year-old Ruth Hunter with zip ties and began grilling her about drug use and storage. Then, realizing that maybe, just maybe, she was not their target, they left for a neighboring apartment — leaving her tied up while their incompetent investigation continued.
So far, the police have done nothing to make amends. “I’m very irritated and angry, he never said I’m sorry, never apologized for having the wrong house…he said you got to get someone to fix that door,” Hunter said.
If you need something to uplift your mood today, maybe this will do It.
Awareness of reality was shown to be alive and well today, as a NYPD twitter photo contest –intended to paint a good picture of the violent police state– ended up backfiring.
Instead of photos intended to blindly support the violent police state being posted, the contest ended up being flooded with photos of the NYPD violently abusing people.
There were simply too many photos to count. Here are the results from a Twitter search from the #myNYPD hashtag event:
This to a victory for awareness, and a loss for propaganda.
I hope your day was made better by this event making it clear that masses of people continue to grow in awareness, exponentially, and that we are shaping a future for ourselves, free of violence and coercion.
Please share this info with as many people as possible, especially both people who already know what the police state does and need something to better their day, and people who justify the existence of a violent monopoly on force by any means necessary.
(Photo Credit: kinja.com)
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