Police Attack Peaceful Protesters

This story is just sickening. Derrick Sanderlin is a charity worker in San Jose, California, and he has spent three years training police on how to avoid racial bias. During a protest, he peacefully put himself between police and the peaceful protesters toward whom the police were shooting rubber projectiles. The police shot Sanderlin in the groin with such a projectile, causing serious damage requiring surgery, and perhaps costing the man his opportunity to have children. This is why district attorneys need to criminally charge abusive cops. This is why qualified immunity must end. This abuse is an outrage.

Police attacked Maredith Michael, a medic attempting to care for protesters injured by police.

A black firefighter told Caroline Goggin how, days earlier, police had drawn their guns on him for no good reason. (The incident in question didn’t happen at a protest, but I thought I’d throw it in here.)

This is a crazy story: “Law enforcement agents have seized hundreds of cloth masks that read ‘Stop killing Black people’ and ‘Defund police’ that a Black Lives Matter-affiliated organization sent to cities around the country to protect demonstrators against the spread of COVID-19.” Eventually authorities released the masks. But what the hell?

Lisa Song writes, “Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On — Especially During the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

“Rubber bullets” can cause severe physical damage.

Videos Show Cops Slashing Car Tires at Protests in Minneapolis.”

A Philadelphia officer faces charges after striking a protester in the heat with an implement.

Police Targeting NLG [National Lawyers Guild] Legal Observers at Black Lives Matter Protests.”

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