2016-07-20 18:07:14

Black Activists Occupy Police Union Offices in NYC & DC, Demand End to Protection for Brutal Cops

Activists in several cities are attempting to shut down the offices of two major police unions: the Fraternal Order of Police and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. In Washington, D.C., activists with Black Youth Project 100 and Black Lives Matter have locked themselves to the steps of the Fraternal Order of Police with chains. In New York City, activists with Million Hoodies and BYP 100 have locked themselves to each other using PVC pipes at the entrance to the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. The activists are demanding police officers stop paying dues to the private unions, which they accuse of defending officers accused of brutality.

Activism Black Lives Matter Police Brutality Policing Washington D.C.

Related

The Bill Press Show

FBI Uses "Black Identity Extremists" Label to Surveil & Monitor

FBI Uses "Black Identity Extremists" Label to Surveil & Monitor

Rising Up With Sonali

Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in Washington DC

Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in Washington DC

Democracy Now!

J20 Trial: 200+ Inauguration Protesters, Journalists & Observers Face Riot Charges From Mass Arrest

J20 Trial: 200+ Inauguration Protesters, Journalists & Observers Face Riot Charges From Mass Arrest

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 11/27/17

Democracy Now! 11/27/17