Canada: The BC Federation of Labour Calls for Policing Alternatives

Indigenous woman with shoulder length hair stands behind microphone, in front of a white wall, with some other meeting attendants behind her.

Several historic resolutions supporting Indigenous rights were considered at this year’s convention. “‘We have to come to terms with the violence that the police have on our people,’ Marjorie Dumont, a BC Teachers’ Federation delegate and a Wet’suwet’en member, told BC Federation of Labour conference attendees on Tuesday.” Reporting for the Tyee, Zak Vescera and […]

Somalian with Schizophrenia Kidnapped and Beaten by Local Police Trio

Three Police Officers Charged with Kidnapping and Assault

(Malta, EU) A Somali man was allegedly kidnapped and beaten by police last month in a racist-motivated attack had a long-standing mental illness. The victim was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. This incident is currently under trial in Malta. Compilation of evidence against Rika Mifsud Gretsch, 22, of Floriana, Jürgen Falzon, 24, of Santa Venera, and Luca […]

Police Falsely Charging Physically Handicapped Black Man After Police Brutality Incident

Michael Torrey-White

Cop “tackled, handcuffed, and detained” unarmed 67-year-old black man, Michael Torrey-White who was using a walker. The suspect they were looking for was listed as in their 30s. “They never said, ‘sorry, we got the wrong guy,’” Torrey-White said. “They never apologized to me.” When Torrey-White filed a complaint days later, cops falsely charged the […]

Clifford’s Owensby Interaction with Police

Clifford Owensby was driving in Dayton when police confronted his vehicle. The police officers suspected that Owensby was engaging in drug trafficking. As a result, they asked Owensby to leave his car. However, Owensby is paraplegic and couldn’t immediately get out. Therefore, the police officers grabbed Owensby by the hair and threw him into the […]

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of man with disabilities

 A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. After deliberating barely two days, the jury delivered a split verdict in the case against Officer […]

Police breaking into house and assaulting woman with disabilities

An Arizona woman is suing the Globe Police Department after officers used a Taser on her in her own bedroom, even though she committed no crime and posed no threat. ABC15 Investigators exposed the police misconduct against Memory Burns earlier this year. Burns, 36, is considered to be seriously mentally ill by the State of Arizona. […]

Support for Police Reform Increasing in North Carolina

(Pasquotank, NC) Andrew Brown was fatally shot by police on April 21st. Brown was killed in his car by deputies who were serving a warrant for his arrest. Since the shooting, protestors have gathered in the streets of Elizabeth City everyday for the past 40 nights. Since the shooting of Andrew Brown, North Carolina residents […]

No Progress on National Police Reform Since George Floyd’s Murder

It has been one year since George Floyd’s murder by a police officer and little progress has been made in national police reform. President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled Congress are facing increasing pressure this week from Black civil rights leaders who say federal lawmakers have made little progress with police reform. Activists say they […]