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LUMPENPROLETARIAT—[29 MAY 2015, Waldo Heights Apartments, Troost Wall, Kansas City, Missouri] During the UMKC Fall 2014 semester, I took a course on Law & Economics with Professor Bill Black. I asked Professor Black whether he viewed police terrorism, cops beating and killing unarmed people with impunity, as a worsening problem. Surprisingly, he said no. He only perceived an increasing visibility of police abuses and police terrorism. We hope this is the case. Toward that end, resisting police terrorism, we are compiling a list of unarmed Americans, neighbors, friends, brothers, mothers, fathers, sisters, and cousins murdered by police with impunity. Below is a partial list of unarmed human beings killed by cops and other acts of police state terrorism in the USA.

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Relevant websites:

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A BRIEF TIMELINE OF POLICE TERRORISM

JANUARY 2023:

  • Tyre Deandre Nichols (brutally beaten, 7 JAN 2023; died due to “extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating”, 10 JAN 2023; aged 29)
    • ‘Extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating’: Tyre Nichols preliminary autopsy results:  Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died after a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee, suffered “extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating,” according to preliminary results of an independent autopsy commissioned by attorneys for his family.” by CNN, CNN.com, accessed 28 JAN 2023.  [video, 4min 34sec]  [L0]
    • Tyre Nichols’ brutal killing proves America’s addiction to specialized police units has to end” by The Real News Network [via YouTube], 28 JAN 2023.  [video, 14min 41sec]
    • Death of Tyre Nichols” by anonymous/staff, Wikipedia, accessed 28 JAN 2023. [R0]

SEPTEMBER 2016:

  • pending

AUGUST 2016:

MARCH 2016:

  • Teodoro Valencia (killed, 13 MAR 2016, aged 23):
    • “Civil Rights Lawsuit []”
    • Mercury News []

DECEMBER 2015:

APRIL 2015:

FEBRUARY 2015:

NOVEMBER 2014:

OCTOBER 2014:

AUGUST 2014:

JULY 2014:

MARCH 2014:

NOVEMBER 2013:

JULY 2013:

MARCH 2012:

MAY 2011:

MAY 2010:

JANUARY 2009:

DECEMBER 2008:

MAY 1990:

MAY 1985:

  • MOVE Organization (air bombed, 13 MAY 1985):

DECEMBER 1969:

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[Last modified/edited/updated on 28 JAN 2023 at 14:00 PST.]
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