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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 innocent Americans, cousins, friends, brothers, mothers, fathers, sisters, and neighbors murdered by police with impunity.  Below is a partial list of innocent, unarmed human beings killed by cops and other acts of police state terrorism in the USA.

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Addendum, Thanksgiving Day 2020:

The actual total list of police kills is much longer than the list held up by Black Lives Matter, et al., as Public Accountability Chain; FatalEncounters.org; and others demonstrate, if we factor in armed or hostile suspects.  It’s debatable whether those police-related deaths were avoidable or justified.  But, certainly, 12-year old Tamir Rice did not deserve to get gunned down in a playground by cops with impunity.  19-year old Kenneth Harding didn’t have to die.  The cops didn’t have to let him bleed out like that in front of everyone, not allowing paramedics to help him.  And for what?  For not paying his bus fare?  When cops block first responders from helping a gunshot victim, we are witnessing the hardening of a police state.  Citizen journalism and copwatching have exposed these realities.  Corporate media continues to obfuscate structural racism, police terrorism, violations of human rights, and other unconstitutional police practices.  Please feel free to comment below and/or share any relevant information.  Always film the cops.  Jail killer cops.  Solidarity.

Messina

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A BRIEF TIMELINE OF POLICE TERRORISM (see below)

Relevant resources:

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A BRIEF TIMELINE OF POLICE TERRORISM

NOVEMBER 2020:

OCTOBER 2020:

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:

JULY 2011:

MAY 2011:

MAY 2010:

JANUARY 2009:

DECEMBER 2008:

MAY 2003:

MAY 1990:

MAY 1985:

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

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[Last updated/modified on 27 NOV 2020 at 08:47 PST]
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