Proud Boys leader jailed for five months for burning church’s BLM banner and carrying high-capacity magazines

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the Proud Boys leader who openly boasted of burning a BLM banner taken from a black church in D.C., was yesterday sentenced to five months in jail over the incident. It’s a stiff sentence for such a minor crime, but context matters in law as in life.
— Read on boingboing.net/2021/08/24/proud-boys-leader-jailed-for-five-months-for-burning-churchs-blm-banner.html/amp

Please remember- Texts Show Protective Relationship Between Portland Cops and Patriot Prayer

“We have a large group of antifa trying to flank us an you. We are stopping them for now… but not sure how long.” This is one of hundreds of text messages sent between Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Lt. Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson, leader of Vancouver alt-right group Patriot Prayer over the past two years. Like many messages discovered in a records request made in August by the Portland Mercury, it reflects many of…
— Read on www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/02/14/25885836/texts-show-protective-relationship-between-portland-cops-and-patriot-prayer

Syracuse Police Officer Files $33 Million Lawsuit Against the City and Department Alleging ‘Blatant and Extreme Racism’

According to the lawsuit, Hanks claims that he was denied a promotion earlier this year to the Gang Violence Task Force because of racial bias and when his accusations went public he faced retaliation from his department.
— Read on www.ebony.com/news/syracuse-police-officer-files-33-million-lawsuit-against-the-city-and-department-alleging-blatant-and-extreme-racism/

Feds Deliberately Targeted Black Lives Matter Protesters, A Report Says

Experts say the prosecution of protesters continues a century-long practice rooted in structural racism to suppress Black social movements via the use of surveillance tactics and other mechanisms.

It deliberately targeted BLM protesters via heavy-handed criminal prosecutions in an attempt to disrupt and discourage the movement in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, a new report says.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/08/20/1029625793/black-lives-matter-protesters-targeted