Police Respond to Protests With More Excessive Force

Cops are doing a great job convincing us they’re fascist thugs

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Minneapolis police shoot at, threaten to arrest DW reporter | DW News

Targeted Human Rights Abuse

Here are some examples:

  • MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi was shot at twice by local police. After he showed them his press ID the second time, they replied “We don’t care.”
  • Police stormed through a neighborhood in Minneapolis and fired pepper spray at citizens taping them from their porch.
  • Chris Mathias, a Huffington Post reporter, was arrested in New York even though he had his press badge prominently displayed. The same thing happened to Keith Boykin, a CNN commentator.
  • Several reporters have also stated they were hurt by plastic bullets or pepper spray.
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: Police Opened Fire Knowing We Were Media | MSNBC

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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