Your daily reminder that Black Lives Still Fucking Matter. Casey Christian Goodson Jr. was mudered by police on December 4th and no one is talking about it. He was shot three times in the back entering his own home. The police are not going to get any better under Joe Biden, in fact, they will continue to get worse because there will be less media scrutiny. There is little to no media coverage of this story because of that very reason. We have to keep these stories in the public eye and continue to fight to defund the police just as hard in 2021.
Here’s a link to the full story from one of the few media sources reporting it.
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So what's happening in France this week ?
In many highschools, kids are protesting the absence of measures taken to protect them from the pandemic. In the poorest cities where the population is in majority not white, the police intervened, tear gassed kids and teachers, and notably in Saint Denis, 4 kids were taken in custody last evening and their parents were forced to stay outside of the police station, unable to even call for a lawyer.
Meanwhile, our government is voting a liberticide law called Loi Sécurité Globale, with the excuse of the state of emergency declared after the multiple terrorist attacks we've had in the last two weeks. This law includes articles such as drones filming protests with a face recognition software, and the interdiction to share images of police brutality, punished by prison and a €4,500 fine (more than three times the monthly minimal income in France lol).
This would ensure a systematization of police brutality, as the one thing that could protect against them was sharing images of violent cops until our justice did its job.
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“Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.” -- Benjamin Spock
Illustration by Richard Williams (2014)
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