BY staff | Jacksonville, Fl | 12/16/14
On Dec. 15, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office returned some of the phones they seized from the 19 protesters who shut down the Hart Bridge last week.
BY staff | Ogden, UT | 12/14/14
On a wet and cold Dec. 13, protesters gathered at the Ogden City courthouse to demand an end to police brutality in Utah and all across the U.S.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 12/13/14
19 protesters arrested for shutting down the Hart Bridge in Jacksonville were released from jail on Dec. 9.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 12/09/14
Nearly 20 protesters were arrested by Jacksonville police for blocking afternoon traffic on the Hart Bridge on Dec. 8.
BY Farah Khan | Gainesville, FL | 12/08/14
150 students participated in a die-in, called for by the University of Florida’s chapter of Dream Defenders, Dec. 5, to protest ongoing police brutality in the U.S. After the decision to not indict the NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who murdered Eric Garner, protests gained speed all over the U.S.
BY Kim DeFranco | Minneapolis, MN | 12/08/14
Over 200 high school students from Patrick Henry, Hopkins and South High Schools came together here, Dec. 7, to protest racist police killings and the failure to indict the cops who killed Mike Brown and Eric Gardner. The students started at the steps of the Minneapolis Public Library with speeches and spoken word.
BY Sam Rogers | Kirksville, MO | 12/08/14
Only a three-hour drive from Ferguson is Kirksville, Missouri, home to Truman State University (TSU). On Dec. 5, students walked out on the last day of regular classes to demonstrate against racist police violence in Missouri and throughout the country.
BY staff | Miami, FL | 12/07/14
Over 500 people marched through the streets of Miami on Dec. 5 in response to a grand jury’s refusal to indict New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Eric Garner. The protest called for an end to police violence against African Americans, Latinos and other oppressed people in the U.S.
BY Cannon Atkinson | Salt Lake City, UT | 12/07/14
Hundreds of people rallied at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building the night of Dec. 6, the latest in an ongoing string of protests organized by Utah Against Police Brutality. After the failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, a grand jury in Staten Island let NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo walk away without charges. Officer Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold on Eric Garner, resulting in what the coroner ruled a homicide.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/07/14
The Twin Cities-based Anti-War Committee marked the upcoming International Human Rights Day on Dec. 6 with a community march to highlight the U.S. government’s abysmal human rights record. Chants and speakers addressed the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York, the U.S. role in funding war and destruction abroad and the consequences of these policies here at home on social spending. Protesters rallied at Bryant Square Park, marched on Lake Street and then had a concluding rally at Karmel West.