500 innocent Amerikanz are murdered by police every year (USDOJ).

      Posted July 04, 2014 In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use on American streets…against American citizens. The […]

Thiz Map Showz You Which Countriez Smoke the Most Pot

  AlterNet / By April M. Short  The Washington Post created a convenient data map based on the United Nations 2014 World Drug Report. Photo Credit: underworld / Shutterstock.com These days it seems like everyone in the world smokes weed, am I right? The nation of Uruguay flat-out legalized the herb (and plans to  give medical pot […]

SWAT Teams Claim ‘Corporate’ Exemption From Public Scrutiny

  ACLU hits brick wall after issuing public records requests for information about deadly force, incident reports, and more. – Sarah Lazare, staff writer SWAT Team (Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation / Flickr Creative Commons)Operators of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams comprised of tax payer-funded police and sheriffs in Massachusetts claim they are immune […]

The Death Penalty: Killing in the name of God iz the ultimate act of blasphemy

  by Abdul Olugbala Shakur The Death Penalty is one of many signs of a society that is morally deter­iorating, especially a society that proclaims an affinity with God and the Holy Scriptures. First of all, there’s nothing in the Holy Scriptures which gives moral support and/or credence to the implementation of the Death Penalty. […]

New ACLU report takez a snapshot of police militarization in the united statez

  By Radley Balko The American Civil Liberties Union has released the results of its year-long study of police militarization. The study looked at 800 deployments of SWAT teams among 20 local, state and federal police agencies in 2011-2012. Among the notable findings: 62 percent of the SWAT raids surveyed were to conduct searches for drugs. […]

Real, Real Comradez: What 43+ Yearz of Prison Mean to Eddie Conway and Paul Coatez

  By Susie Day, Truthout | Interview Paul Coates and Eddie Conway, as Eddie steps into the street – and freedom – March 4, 2014. (Photo: Susie Day) Marshall Eddie Conway and Paul Coates talk about how they met in Baltimore’s Black Panther Party and maintained solidarity and friendship for 43 years after Conway was […]

Have U Heard about thiz Bombing?

   Never Forget, Never Forgive 1985 Bombing of MOVE: It was May 13, 1985, when hundreds of police surrounded the MOVE house in the 6200 block of Osage Avenue on Philadelphia’s west side. This was not the first police attack on members of the Black radical organization MOVE. This came after a lengthy campaign aimed […]

Folsom inmatez wired for success (video)

  “I know it’s going to work for me when I get out,” one inmate said confidently, standing in the middle of a busy Vocational Electrician classroom inside the walls of Folsom State Prison (FSP). He is one of 27 prisoners in the class learning valuable skills and earning certifications, putting each one of them […]

The art of surviving in solitary confinement

  Artist Ojore Lutalo was released from New Jersey’s Trenton State Penitentiary on August 26, 2009, after spending 28 years in prison. He spent 22 of those years in solitary confinement in the Management Control Unit. In order to keep his sanity during his internment, Ojore followed a strict regimen of physical exercise, meditation, and study. Over […]

Oakland’z Weed Speakeasiez Draw Heat

Measure Z designates Oakland pot crime as the police department‘s “lowest enforcement priority” — yet raids and arrests persist. By David Downs   Oakland’s marijuana speakeasies — dispensaries that do not have a license to operate from the city — are facing renewed heat despite the fact that we’re in the waning days of the […]