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North Carolina Charity Threatened With Arrest For Feeding Homeless People
A group that for years has handed out food to the homeless in Raleigh every weekend was threatened with arrest if they continued their charity work.
This past Saturday, Rev. Hugh Hollowell and other members of Love Wins Ministries (LWM), a Christian organization based in Raleigh, shuttled over hot coffee and 100 breakfast sandwiches to feed the needy downtown. Though a Raleigh city ordinance prevents anyone from distributing food in a park without a permit, LWM had a “good working relationship with the Raleigh Police Department” and had disbursed food from the sidewalk for the past six years, according to the group’s website.
However, this weekend was different, for reasons that are not yet clear. As LWM was setting up, they were approached by Raleigh police officers who informed them that if they tried to hand out their breakfast sandwiches, they would be arrested. As 70 needy people watched and waited for breakfast, LWM was forced to pack up the sandwiches and leave without distributing any food. They were told that a permit would cost $1,600 every weekend for use of the park, but the officer allegedly told them it was unlikely their application would be approved regardless.
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South Africa’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was allegedly handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged through the streets.
Video footage taken by a bystander of the incident, near Johannesburg, has been shown in the local media.
A spokesman for the Police Investigative Directorate said he was “shocked” by the footage.
Rights groups often accuse South African police of brutality.
“The fact that the crowd watched and did nothing to help, some even cheering, is a sad indictment of the state of our society.” – BBC
This incident in South Africa is not an isolated incident; police forces the world over are manned by arseholes in a uniform who take grotesque pleasure in their power.
There are some good cops around, but there are too many bad ones.
This is not a police force meant to protect the people, this is a police force to protect the 1% from the people.
The American people have been sold down the river, by everybody, the government, the bankers, Wall Street, your elected politicians (who, incidentally are supposed to be ensuring this type of thing doesn’t happen); absolutely everybody.
And the 1% are wining and dining while Americans are crying for work, bread and housing.
For fuck’s sake America WAKE UP!
Yes, and by an OWSer telling them how it is.
What is the purpose of a police force? To protect the people. The people, yes, 99%; NOT just appease the 1%.
The police are on the wrong side in this argument; and who put them there? Your politicians and by the virtue that your politicians were bought and paid for, the 1%.
“United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Faces Off With the NYPD”
“United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement. Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran (2 tours in Iraq), he currently plays amateur football and is in college. Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Father Navy veteran (World War II).
United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas: “There is no honor in what you’re doing to these people. No honor. How do you do this to people? How do you sleep at night? You’re here to protect them. You’re here to protect us. Why are you hurting U.S. citizens? If you want to go kill and hurt people, go to Iraq… do you get honor out of this? Why are ya’ll doing this to people? Ya’ll are walking around here in riot gear – these people don’t have guns. This is not war. This is not war. There are no bullets flying out here. How tough are you? There is no honor in hurting unarmed civilians.”
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I got it from Running ‘Cause I can’t Fly, thanks CP.