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S1E26 - Police Horribly Abusing People And Rights And SOME OF WHAT YOU CAN DO.

Many links, resources and more to awaken and make positive change happen.

Episode Notes


And please NOTE this people, I know this is scary, I understand BUT ignoring it will not protect you, your kids, our country or anyone in the future. We have to stand and speak up before it slips past the point of no return when ALL of us are at risk every single minute of our lives. Be brave.

This podcast and all the links (which may be added to as time goes on) is meant to convey the dangers we and our country face from police that obviously care not one bit about our lives and our rights and also has mixed in some possible solutions, things you can do and so forth, so it's meant to cover a lot of ground. As with all these podcasts at theresthis.com (where updates will be more frequent) and theresthispodcast.com, I am adding all the mentioned links and sites below the podcast at the sites just mentioned. If you don't want to listen to the podcast please at least visit the sites and share them. Making copies of all evidence and resources be they video or text is a good idea in all cases as we have no guarantee (due to censorship or what have you) that the original posts and videos won't disappear and one just need look at facebooks purge of 800 in 2019 to understand. So copying and mirroring content can be helpful.

So, on into some of the ugliness that humans can do to each other...

1. This is the definition of brutality and people that should be behind bars, not in uniform... Totally unprovoked monstrous behavior. Cops ATTACKING people. https://www.reddit.com/r/LosAngeles/comments/gvcs21/lapd_beats_protesters_who_have_their_hands_up/ 2. and here's the direct link to the video with sound. https://streamable.com/ja2fw6

That video reminds me of one at Standing Rock min 2016 where peaceful and prayerful people were brutalized by a maniac cop.

This is in the USA people, where people join the military to supposedly protect our ``freedom''. No other country could accomplish the destruction of our rights like the police are doing. Notice I say ARE doing, not MIGHT, but ARE. Get aware, get awake, get vocal and get others too also.

3. This is an IMPORTANT video... Let's talk about a cop asking me for training. https://youtu.be/BmjB7TUroyE

4. Homicidal Cops Caught On Police Radio https://youtu.be/37ySQsciuZY

5. Trump Gasses Peaceful Protesters For Photo Op https://youtu.be/cZD3QJi3xO0

6. Cops Arrest Store Owners Who Flagged Them Down For Help!?!? https://youtu.be/TPeuPoXxmfA

7. Minneapolis cops pepper spraying people out of moving squad cars. and note, all those sprays can be dangerous if people have known or unknown breathing problems, heart problems etc. It's assaulting and potential murder to spray down someone AND THEY KNOW IT. https://www.reddit.com/r/2020PoliceBrutality/comments/gy5fwl/minneapolis_cops_pepper_spraying_people_out_of/

8. New Yorkers Said ‘F**k The Police,’ So The Police Rioted A historic uprising against police brutality in the city has seen the arrest of nearly 2,000 people, including me. And that article has a lot of links to sources, articles and so forth. Make sure you read it and everything it links to please. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-york-protests-nypd-riot-journalist-arrest_n_5ed6eb28c5b637216742e215

9. Sadistic Riot Cops Shoot Innocent Wheelchair-Bound Homeless Man in the Head They proceeded to inappropriately shoot "non-lethal" rounds directly at his face, which is against the proper procedure for firing rubber bullets. And by the way, ``rubber bullets'' are not like nerf guns, if one hits you in the eye it can not only blind you but travel in to your brain. Or your kids, or grandkid's or great grandkid's brain. We MUST stand up people!!!!! https://thefreethoughtproject.com/homeless-man-wheelchair-shot-police/

10. Cops Across US Hiding Badges & Covering IDs — Shielding Them from Accountability for Violence Which should be a fire-able offense. If they hide their identity they should be immediately fired and lose their pension and then investigated to see why they were hiding. https://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-covering-badges-secret-police

11. Let's talk about how we've seen enough.... https://youtu.be/rgGORxzuoxQ and here are 3 links with some reforms/changes/demands. Please read, think about the list, add what you think should be added and the priority list you come up with AND BE VOCAL ABOUT MAKING IT HAPPEN. A. Five Solutions You Won’t Hear from Politicians on How to End Police Violence Now https://thefreethoughtproject.com/end-police-violence-5-solutions/ B. Campaign Zero https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision C. Police Use of Force Project How police use of force policies can help to end police violence. http://useofforceproject.org/ as for those lists, in my opinion getting rid of qualified immunity, demilitarizing police, defunding them and having various other people and agencies deal with various issues and non-violent problems (or supposed problems) and making sure people ONLY call them when necessary are at the top of the list, but you can check these 3 lists, read up, decide what is top priority including anything you come up with and GET VOCAL AND PUSH FOR MUCH NEEDED CHANGE NOW!

Some of what you can do is reach out to and support or join with Black Lives matter and local civil rights groups, check local churches to see if they are standing for rights and on and on. Take the initiative and start a group if there is none but try to find existing ones if there are any.

12. Faced with making food for state troopers, workers walk out https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/05/faced-with-making-food-for-state-troopers-workers-walk-out/24513412/?guccounter=1

13. The Latest Police Shootings Database: https://killedbypolice.net/

14. And FOR THE RECORD, being a cop in the USA is not even in the 10 most dangerous jobs list. You are more apt to be injured or die on the job being a roofer, in sanitation, commercial fishing and many other jobs so the lie that police are so in danger that they “have” to be the way they are is… a lie. Their whole “I need to get home safe” line is meant to prey on your emotions, they are not at risk even as much as many, many, many workers in other occupations.

The jobs where you are most likely to be injured or killed per capita (so this is out of 100,000 workers, it’s not total numbers, this is an apples to apples comparison)

Number one most dangerous job in the USA. Logging workers Number two. Fishers and related fishing workers Number three. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers Number four. Roofers Number five. Refuse and recyclable materials collectors Number six. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers number seven. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers number eight. Structural Iron and Steel workers number nine. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers number ten. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/27/the-10-most-dangerous-jobs-in-america-according-to-bls-data.html

15. U.S. Diplomats Struggle to Defend Democracy Abroad Amid Crises at Home Police violence and President Trump’s threats to use the military against protesters have undercut American criticism of autocrats and called into question the country’s moral authority. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/06/us/politics/protests-diplomats-coronavirus.html

16. Forty Two Shocking Police Brutality Statistics https://vittana.org/42-shocking-police-brutality-statistics

17. Horrifying Video Shows Cops Mace Man Then Shoot Him in The Face With Tear Gas Grenade https://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-shoot-protester-grenade-launcher/

18. Cop Quits Force Over Protests & Soldiers Refuse Orders https://youtu.be/G_OJpkuduFw and the GI Rights Hotline 1-877-447-4487

19. After Massive Uprising, City Council Members Look to Entirely Disband Minneapolis PD https://thefreethoughtproject.com/minneapolis-disband-police-department/

20. UNTIL FREEDOM We are activists, movement lawyers, artists, & survivors of racial injustice. We will build, create, organize & fight https://www.untilfreedom.com/

21. UPRISING: Leading Journalism Groups Demand Law Enforcement Halt Attacks on Working Press https://consortiumnews.com/2020/06/04/leading-journalism-groups-demand-law-enforcement-halt-attacks-on-working-press/

22. UPRISING: Leading Journalism Groups Demand Law Enforcement Halt Attacks on Working Press Andrea Germanos reports on the reasons 18 organizations — including the National Press Club, Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists and PEN America — are raising alarm. https://consortiumnews.com/2020/06/04/leading-journalism-groups-demand-law-enforcement-halt-attacks-on-working-press/

23. Cops Take Knee Then Attack Protestors https://youtu.be/N05jra4sGN4

24. Cornel West Smacks Down Chris Wallace’s Loaded B.S. Question On Looting https://youtu.be/ZaEAFH5l6x0

25. Good video here that can open your eyes to what may not be understood. Before You Call the Cops – The Tyler Merritt Project | NowThis https://youtu.be/wKeITMzMn7w

26. For military that may be ordered to do things they do not agree with/may be illegal and unconstitutional The hard path of resistance – conscientious objectors panel – Ep 35 https://www.fortressonahill.com/2019/02/06/the-hard-path-of-resistance-conscientious-objectors-panel-ep-35/

27. Good short animated video of Noam Chomsky's writings on - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine https://youtu.be/34LGPIXvU5M

28. The Police Are Not What You Think https://youtu.be/9CviMUPUFLw

29. Man who sheltered protesters from police says he saw "horrific use of force" Rahul Dubey sheltered more than 70 protesters in his Washington, D.C., home Monday night as police were enforcing curfew. "It was unfathomable," Rahul Dubey said of the police violence he saw used against peaceful protesters outside his home. https://youtu.be/7N-SPG3CWHs

30. The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. https://www.themarshallproject.org/ and video https://youtu.be/8TmHWIZFDZc

31. Bus Driver Unions Nationwide Refusing to Work With Police https://paydayreport.com/bus-driver-unions-nationwide-refusing-to-work-with-police/

32. Why So Many Police Are Handling the Protests Wrong Disproportionate use of force can turn a peaceful protest violent, research shows. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/06/01/why-so-many-police-are-handling-the-protests-wrong

33. Minneapolis police union president pressured to resign https://youtu.be/wUS_jewC4Fk

34. Compilation Of Maniac Cops Assaulting Women & Peaceful Protestors On Camera! This should be seen by all, the total TOTAL disregard for people's life, well being and their rights is stunning, and as he mentions, this is a very short list of examples and from only 1 day in the US. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7rOSiYiRNQ

35. Sadistic Riot Cops Shoot Innocent Wheelchair-Bound Homeless Man in the Head https://thefreethoughtproject.com/homeless-man-wheelchair-shot-police/ 36. and more at reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/LosAngeles/comments/gwzgn8/lapd_shoots_less_than_lethal_rounds_directly_at/ 37. and more at the LA Times https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-05/advocates-sue-lapd-over-protest-tactics-alleging-disabled-homeless-man-was-shot-in-face-with-rubber-bullets 38. These photographs were taken by Photographer FWDSET (fwdset.com) https://www.facebook.com/FWDSET/posts/2831883253587789 39. Photo of the homeless man in wheelchair with the 18 or so police in the photo https://www.facebook.com/FWDSET/photos/pcb.2831883253587789/2836607786448669/ 40. Closer photo of the man with 7 of the cops in photo https://www.facebook.com/FWDSET/photos/a.373297316113074/2836608779781903/ 41. Interview with photographer and note he states this was his first interview and he was flustered and missed mentioning points he meant to make but will make sure to do so in future interviews. https://www.facebook.com/FWDSET/posts/2841956132580501 He also says: 42. Edit: We have tracked down the houseless man who was shot in this photo. His name is Charf Lloyd. His GoFundMe donation link: https://bit.ly/donate2charf ATTENTION: If you see this photo posted anywhere, please make sure credit is given to FWDSET. ALL sales from this photo will be donated to a BLM org/charity, so photo credit will help to direct media purchase inquiries to me. I will NOT be profiting of the pain & suffering of others. Thank you to everyone for sharing.

The GoFundMe link for the victim has arrived! https://bit.ly/donate2charf

List of (some of) incidents of police brutality since the protests began.

We are calling for police reform across the United States. Please share these links to raise awareness of the horrific and unconstitutional action of the police officers who have sworn to protect and serve the citizens of this country. r/2020PoliceBrutality

43. Police brutality during the 2020 George Floyd protests https://www.reddit.com/r/2020PoliceBrutality/

44. and if you go there and click ``view entire discussion thread'' you'll see clickable links for all these I'm listing https://www.reddit.com/r/LosAngeles/comments/gwzgn8/lapd_shoots_less_than_lethal_rounds_directly_at/ NOTE I don't see the post with all the clickable video links as it must have gotten buried in the thread, if you go there and scroll through you can probably find them and/or search Youtube and various video hosting places for them by searching by the names listed.

Please note, it is wise to copy and archive in multiple places videos, articles, websites, etc. I don't think it a stretch at all to figure many of these videos etc will be taken offline especially if they are hosted on any big corporate place like Youtube, etc.

45. Spread sheet of 300+ incidents https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1N9w2L79WCoqEfiIMBzd-HL-AH1vt-4xwa0TUpkpfBfg/edit?usp=drivesdk

One hundred and sixty Threats to Press Freedom in the US

One hundred and fifty plus videos compiled on Twitter thread

Police attacking press compilation

Police Brutality compilation part 1

Police Brutality compilation part 2

Police shove an elderly man to the ground causing him to bleed from the ears, then they just walk past him + Alternate angle:

Police charging and shooting peaceful crowd with their hands up chanting "don't shoot"

"You will be dead if you do not move", police threatening to kill a protester in CA

Police fire tear gas at peaceful protesters

Evidence it was peaceful moments before:

Police chasing fleeing protestors and macing them

Police take a knee, only to fire on protesters as they get close

LAPD hitting protestors unprovoked

Police attack protesters and press members without warning in order to get them out of Trump's way + Shot from Australian cameraman who was hit + The White House press release mixed with videos showing the reality of the situation

Protester maced and shot in tha.e head with gas canister

Police looking around to make sure no one is watching before beating a man who is already on the ground

Man pepper sprayed while INSIDE HIS OWN APARTMENT in Richmond, VA

Police arresting a man peacefully protesting

Police escalating protests in Seattle + Ground angle

Police pepper spray reporter who is on the ground and has clearly identified himself + Alternate angle

Police attacking medic

Cop maces a medic

WCCO photographer arrested after clearly identifying himself

Police mace protesters on their knees

Teenager shot in head with rubber bullet

Police shoot tear gas at peaceful protesters and press

Police shoot people as they drive away

Protester trying to de-escalate situation, but cop doesn't like that

Police March down residential street and fire something at innocent people ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY]

Unrelated to the protests, but sickening police brutality none the less

Guy gets arrested for walking. Literally that’s it

Peaceful protester with hands in the air gets his mask ripped off and pepper sprayed

NYPD officer points actual gun at onlooking protesters filming an arrest

Erie Police kicking a girl protesting peacefully while kneeling

Cop forcing a man to grab a stick so he can "justifiably" beat him, while other officers defend him

Reporter blinded by rubber bullets

Police shooting members of the press with rubber bullets

Police arresting a CNN reporter

Swat officer shoving photographer into fire

Cops pepper spraying a group of protesters without provocation

Police firing tear gas at protesters who have nowhere to go

Multiple police using excessive force against two women

Police trap protesters and hit them with pepper bullets, tear gas, and flashbangs

Police mace protester who is kneeling and had his hands up

Police firing rubber bullets at pregnant woman and partner

Police shoot peaceful protesters in the street

Police firing at protesters who are all on their knees

Oregon police drive by shooting people with less-than-lethals

Firing less-than-lethals at a bystander for recording

NYPD aggressively driving into protesters

Cops shoving an old man with a cane to the ground

Police attack woman who was non-violent but apparently said something they didn't like

Police telling someone to leave and arresting them at the same time?!

Cop attempting to run people over on a college campus

Cop shooting rubber bullets at people watching from apartment

Police doing a drive-by pepper spraying on peaceful crowd, way before any curfews were in place

Photographer being pepper sprayed

College couple getting yanked out of their car and tazed for "violating curfew"

Cop appearing to be enjoying himself today: + Same cop shooting something at guy for saying "fuck you"

Possible cops breaking supplies for peaceful protesters

Young woman gets shoved to the ground by officer

Police respond to looting call and immediately put the store owners in cuffs without asking any questions

Cop starts the violence by pushing protestor with his bike

Cincinnati Police pepper spraying a man on the ground in the face

Cop pushing through other officers to shove & pepper spray a group of protesters standing with their hands up

Cop shooting less-than-lethals point blank at unarmed protester

Austin police firing rubber bullets at a peaceful crowd

Officer shoving a protester already kneeling and getting an earful from another officer (thank you to the second officer there!)

Police purposefully ramming civilians with their car + Alternate angle

Cops pepper spraying a group of protesters without provocation

Policeman on horse tramples young woman

So they aimed for the head of a guy in a wheelchair. What in the actual fuck.

46. The massive crowd in Philly... https://twitter.com/BradfordPearson/status/1269337799523733504 47. and https://twitter.com/NBCPhiladelphia/status/1269330816741650433 48. and https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/watch-for-7th-straight-day-philly-protests-racism-police-violence/2422444/

49. New York Cop Exposes Tapes of Fellow Officers Admitting to Framing, Beating Innocent Residents https://thefreethoughtproject.com/new-york-cop-blows-widespread-corruption/

There are groups or pages on social media such as Police the police on mewe.com and minds.com, facebook deleted the police the police group that had hundreds of thousands of followers, which is yet another reason to leave facebook, their censorship is bad, but following groups like that and sharing their posts can help awaken those around you that still don't understand the dangers of police and the whole police culture. So look into them.

Please contact media from local on up and the same for politicians. How much it will help is unknown, but at least you can voice that things must change and explain the dangers of ignoring police and government abuse upon the people. 50. Here's FAIR’s Media Contact List https://fair.org/take-action-now/media-contact-list/ 51. and here's where you can find a lot of your reps https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/

52. Here's a link to another podcast and compilation of links and resources, please visit that... https://www.theresthis.com/george-floyd-a-broken-system-some-you-should-know-some-you-can-do/

53. Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-30/dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge

54. Column: George Floyd, Central Park and the familiar terror they inspire https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-05-28/george-floyd-central-park-familiar-terror-they-inspire

Speak up people.

55. It is a good idea to shift away from corporate social media and programs and everything and whenever possible using non centralized and/or Open Source is good. Read up on your own. The corporate ones censor, they are involved in tracking and many other problems that I'd say are rather obvious we should avoid. As for social media, https://mewe.com/ and https://www.minds.com/ seem good alternatives to facebook,
https://mastodon.social/ is possibly a good Twitter alternative although the different servers may or may not be tolerant of your views. Search out some others and remember, after signing up it won't look as busy as facebook and twitter, that's because you need to build up friends and add groups and pages.

56. Also https://signal.org/ is an Open Source desktop, table and phone app for messaging, texting and calling where all communications are encrypted.

Make copies of and archive videos and articles in multiple places.

I am fully 100% in support of peaceful and non violent actions, but being peaceful and non violent does not mean silence, nor does it mean compliance.

Speak up, as I said, I understand fear but staying silent puts you MORE at risk, you and the rest of the world. Be brave and speak up. There are many ways to speak up, pick as many as you can and make your voice heard!

Thanks and good luck people.


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