Occupy Protester Gets $50K Settlement for Pepper Spraying by NYPD Officer
July 21, 2015
An NYPD deputy inspector's notorious pepper-spraying of Occupy Wall Street protesters in 2011 has cost the city an additional $50,001, reports
July 2, 2015
who were "anarchists" five years ago or "occupy" folks two years ago; tomorrow they may wear a "Guy Fawkes" mask and wield a rock in their right hand. We need to find a more sophisticated and effective way to handle Crowd Crystals.
The complexity of this challenge means that today, more than ever, it is imperative that we master the ways we can guide and shape crowds to keep them from
Understanding the Black Bloc
January 30, 2015
Modern-day anarchists have targeted many high-profile events in recent years to incite violence and chaos. For example, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement began in Zuccotti Park in New York City's financial district in September 2011, with an easily palatable message against corporate greed and an "us versus them" mentality separating the common
Occupy Wall Street Protester Convicted of Assaulting NYPD Officer
May 6, 2014
The last of the Occupy Wall Street protesters to go on trial could face seven years in jail after she was convicted Monday in New York of assaulting a police officer.
After a four-week trial, Cecily McMillan, 25, a graduate student, was convicted of felony second-degree assault for elbowing New York police Officer Grantley Bovell in the face as he led her out of Zuccotti Park
Oakland Pays Occupy Protesters $693K to Settle Excessive Force Claims
December 12, 2013
The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $693,000 to settle two lawsuits filed by Occupy Oakland protesters who alleged they were the victims of police brutality, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The city authorized paying Army veteran Kayvan
Video: St. Louis Officer Ambushed in Car, Saved by Vest
July 14, 2015
secondary patrol when he observed three male subjects walking in the area. A short time later, a car, occupied by the same three men, along with a fourth person, pulled directly in front of the officer’s vehicle. One suspect exited the passenger side of the car and began firing shots at the officer. The officer, still seated in his vehicle, was shot in the upper torso, with a bullet striking his
Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Escapes From Mexico Prison
July 13, 2015
. The first time was 2001, from a different prison, when he famously hid in a laundry cart, and he remained a fugitive — albeit sometimes a public one — until his arrest last year.
Authorities launched a massive manhunt late Saturday after discovering Guzman’s disappearance from the Altiplano prison about 50 miles west of the capital. Soldiers occupied Mexico City’s
N.C. Reserve Deputy Fired, Charged for Shooting from His Yard at Car Fleeing from On-Duty Officers
July 7, 2015
Blackwell faces a maximum penalty of almost 17 years in prison on the charge of firing into a moving occupied vehicle. Given the lack of a criminal record, the maximum penalty would more realistically be four to five years, Newman told the Hendersonville Lightning.
Federal Correctional Officers' Union Renews Call for Sentencing Reform
July 20, 2015
On July 16, President Obama became the first sitting president to tour a federal correctional facility. AFGE Council of Prison Locals (CPL) President Eric Young, CPL South Central Regional Vice President Clifton Buchanan, and members of AFGE Local 171 at FCI El Reno in Oklahoma were all present for the occasion.
As Obama toured the prison blocks, most with cells occupied by multiple
Rough Occupy L.A. Arrest
November 30, 2011
Video footage surfaced Wednesday showing showing the rough arrest of a man in the Occupy L.A. camp who is seen shouting at officers in a combative posture.