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Reply to comment by celebratedrecluse in The Reactionary Grift of the Dirtbag Left by !deleted1196
Wow, did raddle finally radicalize a shoplifter?
Really well written account, thanks.
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Decorated police officer pulls a car over for a turning signal violation. After officer lies about the law, passenger is tased multiple times in front of his kids, where his pants were pulled down and his genitals beaten and tased. Officer Scheider is still on active dutyabc15.com
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Reply to comment by xvx in Friday Free Talk by ThreadBot
Will whiteness ever cease.
Reply to I am connected to the Gidimt'en checkpoint and was arrested during the raid on the gate. AMAA (almost anything) by GidimtenSolidarity
What's the atmosphere like there? Are you all bracing for the worst?
Reply to comment by thelegendarybirdmonster in Raddle Game: How did the person above you die? by Bandit
Got twisted in their hammock and suffocated.
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Peace Offering Cat Arrives Fertile
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Reply to Why Libertarians are embracing Fascism by ziq
Because they were always only about 'liberty' for white men and losing their exclusive status is pushing them further and further to the right.
Reply to Do you feel the RAGE I feel, friend? The uncontrollable fucking NEED to tear everything down?? Get off discord. Fuck orderly protest. Fuck asking the state to please be nicer to the Earth. It's too late for that. There's no time. Shit needs to come down now by Brick
Ok capitalists! If you don't stop destroying the planet, we won't come to work tomorrow!
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As protests continued in early June, tear gas was used so extensively that many residents of central Istanbul had to keep windows closed even in the heat of summer, or use respirators and then struggle to decontaminate homes of tear gas residue. Police even water cannoned a man in a wheelchair. The Turkish Doctors' Association said that by 15 June, over 11,000 people had been treated for tear gas exposure, and nearly 800 for injuries caused by tear gas cartridges. On the weekend of 15 June, police action escalated significantly. Police were seen adding Jenix Pepper Spray to their water cannons, and the Istanbul Doctors Association later said that there was "a high but an unknown number of first and second-degree burn injuries because of some substance mixed in pressurised water cannons". On the night of 15/16 June police repeatedly tear-gassed the lobby of the Divan Istanbul hotel, where protesters had taken refuge, causing a pregnant woman to miscarry. They also water-cannoned and tear gassed the Taksim German Hospital.
Doctors and medical students organised first aid stations. In some cases the stations and medical personnel were targeted by police with tear gas, and one medical student volunteer was left in intensive care after being beaten by police, despite telling them that he was a doctor trying to help. Medical volunteers were also arrested. "[Police] are now patrolling the streets at night and selectively breaking ground-floor windows of apartments and throwing tear gas into people's homes. They have been joined by groups of AKP sympathisers with baseball bats." One volunteer medic working at a tent in Taksim Square said that "They promised us that they would not attack our field hospital, but they did anyway, firing six rounds of teargas directly into our tent."
Lawyers were also targeted by police. On 11 June at least 20 lawyers gathering at the Istanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace to make a press statement about Gezi Park were detained by police, including riot police. The arrests of total 73–74 lawyers were described as "very brutal and anti-democratic" by one lawyer present, with many injured: "They even kicked their heads, the lawyers were on the ground. They were hitting us they were pushing. They built a circle around us and then they attacked."
There were also reports of journalists being targeted by police, and a Russian journalist "beaten and detained by suspected Turkish intelligence services, as he was taking pictures of empty police cars on Taksim Square". The New York Times reported on 16 June that "One foreign photographer documenting the clashes Saturday night said a police officer had torn his gas mask off him while in a cloud of tear gas, and forced him to clear his memory card of photographs." Reporters without Borders reported eight journalists arrested, some violently, and several forced to delete photographs from their digital cameras.
Wow. Do the Turkish people even know about any of this, or did the media suppress the whole thing? Do people generally like cops there?
A spokesman for the police union Emniyet-Sen said poor treatment of officers by the police was partly to blame for the violence: "Fatigue and constant pressure lead to inattentiveness, aggression and a lack of empathy. It's irresponsible to keep riot police on duty for such long hours without any rest."
lol. Police unions need to be abolished.
Reply to comment by throwaway in ACAB by DoormouseJessup
"But grandpa, cops protect us from scary poor people!"
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Reply to Let's play a game - how many downvotes can you collect being an anarchist on r/anarchism? by theblackcat
Other than "voting is pointless", try "hierarchy is never justified", "chomsky has flaws", "communalists aren't anarchists", "bernie is a liberal", "whiteness exists", "communist revolution isn't going to happen", "death to America".