Ten Facebook pages to follow: Police Brutality

Cleveland, Ohio (TFC) – Here are some pages to follow on Facebook that are dedicated to police accountability, police brutality and the police state. Due to the increase in police abuse related cases, these sites are dedicated to sharing all relevant and up-to-date information. You will find a brief description about each page, group or organization. Some of the descriptions are in their own words, some are some are just a brief summary of what we found in their content. Stay informed. Stay up-to-date. Information sharing and educating is vital to this cause.

Killed by police: This page has a link to an up-to-date list of people killed by the police in the United States. When scrolling this page you’ll be informed of all current shootings resulting in death at the hands of the police. Multiple posts each day will keep you updated with this ever-growing problem.

Peaceful streets project: “The Peaceful Streets Project is an all-volunteer, grassroots effort uniting people to end the institutional violence taking place on our streets and in our society. Through community organizing and direct action tactics, the Peaceful Streets Project seeks to support communities in understanding, exercising, and standing up for their rights, as well as creating viable alternatives to the violent institutions of social control.”

Photo Credit: Mat Inman, Flickr United march against police brutality.

Photo Credit: Mat Inman, Flickr
United march against police brutality.

Mothers against police brutality: “is the new voice for justice for victims of police brutality and deadly force. We are multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition uniting mothers nationwide to fight for civil rights, police accountability, and policy reform.”

Communities against police brutality As each new police brutality incident occurs in our area, many people respond in powerful ways to demand justice for the victim. But we have learned that handling each case separately is not an effective way to deal with police brutality. Reinventing the wheel with each new case almost assures there will be more cases.
This organization was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. We work to combat police brutality from many angles, including political and legislative action, education, research, and providing advocacy for victims and their families.
Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end.

National police misconduct reporting page: No one disputes the idea that police misconduct is wrong, but reasonable people do disagree about the scope of the problem and how it ought to be addressed. The purpose of this project is to gather reports of credible allegations of police misconduct so policymakers (and others) can make informed assessments of the nature and circumstances of police misconduct, and consider proposals that can minimize wrongdoing. Individuals who are victimized by police misconduct should expect a review process that will seriously investigate complaints. Police officers accused of wrongdoing should expect to be treated fairly and with due process. Our objective is to identify policies that consistently uphold high standards of ethics, honesty, and professionalism from police officers and critique the policies that do not. We believe good policy analysis can improve governmental decision making.
The National Police Misconduct Reporting Project (NPMRP) was first established in 2009 by David Packman, a private researcher. In April 2012, Mr. Packman announced that he could no longer devote the necessary time to maintain his project and asked for a person or organization to assume responsibility for the reporting project. The Cato Institute expressed an interest, and Mr. Packman subsequently agreed to transfer his ownership interest to Cato with no qualifications whatsoever.

Police the police: We are simply trying to have an open platform to document police misconduct, brutality and abuse of “authority.” We believe transparency of all government officials leads to accountability. So pick up your camera and help us Police the Police!

Police State America: This page was developed to serve one purpose, to expose the corrupt police state that is growing in the United States.
Stolen Lives Project: The mission of the Stolen Lives Project is to assemble a national list of people killed by law enforcement agents from 1990 to the present. Through grassroots efforts, over 2000 cases were documented in the second edition of the Stolen Lives book, which was published in 1999. Although just the tip of the iceberg, these 2000+ are evidence of a horrifying national epidemic of police brutality. The victims of police violence were part of our society, but rarely are their lives or names publicized, or the real circumstances surrounding their deaths investigated and made known. The Stolen Lives Project aims to restore some dignity to the lives lost. Though their lives have been stolen from us, we will not allow them to be forgotten.

Artists Against Police Violence: is an online space featuring graphics and artwork to be used for communities against police murders of Black people. We are calling all artists across the U.S. and the world to rise up against anti-Black police violence, with a focus on Black artists in particular. We strive to feature and generate a diverse collection of hi-res images to empower families, protests, social media, the streets and beyond. When the language that white supremacy and anti-Blackness have given us fails, we must rise with our broken tools and forge a new visual language toward accountability and justice. Join us in the collective cry that Black Lives Matter.

A.C.A.B. Community: This page relates to police brutality and violence on a global scale. The content features a steady feed of police clash videos, memes, art work, and protests. If your interested in what policing and police conflict looks like in other countries this is the place to be.