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Virgilio Aguilar Méndez is Facing Murder Charges for an Officer Who Died of Natural Causes While Attacking Him

Photo of Virgilio Aguilar Méndez in court (Screenshot from First Coast News) By Victoria Valenzuela / ScheerPost Criminal Justice Reporter On May 19, 2023, Virgilio Aguilar Méndez, an 18-year-old Indigenous-Maya farmworker, was eating watermelon and talking to his mother on the phone outside of his Super 8 motel room in St. Augustine, Florida, where he […]

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One Year Since Tortuguita’s Killing: A Reflection on our Coverage of the Movement Against ‘Cop City’ and the First Eco-Activist Killed in the US

By Unicorn Riot  Thursday, January 18, 2024, marks one year since Manuel “Tortuguita” Esteban Paez Terán was killed by police in the South River Forest outside Atlanta. A 26-year-old queer anarchist, Tortuguita had been an active participant in the movement against “Cop City” for months before Georgia State Patrol took their life during an early morning raid to clear […]

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Victory: Utah Supreme Court Upholds Right to Refuse to Tell Cops Your Passcode

By Andrew Crocker / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Last week, the Utah Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors violated a defendant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination when they presented testimony about his refusal to give police the passcode to his cell phone. In State v. Valdez, the court found that verbally telling police a passcode is “testimonial” under […]

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In Defense of the Peace-11: Standing with the Peace Activists Being Criminalized in Toronto for Palestine Solidarity

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Militarized Police ‘Indiscriminately’ Attack Nonviolent Stop Cop City March With Tear Gas

Police attack #StopCopCity activists with tear gas and other “less lethal” weapons in DeKalb County, Georgia on November 13, 2023. (Photo: Defend the Atlanta Forest) By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams Militarized state and local police on Monday attacked a peaceful protest against the construction of the so-called “Cop City” training center outside Atlanta, Georgia with […]