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Protest At Your Own Peril: Inhumane Ways Baton Rouge Police Treated Protesters They..
07-15-2017, 10:37 AM
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Protest At Your Own Peril: Inhumane Ways Baton Rouge Police Treated Protesters They..
Protest At Your Own Peril: Inhumane Ways Baton Rouge Police Treated Protesters They Locked Up After The Police Murder of Alton Sterling

http://www.alternet.org/activism/inhuman...rder-alton

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Quote:Participating in a civil rights march – in 2016 – shouldn’t result in being jailed in inhumane conditions, denied medical care, and deliberately humiliated. But that is exactly what happened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last July and it bears an uncanny resemblance to the treatment of those fighting for civil rights over half a century ago.

A year ago today, thousands of people protested the police murder of Alton Sterling, a local Black entrepreneur and father, in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Approximately 180 individuals were arrested and detained over the course of these protests. Over 67 percent of these arrestees were Black, and nearly 90 percent of those arrested were charged with obstruction of a highway, a misdemeanor. Most of the protesters were booked, processed, and held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, sometimes for days.

A new report released by the Promise of Justice Initiative details the conditions of the prison, the experiences of a dozen arrested protesters, and the governing legal standards for detention of arrestees. Here is what we learned:

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The list follows.

It's rather obvious that the police don't follow the rules because they're authoritarian assholes that know they won't be held accountable. Hopefully, those days are coming to an end, but not soon enough.

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07-15-2017, 12:27 PM
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RE: Protest At Your Own Peril: Inhumane Ways Baton Rouge Police Treated Protesters They..
The bastions of the old south never change. Black is denigrated by white, it's a custom. Until we get a tough federal law on freedom for all, it's going to go backwards as far as it can as we have seen. We need it spelled out...white gets the same punishments as black, including police. States refusing lose all federal money...the south lives on getting back more than they paid in. Harsh? Less than discrimination and brutality readily accepted now as good enough. The police have to be corralled, not the protestors.

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