BUFFALO POLICE SHOVE MAN, LEAVE HIM BLEEDING

Police out to enforce curfew in Buffalo, New York, shoved an older man Thursday evening, causing him to fall backward, hit his head on the pavement.

Blood ran from the man’s head as he lay unmoving, and the police who pushed him glanced down and walked on. The unidentified man, treated by two medics, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and he is in stable condition.

“This is happening in multiple cities across the country. Police striking protesters with batons without an apparent provocation, or in the case of the man in Buffalo, shoving them.”

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PROTESTERS MOURN GEORGE FLOYD NATIONWIDE

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets around the US today to demand justice for George Floyd and other black Americans who have recently died following police violence.

Reverend Al Sharpton denounced racism and called for accountability in the criminal justice system as he delivered a eulogy at Floyd’s memorial service…

“The reason we could never be who we wanted to be – and dreamed of being – is you kept your knee on our neck.”

Sharpton spoke near a casket carrying Floyd’s body.

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GEORGE FLOYD, REST IN POWER

Statement On Behalf Of Parole Illinois, On This Day Of Mourning…

“Parole Illinois stands in solidarity with all who are facing ongoing brutality of state-sanctioned violence and all who are using their voice and taking action to defend Black lives. As our incarcerated leaders of Parole Illinois remind us, we are only as safe as the most vulnerable among us: Just as Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck, our prison system has its knee on the necks of thousands who are facing death by incarceration.  Just as officers stood there and did nothing as they watched another corrupt officer kill someone, many of our officials are disregarding our humanity as they watch rehabilitated men die in prison under the yoke of oppressively harsh sentence schemes.  We add our voices to those who call for an end to racist state violence and more resources toward healing our families and communities.”

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