People Killed by Police in the U.S.

Database from the Guardian


“The Counted is a project by the Guardian and you working to count the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States throughout 2015 and 2016, to monitor their demographics and to tell the stories of how they died.

The US government has no comprehensive record of the number of people killed by law enforcement. This lack of basic data has been glaring amid the protests, riots and worldwide debate set in motion by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014.

Before stepping down as US attorney general in April 2015, Eric Holder described the prevailing situation on data collection as ‘unacceptable.'”

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Army Approves Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Aftermath

February 23, 2017 – The Army Corps of Engineers removed protestors from Oceti Sakowin Camp, one of the largest protest sites. Earlier in the month, the Army approved the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline that had stalled construction. This was after the President signed several executive orders to expedite the construction of the pipeline, along with the Keystone XL Pipeline, in January.

Starting in April 2016, Native American water protectors and their allies had peacefully camped in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a project that would transport oil under and endanger the Missouri River, a water supply for millions of people.

 

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Hateful Harassment

News from the Southern Poverty Law Center


Since the Inauguration, incidents of hateful harrassment have increased. Hatewatch issues regular updates to monitor and expose the activities of the American radical right.
 

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The President’s Cabinet

From Politico Magazine

“The people Trump picks will not only be tasked with running entire departments, they’ll be the best indication of how Trump intends to govern and which of his many (and sometimes contradictory) policy positions he intends to pursue.”

– Andrew Restuccia

 

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