By Peter Cherry Melquan Barnett, a 28-year old out-of-work Black forklift operator in Erie, Pennsylvania, is facing heightened federal charges in connection to the May Uprisings. Barnett’s case is one of 319 cases of protest-related vandalism nationwide that the U.S. Attorney office has upgraded to felony charges using intentionally malleable laws, all for the purpose of striking fear into protestors and those supporting the mass … Continue reading Erie: Federal Authorities Aggressively Persecute Protester by Stretching Law
By Nélida Tello Rebellions have once again engulfed Philadelphia after the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, on Monday. Protesters rebelled demanding justice for Wallace for three consecutive days. In response, Mayor Jim Kenney issued a citywide curfew and deployed the National Guard. The police murder of Wallace was captured on camera and subsequently went viral on social media. Two Philadelphia … Continue reading Philadelphia: Uprisings Demand Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.