[sixties-l] Re: sixties-l-Police Violence

From: Jeffrey Blankfort (jab@tucradio.org)
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 07:29:38 CUT

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    Subject: [BRC-ANN] Quote of the Day: Juan Gonzalez
    Date Fri, 8 Sep 2000 01:40:49 -0400
    From: Art McGee <amcgee@igc.org>
    To: brc-announce@lists.tao.ca

    In fact, the movement seems unduly obsessed with generating
    media attention to how police are treating it. To those of
    us who grew up and still live in black and brown neighbor-
    hoods in this country or immigrated from the Third World, it
    is hardly noteworthy that some cops can be brutal, especially
    when they toss you in jail. Nor is it surprising that when you
    challenge police authority in disruptive protests at high-
    profile national events, police departments will use clubs,
    horses, tear gas and rubber bullets. The police brutality
    exhibited in the various national protests during the past
    year should be condemned, but it hardly compares to the
    vicious repression and even murders suffered by civil rights
    and radical groups such as Southern Christian Leadership
    Conference, SNCC, the Black Panthers, the Republic of New
    Africa, the Young Lords, the Brown Berets and others in the
    '60s and '70s, or those that still exist in Africa, Asia and
    Latin America today.

    --Juan Gonzalez
      "From Seattle to South Central"
      In These Times
      September 18, 2000



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