Night March participants on Nov. 13, 2020 demanding the resignation of Detroit police chief
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Night March Reiterates Chief Craig Must Resign

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff On Fri. Nov. 13, 2020 there was an evening rally and demonstration called by Detroit Will Breathe to reissue the demand for the removal of Detroit Police Chief James Craig. […]

Philadelphia rebellion after the police killing of Walter Wallace, Jr
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Police Brutality and Racist Violence Intensifies Leading Up to Contested Elections

By Abayomi Azikiwe As millions of people in the United States cast early ballots for the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections, tensions are escalating over the future of racial politics inside the country. On October […]

Nigerian youth carry end sars banner
International News

Mass Rebellion in Nigeria Sparked by Police Brutality

By Abayomi Azikiwe A series of incidents involving the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit (SARS) in the Federal Republic of Nigeria has brought to the surface underlying societal contradictions which have been simmering for […]

Detroit demonstration led by Detroit Will Breathe against police brutality on the southwest side on Oct. 10, 2020.
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Stop Police Brutality on the Southwest Side!

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff There were demonstrations for two consecutive nights beginning at St. Hedwig Park located in the area near Junction and Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Incidents of police brutality were reported to […]

Breonna Taylor demonstration and press conference with Kentucky State Representative Attica Scott
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Widespread Condemnation in Kentucky Grand Jury Cover-up of Breonna Taylor Police Killing

By Abayomi Azikiwe A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky has legally absolved of criminal responsibility the police officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cogrove, involved in the shooting death of 26-year old Breonna Taylor, who was […]

Detroit 100 Days Victory March moving through downtown chanting militant slogans in opposition to racism and capitalism
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Press conference on police brutality featured Darryl Jordan of EMEAC
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40 Detroit Organizations Demand Resignation of Police Chief

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff Various community based organizations are demanding change and an end to state repression. They held a press conference on September 3 on Detroit’s eastside. Several speakers drew the connection between […]

Bystander beaten and arrested by Detroit plice on Aug. 22, 2020
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What’s Behind the August 22 Police Riot in Detroit?

Above: Detroit police brutalized a bystander who lives on Woodward Avenue and opened his front door to provide respite to demonstrators as they dispersed. Multiple officers seized him, held him down, punched him in the […]

Detroit police attack demonstrators on Aug. 22, 2020
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Detroit Police brutally attack demonstrators without warning

The following is a guest contribution to Fighting Words from a Detroit activist. By Jessica Nadeau I am an independent photographer who has been following Detroit Will Breathe as the group holds marches and sit-ins […]

Asar Amen-Ra, uncle of Hakim Littleton addresses media
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Detroit: July 23 Community Press Conference Demands Justice for Hakim Littleton

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff The Coalition for Police Transparency and Accountability, composed of 17 Detroit-based organizations formed after the killing of Hakim Littleton by Detroit Police, held a press briefing on the necessity of […]