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Rosebud Sioux Tribal Citizen Killed by Omaha Police Taser

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Zachary Bearheels. Photo from GoFund Me.

by Levi Rickert, Native News Online, June 12, 2017

OMAHA — Zachary Bearheels, a tribal citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died after being hit with 12 direct shots from a police Taser in Omaha, Nebraska early last Monday morning.

Bearheels was on his way to Oklahoma when he was kicked off an interstate bus in Omaha on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Bearheels, who suffered from bi-polar and  schizophrenia, was not allowed back on the bus because of his behavior after another bus passenger complained to the bus driver. Read the rest of this entry

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Monty Robinson guilty of perjury in Taser death of Robert Dziekanski

RCMP Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson arrives at the Braidwood inquiry in Vancouver Monday, March 23, 2009. The perjury trial of Robinson, one of the four officers involved in Robert Dziekanski's death,  has been delayed. Robinson was scheduled to stand trial in mid-November to face charges that he lied during a public inquiry into Dziekanski's death.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

RCMP Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson arrives at the Braidwood inquiry in Vancouver Monday, March 23, 2009. The perjury trial of Robinson, one of the four officers involved in Robert Dziekanski’s death. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

He was one of 4 officers involved in fatal incident at Vancouver airport in 2007

The Canadian Press/CBC News, March 20, 2015

Former RCMP officer Benjamin (Monty) Robinson has been convicted of perjury related to his testimony at a public inquiry into the Taser death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski.

Robinson was charged along with three other officers for their testimony at hearings that examined what happened when Dziekanski was stunned with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport and died in October 2007. Read the rest of this entry

Defend the Territory PDF

Tactics and Techniques for Countering Police Assaults on Indigenous Communities

A 24 page, 8×11, PDF document.  Download: Defend the Territory PDF Zine  Defend Territory Zine Cover

From the introduction: Communities that are effective in carrying out resistance will inevitably face some form of state repression, most often carried out by police forces. This text is intended as a review of tactics and techniques that have been used in countering police assaults on crowds and communities.

For police, these types of assaults are referred to as “public order” or “crowd control” operations. Communities targeted by such operations may face riot cops as well as armed tactical units, dog teams, armoured vehicles, the use of chemical agents and baton charges. Read the rest of this entry