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#OCCUPYDENVER Fights Eviction, 9 Arrests // St. Louis: Police Murder Anthony Lamar Smith

#OCCUPYDENVER Sets Fire to Structures, Barricade Streets,Fight Police, 9 Arrests – From Ignite!

Last night, during police action taken to evict the Occupy Denver camp, protesters bravely faced down battalions of riot police. Structures built in the park were set alight, demonstrators fought police, threw barricades in the street, and staged raids on the dump trucks carting away their things. 9 arrests were made, 2 of which are felony arson cases. continue reading. video

St. Louis Police Murder Anthony Lamar Smith, Graffiti Threatens Police in Response

Tuesday night St. Louis Police killed a man they suspected of making a drug deal. His name was Anthony Smith, and although police say they saw him reaching for a gun and later say they found a revolver in his car, his family insists he wasn’t dealing drugs, nor did he own a gun. Smith was killed after police opened fire on him, he sped away, crashed and was shot again.

By Wednesday morning the Church’s Chicken, where the harrassment began, was covered in graffiti remembering Smith, but also threatening police. Graffiti included: “Gone But Not 4Gottn”, “Fuck da Police”, RIP B.A.”, “YALL NEXT POLICE”, “54 FINEST” and “We Love U”.

After these threats Police Chief Dan Isom has ordered police to patrol in pairs. And in response to the shooting and graffiti, Mayor Francis Slay said, “Looks like the thugs are feeling the pressure.”

In a city where police kill about a person a month, it will be interesting to see if this murder or others in the following year will lead to any sort of collective response from the city’s dispossessed.

Apologetic, media coverage: KSDKPOST-DISPATCH

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One thought on “#OCCUPYDENVER Fights Eviction, 9 Arrests // St. Louis: Police Murder Anthony Lamar Smith

  1. Lets not forget the other black man police shot in cold blood this week. Police shot an unarmed motorist friday night on the 3000 block of Pennsylvania ave. in south st louis. Just another day in the city…
    Fuck the Police

    http://www.kmov.com/news/just-posted/Man-shot-by-police-in-South-St-Louis–136171373.html

    Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011, 9:49 pm

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General Occupy STL Links

Thoughtful Perspectives on other North American #Occupy Movements

Albany, NY: Ben Brucato
Atlanta: ATL IMC / Little Advances
Baltimore: bmorewomentrans
Bloomington, IN: Rififi
Boston: Boston Indymedia
Carbondale: Occupy SIUC
Chicago: selfactivity
Chapel Hill: triANARCHY
Davis, CA: Bicycle Barricade
Denver: Ignite!
Detroit: Third Coast Conspiracy
Gulf Coast: The Raging Pelican
Iowa City: Smooth Spaces
Los Angeles: UnpermittedLA
Miami: Autonomy & Solidarity
New York City: Malcolm Harris
Oakland: Bay of Rage / Hyphy
Philadelphia: radoccupyphilly
Phoenix: Fires never extinguished
Portland, OR: Grey Coast @ News
Richmond, VA: The Wingnut
Seattle: Puget Sound Anarchists
St. Louis: STL FTP
Toronto: ...To the Roots of Capital
Vancouver: Van. Media Co-op
Washington DC: BroadSnark

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