Friday, February 27, 2009

Mike Brennan, Black Expat in Vienna, Brutalized by the Police

Here is a disturbing message I received from Angela Shaw in Toulouse:

I just got off the phone with a friend in Vienna about our meeting in April in Utrecht and she tells me about this. What is not mentioned in the news coverage is that almost exactly 10 years ago the Austrian police brutalized and "killed" another black man, again on some "mistaken" identity excuse like they used for the Brazilian guy in London. It is high time that we get ECIS and NAIS to address the issue of "visible difference" and the peculiar implications of the spread of "white supremacy" especially in the aftermath of the election of Obama.

This story made the US news:

An American teacher who was attacked by Austrian police who mistook him for a drug dealer said Monday he believes he was singled out because he was black and that he is taking legal action against the police for assault.

Read the full story.

It appears that not only was he brutalized by the police, but also treated poorly in the hospital.

Read the details for yourself.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Black Girl Beat By Police For Riding Bike - Is this post racial?

Original Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 at African American Political Pundit blog

Source: NewsOne.BlackPlanet

My man Casey Gane-McCalla over at is reporting on another attack on blacks, young and old throughout America by some out of control police. This time it's a beat down of a teenage black girl for riding-bike.

Police Beat Teenage Black Girl For Riding Bike

By Casey Gane-McCalla, Assistant Editor

In this video, police beat a teenage black girl for riding her bike on the sidewalk in Millvillle, PA. Apparently one of the officers, Carlos Drogo, maced himself while trying to take in the girl for riding her bike on the sidewalk and became angry and started punching her. More HERE

Black Girl Beat By Police For Riding Bike