Month: July 2016

Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention

Ieshia Evans, a nurse from Brooklyn, was arrested on Saturday outside the Baton Rouge Police Department during a protest against the killing of Alton Sterling. Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters From The Intercept Source: Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention Robert Mackey July 11 2016, 12:08 p.m. PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO of heavily armed police officers wearing body armor and helmets arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks and in the world’s media, focusing new attention on the militarization of police forces across the United States. The image that drew the most comment, taken by Jonathan Bachman for Reuters, showed a young woman in a dress standing serenely on a road outside the Baton Rouge police headquarters as two Louisiana State Police officers dressed for battle rushed to arrest her……  Evans, who was released on Sunday, wrote on Facebook that she had no desire to speak to the media until she could get home to her young son. “I appreciate the …