Reports and a video have emerged of the police in Baltimore shooting non-lethal dispersive material at the media and citizen journalists who’re covering the events there. Baltimore authorities seem to be deliberately attempting to disperse and censor coverage of police violence in the city.
Commenting elsewhere on the events in Baltimore yesterday, I wrote that what’s happening there and has been happening in other cities and towns across the U.S. ever since the suppression of OccupyNow is proto-fascism, adding that I’m probably appending that “proto” because I’m myself still in a bit of denial about it all.
Denial time over: this is how fascism operates.
Not only are the police going after citizen journalists bearing witness to what’s occurring on the streets of Baltimore, but the mainstream press has, as usual, presented to the public an entirely distorted picture of the events there.
For the news you didn’t see on your TV screens and in your newspapers, go here.