YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Police Brutality
  • YAL & BLM at Houston City Hall

    On Tuesday, August 2nd representatives from the YAL chapter at University of Houston joined their voices with a coalition of groups like Black Lives Matter by demanding changes to the policing policies of the City of Houston. One of the concerns and solutions raised was the fact that the current City of Houston body camera policy …

  • Freedom Rings at Freedom Fair

    The biggest problem chapters can face is having too many issues they want to talk about! Even so, there are so few days in a semester, and yet so many people who need to hear our message. The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Collin College decided to end the year with a huge event, …

  • Eric Garner, Blue Privilege, and the Realities of the Nanny-state

    In 2004, police in Kenosha, WI shot unarmed 21-year-old Michael Bell in front of 5 eyewitnesses, including his mother and sister, while his hands were cuffed behind his back and 10 years later the policeman involved is still on the force. Michael Bell was a white male. On July 5, 2011, three officers in the Fullerton Police …

  • Constitution Week at Southeastern Louisiana University

    The activism kit we received from Young Americans for Liberty proved to be very helpful for Constitution week. Our Southeastern Louisiana University chapter used the chalk provided to participate in a police chalk protest with the words “End Police Brutality, Begin Police Reform” outside of one of the busiest sidewalks of our campus.  We sketched …

  • 5 reasons the police brutality in Ferguson is just the tip of the iceberg

    As the police use of tear gas and First Amendment limitations continue in Ferguson, Missouri—the small town wracked by protests following the still murky police killing of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown—there are a number of reasons to believe this story is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are 5. 1. Because we only care about policy brutality …

  • Egyptian Military Brutalizes Protesters

    The struggle for democracy continues in Egypt. The below footage shows the military ganging up on a single protester and beating the prone protester into bloody submission. Not for the faint of heart. According Reuters, 10 people are dead in clashes in Cairo: Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday in …

  • What to Do if the Cops Pull You Over

    We’ve been told from a young age that the police are there to protect us, and we should do what they say. But should we? It’s easy to be intimidated by cops — they want you to be intimidated by them, because it makes it easier for them to do their job. However, too many …

  • Newark Cop: I Can Do Whatever the Hell I Want

    It was a peaceful demonstration until a Newark police officer put a CBS2 photographer in a chokehold, handcuffed him, and put him in the back of a patrol car. Here’s the story: Mark Slavo puts it best: While there are no doubt great officers out there – those who understand what the Constitution stands for …

  • Police State Arrives at Western Illinois University

    This past Saturday, I became an eye witness to what the term ‘police state’ really means. The following is a letter to the editor that I wrote to the school newspaper the following day. I’m not sure if riot control has been used on any other Universities, other than during the Pittsburgh G20. Please spread …

  • Police Brutality Headlines Philadelphia News

    Originally posted for the Philadelphia Libertarian Examiner found here. This past week, I was shocked to see so many articles and news stories about police brutality in Philadelphia.  (Note: I was not shocked because it is happening, but shocked that it is finally being made public!) In this week’s Citypaper, author Andrew Thompson writes about …