Large protest getting underway in Philadelphia, PA currently, at the site of the recently removed statue of former white supremacist Police Commisioner and Mayor Frank Rizzo
After some indigenous African ceremony, protesters held a 9-minute moment of silence to honor #GeorgeFloyd and others killed by police
Protest to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is getting underway. Contingent of Philly Police is guarding some hate preachers who have showed up to disrupt this event. The Free Mumia event has been a yearly July 4 protest at Rizzo statue site by Philly City Hall
Last night a new encampment for unhoused people was started outside Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) HQ in North Philly.
Since early this AM, PHA has had work crews out erecting heavy duty fencing as private PHA police officers stand guard.
The only police presence we’ve seen here is maybe a dozen police officers.
While their uniforms seem deliberately crafted to mimic official Philly PD uniforms, PHA PD is in fact a private police department with significant differences in jurisdiction and authority.
This laminated eviction letter from PHA was recently delivered to unhoused residents of the new encampment. PHA has drawn criticism for leaving thousands of PHA-owned homes vacant, instead of using them to house the homeless.
Context: Last night (Sat June 13) we went to check our reports of armed vigilantes at the Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza. We were attacked as soon as we began filming, then police threatened us with arrest for inciting a riot.
It's been recently reported ICE surfaced with a deployment at at least one NYPD precinct.
Did you know Unicorn Riot obtained 100s of pages of confidential ICE Special Agent manuals? Our #Icebreaker series takes a deep jump into smallest details (thread): unicornriot.ninja/tag/icebreaker/
ICE has two main branches: Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the little-known second biggest component of Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs). We obtained the entire Obama-era Special Agent guide for ICE-HSI agents.
Unicorn Riot has released millions of far right, white supremacist and adjacent groups chats from the Discord platform going back to 2017 when we obtained #UniteTheRight Charlottesville planning discussions.
Get introduced to our work here: unicornriot.ninja/far-right-inve…
Philly police pin young black man to the ground with their knees, swat our field reporter with a baton for filming the scene.
"I'm a journalist, sir!"
"I don't care what you are. Beat it."
We’ve ended our ground reporting from Philadelphia for the night due to repeated assaults by officers on our reporter making it unsafe and impractical to continue. Our Philly staff is safe at home now but Philly Police made it clear our 1st Amendment press freedoms are suspended
After an introduction via the shadowy private nonprofit ‘International Association of Chiefs of Police’, @Enbridge oil private security staff were able to directly request government assistance in dealing with potential future pipeline protests from concerned MN residents
We were the first to uncover the existence of the ‘Northern Lights Task Force’, an inter-agency Minnesota police project coordinating with pipeline employees to prepare to repress indigenous and environmental protesters concerned about #Line3:
A 61-page leaked manual from Homeland Security Investigations, a branch of ICE, lays out how agents open and track cases. Official policy manual 2008-2016 labeled "OFFICIAL USE ONLY" now released fully here: unicornriot.ninja/2019/icebreake…
The version of TECS referenced in the handbook has been replaced in recent years with “Integrated Case Management” (ICM), which is designed and managed by controversial data mining intelligence contractor #Palantir (owned and controlled by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel)
Unicorn Riot has published a continuing series of leaked documents from #ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit, which both conducts traditional law enforcement activity & assists ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) wing which detains immigrants
#Icebreaker pt 1: the denaturalization handbook which guides HSI policy in targeting and stripping citizenship from naturalized foreign-born Americans. This little known practice has been expanded significantly during the Trump Administration unicornriot.ninja/2018/icebreake…
unicornriot.ninja/2018/icebreake… Icebreaker Pt 2 – Confidential Homeland Security Asset Forfeiture and Search and Seizure Handbooks.
A closer look at how ICE agents aim to track and seize valuable property in connection with investigations, feeding revenue back into the budget
Fisher hacked the Cayman National Bank and Trust, which serves nearly 1,500 accounts in Isle of Man. Transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets has began publishing copies of the bank’s servers, a cache of documents as well as communications among bankers and others.
Journalists around the world have been investigating this data for months and have begun publishing the first of their stories.
Following the hack, a manifesto was uploaded to the Internet addressing the motivation for hacking financial services companies.