Posts Tagged ‘acab’

Wingnut member Mo Karnage has a blog post on the announced public forum between Police and Protesters in Richmond.

Check it out:


More info to come about events next week!

Tonight’s protest, which seemed to be primarily organized by women of color, against the racist system that let off the NYPD cop who killed Eric Garner took place at 10pm. The march left the VCU compass, and took Harrison to West Grace, then to Ryland. At Ryland and Broad an 11 minute die in took place to symbolize the 11 times Eric Garner said “I can’t breathe” while being choked to death.
Then the march went down Broad, stopping in the middle of a block to listen to the organizers speak on the epidemic of police murders of black people (every 28 hours),  about how the system is not broken but designed in this racist manner, and how solidarity and speaking out against these grave injustices is important – even vital for black lives. The march then proceeded to Broad and Belvidere where protesters held the intersection for almost a full hour before dispersing. Some protesters bought water bottles to pass out amongst the crowd.
Some of the cheers included – “I can’t breathe, we’ve got to fight back”? “Black lives matter”, and “for Eric Garner and Mike Brown shut it down” (forgive us we are tired and are not recalling the last one correctly).
Richmond police blocked the roads but there were no arrests to our knowledge.



Eric Garner was the man choked to death by a NYPD cop. The results are in tonight and the cop is getting off without even an indictment.
Protest at 10pm at the VCU compass


Muckman vs. RPD

Posted: March 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
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So apparently the Richmond Police are focusing efforts on catching local graffiti artist Muckman.

Why this one artist? Well we can only guess it is because many of his pieces are accompanied by an ACAB tag – meaning All Cops Are Bastards.

Ouchie, must hurt their feelings. Sort of like an iota of the pain felt by the thousands of people targeted by racial profiling and classism and arrested for non violent crimes and crimes of survival. Like an iota of the pain felt by people who experience police brutality, the criminalization of homelessness, or the non lgbtq friendly police and prison systems. Sort of like that except for not really.

Seems like the police are ticked off and so trying to put the pressure on. Fairly immature reason for the focus but, hey, it is the cops so what do you expect.

Public opinion in Richmond, like many places, is ignored by the elite ruling classes. The domination of corporations and old money means that there are constant struggles against bad public policies. The police are the enforcement arm of the regime. So when City Council refuses to listen to the people, and if for instance they were to do something like build a baseball stadium on historic slave market areas that ought to be preserved, or privatize Monroe Park, the police would be there to try to stop the protests. And not being the corporate elite in this society, having the money to compete with Vulture Richmond’s pro-privatization campaigns is pretty impossible.

So of course the resistance will need to engage in more do it yourself methods of getting the word out. Including street art and graffiti.

Wheat pastes of messages like the previous Dwight Jones is Selling Our City ones, and Muckman are simply to be expected.

So here’s hoping Muckman can continue to paint without getting caught. The people seem to support the anti-cop message. Thank you to Muckman for the promoting of the anti-cop message, we can only hope to see more of these messages of resistance in the public sphere.

We would love to see more pictures of Muckman pieces or any other anti establishment street art. Keeping security culture in mind though. Wingnut_collective@yahoo .com

info stolen from Jordan Romeo of Bainbridge Collective…

Free Citizen’s Police Academy
The Richmond Police Department (RPD) will host the 17th Citizens Police Academy, April 22nd – May 22nd, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This FREE, 5 week Academy introduces citizens to the RPD, improves relationships within the community, develops stronger community-minded advocates and promotes safety in the community.

The Academy is for those citizens and students who are interested in learning about Richmond Police community policing strategies and law enforcement-related topics. Class topics will range from the Department’s organizational structure to forensics, criminal investigation, narcotics and firearms. Applications must be at least 18 years old with no felony convictions, live and/or work in the City of Richmond, complete an application for admission and background check. Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 18, 2014

Interested persons should complete the attached application and return via email: fax: 804-646-4299 or mail: CYIS Unit, Room 421, Attention: 17th Citizens Police Academy, 200 W. Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220


Prison Activists Spread Radical Critique Through Theatre


Fri Aug 9, 7PM
Shadow of Lucasville
Sat Aug 10, 7PM
Know Your Enemy

both shows at:
The Wingnut
2005 Barton Ave.


Radical DIY theatre group Insurgent Theatre is touring the country with a play about police and a documentary film about a prison uprising. The film and play will be showing in Richmond on August 9th at 10th. The play, entitled Know Your Enemy juxtaposes dramatic unraveling of a troubled officer with a radical interactive lecture about prisons, history, and resistance. The film, entitled Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 prison uprising at a maximum security prison in the Southern Ohio town of Lucasville. The film will be followed by conversation with death-sentenced survivors of the uprising, who will be calling in from the Ohio State Penitentiary, Ohio’s supermax prison.


Part of the money raised by this tour will go to support RedBird Prison Abolition, RedBird Books to Prisoners and The Lucasville Amnesty Campaign.



Venue: The Wingnut Anarchist Collective

Date: August

Time: 7pm

Local contact:

Price: suggested donation $5-20, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

Contact Insurgent: Ben Turk 614-704-4699,,






A Theatrical Examination of Police and Prison in America.


Written by Ben Turk, Directed by Kate Pleuss, Performed by Ben Turk – 90 minutes
What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world’s highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal. Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy.

Promo image:





Follow-up to the award winning documentary film, The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret


Directed by D Jones – 75 minutes
The Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, one of the longest in U.S. history, while exploring the fight for human rights and media exposure through inmate uprisings in response to mass incarceration and dehumanization supported by the prison industrial complex. After the film, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Jason Robb and Keith Lamar, prisoners who were unjusty sentenced to death following the uprising and have spent the last 20 years in solitary confinement appealing their convictions and resisting supermax confinement will be calling to answer questions from the audience.


Promo image:


Insurgent Theatre strives to connect performing arts with radical struggles, to make theatre that is relevant, engaging, challenging and useful for those who confront the US police state and global capitalist empire. We’ve been making original theatre since 2003 and also frequently touring the country since 2008 with pointedly political original works like Ulysses’ Crewmen and In the Belly.


Shadow of Lucasville-
The film is 60 minutes long, and is followed by call-in / Q&A with one of the prisoners who was involved in the uprising.

Organizations involved in prison issues and prisoner suport are highly encouraged to come table and share info!!!

Friday August 9th at 7pm

2005 Barton Ave

sober, all ages, by donation

consent policy, directions/bus routes, allergies/accessibility online

SO MANY events at the Wingnut/in RVA
Shows- June 14th Canadol and Captain Captain
June 23rd – Ramshackle Glory, Ramshackle Glory, the Devil’s Coachwhip, Queer Rocket, and Mess’ Sideshow at the Wingnut
June 30th Food Not Bombs Cookout at 2pm in Monroe Park for a world independent of war
July 3rd JKB3 punk/ukelele night
July 13th What Cheer? Brigade 19 piece brass band
July 14th – UBS: Hands Off Appalachia Teach in
July 16th- LoveHoldLetGo – folk punk from canada and shadow puppet theater- local acts/open/shared mic
August 9th- Dinosawh, Queer Rocket
August 10th- ACAB a play by Insurgent THeater

what are we forgetting besides regularly scheduled Food Not Bombs, Mobile Food Pantry, Really Really Free Market, Critical Mass?

anyone have the time/energy to help us get paper fliers out for these events?

get in touch!!! more details for all events available in posts on this website, or email for more info!!!

Insurgent Theatre’s newest play, ACAB is about a cop struggling with the possibility that he’s a bastard.


Written by Ben Turk.
Directed by Kate Pleuss.
Performed by Ben Turk.
Booking first tour now!

Ben will be travelling with ACAB and a documentary / workshop about the Lucasville Uprising by his friend D Jones called The Shadow of Lucasville. If you’d like to host these projects in your town, PLEASE contact Ben at The first tour is going out east for Gabfestry, and then to Denver for the North American Anarchist Black Cross Conference, but we hope to bring both the film and the play to as many places as possible in the future.

August 10th at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective at 7pm

sober, all ages

donations will be collected for the touring theater company