Cop-Unfriendly City

Outside the Circle

Water, to cops, isn’t life. It’s just another thing to stab, such as when border cops slashed and destroyed bottled water left by No More Deaths/No Más Muertes for those crossing from Mexico into Arizona on foot so as to literally save lives—versus the police’s murderous intent. Last summer, following the murder-by-cop of #GeorgeFloyd, on the third night of a solidarity uprising in Asheville, NC, the local cops decided to slash and destroy bottled water at a medic station—and the photo (repurposed here into a sticker, as spotted in AVL a couple weeks ago during a visit and #FuckThePolice walk) went viral.

But far sweeter than embarrassing the AVLPD, a year later, thanks in large part (one has to assume or at least proudly declare) to the power of last summer’s unusually rowdy resistance in Asheville, and hundreds or thousands of other small, medium, and large cities across Turtle Island…

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