WARNING! GRAPHIC CONTENT! RELEASE US – a short film on police brutality by Charles Shaw (feat. Random Rab) 500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq.
In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments.
In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use on American streets…against American citizens.
The “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror” replaced the Cold War with billions in funding and dozens of laws geared towards this new “war” against its own citizens.
This militarization of the police force has created what is being called an “epidemic of police brutality” sweeping the nation.
RELEASE US a short film by Charles Shaw featuring the track ‘RELEASE” by Random Rab and excerpts from the films “THE EXILE NATION PROJECT” by Charles Shaw
P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act I, II & III (2001, 2004, 2010) Homeland Security Act (2002) Enhanced Border Security, Visa Entry Reform and Immigrant Deportation Act (2002) The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (2004) Military Commissions Act (2006, 2009) The FISA Amendments Act (2008) The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)