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September 14 2013

MILA TESHAIEVA PHOTOGRAPHY

MILA TESHAIEVA PHOTOGRAPHY

http://www.milateshaieva.com/about

Mila Teshaieva was educated and worked as an economist before turning her professional pass into documentary photography. Since that time her work took her around the world, resulting in the bodies of work as: the War aftermath in Georgia, HIV/AIDS in Ukraine, Asylum seekers in Germany, and other. In her personal work Mila is focusing on the combination of fragility and a power of an individual submerged in the changing societies. She has dedicated the past years to work extensively in the ex-Soviet republics.

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/tpuudj8h3j7rdmx/mila.png

Mila’s work has been commisioned and published by: Die Zeit, Alternatives Internationales, Outlook Magazine China, Time LightBox, New Times, Vokrug Sveta, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Zoi Environmental Network, Forbs Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, many others.

She worked with NGOs and organizations as: Unicef, Swiss Development and Cooperation, IOM, International AIDS/HIV Alliance, SOS Children Village.

Mila is currently based in Berlin and represented by Laif Agentur, Cologne.

http://images.zeit.de/reisen/2013-07/fs-mila-teshaieva-promising-waters-bilder/1-Mila-Aktau.jpg

#caspienne #asie_centrale #photographie

August 25 2013

10 Shocking Examples of Police Killing Innocent People in the « War on Drugs » | Alternet

10 Shocking Examples of Police Killing Innocent People in the “War on Drugs” | Alternet
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/10-shocking-examples-police-killing-innocent-people-war-drugs

Below are 10 innocent victims who became collateral damage and lost their lives in the war on drugs (there are many, many more).

1. Kathryn Johnston; Atlanta, Georgia, 2006.

Narcotics officers who kill innocent people in the war on drugs often don’t even face suspensions, let alone criminal charges. But the conduct of three Atlanta police officers in the killing of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston was so unscrupulous that all three faced criminal charges.

On November 21, 2006, plainclothes officers Jason R. Smith, Gregg Junnier and Arthur Tesler carried out a no-knock drug raid on Johnston’s Atlanta home based on bad information from an informant/marijuana dealer named Alex White. When they broke in, Johnston (who lived alone in a high-crime area of the city and kept a gun in her house for protection) assumed she was being the victim of a home invasion and fired a shot. But a lot more shooting was done by the officers: a total of 39 shots were fired, several of which hit her. And while Johnston was lying on the floor dying, Smith handcuffed her.

An investigation revealed that after Johnston’s death, a major coverup was attempted, including planting bags of marijuana in her house and trying to bully White into lying and saying that Johnston was selling crack cocaine. Smith, Junnier and Tesler faced a variety of charges from both the federal government and the state of Georgia. Smith and Junnier both pled guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter; Smith also pled guilty to perjury and admitted he planted the marijuana in Johnston’s house. And all three of them pled guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to violate her civil rights. In a civil suit, Johnston’s family was awarded a $490,000 settlement.

2. Tarika Wilson; Lima, Ohio, 2008.

On January 4, 2008, narcotics officer Joseph Chavalia shot and killed 26-year-old Tarika Wilson in Lima, Ohio. Wilson, a single mother, had been romantically involved with a suspected drug dealer named Anthony Terry (who later pled guilty to selling drugs). When Chavalia and other narcotics officers raided the house where Wilson was living, Terry was nowhere to be found. Wilson, however, was in one of the bedrooms; when Chavalia fired shots into that bedroom, she was killed. Wilson’s one-year-old child was also shot but survived, although one of his fingers needed to be amputated.

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