"I believe that we have no right to deport our fellow citizens and that any Frenchman who becomes an accomplice to this infamy is a traitor" Jean Phillipe, Police Inspector in Toulouse in late 1942. He used his position to help Jews and resistance fighters. But when in January 1943 he was ordered to submit a list of all Jews in his precinct to the Germans, he felt that he could no longer serve in the police force, quit, and joined the resistance. Later caught, tortured, executed.
A group photo of the first eight African American police hired by the Atlanta Police Department in 1948. The last of this group, Johnnie P. Jones (2nd from the right in the back row) died on February 27, 2013 at the age of 93. Because of segregation these officers could not carry a gun or arrest a white person. http://www.obitoftheday.com/post/44631988149/johnniepjones#
Raichō Hiratsuka (1886–1971) was a writer, journalist, political activist & pioneering feminist. In 1911 she founded Japan's first all-women literary magazine, Seitō. The journal soon focused on women’s issues, including candid discussion of female sexuality, chastity & abortion. Hiratsuka also founded the New Women's Association, which overturned the Police Security Regulations which had barred women from joining political organizations & holding or attending political meetings.
Over 1,000 U.S. military veterans are planning to & deploy & to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and peacefully support the water protectors' fight against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.