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Legal update - 6:03PM
A legal update for ya'll
Thursday March 20, 2003 at 05:04 PM 22.214.171.124 1586572 1586066 angry delivery co. to protester: I'll blow your brains out!
Legal Update for March 20, 5:00pm
Over 1000 arrests have been made to date, and people are being held in one
of two locations at present, either Pier 27 (the holding area rented by
police earlier this month in preparation for this demo) or 850 Bryant.
Unconfirmed locations for possible relocation of arrestees include San
Bruno, San Rita and Candlestick Park - these locations are mainly being
disseminated by the mainstream media, but we haven't had confirmed reports
of this yet.
Approximately 200-500 are doing jail solidarity from within the jails,
refusing to cooperate with police until they agree to cite and release
people without fines or probation, and all with the same charges.
Six police brutality reports to date have outraged the community, as SFPD
has raged out of control. Starting at 11am , a young African-American male
was attacked by cops, beaten with billy clubs, and then dragged, alone into
an unmarked vehicle. The Legal Collective has been unable to account for
this guy, and nobody's heard from him.
A father, with his young son on his shoulders, was videotaping the sit-down
demonstration of his wife, when police encircled them, presumably for an
arrest. The husband called to his wife to throw him the keys and then the
diaper bag, at which point the cops went crazy, dragged the crying boy off
of his father's shoulders and began beating the father with billy clubs.
This item has received national media attention.
At the police entrapment location, 7th/Mission, serious headwounds were
sustained by a protester attacked by police, and an ambulance carted him
away to a hospital. His status is unknown.
At Powell and Market, 8 policeon horseback barreled through the crowd
swinging their billy clubs, and attacking the protesters.
At the Federal Building, a group of wheel-bound veterans were demonstrating,
when one protester was dragged from his wheelchair and beaten by police.
Look for video on this site.
In the most bizarre attack to date, a man was walking away from the protest
when a bike cop rode up behind him, slapped him across the face, and made a
comment about "forced overtime".
People began at 7am this morning shutting down the city, and now they are
continuing to shut down the system. People should be aware that key organizers are being singled out and targeted, and some have been arrested and are being held at undisclosed locations. There are unconfirmed reports that they are being held on felony conspiracy charges. People organizing
from within the jail should also be made aware that they will be singled out
and taken to a different jail.