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Home Invasion Robbery on Riverside; Suspects Get Away
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
On February 24th, police broke through the front door of a home on the 700 block of Riverside Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz at about 10pm. The Santa Cruz Police Department, UCPD, Santa Cruz County Sheriffs, and a Park Ranger all participated in the raid which took place after police officers spent the day monitoring the house and looking inside windows, including while a young women was taking a shower. Police refused to produce the warrant until they were leaving the house with their hands full of computers and other items that could be used to induce other other people to be compassionate.

According to somekid, the police presence was a response to a legal demonstration that took place on the same morning at the home of a vivisector at UC Santa Cruz. Experimentation upon living animals, also called vivisection, is a highly controversial practice that is being increasingly scrutinized and condemned throughout the entire University of California. Every year, tens of millions of animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned and blinded in hidden laboratories on college campuses and research facilities throughout the U.S. These innocent primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents and other animals are used against their will as research subjects in experiments and procedures that would be considered sadistically cruel were they not conducted in the name of science.
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For more information and photos from the police raid in Santa Cruz on February 24th, see:

Police Outside of Home on Riverside Avenue
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/02/24/18481449.php

Green Scare Tactics Return to Santa Cruz
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/02/25/18481491.php

For information on the Green Scare, check:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Scare

Green Is The New Red
http://www.greenisthenewred.com
§Santa Cruz County Sheriffs
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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The sheriff on the right decided to shove me for absolutely no reason while I was walking in the street. That just how some cops are, they show up to a place and immediately start pushing people around.
§"Your Police"
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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"Your Police" decided to park at least 16 vehicles on Riverside Avenue which blocked through traffic from both directions.
§Our Community
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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Our community... under police occupation.
§Shy
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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This Santa Cruz County Sheriff decided to remove his name tag from above the right pocket of his shirt and refused to provide his badge number when it was requested. What's up with that?
§Whose Streets?
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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§Shift Change
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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SCPD officers came in on a shift change to relieve the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs who were doing a stellar job of standing in front of the house.
§Waving
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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People trapped inside the house managed to find some time to wave to their supporters outside. One of them even made a heart-shape with their hands.
§Shine On
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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All night long, police used flashlights to disrupt people who were taking photos. It is very common for police to shine flashlights in peoples' eyes or camera lens because they do not want anyone to actually see what they are doing. This photo came out because the light was not directly on my camera lens, it was on someone else's.
§Loot
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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§Thought Crimes
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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Computers and other items that could be used to induce other other people to be compassionate were seized from the house.
§Front Door
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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Notice the broken glass and the damage from the battering ram. First they broke the glass then used the battering ram. They had a key, so why not use it to open the door, assuming they have a warrant? After the glass was broken, why not reach in to unlock and open the door? Oh yeah, that's right, because the police want to induce fear and dominance.
§Broken Glass
by ~Bradley Monday Feb 25th, 2008 6:32 AM
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Evidence from the home invasion robbery.