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Candlelight Vigil/Protest in Watsonville against Police Brutality
by No mo' Police brutality!
Monday Jan 26th, 2009 12:13 AM
On Friday January 23, 2008, Annette Garcia, a mother three, was shot to death by Riverside Sheriffs after they received calls that she was suicidal and under duress due to a marriage dispute. Reports by the family and witnesses report that she posed no harm to the officers involved and was shot at six times until a bullet finally hit her in the back as she tried to run for cover. It took over an hour to get medical attention and she died in the arms of her own children. Due to this outrage and other recent police misconducts and abuse around the nation, several community members from Watsonville and Santa Cruz held a candlelight vigil/ protest to denounce these vicious attacks by law enforcement. Participants held signs demanding an end to police brutality, Justice for Oscar Grant, Justice for Rudy Cardenas, and **** the police!. Other actions are planned in the upcoming week.

NATIONAL EMERGENCY CANDLELIGHT VIGILS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY!

CALL TO ACTION!!!

Sunday January 25, 2009

5PM

Bring Out Your Hood!!!

Get Organized & Informed!!!


RIP Annete Garcia!

RIP Oscar Grant!

RIP Sean Bell!

Annette Garcia, a mother of three children, was shot in the back Wednesday evening by a Riverside County Sheriffs deputy. The name of the shooter has not been released but according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Perris Station, the deputy has been placed on "paid" administrative leave pending an investigation.

The call was made due to a domestic dispute. The police started shooting from a block away, and was in NO DANGER.

The deputy arrived by himself at a home at the 16900 block of Lake Mathews Drive and shot at Annette Garcia six times while she was walking away. She was distressed, carrying a knife while walking AWAY FROM THE OFFICER. The officer began to shoot from behind, at which point, Annette Garcia started running for safety to her home. Five of the shots missed but one hit Annette Garcia in the back. She bled to death in from of her children.

The 29 year old mother was rushed to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The cowardly murder of Anne Garcia has sent shocked waves throughout Aztlan and there is a call by the leadership of the Brown Berets and ALL organizations in solidarity with us and against police violence to undertake energetic protests and demonstrations.

The candlelight vigil is just the first step…get your people in the streets!!!
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§Justice for Annette
by No mo' cops! Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2009 2:33 PM
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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by No more police!
Tuesday Jan 27th, 2009 1:00 PM
And say it like you mean it.
by Tekolote
Wednesday Jan 28th, 2009 12:08 AM
Actions in Riverside:

Thursday January 29, 2008
Candlelight Vigil and March to Riverside Sheriffs Office
5pm Bobby Bon Park
Cesar Chavez center
2060 University Ave.

Saturday January 31st, 2008
March to Riverside Sheriff’s Office
Gathering starts at 10 am
Press conference 1pm
Cesar Chavez Center
2060 University Ave

For more info in Riverside, e-mail:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=430950629
by El Gallo
Thursday Jan 29th, 2009 11:17 PM
She was not rushed to the hospital. The ambulance took and hour and a half to get there. And when it left it didn't even have its lights on. They made sure that Annette García suffered to death in front of her children because their intent is to terrorize activists and their communities. García was a Brown Beret, and so is her husband and her older children. This is a blatant act of repression!

Fuck the Police!
by Nomad
Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 10:19 AM
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere! As you know Officer Mehserle is out on 300,000 bail. Keep the pressure on because silence is consent!
by A Guy
Wednesday Feb 4th, 2009 8:46 AM
This is an awful tragedy. There is no excuse for that much delay time. WHile I tend to be skeptical of conspiracy theorists this does sound fishy. Barring any rational explanation from officials as to what delayed the ambulance I am forced to wonder. I have two points for you to ponder however. One it is standard for ambulances to kill the siren as they approach the scene so as not to stress the patient. What would be the reaction if the officer had held his fire and she had run back into the house and had used the knife on someone inside?