SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

North Bay / Marin | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Police State and Prisons | Front Page

Thu Feb 26 2009 New Campaign Launched to Ban Taser Use in Sonoma County
Dozens March in Santa Rosa to Ban Tasers On February 13th, about 75 people gathered in Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square to demand that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department end their use of Tasers, a deadly device which has led to five deaths of unarmed civilians in our community over the last two years. The October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality organized the protest as part of a new campaign demanding the end of Taser use in Sonoma County.

After a brief rally, people took over both lanes of Mendocino Avenue during rush hour. Marchers ranged from high school students to grandmothers of the local victims of police brutality. A marching band followed the protest, lifting the spirits of the participants and helping everybody to brave the freezing, wet weather. Many people joined the march as it went along. One student from the local junior college remarked, "I was pissed off because i had to sit in traffic behind the march, then i heard what you were chanting and i was like 'fuck yeah,' so i parked my car and joined the march!" Read more

See also: Gathering of Community Organizations and Activists on March 1st || Richard Lua Tasered to Death by San Jose Police

11/21/14 Students Protest Tuition Increases, Class Size, Fewer Classes, Cuts to Services   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security; Protesters Banned from Bookstore   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act   Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/14/14 Rasmea Odeh Conviction Protested Across U.S. by Supporters and Human Rights Activists   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Palestine | Immigrant Rights
11/13/14 Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs Shares in Solidarity with Those Being Arrested in Florida   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/13/14 Grand Jury Investigation Found Recent Jail Deaths Were Preventable   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/12/14 Strikes by California RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | California
11/11/14 Whole Foods Workers Demand $5-An-Hour Across-the-Board Wage Increase in SF and East Bay   Labor & Workers
11/05/14 Californians Win Victories on Fracking Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/05/14 Police Take Leadership Role in 2014 Peace and Unity March   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/04/14 Fifth Man Killed at the Hands of Salinas Police in 2014: Jaime Garcia   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia