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Mehserle Verdict Rally Santa Cruz
by D. Boyer (dinaboyer2 [at]
Friday Jul 9th, 2010 7:07 PM
On July 9th people in Santa Cruz gathered at the corner of Pacific Ave and Cooper Street to show solidarity for the protesters in Oakland and express their frustration with the Mehserle verdict.
The protest in Santa Cruz was peaceful and attracted tourists, locals, and, of course, the police! This rally is officially called "Rally Against Injustice & Unchecked Police Aggression & Murder."

FYI: The protesters were not kicking anyone off any corners or sidewalks, and tourists and locals seem to hyper sensitive when it comes to standing around on street corners or on sidewalks.
§Rally at the corner of Pacific Ave and Cooper St.
by D. Boyer Friday Jul 9th, 2010 7:07 PM
§Police on the roof with cameras
by D. Boyer Friday Jul 9th, 2010 7:07 PM
§Police can murder?
by D. Boyer Friday Jul 9th, 2010 7:07 PM

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by bradley
Saturday Jul 10th, 2010 11:34 AM
Dina, thanks for coming down to the demonstration, making a great video, and publishing it to indybay.
by D. Boyer
Saturday Jul 10th, 2010 7:32 PM
It was nice to meet you....
Thanks for checking out the video.
Saturday Jul 10th, 2010 11:52 PM
OMFG! That "tourist" is exactly the type of idiot that can just stay home with his "vibe". Blow it out your ass you idiot! Cause the only semi-intelligent thing you're likely to say would probably sound just like a fart....

Thank you everyone who was there. I wish I could have joined you in mocking that fool.

Bee U Wheat!
by tourists go home
Monday Jul 12th, 2010 1:29 PM
"We're cool, right? We're in Santa Cruuz, right? You guys are wrecking the vibe."

But seriously not as much as a bullet in the back while you are face down on the pavement with a cop kneeling on your neck.

That shit can totally wreck the vibe of your whole new years celebration.

I know this guy doesn't represent all tourists, but man, it is hard not to see him as representative. Is it time to have tourist "welcoming committees?"