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

Central Valley | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page

Sun Jul 24 2011 (Updated 07/31/11) Demonstrations in Manteca, West Sacramento, & Stockton Against Police Brutality and Murder
Protests Against Police Brutality Spread Across Central Valley Protests took place over week in Manteca, Sacramento, and Stockton around incidents of police brutality and murder. All three demanded answers and the releasing of information by the police in regards to the cause of death of those in question. On July 19th, family, friends, and community members marched on the Manteca City Council, demanding answers concerning the shooting death of Ernesto Duenez Jr. Ernesto was killed by Manteca police earlier in July during a traffic stop as he exited the back of a truck with his hands up.

In West Sacramento on July 20th, people rallied against Sacramento police who brutality beat one man while responding to a fight. Police arrived and beat the man, who later had to be put in crutches and then pushed his wife who was holding their child to the ground. Close by, another man was filming the incident and police arrested him and took his camera. He now sits in a jail cell awaiting deportation. According to a post on Indybay: On July 17th, West Sacramento resident Jesus Castro was arrested and had his camera confiscated by West Sacramento police while videotaping an incident of police brutality. Mr. Castro, who is undocumented, now faces deportation and is currently being held at Yolo County Jail.

On July 22nd, family members, friends, and supporters demonstrated against the brutal shooting death of James Rivera in 2010. Protesters rallied outside of the Stockton Police Department HQ and then proceeded to march through Downtown Stockton to the DA's office. Various speakers addressed the crowd and later in the day a BBQ and vigil were held to commemorate James Rivera's life.

Read More | photo Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | videoVideo | Event Announcement

09/14/14 Half Moon Bay Family also Names County and 911 Dispatcher in Federal Lawsuit   Police State and Prisons | Peninsula
09/14/14 Observers Document Killing of Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions by Fishery   Environment & Forest Defense | California
09/14/14 Tribal Members and River Advocates Attend Day Celebrating Water Flow   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
09/13/14 Battle for Passage of the ERA has been Fought for 91 Years   Womyn | Peninsula
09/12/14 Officer Who Beat Tarek Abu Khdeir also Suspect in Other Violent Crimes   Anti-War | Palestine
09/07/14 Longtime Santa Cruz Residents Forced Out of Town by City and UCSC   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
09/04/14 Salinas is 'Our Ferguson' Declares One Demonstrator   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
09/04/14 New Trial Date Set for Santa Cruz Eleven: July 27, 2015   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/30/14 Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Butterfly's Population Crash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/29/14 Journalist Brad Kava Attempts to Use Media Hype to Cash-in on Crime with 'Cane-O-Mite'   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/29/14 After Being Told they Will Arrest her Brother's 'Black Ass,' Woman Films Police   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia