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SB 608 "Right to Rest Act" introduced in California State Senate - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Q&A About the Right to Rest Act
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 11:11AM
Monterey County Observer Weighs in on the BearCat - by Doug Loisel (posted by Norse)
Loisel sent me this piece a few days ago for my radio show or however I wanted to use it. I think it hits home. I hope those opposing the BearCat broaden their sights to focus on ongoing police violence, secrecy, political shenanagans, racism, and abuses against homeless people. Otherwise this is a tempest in a teapot so all we good liberals can stroke ourselves. Also, let's be sure not to offend the SCPD and interfere with their funding stream by criticizing the documented abuses of "fal...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:55AM
Sunset Vigil Held for Amilcar Perez-Lopez in The Mission (SF) - by Anti Police-Terror Project
Friends and neighbors remember 21 Year-Old Killed by San Francisco Police.
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 10:26PM
An Open Letter to the Santa Cruz City Council - by Steve Pleich
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 12:40PM
Garden Exposes Corruption at CIL, Berkeley City Hall & Sacramento - by Gardening for Independent Living
The Center For Independent Living is expected to destroy a community garden on the morning of Monday March 2nd. Controversy over a small garden project on an unused lot has exposed corruption and mismanagement at the Center For Independent Living, headquartered in Berkeley. CIL and Mayor Tom Bates are colluding to break an agreement made with local residents that the lot next to the old CIL building would become public space. CIL is working with Tom Bates to include the lot - which is now...
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 7:21AM
March Against Police Violence! No One Should Die Over a Bike! - by Mission Rage
24th and Mission, San Francisco
Event Date:Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:00PM
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:34AM
Latest Update to the SCPD Policy Manual including Use Policy on the Bearcat - by Robert Norse (and the SCPD)
After several requests and considerable delay, assistant City Attorney Reed Gallogly finally coughed up the recent additions to the SCPD Policy Manual. I previously posted the full manual as of 2011 at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/05/19/18713791.php and the new one as of November 2014 is posted below as well as a January 2015 addition, included the day after the City Council meeting where Mayor Lane gave special time to Police Chief Vogel to read his policy. An updated list of SC...
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:38PM
"No Drones" at Berkeley City Council - by Daniel
Berkeley approved a one-year moratorium on drones, but with an exception
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:41PM
Community Members Take A Seat on Monterey Sidewalk to Protest New Sit-Lie Ban - by Alex Darocy
In October a new law went into effect in the City of Monterey making it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in commercial districts. In response, activists staged a sit-in on the sidewalk along Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey on February 13, and they say they plan to make it a regular event. Individuals with Direct Action Monterey Network (DAMN) organized the demonstration because they believe the law targets individuals without homes, travelers, and the impoverished.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:13PM
Graduate Students Host Teach-In to Address Institutionalized Racism at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare - by Ariana Allensworth
A group of 60 graduate students led a teach-in and mediation at UC Berkeley’s School of Welfare yesterday in response to racist comments made by a tenured professor. During class on Feb. 10, a tenured white professor, shared statistics citing Black on Black crime as the real cause of harm to the Black community. He then encouraged the class to join him in a rap, claiming that he had been inspired after attending a Black Lives Matter event the prior evening. The rap he shared in class caused...
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:51PM
March 15! East Oakland Block Party interview with George of CURYJ on settingthestandard (audio/mpeg 33.2MB) - by paz
March 15! East Oakland Block Party interview with George of CURYJ on settingthestandard Save the Date March 15! East Oakland Block Party for the whole family, celebrating the 50th Anniversaries of the Black and Chicano Arts Movements. Brought to you by East Side Arts Alliance, One Land One Struggle, CURYJ, East Bay Chevs, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Black Organizing Project, Onyx, and our neighborhood partners! #eastsideartsalliance https://www.facebook.com/CURYJ
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:53PM
Support Dante Cano in Court, Feb 26th in Oakland - by Free Dante!
Please come and support Dante Cano, rebel arrested in February for his participation in a demonstration against police terror.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:00AM
In Memory of Fallen Officers, Activists Postpone Rally Opposing Attack Vehicle Purchase - by Alex Darocy
Activists organizing to oppose the police purchase of a $250,000 Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) postponed a rally scheduled to occur during today's Santa Cruz City Council meeting. Members of SCRAM! (Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization) changed plans when they found out the Santa Cruz Police Department officers who were killed in 2013 might be honored at the same time as their rally. [Photo: Harry Meserve of SCRAM! speaks to council members.]
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:30PM
Emergency! Trayvon Martin's Murderer Walks Again! - There is NO JUSTICE from the DOJ - by Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Oscar Grant Corner, 14th/Broadway, Oakland, to the Federal Building
Event Date:Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:02PM
Jacorey Calhoun and the outsourcing of Oakland police violence - by Scott Jay, The Outsider
Oakland city officials have bragged that the Oakland Police have not shot anybody for 20 months, a streak ended recently when an officer shot at--but missed--a man who was reportedly having a mental health crisis. However, in the last 13 months five people have been shot and killed by law enforcement in Oakland, it just happens that they were not killed by members of the Oakland Police Department.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:34PM
Interview with Linda Grant on the Struggle at Triangle Park in Oakland - by FireWorks
In September of 2014, the City of Oakland began to make attempts to displace and remove people in public plazas along San Pablo Ave in the wake of the WOSP (West Oakland Specific Plan) being passed. The clamp down by the police on the plazas is thus clearly part of "socially cleansing" the area, while UC Berkeley students mapped out the park and planned where the art would go for a "transition," and city workers erected fences at 32nd and San Pablo ('Triangle Park') and near 21st and San Pabl...
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:36PM
Fire to the Prisons #12 is Available Now! - by FTTP
Fire to the Prisons, international insurrectionary publication focusing on social struggles, ongoing political/economic/ecological tensions, and political prisons is back and you can order copies now! Also available for free at Qilombo, the Long Haul, and the Omni.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:25PM
Graffiti Near Where Yuvette Henderson Was Shot By Emeryville Police - by photog
Graffiti seen painted just about a block away from where Yuvette was shot and killed by EPD a few weeks earlier.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:50AM
Santa Cruz: Demonstration at Santa Cruz County Superior Court for Alix Tichelman - by Stop all witch hunts!
On Monday, February 23rd, a small group held a demonstration on the front steps of the Santa Cruz County Superior Court in support of Alix Tichelman, the person charged with involuntary manslaughter in regards to the death of a Google X executive on November 23rd, 2013.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:40AM
Emeryville Home Depot Shut Down for Justice for Yuvette Henderson, 1/21/15: photos - by Dave Id
Yuvette Henderson, mother of two, was gunned down by Emeryville police officers Michelle Shepard and Warren Williams on February 3 within minutes of an incident at the Emeryville Home Depot about a block away. Details of exactly what happened at the Home Depot remain unclear. The current, and still incomplete, police narrative of the killing that followed conflicts with initial police statements as well as eyewitness accounts. Disturbingly, officer Williams used an AR-15 military assault w...
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:07AM