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The Worldwide Reading for the Liberty and Recognition of Edward Snowden (video/quicktime 50.8MB) - by Bill Carpenter
On September 8, 2014 Bay Area chapters of Code Pink and World Can’t Wait participated in a worldwide reading of texts by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, as called by the International Literature Festival Berlin: “With this worldwide reading, we call on the United States Government to recognize that Edward Snowden's revelations are of essential importance for the safeguarding of democracy in the digital age, and thus that his actions must be seen to be covered by the Universal Unwritten ...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:14AM
BART Police Deputy Chief Faces Trial for Retaliation Against Indybay Reporter - by Dave Id
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:11AM
Fight for Ferguson - SJSU - by
San Jose State University Student Union Quad
Event Date:Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:30AM
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:45AM
Pushback at the PD Against Homeless Harassment - by Robert Norse
155 Center St. in front of the Santa Cruz Police Department Corner of Laurel and Center Streets
Event Date:Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:10PM
Pigs in Sheep’s Clothing: A Response to Robert Gammon - by FireWorks
Robert Gammon, editor of the 'East Bay Express,' wrote in a recent piece, 'When Liberals Take Control of the Police,' that the progressive leadership of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus has resulted in the decrease of crime and police use of force. Gammon also contends that progressive policing has also kept protests peaceful. Several days after the article was published, Richmond police shot and killed a young Latino man outside of a liquor store, the first fatal police shooting in Richmon...
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:41PM
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:32PM
Steve Pleich Sides with Racists In Online Forum - by Paul Mendoza
Steve Pleich, the former Santa Cruz City Council candidate and current member of Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism (SCCCCOR) and the Santa Cruz ACLU removed me from the online discussion group Citizens for a Better Santa Cruz when I brought up the sensitive issue of a possibly racist post by the Santa Cruz Police Department. I was attacked viciously by a group who claimed I was someone I am not, and I was kicked out of the group and the post was removed. People who made...
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:28PM
Family of Yanira Serrano Files Federal Lawsuit Against Deputy Trieu and San Mateo County (video/x-flv 113.5MB) - by Alex Darocy
On September 9, the family of Yanira Serrano Garcia announced they filed a civil rights lawsuit against San Mateo County and San Mateo Sheriff's Deputy Menh Trieu in Federal District Court in San Francisco for the June 3 killing of Yanira at her home in Half Moon Bay. [Top video: Attorney Arnoldo Casillas speaks. Scroll down for more videos, photos, the independent autopsy, a copy of the lawsuit, and a recording of the 911 call]
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:57PM
The Privatization of Urban Shield by the Cytel Group - by Lynda Carson
It was back on July 31, 2007, that Urban shield was turned into a money making venture when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to accept cash sponsorship funds from individuals and corporations to support the militarized training event Urban Shield!
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:38AM
Searching for Witnesses in Violent Arrest of Bart Passenger on Aug 17, 2014 at Powell St. - by wecopwatch
Did you see this arrest by Bart Police on the Powell Street Platform on August 17th, 2014. Attorney Rachel Lederman and WeCopwatch are looking for witnesses.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:21PM
Family of Yanira Serrano Marches in Response to DA's Decision Not to Indict Deputy Trieu - by Alex Darocy
The family of Yanira Serrano held a rally and march in Half Moon Bay on September 6 in reaction to District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe's decision not to indict San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu for killing Yanira on June 3 outside of her home in Moonridge. In attendance and marching were Yanira's parents, brother, grandmother and uncle, and speakers at the rally included a group of religious leaders from a variety of faiths. Attorney Jonathan Melrod spoke on behalf of the Serran...
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 2:49AM
Justice 4 Asa Sullivan, Pack the Federal Court Room (3-4 wk trial) - by Idriss Stelley Foundation
Ronald V Dellums Federal Courthouse Building 1301 Clay Street, Oakland
Event Date:Tue Sep 9, 2014 8:00AM
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 9:20PM
Urban Shield and Cytel Group Connections to Sheriff's Office - by Lynda Carson
A contract document from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office involving the Cytel Group in a business transaction worth more than a half-million dollars to provide anti-terrorism tactical training and expertise to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, lists Anne Marie Baker as the President of the Cytel Group, even though "Linked In" has her listed as the "Secretary" of the corporation!
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 5:17AM
Families of those Killed by Salinas Police Demand Resignation of Chief McMillin - by via Alliance for Dignity, Respect and Justice
On September 5, a group calling itself the "Alliance for Dignity, Respect and Justice" held a press conference at Delicias Bakery in Salinas announcing their set of demands following the four killings of Latino men by Salinas police this year. Delicia's is the location where police shot and killed Carlos Mejia on May 21 when he was walking with garden sheers. The Alliance for Dignity, Respect and Justice includes family members of those killed by Salinas Police. They are demanding: 1- The res...
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 1:26PM
Urban Shield is booted out of Oakland - by Lynda Carson
In the wake of the nation being horrified by rampant police shootings/killings and the militarization of the police, including the recent militarized police actions in Ferguson, and the notorious police actions that have been taking place in New Mexico, Oakland, and cities all across the nation, on Friday, September 5, 2014, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced that Urban Shield will not be back in Oakland next year!
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 1:25AM
Police Beat Woman on Telegraph as People Prepare for March Against Repression (video/mp4 7.6MB) - by FireWorks
On September 3rd, police beat a woman in the street in front of Café Mediterraneum as she defended herself from the advances of someone who was sexually harassing her. On Saturday, September 13th, 1pm at People's Park in Berkeley, people will rally against police and business repression of the street, homeless, and poor community in the neighborhood and against attempts at taking the park from the community. The following video and report was from a FireWorks contributor who was there at the...
Posted: Sat Sep 6, 2014 1:50PM
Free Radio Santa Cruz Awards Activist of the Month for July 2014 - by Free Radio Collective
FRSC awards the Colbys a free show for a month as July Activists of the Month for CopWatch video on racial profiling in Santa Cruz.
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 4:44PM
Report on Berkeley Town Hall meeting against Tasers for BPD - by Steve Martinot
This town hall meeting, Sept. 4, in Berkeley, brought out much information about the Tasers, what they are, what they do, and how they have served to increase police violence against people as instruments of torture. The issue will be brought before the Berkeley City Council on Sept. 9, and the meeting called for all people in Berkeley and the bay area to oppose their adoption.
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 2:28PM
Urban Shield 2014 Tactical Training Schedule (Leak) - by Anonymangos
THIS INFORMATION HAS NOT YET BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE TEAMS PARTICIPATING. HERE WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING ACTIVITIES OF OAKLAND AND SF POLICE IN AND NEAR THEIR RESPECTIVE CITIES. PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 10:51AM
Will St. Andrews Plaza be the first to be stung by WOSP? - by FireWorks
Police raided the St. Andrews encampment at 34th and San Pablo directly after the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP), leaving some wondering, is this the start of the hammer coming down?
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 8:15PM