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Local ACLU Issues Stong Statement in Opposition to "Stay Away" Ordinance - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Board Questions Constitutionality of Ordinance
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:14PM
HUFF Releases Evidence of SCPD Profiling, Joins National Police Brutality Protests - by Alex Darocy
On October 22, the organization Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) participated in the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization with a demonstration in front of the Santa Cruz Police Department. This week, HUFF announced that after analyzing the citation records of SCPD Community Service Officer B. Barnett, they have found that he has disproportionately targeted homeless people and African-Americans. According to HUFF, nearly ...
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:16PM
Vigil in Solidarity with Disappeared Students in Mexico - by Nadine Brennan
Clock Tower Santa Cruz
Event Date:Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:17PM
Time to Step Up and Fight City Hall on “Stay Away” Ordinance - by Steve Pleich
Legal Action the First and Best Option
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:15AM
Santa Cruz Police attempt to discredit Leonie Sherman by labeling her an anarchist - by @ll Me@ns Necess@ry
Santa Cruz Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Clark labeled Santa Cruz City Council candidate Leonie Sherman an "anarchist" on the evening news due to the fact that she hung a banner at the WTO protest in Seattle 15 years ago.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:14PM
Hannibal Shakur, Trayvon Two activist, talks about charges being dropped - by Terri Kay, Workers World
Hannibal Abdul Shakur and Tanzeen Doha were arrested during protests during the summer of 2013 in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the notorious George Zimmerman verdict was announced, where he was acquitted for the Feb. 26, 2012, murder of Trayvon Martin. At an Oct. 10 pre-trial readiness conference, the Oakland prosecutor finally admitted that they had “insufficient evidence” to go to trial, putting forth a motion to drop the remaining charges. Workers World interviewed Hannibal Shakur ...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:50PM
October 22nd "Say No to Police Abuse" Day Protest Against Racial and Homeless Profiling - by Robert Norse
Cop Corner at Laurel and Center Streets across from Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:25PM
Oakland Police and Federal Agents Raid Elijah's University Institue of Islamic Studies - by wecopwatch
This raid took place early this morning on 27th street just off San Pablo in West Oakland
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:00AM
Ferguson Copwatch comes to Qilombo - by
2313 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA, United States 94612
Event Date:Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:46PM
Witnesses Report Excessive Use of Force by SCPD during Arrest near Court House - by Alex Darocy
Witnesses to the recent tasing and arrest of a man in Santa Cruz describe the incident differently from the account communicated by police through the reporting of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Individuals on the scene report excessive force was used when officers with the SCPD arrested Oliver Howard near the Court House on Water Street on the afternoon of October 13. They say officers struck Howard with a baton, tased his bare body, piled on top of him, wrenched and twisted his limbs, and grinded...
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:48PM
Petition and Flyers Opposing the Anti-Homeless Stay Away Orders Ordinance - by Robert Norse
Please circulate and copy the petitions and flyers. Or create your own.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:50PM
FBI visits in Berkeley - by CLDC
FBI makes multiple visits in Berkeley.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:28PM
2.5 weeks before 11/4/14 Election: SF Muni Police & Driver Terrorize 30 Stockton Bus - by Abolish the Military
On Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 around 4 p.m., our 30 Stockton bus was met by at least 4 Muni Fare Police ("Gestapo") at Stockton and Columbus, going South toward Union Square, unheard of in the many years we have been riding this tourist & Chinese worker packed bus; one cop chased after someone who refused the $75 ticket for not paying the $2.25 bus fare and one driver SUPPORTED THE POLICE and BLAMED THE PASSENGERS for his lack of a raise when we have not seen a bus strike since the 1970s! THIS WA...
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:00PM
EASTWEST #5: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
EastWest is a free anarchist newspaper distributed from libraries to liquor stores, laundry mats to infoshops, across the bay area. Email us for copies if you cannot find one.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:11AM
Andy Lopez - One Year Anniversary Calendar of Events - by Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez
As we near the one year anniversary of the murder of Andy Lopez, the community is organizing to have a strong presence at meetings and events throughout the county. Below is the list of all upcoming events. We encourage you all to come out and support the community as we remind the powers that be that we will not forget Andy Lopez. No Justice No Peace.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:43PM
WW 10-11-14 From Ferguson To Andy Lopez And Alex Nieto In California - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
In special programming on KPFA WorkWeek radio we look at the connection between Ferguson and The Bay Area
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:49PM
Do You Remember Columbus Day 2012? When SFPD attacked and beat an Anti Colonial Demo? - by WeCopwatch
While the legal case is long over, we don't forget the force used by SFPD against people taking a stand against colonialism.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:16AM
Nasty Anti-Homeless Stay-Away Laws to Get Exponentially Worse - by Robert Norse
809 Center ST. City Council Chambers Santa Cruz At the afternoon City Council meeting. The item is the third of three other Public Hearings scheduled, so it may come up significantly later than 3, and perhaps (though it's unlikely) earlier.
Event Date:Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:05PM
The Marijuana Citation and Arrests Records That the Measure K Commitee Would Not Request - by SCPD (posted by Norse)
The Measure K Committee refused to ask the SCPD for its actual records on marijuana citations and arrests, to see if if is complying with the law. The law is the Measure K Initiative passed in 2006 by the voters (over City Council hostility). That requires that marijuana enforcement for those over 21 on private property be "the lowest enforcement priority."
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:47PM
Corcoran Strike for Medical Care Leads to Hospitalization of Diabetic - by Solitary is Torture
After a week of hunger striking by three men inside Corcoran SHU and organizers calling and writing to the prison, we are happy to report that Kambui Robinson has been moved to the Acute Care Hospital in Corcoran for his diabetic complications, and the hunger strike is now ended.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 7:31PM