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Justice4Andy = Justice4All Contigent @ May Day March and Rally - by
El Tianguis de Roseland (Formally Old Albertsons) 775 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
Event Date:Thu May 1, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:52PM
Andy’s Youth Suspended from School Over 6 month Anniversary Protest - by Justice for Andy Lopez
At 7:55am Tuesday morning dozens of Andy’s Youth gathered in front of Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa to commemorate the 6-month anniversary of 13-year old Andy Lopez murdered 6 months ago by Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff Erick Gelhaus. The students held up signs in front of the school demanding that DA Ravitch immediately indict Deputy Gelhaus and that the Cook Principal and teachers cease making demeaning and disparaging comments about Andy – such as blaming Andy for his own death by no...
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:27PM
Victim of Hate Crime on UC Berkeley campus - by Joseph
On April 21, I was the victim of a hate criminal threat on the UC Berkeley campus. I identified the suspect who threatened me, and yet no arrest was made.
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:08PM
Tasers Are No Magic Bullet - Top 10 Reasons to Say NO to Berkeley Police Tasers - by Berkeley Copwatch
This week, Chris Stines of the Berkeley Police Association (BPA) went to great pains to spread the notion that if a Berkeley police officer had had a taser this past week, he wouldn’t have been assaulted. It is regrettable that the BPA uses these incidents as nothing more than a way to win political points. The issue of how to protect officers as well as the human rights of the citizenry is far more complex than simply giving cops more hardware on their belts.
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:29PM
We Refuse to Accept That Violence Against Us Is Necessary to Our Education - by UCSC Critical Race & Ethnic Studies WG
We recognize that violence is not always a meeting between bullet and body — or baton and body — a bruising of the flesh, a scarring of skin. Criminalization is a form of violence. It is an expulsion from society, a removal of the protection of “us.” When Chancellor George Blumenthal wrote, in his email to the UCSC campus, that the administration’s decisions to arrest 22 students “were reasoned, balanced, and in support of the entire campus,” he was consciously excluding those s...
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:36AM
Thousands Attend Annual 420 Celebration at UC Santa Cruz - by Bradley Allen
Thousands of people, though not as many as in previous years, returned to Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz on April 20, 2014 (also Easter Sunday) to celebrate 420, the unorganized annual counterculture holiday. All these people have at least one thing in common; a love for smoking cannabis. Although cannabis is widely consumed throughout California, only medicinal use is legal under state law. 420 (pronounced "Four Twenty") celebrations at UC Santa Cruz, and cities throughout the world, are ...
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:23PM
"The Ghosts of March 21" discussions at La Pena and Qilombo, March 2014: photos & audio - by Dave Id
Lovelle Mixon and four Oakland police officers were killed by gunfire on March 21, 2009. A fifth OPD officer, Patrick Gonzales, was injured. "The Ghosts of March 21" is a 29-minute documentary which examines the events of that day. The film is largely based on new interviews, never-before-seen footage from East Oakland resident Damon Hooker, and the findings of the December 2009 Independent Board of Inquiry into the Oakland Police Department’s response to the incident (PDF below). Direc...
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:44PM
Community barbecue turns into police riot - by Terri Kay, Workers World
A community barbeque and speakout was held on April 12 in Stockton, Calif., organized by the Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Dionne Smith and Carey Downs led the speakout, providing updates on their struggle for justice in the Stockton police killing of their son, James Rivera Jr.
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:48AM
San Jose Police Officer Charged with Rape - by Justice for Police Victims
On March 11, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office announced San Jose Police Officer Geoffrey Graves was charged with forcible rape. The incident occurred while Officer Graves was on duty, working as a patrol officer.
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00PM
Satire Cartoon - COPS Reality Show to Film in San Jose - by Eugenio Negro
San Jose satirist Eugenio Negro's cartoon about the reality TV program COPS riding with San Jose police.
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:55PM
Lynne Stewart Speaking Tour/FREE MUMIA!!! - by Jeff Mackler
National Lawyers Guild 518 Valencia St., SF
Event Date:Fri May 2, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:49PM
HUFF resolution strongly denouncing CPS - by Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom
Santa Cruz, Ca. -- Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) met on April 16 with a homeless couple who had their adorable daughter, 8-month old Baby I, removed from them by the Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services, and placed in foster care.
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:57AM
Class Size and Class Struggle: Organizing Lessons from the UCSC Strike - by J. Brahinsky, A. Haider, S. Smith
“I appreciate the calm and professional manner in which UC police handled this morning’s challenge,” wrote Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway in an official email about our April 2-3 strike at the University of California. This was just after one of us was dragged to the ground and forcibly arrested after publicly announcing an intention to legally picket, and complying with police demands to turn around.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:38PM
Burrito on Bernal Heights remembering Alex Nieto - by mesha Irizarry
Join us every 21st of the month at 5pm at Precita Park. Bring Your Own Burrito, chips, and sunflower seeds. At sunset, we will walk up Bernal Hill.
Event Date:Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:48PM
Demand the indictment of SFPD officers in the Killing of Alejandro Nieto - by mesha Irizarry
Please write, call, or email the District Attorney George Gascón to demand the indictment of the SFPD officers responsible for Alex’s death. You can use the pre-written letter below.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:39PM
Honor Alan Blueford: Walk Lake Merritt - by Jeralyn Blueford
We will be meeting at the Gazebo at Lake Merritt near Children's Fairyland. Oakland,CA
Event Date:Sat May 3, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:45PM
RunningWolf in KKKangaroo court - by Zachary RunninghWolf
Wiley (Coyote) Mannuel Court, Washington street Oakland, CA
Event Date:Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:54PM
Official Justice For Josiah Public Statement by Laurie Valdez (4-3-2014) - by Justice For Josiah
This is the statement as it was originally written, it was read in both English and Spanish, with some impromptu additions by Laurie.
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:51PM
Could This Oakland Police Accident Have Been Avoided? - by wecopwatch
On Saturday April 12, 2K14, at around 1pm, Officer Peterson of the Oakland Police Department drove through an intersection at San Pablo near 17th streets causing a vehicle collision that led to him driving his cruiser head on into a building.
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:44PM
Felony Arrests at Bulb court support for K C and friend needed - by orion
Dept 112 Wiley Manuel Court House 661 Washington Oakland Ca.
Event Date:Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:02PM