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text ACLU Questions Council and Chief of Police on Automatic License Plate Readers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Status of Surveillance Technology a Concern
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:06PM
video Richard Perkins: 1,000th Person Killed by Cops in the US This Year; OPD Mum on Video (video/mp4 16.5MB) - by Anti Police-Terror Project
Thirty-nine year-old Richard Perkins, father of two, was the 1,000th person killed by police in the United States this year according to the Guardians's The Counted Project.
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:11PM
video Police make one arrest at Freedom Sleepers protest #20, confiscate belongings (video/mp4 120.2MB) - by zh
Police arrest a sleeper at the 20th Freedom Sleepers protest in front of city hall and take his belongings. Video is included in this article.
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:35PM
image Groups Demand Delta Water Plan Before Permits for Jerry Brown's Tunnels 120_800_dsc_0035.jpg original image ( 800x531) - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, senior counsel at Friends of the River, revealed the deep, terminal flaws in the Delta Tunnels environmental review. “The EPA gave the Delta Tunnels RDEIR/SDEIS a failing grade. The ball is in the State Water Board’s court. They can either do a legitimate environmental review or tell Reclamation & DWR they must do so. The inadequate environmental review for the Delta Tunnels is a defect that can only be cured by doing an adequate review," said Wright. Photo: Governor Bro...
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:59PM
text Letter to Berkeley: You Are Being Scammed by Your City Council. - by JP Massar
If the Berkeley City Council wanted to help the homeless they would be providing the money, a timetable and the plans to create the facilities they say they want to create. They didn't. They don't. They just want you to believe they are.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:44AM
image Troy Fletcher, Yurok Tribe's Visionary Leader, Passes Away 120_troy_fletcher_.jpeg original image ( 575x400) - by Dan Bacher
"This is a tragic loss for the Yurok people, so tragic that words cannot express how we feel,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “Troy accomplished things that many people thought were impossible. We will forever be grateful for Troy’s tremendous contribution to the Tribe. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." Photo of Troy Fletcher courtesy of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:41AM
image Victim of Salinas police beating indicted for assaulting officer 120_beating_velasco.jpg original image ( 640x320) - by IndyRadio/DavidRoknich
The only charges against Velasco were those generated by the attack on him by the police. They claim he attacked them with a deadly weapon, assaulted them, and resisted arrest. "My Poor Brother. He is mentally ill and the cops had no right to keep hitting him he was already on the floor. The cops have done this too many times. I see the cops in the ER walking around like they got hurt. Bull shit. He didn't hurt any of them cops. And to do that in front of my mom is so harsh. Praying for every...
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:11PM
image TBSC members caught lying again: The RV ordinance and "faking" locality 120_tbsc_samantha_olden.jpg original image ( 2550x3300) - by TBSC Watcher
Up before the Santa Cruz City Council tonight is a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the overnight parking of RVs and Motor Homes on public streets within the city limits. The City Council has been pressured by members of the so-called public safety group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), which has lobbied extensively for the ban and has called for stricter anti-RV measures. During the process, TBSC created an online petition form its members could use to send a form letter automatically to t...
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:45PM
image Help us lay our loved-one Richard Perkins to rest! 120_richard_perkins.jpg original image ( 685x546) - by Richard Perkins memorial fund
On Sunday, November 15th, 2015, our beloved Richard was taken from us far too soon! He was a victim of the same Police Violence that has been impacting all of our communities across the Nation. Although we do not yet know the full extent of the details, we do know that there are conflicting eye-witness reports that contradict initial police reports as to what happened that tragic day. Regardless of the circumstances, victim of crime resources are not available to the family as this incident w...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:25PM
video Fuck The Police cop car smashdown at “LA to the Bay” sideshow in East Oakland — video (video/mp4 44.3MB) - by FTP
Video from East Oakland “LA to the Bay” sideshow before dawn on Sunday, November 15th. About 700 cars showed up. An OPD patrol car was smashed good on East 14th near 97th Avenue. Fuck the Police!
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:36PM
document UC Academic Workers Launch Campaign: Pressure UC President to Eliminate Sexual Harassment 11-21-15_press_release_final.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Linh
UC Academic workers press release, open letter and petition to call on UCOP and Janet Napolitano's action for an end to sexual harassment on UC campuses.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:52PM
image Block 27 ~ Stockton Rural Cemetery: Our Emancipation Journey Toward Freedom 120_321664_2340835835347_1677177910_n.jpg original image ( 960x652) - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Together, local, statewide, national and international stakeholders will come together to identify, document and preserve the salient contributions of those interred within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:50PM
image NLG Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Berkeley Police Brutality Against Black Lives Matter Protesters and Journalists 120_nlg-sf-logo.jpg original image ( 169x160) - by NLG-SF
Eleven people who were clubbed, teargassed, slammed to the ground, shot with impact munitions or groundlessly arrested by the police during a December 6, 2014, Berkeley demonstration sued the City of Berkeley, then-City Manager Christine Daniel, Chief Michael Meehan, the City of Hayward, and Berkeley and Hayward officers in federal court today. The plaintiffs include journalists who were covering the demonstration, as well as demonstrators. They are seeking to revamp how Berkeley polices demo...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:42AM
image Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, Lead-In with Oakland March 120_oaklandmarchers2.jpg original image ( 1280x1280) - by E. O'Toole/R. Robertson
Photos by Ellyn O'Toole. Text by Ruth Robertson.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:36AM
image Climate Action comes to town (part one) 120_1200-000-climate.jpg original image ( 1200x600) - by David Roknich/IndyRadio
"Love will win out over fear, and our movement will win over injustice." says 350.org, and Santa Cruz Climate Action fully agrees.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:24AM
text Letter to Santa Cruz City Council in Support of RV Safe Parking Zones - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Time for Council to Do the Right Thing
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39PM
image Labor Rallies and Marches Against Fossil Fuel at Climate Rally in Oakland on Nov 21, 2015 120_climate_ibew595.jpg original image ( 3024x3024) - by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists marched and rallied against fossil fuels in Oakland at a climate rally on November 21, 2105
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:42PM
image March for Richard Perkins — Man Slain by Oakland Police 120_1-richard_perkins.jpg original image ( 504x251) - by Davey D
On November 20th, 2015, several dozen people met up at the Fruitvale BART station to protest the recent killing of Richard Perkins by Oakland Police.
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:43PM
text The Malonga Center windows: A tale about Oakland city priorities - by Lydia
Public records requests reveal that the city of Oakland prioritized the noise complaint of one individual over an entire decades-old arts community.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:56PM
image Salmon Fishermen, Consumer Groups Criticize FDA Approval of Frankenfish 120_ge-fish-approved_66971.jpg original image ( 418x234) - by Dan Bacher
"Genetically engineered salmon pose a serious potential threat to wild salmon stocks that our members rely on to make a living or fish for food and sport," the group said in a statement. "In addition, GE salmon also pose a threat to salmon protected by the federal Endangered Species Act." Photo courtesy of the Center for Food Safety.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:37AM

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