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David Morse, a long-time member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center has settled his lawsuit over the University of California - Berkeley Police Department’s improper arrest, imprisonment, and seizure of journalistic materials during a student demonstration he was covering as a journalist. In exchange for Mr. Morse’s agreement to dismiss the lawsuit, UC Regents have paid $162,500 and have agreed to modify UCBPD policies and procedures and to conduct extensive training sessions for UCBPD officers regarding protections for journalists under federal and state law.
Sat Jul 7 2012 (Updated 08/06/12)Community Media with Indybay at Free Skool Santa Cruz
Sat Jul 7 2012 (Updated 08/06/12)Indybay Volunteers Offer Free Skool Santa Cruz Class on Community Media
Community Media with Indybay will be an introduction to contributing to the all-volunteer website, Santa Cruz Indymedia (aka Indybay). Beginning July 11th, people who are passionate about local independent media will meet every other Wednesday as part of Free Skool Santa Cruz for workshops and discussions on how anyone can publish text, photos, audio and video, either as news articles or event announcements directly to the website.
Sun Jun 10 2012Autonomous Paths Converge in Cherán
Around 500 people from 15 cities in Mexico and 11 countries in the world came together in the National Encounter of Autonomous Anti-Capitialist Resistance at the end of May 2012 to share experiences of autonomy and support the uprising and current process of self-government in Cherán, Michoacán. The Cherán K’eri uprising on April 15, 2011 and the process of self-government now underway in that community is, for many, a source of inspiration, a strong show of resistance to be defended, and an experience to learn from.
Sat Jun 9 2012 (Updated 06/24/13)Charges Dismissed Against September 8th BART Arrestees
Sat Jun 9 2012 (Updated 06/24/13)Arrestees Including Indybay Reporter Have Charges Dropped from SF BART Station Mass Arrest
On September 8th, 2011, BART police mass arrested close to thirty people, including Indybay reporter Dave Id, inside the Powell Street BART station during a protest against BART police. Protesters and journalists alike were handcuffed for hours and charged with violating California Penal Code Section 369i. On June 4th, the case was heard in open court and charges were dismissed against fourteen defendants represented by the NLG. It is unknown if other arrestees sought independent counsel, paid a fine for the infraction, had their charges dismissed, or if their charges remain pending.
Fri Jun 8 2012 (Updated 06/10/12)Santa Cruz Eleven Update: The Steamroller Slouches into Summer
Fri Jun 8 2012 (Updated 06/10/12)Santa Cruz Eleven Split into Smaller Groups for Preliminary Hearings
On Friday, June 8th, five of the Santa Cruz Eleven had preliminary hearing dates set by visiting Judge Stephen Sillman. Additionally, Brent Adams now has a new public defender, attorney Lisa K. McCamey. Charges have been refiled against Franklin Alcantara and Cameron Laurendeau, and they have a new preliminary hearing scheduled for July 23rd. Gabriella Ripley-Phipps and Becky Johnson will be going into their preliminary hearing on Monday, June 25th.
Sat May 26 2012 (Updated 05/31/12)Preliminary Hearing Postponed for Santa Cruz Eleven
Sat May 26 2012 (Updated 05/31/12)Remaining Seven Santa Cruz Eleven Defendants Face Preliminary Hearing Sometime in June
Robert Norse reports: Seven defendants (two were recharged) now face an upcoming Preliminary Hearing sometime in June thanks to Santa Cruz County District Attorneys Bob Lee and Rebekah Young. The seven are activists and reporters selected out of hundreds who passed through the vacant Wells Fargo bank building (now surrounded with a fence and barbed wire) in downtown Santa Cruz. The next pretrial court hearing is on Friday, June 1st at 8:15 AM in Dept. 6.
Fri May 18 2012 (Updated 05/20/12)Banners on Highway One: "Support The Santa Cruz Eleven" and "Drop All Charges Now!"
Fri May 18 2012 (Updated 05/20/12)Highway One Banner Displays Supporting the Santa Cruz Eleven Continue
On May 18th, supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven held banners on the Soquel Avenue overpass, to be seen by passing drivers on Highway 1, in support of the eleven people charged in association with the 2011 occupation of a vacant bank building in Santa Cruz. So far six of the eleven defendants have had charges against them dismissed by Santa Cruz County judge Paul Burdick, and the remaining five, Brent Adams, Desiree Foster, Gabriella Ripley-Phipps, Becky Johnson, and Robert Norse (Kahn), are still in the middle of pre-trial hearings.