top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Fri Jun 11 2004
Anti-G8 Arrestees Accuse SF Sheriffs of Psychological Torture, Physical Violence in Jail
Fri Jun 11 2004
Anti-G8 Arrestees Tortured in SF Jail
6/11/2004:The remaining anti-G8 protesters arrested during Tuesday's SF Reclaim the Streets action have been released after two days of jail solidarity, in which they collectively refused to give their names to the authorities. The release deal required the Jane and John Does to provide their names and dates of birth in exchange for all charges being dropped. Upon their release, some of the released prisoners have accused the SF Sheriff's Department of using intimidation, deception, psychological torture, physical violence and pain compliance in the jail -- practices which are apparently routine in jails, prisons and youth facilities throughout California. Report from Inside 850 Bryant Street According to the report, guards opened the window to the women's cell, allowing inmates and guards to watch the women use the bathroom. They denied the arrestees blankets and would not allow them to speak to medical personnel. They pulled hair and twisted arms, legs, fingers and necks to the breaking point, picked male arrestees up by their jaws and sat on male arrestees' chests until they cut off their air supply and forced them unconscious. During the 48-hour detention, supporters gathered outside the jail for music and a guerrilla video screening, and spoke before the police commission.
5:50pm: According to RTC Legal Support, one additional arrestee who had been hospitalized was arraigned today and was scheduled to be released this afternoon.
One arrestee thanks supporters.
08/24/16 Filthy & Dehumanizing Santa Rita Jail to Improve Treatment of Women In Custody Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Womyn | East Bay08/20/16 Tribes Push Back Against Yet Another Threat to Clean Water Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | U.S.08/20/16 Grand Jury Releases Report on 2015 Jail Death of Krista DeLuca Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/20/16 Nationally-Coordinated Prisoner Work Stoppage on Anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | U.S.08/19/16 Renter Protections on the November Ballot for Six Bay Area Cities Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay | Peninsula | California08/19/16 Bulletproof "Shoot First, Ask Questions Later" Training Relocated to San Jose Church Front Page | Police State and Prisons | South Bay | East Bay | California08/18/16 The PR Campaign to Uplift Police & Demonize Those Who Call for Accountability Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Indymedia | San Francisco | California | U.S.08/14/16 California Coastal Commission Upholds Public Access for All Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/14/16 Santa Cruz NAACP Plans Peace Party with Local Police Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/11/16 Residents Look for New Places to Live Following Chinatown Homeless Sweeps Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/04/16 Boycott Driscoll’s Protest at Watsonville Strawberry Festival Front Page | Labor & Workers | U.S. | Americas | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: Police State and Prisons
Mayor Schaaf Accused of Promoting Acting Police Chief Without Notifying Public Ken Epstein, Oakland Post Wednesday Aug 24th 7:52 PM
Freedom SleepOut #59 as RV Rights Struggle Continues Keith McHenry (story by Norse) (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 23rd 10:10 AM
Video of Newark PD Shooting Teo Valencia in the Back Anti Police-Terror Project Monday Aug 22nd 3:32 PM
Teo Valencia family filing federal lawsuit against City of Newark Anti Police-Terror Project Monday Aug 22nd 10:06 AM
Stop Urban Shield: Mass Mobilization Stop Urban Shield Friday Aug 19th 10:38 AM
Where The Bulletproof Warrior Went Oakland Privacy Thursday Aug 18th 2:36 PM
Grand Jury Releases Report on 2015 Jail Death of Krista DeLuca; Family Sues County Santa Cruz County News (3 comments) Wednesday Aug 17th 6:23 PM
Prison Strike Solidarity BBQ, Banner Making, and Film Showing Oakland IWOC Wednesday Aug 17th 2:46 PM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
September 9th National Prison Strike The Ex-Worker Thursday Aug 25th 11:51 AM
This Week in Palestine, August 12th, 2016 IMEMC Sunday Aug 14th 2:40 PM
New Orleans Drug Policy Update August 2016 WTUL News & Views Sunday Aug 14th 7:52 AM
COINTELPRO action, not "Anonymous" video. Silas Weatherby Thursday Aug 11th 2:36 PM
Public Records Sought Over Federal Surveillance of Climate Protesters Center for Biological Diversity Thursday Aug 11th 1:54 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Occupy Obama lawsuit clears federal hearing IndyRadio/David Roknich Wednesday Aug 17th 5:51 PM
Police Accused in Wrongful Death Seana Sperling Tuesday Aug 2nd 2:37 PM
Chelsea Manning incommunicado until Friday IndyRadio/David Roknich (1 comment) Wednesday Jul 6th 3:22 PM
Through the media Ted Rudow III, MA Tuesday Jul 5th 6:15 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]