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Tue Jan 4 2005Three Men Killed by Bay Area Police in Four Days
Tue Jan 4 2005Tasers and Guns Each Used in Two Fatal Cases South of San Francisco This Week
1/6/2004: Yesterday civil rights attorney John Burris announced that he had been retained by the family of Gregory Saulsbury, Jr.
1/4/2004: The San Jose Mercury News has reported three Bay Area police officer-involved deaths in the last 3 days. Two men died in San Mateo County on January 2nd after police were called for help with mental crisis situations. Tasers were used in both fatal cases on Sunday.
Tuesday: In Santa Clara, police officers shot and killed a motorist just after midnight last night, following a car chase in which the driver allegedly refused to pull over and then rammed a patrol car. The police say that the motorist was spotted driving eratically as officers were cleaning up a scene where a pedestrian had been killed by crossing a street. Police have not yet released the dead man's name. The case will be investigated by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
Sunday: On January 2nd Greg Saulsbury died, Pacifica police say, after being stunned with Tasers, which use darts to deliver a 50,000-volt charge. His family had called 911 to say Saulsbury, who was 30 years old, was having difficulty breathing. His sister, Laneka Saulsbury, told the Mercury News her brother thought people were "after him'' and that he might have taken some kind of controlled substance. The police said that they tased him after a struggle, but his family denied that there had been a struggle.
In Redwood City on Sunday, an unidentified man who had allegedly been holding a machete-like knife and had lasted through an eight-hour standoff died after Tasers, rubber projectiles and pepper spray were used on him to no avail. After the man allegedly broke through a window, several officers shot and killed him. Police Capt. Scott Warner said the man's family called police early in the afternoon, saying that the man was acting strangely and had assaulted his nephew. When officers arrived, the man barricaded himself in the closet of a first-floor bedroom. A total of five officers, including members of a SWAT team, used lethal or non-lethal weapons on the man, and they are now all on paid administrative leave pending an investigation in the case.
Family First Aid Kit | Amnesty International Report About Tasers
New club procedures at UC Berkeley give police effective veto power over campus events Tuesday Oct 17th 3:06 AM
Community Remains in the "Shadow of Bell v. Boise" Sunday Oct 15th 10:20 AM
House Keys, Not Handcuffs Saturday Oct 14th 7:17 PM
March Against Police Murder: San Francisco to Sacramento (1 comment) Friday Oct 6th 4:35 PM
Vigil for OPD Taser Victim Saturday Sep 30th 7:34 PM
Homeless Washed Away at the Santa Cruz Post Office (6 comments) Wednesday Sep 27th 9:54 AM
We Got This: Chelsea Manning Speaks Out at March Against White Supremacy (video) (1 comment) Monday Sep 25th 8:26 PM
Statement on Berkeley City Council Resolution to Pepper Spray Protesters Wednesday Sep 20th 7:53 PMMore Local News...
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Facing a Possible State of Emergency Monday Oct 2nd 5:20 AM
Justice Department demands Facebook turn over information on anti-administration activists Saturday Sep 30th 7:11 AM
A3 Newsletter: Vincent Simmons, Leonard Peltier, Non-Unanimous Juries and more Wednesday Sep 27th 2:01 PM
French Police Threaten to Block Indymedia Nantes and Indymedia Grenoble (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 12:39 PM
Your Civil Rights Are Being Violated by JBLM: Meet the man leading this illegal activity. (1 comment) Saturday Sep 23rd 9:06 AM
Nuestra Voz: Schools for Education not Criminalization Wednesday Sep 13th 9:14 AM
What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia Tuesday Sep 12th 1:47 PM
800 People Take the Streets of Freiburg, Germany in Solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia (1 comment) Sunday Sep 10th 6:11 PMMore Global News...
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Harassment by Verizon to tell us what we know: It is 70 to 80 degrees! (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 10:42 AM
Phone Privacy? Tuesday Sep 19th 5:30 AM
UC Gave $600,000 for Hate Speech, Plans Week of More Hate Speech Friday Sep 15th 8:03 AM
16 years on, the controlled demolition of the 9/11 official story (1 comment) Saturday Sep 9th 1:33 PM
ICE Raids Cause Minority Women to Live in Fear Saturday Jul 29th 9:12 AM
Local law enforcement and government protect TBSC gang stalkers (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 25th 9:15 PM
Brazil: Will Moro destroy the rule of law? Friday Jun 30th 1:55 PM
SF Police state terrorism; Housing Crisis, Nuclear Contamination of Pacific Ocean Monday May 8th 8:01 PMOpen Newswire...
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