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Sleeping Ban Petitioning and Boycott Bigotry Tabling Downtown

Date:
Friday, November 17, 2006
Time:
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Robert Norse
Email:
Phone:
831-423-4833
Address:
309 Cedar PMB #14B Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location Details:
On the sidewalk near Lulu Carpenters in Santa Cruz (1545 Pacific Ave.)

"HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) will be tabling again at Lulu Carpenters 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Friday November 17th.

We will be concerned with two issues.
1. Discriminatory treatment of the poor by merchants and police, as exemplified by Manthri Srinath's false citizens arrest of disabled homeless panhandler Shane Maxfield. [See http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/10/15/18320439.php]
DEMAND AN END TO MERCHANT/POLICE COLLUSION IN FALSE ARRESTS, SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT, AND LAWS THAT CRIMINALIZE THE POOR AT THE WHIM OF BUSINESS BIGOTS.
2. The City Attorney's refusal to follow the Constitution in allowing the police to harass, cite, and jail thirty homeless people per month.
City Council condones these arrests even though there is no legal shelter for 90% of the homeless people in Santa Cruz.
The 9th Federal Court of Appeals has held that this practice by the LAPD at night on Skid Row is "cruel and unusual punishment" and violates the 8th Amendment to the Federal Constitution.
The City Attorney of San Diego has also stopped prosecuting homeless people for sleeping at night [Check out http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20061021/news_7m21homeless.html for the San Diego situation].
JOIN US TO PETITION THE SANTA CRUZ CITY ATTORNEY TO DO THE SAME THIS WINTER!

Bring signs, cameras, and high spirits.

Hot sidewalk-roast coffee available for those Banned for Life from Lulu Carpenter's. [See http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/11/10/18328675.php?show_comments=1#18330125]
Added to the calendar on Wed, Nov 15, 2006 10:19PM
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