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Copwatch Training for Cinco de Mayo
Date Sunday April 29
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Pages in Color
888 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA
(Shares storefront with an accountant)
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorSan Jose Copwatch
Copwatch on Cinco de Mayo 2007 in Eastside San Jose
Stop police brutality!
Learn your rights!
Hold the police accountable!


San Jose police have a history of brutality and racism
and the 2006 findings of a Santa Clara County grand
jury clearly show racial profiling and intimidation:

http://www.sccsuperiorcourt.org/jury/GJreports/2006/RacialProfilingSJPD.pdf

On Cinco de Mayo 2006 a Copwatch was planned to
observe and record police behavior toward the people
of San Jose. 6 people including activists from
participating organizations and a musical performer
were arrested at Story and King in Eastside San Jose
where the Copwatch to begin.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/05/08/18218471.php

This Cinco de Mayo, join San Jose residents in a
Copwatch to:
-defend the right to observe and record police
activity
-hold police accountable for any abuse of the Mexican
community as they celebrate the struggles and dignity
of their people
-build the movement for police accountability


Schedule:

Saturday April 28, 11am-2pm @ Grassroots House 2022
Blake St, Berkeley: Know Your Rights Training. Learn
your rights when interacting with the police. Free and
open to the public. A good chance for Berkeley folks
to refresh their rights before Copwatching on the 5th.
This is not solely for Cinco de Mayo Copwatchers.

Sunday April 29th 3pm-6pm @ Pages in Color 888 East
Santa Clara St. San Jose: Know Your Rights Training.
Learn your rights when interacting with the police.
Free and open to the public. Preparation/refreshment
for Cinco de Mayo Copwatching. Will also include a
discussion on strategy for the
5th.

Thursday May 3rd, 9pm @ (email svdebug [at] newamericamedia.org for location) Copwatch practice in Downtown San Jose.

Saturday May 5th, 4pm @ intersection of Story and King
in Eastside San Jose (in front of Ritmo Latino):
Press Conference regarding Night's Activities as well
as last year's police harrassment and the legal status
of the arrestees.

Saturday May 5th, 8pm @ intersection of Story and King
in Eastside San Jose: Convergence for evening's
Copwatching. Bring your friends, camcorders, cameras,
and audio recorders. First timers are welcome and will be teamed up with experienced Copwatchers. Teams departing at 9pm.

Sponsoring Organizations:
Eastside 6 Defense Committee
Silicon Valley De-Bug
Coalition for Justice and Accountability
Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 20th, 2007 11:00 AM
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