top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sat Oct 13 2007
Santa Rosa March to Stop Police Brutality on October 22nd
Sat Oct 13 2007
October 22nd March in Santa Rosa to Expose Local Offenses by Police
Santa Rosa October 22nd Coalition March and Rally to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, & the Criminalization of a Generation Santa Rosa has called for a protest to represent the North Bay in this year's 12th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, "to give collective voice to People's grave concerns about law enforcement, both locally and globally."

On Monday, Oct. 22nd, the People of Sonoma County will wear black and march through Santa Rosa neighborhoods to protest the 9 deaths of people killed in the past year by local law enforcement. The march begins at 4pm in Southwest Community Park (Hearn & Burbank Aves; with a 5pm feeder march from Sebastopol Rd and West Ave), followed by a 6pm rally in Old Courthouse Square (4th St and Mendocino Ave). There will be an open microphone at the rally. Speakers expected include surviving loved ones of victims, people who suffer from past and present police abuses.

The Santa Rosa coalition says that this "epidemic of deadly force is long established: From Apr. 1, 1995 to March 10, 1998, at least 15 people were killed by local police or died in-custody. From Jan. 7, 2000 to Sept. 24, 2007, at least 35 people were killed by local police or died in-custody. In a recent 9 week period, local police shot and killed 5." Deaths have resulted from situations such as 911 calls for help in mental health crises; from the lack of health care in the County Jail for health conditions such as sickle cell anemia and withdrawal. The coalition continues, "We believe that resisting these abuses of power is both necessary and possible."

Opposition to these deaths in Sonoma County has come from the US Commission on Civil Rights, Committee for Civil Rights, Committee for Immigrant Rights, NAACP, ACLU, County of Refuge, AIM, MEChA, Copwatch, Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County, & NAMI-- as well as a cross-section of the community, which is calling for systemic change. People of color, especially youth, are racially profiled by police through schemes such as anti-gang violence efforts. The Sheriff has requested that ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) collaborate with MAGNET to deport people not proven guilty of crimes.

DUI checkpoints sweep working class neighborhoods for minor infractions, impounding cars of those who can least afford it. Local police agencies benefit financially from impounds and tickets while also benefiting through increased social control and decreased community empowerment. Read more

Press Release | Announcement with Leaflets | 7/9/07 Report from Santa Rosa Copwatch | Santa Rosa Copwatch | October 22nd Coalition
06/29/16 BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal: The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging. Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | California | Government & Elections06/29/16 Six Stabbed, Three Suffer Blunt Force Trauma Repelling Nazis from Capitol Grounds Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Central Valley | California | Immigrant Rights06/28/16 Thousands Attend "We Are Still Here" Trans March 2016 in San Francisco Front Page | Police State and Prisons | LGBTI / Queer | San Francisco | Government & Elections06/28/16 Crimson Pipeline Has Long History of Spills Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections06/20/16 Major State Repression in Oaxaca: Several Killed, Dozens Wounded and Detained Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | International | Americas06/16/16 Patient Advocates Denounce Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Drug War | North Bay / Marin | California | U.S.06/16/16 Game-Changing Appeals Court Ruling Establishes a "First Amendment for the Internet" Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Indymedia | U.S. | Government & Elections06/15/16 Take Back Santa Cruz Silent as Member Faces Gun and Narcotics Charges Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/15/16 Watsonville Vigil Remembers the Victims of Orlando, Florida, Nightclub Mass Shooting Front Page | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/14/16 Students at Evergreen State College Call for Boycott of Sabra, Caterpillar, and Driscoll's Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | U.S. | International | Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/11/16 Community Remembrance Marks Two Years Since Yanira Serrano was Killed by Sheriff's Deputy Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Peninsula
Related Categories: North Bay / Marin | Police State and Prisons | Front Page
Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers Americans for Safe Access (1 comment) Thursday Jun 16th 10:08 PM
Immediate Habitat Protection Sought for Killer Whales Along West Coast Center for Biological Diversity Monday Jun 6th 1:06 PM
Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers via Boycott Sakuma Berries Monday May 16th 11:20 PM
UFW improving farm worker lives through proactive union work via United Farm Workers (3 comments) Thursday May 12th 4:14 PM
Adopt a Redwood Tree as a Green Gift for Graduates Joanna Nasar Tuesday May 10th 9:36 AM
More Local News...
[ X close ]
Killer whales remain protected in Washington via OCEANA Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! Labor Video Project (1 comment) Sunday Mar 27th 11:34 PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Center for Biological Diversity Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PM
More Global News...
[ X close ]
Gene-Altered Salmon; The FDA is not credible Summer Mayne Tuesday Dec 15th 9:43 PM
Human Trafficking in Sonoma County Mandy Schloss Tuesday Dec 15th 2:04 PM
Proposed Vallejo Ordinance to Close All Cannabis Dispensaries repost (6 comments) Sunday Mar 15th 11:12 AM
Sonoma County's Plan Aimed at Winter Homelessness Falls Short Meghan O'Brien Tuesday Dec 9th 10:40 AM
Open Newswire...
[ X close ]