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Security Guard and Police Confiscate a Backpack on Science Hill
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
On January 10th, a tree-sitter on Science Hill at UC Santa Cruz dangled a lime green shopping bag from a platform high up in a redwood, presumably with the desire of receiving food, dry clothing and other supplies for occupying the crown of a coastal redwood during a stormy winter. UC police officers stood below the trees to prevent people from sharing with tree-sitters. A security guard also confiscated a backpack from under a tree and then turned it over to the police. UCSC has resorted to a diversity of tactics in trying to end the tree-sit which has been ongoing since November 7th, 2007, including police intimidation and violence, public relations lies and propaganda, and seeking a court injunction against named and unnamed individuals.
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The previous night, January 9th, two people were violently arrested on Science Hill. You can learn more about those arrests here:

Eyewitness Report of Police Attacking Two People at UCSC
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/01/10/18471576.php

For more information about the tree-sit on Science Hill against UCSC expansion, see:

Winter Break at the UCSC Tree-sit
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/12/19/18467787.php

Santa Cruz Community Supports Tree-sitters
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/11/16/18461591.php

Standoff with Police as Activists Occupy Redwoods to Oppose UCSC Expansion
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/11/08/18458938.php
§Fishing
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Trash Orchestra
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Engine Fire
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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UCSC firefighters responded to a car engine fire on McLaughlin Drive on Science Hill.
§Faceless
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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A security guard confiscates a backpack.
§T. Contreras
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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Officer T. Contreras took the backpack from in front of the truck and placed it into the trunk of a UC police car.
§Under Constant Surveillance Cameras (UCSC)
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Situation Here
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Dance
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Brain Hughes and a Security Guard
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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For more information on Brian Hughes, see:

cop watch: Brian Hughes at LRDP Protest
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/11/08/18459337.php
§Locked Out
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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Entry At Loading Dock Only
With Valid UCSC ID
§Security
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Yes Boss
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Filed
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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UCSC has published documents for their case which you can download and read on their website. Laminated pages were also left below the tree-sits.
Documents filed in Case #158919:
http://ucsc.edu/administration/campuscounsel
§Tree 2
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Tree 1
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Tree 4
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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§Stop UCSC Expansion
by ~Bradley Friday Jan 11th, 2008 2:56 AM
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LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
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You're welcomeEmeraldTuesday Jan 15th, 2008 7:05 PM
There's a tree sit in Santa Barbara?NovemberTuesday Jan 15th, 2008 5:49 PM
Thanks EmeraldBenTuesday Jan 15th, 2008 9:32 AM
In response to BenEmeraldMonday Jan 14th, 2008 11:31 PM
Unwelcome?BenMonday Jan 14th, 2008 11:23 AM
Our Forest?nr5667Monday Jan 14th, 2008 1:39 AM
students?localSunday Jan 13th, 2008 10:24 PM
Nor OUR students! No way!Class of 95Sunday Jan 13th, 2008 9:22 PM
It doesn't mean they're from Berkley..but certainly implies they aren't local-Saturday Jan 12th, 2008 7:19 PM
UCSB is Santa BarbaraZLSaturday Jan 12th, 2008 1:46 PM

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