Harassment of homeless, street people, youth, and people of color continues to be reported regularly to Free Radio Santa Cruz (check out http://www.huffsantacruz
under "Bathrobespierre's Broadsides" for archived shows containing scores of complaints in the last half year).
Recent reports claim Officer Winston has been retaliating with "Downtown Ordinance" citations for critical comments regarding his prior harassment activities on at least two occasions. Last summer Winston was publicly accused of kicking a homeless sleeper in the face.
Copwatchers will have videocameras and tape recorders to document accounts of police misconduct, plus capture police behavior as it happens.
We'll also be circulating a petition encouraging the firing and prosecution of abusive police officers.
Bring a camera, audio recorder, friend, notebook. We'll be signing up volunteers and taking stories.
If you'd like to work on Copwatch-on-line, give a call to 423-HUFF or come to the HUFF meeting at the Sub Rosa Cafe Wednesday 9:30-11:30 AM. Or check out the Human Rights Organization meeting Saturday 2 PM at Tacqueria Vallarta at Cathcart and Pacific.