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Thu Feb 26 2009Dozens March in Santa Rosa to Ban Tasers
Thu Feb 26 2009New Campaign Launched to Ban Taser Use in Sonoma County
On February 13th, about 75 people gathered in Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square to demand that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department end their use of Tasers, a deadly device which has led to five deaths of unarmed civilians in our community over the last two years. The October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality organized the protest as part of a new campaign demanding the end of Taser use in Sonoma County.
After a brief rally, people took over both lanes of Mendocino Avenue during rush hour. Marchers ranged from high school students to grandmothers of the local victims of police brutality. A marching band followed the protest, lifting the spirits of the participants and helping everybody to brave the freezing, wet weather. Many people joined the march as it went along. One student from the local junior college remarked, "I was pissed off because i had to sit in traffic behind the march, then i heard what you were chanting and i was like 'fuck yeah,' so i parked my car and joined the march!" Read more
See also: Gathering of Community Organizations and Activists on March 1st || Richard Lua Tasered to Death by San Jose Police
#FreedomNow: Global Call to Action 7.21 (1 comment) Wednesday Jul 20th 4:01 PM
Court Rules Lawsuit Over Point Reyes Management Plan Can Move Forward Wednesday Jul 20th 2:40 PM
Marin Eagle Scout’s Final Project Will Get Redwood Trees Growing in Bay Area Classrooms Tuesday Jun 28th 10:18 AM
Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers (1 comment) Thursday Jun 16th 10:08 PM
Immediate Habitat Protection Sought for Killer Whales Along West Coast Monday Jun 6th 1:06 PM
Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers Monday May 16th 11:20 PMMore Local News...
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Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! (1 comment) Sunday Mar 27th 11:34 PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PM
Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area Thursday Aug 20th 11:59 AM
Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries Monday Aug 10th 4:35 PM
University of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law Wednesday Jun 24th 5:34 PMMore Global News...
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Gene-Altered Salmon; The FDA is not credible Tuesday Dec 15th 9:43 PM
Human Trafficking in Sonoma County Tuesday Dec 15th 2:04 PM
‘Went in like Gestapo’–Sonoma sheriffs’ bloody rampage Friday Oct 9th 6:43 AM
American Nazi Craig Cobb Responsible for Deactivating Native American Facebook Accounts Sunday Mar 15th 3:43 PM
Proposed Vallejo Ordinance to Close All Cannabis Dispensaries (6 comments) Sunday Mar 15th 11:12 AM
Sonoma County's Plan Aimed at Winter Homelessness Falls Short Tuesday Dec 9th 10:40 AMOpen Newswire...
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