top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Tue Aug 10 2010 (Updated 08/12/10)
Humboldt County Sheriff's Officers Kill Unarmed Man
Tue Aug 10 2010 (Updated 08/12/10)
Copwatchers Wary of Police, DA, and Media Criminalizing Shooting Victim Robert Garth
Redwood Curtain CopWatch writes: "Humboldt County Sheriff Officers shot and killed Robert Garth in the morning of Saturday August 7, 2010. CopWatchers and friends of the Garth family went to Blue Lake, after learning of the shooting. We took lots of video and photos. We want to share what we learned, in brief.

"First this: As we write this post (Saturday night, August 7, 2010), we anticipate two things. The first is that the media (i.e. Thadues Greenson of the Times-Standard who was in Blue Lake) will parrot, stating as fact, the police story. That's what the media ALWAYS does. Now, we know the police story will be told in defense of the cops who murdered Robert. Thus, we can anticipate words that imply that the cops were scared for their safety and lives, the safety and lives of others; that they had to make a split-moment decision and the danger resulted in the split-moment decision to shoot (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11? shots?), and that Robert had mental health problems, which made him unpredictable or dangerous (perhaps the media will even put out an anecdotal story about Robert in another time to illustrate such a problem). However the media will do it, taking direction from police statements and police press releases, the media will criminalize the victim, Robert Garth, and recite excuses for the cops- cops who just ended a life!"

Read more
07/25/16 Recall of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Underway Due to Growing Discontent Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay | Government & Elections07/22/16 Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | East Bay | California | Government & Elections07/22/16 Report Documents 74% Decline in Monarch Butterflies Overwintering in Coastal California Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | East Bay | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia07/18/16 New Oakland Police Commission Ballot Measure to Take Its Final Form in City Council Vote Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections07/12/16 Police Murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Two Days Stir Renewed Resistance Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | California | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia07/11/16 Solidarity March in San Francisco with Oaxacan Uprising Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | Americas07/11/16 De-Militarize the Newark Police Department and Get Justice for Teo Valencia Jr Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay07/10/16 Reflections on the Santa Cruz Bus Rider's Association Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia07/09/16 Call for Oakland Police to Blow the Whistle on Corruption, Misconduct, and Predation Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections07/09/16 Court Orders City of Hayward to Refund Excessive Fees Charged for Police Body Camera Video Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay07/07/16 Peace and Dignity Journeys Runners Arrive in Santa Cruz Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: North Coast | Police State and Prisons | Front Page
Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution Dan Bacher (1 comment) Friday Jul 22nd 10:29 AM
Rally in the Redwoods July 16 Karen Thursday Jul 14th 10:09 PM
Court Publishes Decision Granting Relief to Inmate Disciplined For Hunger Strike via NLG SF Bay Area Chapter Wednesday Jun 22nd 6:36 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
Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews Dan Bacher (1 comment) Tuesday Apr 5th 4:34 PM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Killer whales remain protected in Washington via OCEANA Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Fires And Drought Force Migration Of Palm Oil Production Tomas DiFiore Tuesday Jun 14th 8:26 AM
Saying No To Palm Oil In The U.S. Tomas DiFiore Sunday Jun 12th 8:36 AM
Save the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Tomas DiFiore Saturday May 14th 5:06 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]