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Community BBQ in the Park (for a world without police)
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Sunday Mar 13th, 2011 7:42 PM
On March 13th, the Sunday prior to the International Day Against Police Brutality, Santa Cruz anarchists organized a family-friendly BBQ in Grant Street Park "for a world without police." Dozens of people showed up to grill food, socialize, and listen to Know Your Rights and Copwatch presentations. A bounce-house was set up, but quickly deflated by order of the Santa Cruz Police.

Organizers say the BBQ provided a space for people to "kick it in the park and explore ways that we can rely on each other, rather than on the police." Furthermore, "We don't need the police to be safe. Police are often an invasive or violent presence in our communities."
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The Copwatch presentation was from people involved with the Modesto Anarcho and Modesto Copwatch collaboration.
§Jail Toss
by ~Bradley Sunday Mar 13th, 2011 7:42 PM
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§BBQ
by ~Bradley Sunday Mar 13th, 2011 7:42 PM
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§Police Violence Is Not An Accident
by ~Bradley Sunday Mar 13th, 2011 7:42 PM
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§Ron Inouye, SCPD
by ~Bradley Sunday Mar 13th, 2011 7:42 PM
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SCPD makes sure people are not in violation of 'having a good time in the park on a rainy day.' More specifically, he said to turn off the music, and then walked around to visually inspect everyone and where they were standing.
§Bike Art
by ~Bradley Sunday Mar 13th, 2011 7:42 PM
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§Community BBQ
by ~Bradley Sunday Mar 13th, 2011 7:42 PM
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vote away the policedirect action is for sissiesFriday Mar 18th, 2011 11:29 AM
Your cops are too educated.roknichWednesday Mar 16th, 2011 3:03 AM
bounce house? Nooo!!A-parentMonday Mar 14th, 2011 10:35 AM

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