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Fri Oct 28 2011Across the Central Valley People Take the Streets Against Police Brutality and Prison
Fri Oct 28 2011Caravan of Resistance in the Central Valley Against Police Brutality
On Saturday, October 22nd, over a hundred people from across the Central Valley participated in the 'Caravan of Resistance' against police brutality both inside local jails and on the streets. Participants from Modesto, Stockton, Manteca, Davis, Sacramento, and Merced all converged to participate in a string of actions in a total of three cities. The Caravan brought together over a hundred people: blacks, Chicanos, and working class whites joined with victims' families to protest murder and brutality at the hands of the police.
At around 11 AM, people first started rallying and marching around the Stockton Police Department. SPD was one of the law enforcement agencies that shot and killed James Rivera in 2010, after a high speed chase that caused James to crash into a residential neighborhood. Over 50 people marched around the building, chanting, "No Justice, No Peace!" Next, the Caravan traveled to Manteca, about 20 minutes away, to rally outside of the Manteca Police Department, which in 2011 was responsible for killing Ernest Duenez who, like Rivera, was unarmed.
Next the group headed to Modesto, where they rallied outside of the Stanislaus County Men's Jail. Rita Elias was shot to death by an off-duty Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department officer in September of 2010. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department also runs the downtown jail, a facility in which 6 people have died within the last year and a half. While outside protesters chanted, "Revolt on the Inside, Revolt on the Outside," and "Cops, Pigs, Murderers," prisoners banged against the glass inside of the jail.
Read more | previous coverage: Protests Against Police Brutality Spread Across Central Valley
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