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Massive March Against Salinas Police Brutality!!
Date Sunday May 25
Time 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Closter Park
401 Towt St., Salinas, California 93905
Event Type Protest
Please join us on Sunday at 10 AM as the Salinas Community Unites to PEACEFULLY Protest against the Salinas Police Department.

There have been 3 homicides within the last 90 days! Two of which were committed within these past 11 Days!!

The two young men were farmworkers and had their farmworker tools when they were fatally shot multiple times including the face.

We will be gathering today (5/22) at ROSA DE SARON CHURCH at 6:30pm to prepare for Sunday's March.




Direct Action Monterey Network responds to Police Shooting in Salinas
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§Solidarity para Salinas
by via Verenice Portela Farias Thursday May 22nd, 2014 7:17 PM
We want Peace! Together we stand in solidarity para Salinas. Animo!!!
§March Against Police Brutality
by March Against Police Brutality Thursday May 22nd, 2014 8:29 PM
March Against Police Brutality

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by @
Thursday May 22nd, 2014 9:58 PM
why are anti-police brutality movements attempt to preemptively neutralize their effectiveness with dogmatic pacifism?
by Real World
Friday May 23rd, 2014 12:50 PM
To respond to the previous post Should the organizers of the march on 5/25 call for a Violent action ? That of course is a rhetorical question . Such a ultra militant stance would 1. Give the Salinas cops (and those Agribusiness execs that they really ''serve and protect '' ) a excuse to either out right ban the march and to attack it as soon as it assembles 2. Reduce the numbers dramatically to a fraction of the anticipated turnout . Most people , no matter how outraged, don't want to confront a obviously murderous para military police force.
3. Allow the local corporate media to change the subject from a completely unjustified shooting to that of ''violent protestors'' blah blah .
Don't misunderstand . Of course the cops might attack the march no matter how peaceful the action may be .
I'm not a pacifist . Something that has bothered me throughout the years is that the choices are often falsely narrowed down to a completely non militant legal march or a a futile small group confrontation with the police.
Why not actions who's organizers state that THEY plan to be ''non violent 'but they have a large organized disciplined force that , if attacked, would attempt to defend themselves and the march participants ?
by @
Friday May 23rd, 2014 2:13 PM
1. if the police have proven themselves to be ruthless and attack the community with impunity, what will declaring ourselves peaceful do? nothing.

2. it's not about declaring a violent action, but preemptively declaring it peaceful will only marginalize those who do not believe in pacifism. this will only strengthen state and media narratives about "good" and "bad" protesters.

3. the media will attempt to smear the protests no matter how nice, family friendly or obedient they are. if there is no possible way to smear it, or at least sow divisions as previously mentioned, they won't cover it.