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|Pushback at the PD Against Homeless Harassment|
|Date||Wednesday September 17|
|Time||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
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155 Center St. in front of the Santa Cruz Police Department
Corner of Laurel and Center Streets
FIGHT BACK AGAINST POLICE & VIGILANTE ABUSE OF THE POOR !Added to the calendar on Monday Sep 15th, 2014 11:10 PM
Following the weekly 11 AM-1 PM HUFF meeting at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific (all are invited, free coffee), we will go to the cop shop several blocks away.
Our objective is to examine the arrest and citation records of Officer Bartly Barnett, accused by numerous community members of anti-homeless and racist harassment.
The SCPD has declined to provide stats of how many people of color Barnett has cited. None of his cites in the last three years have been for property crimes or personal assaults--all for "homeless removal"-style infractions designed to "clean up" the Downtown area.
Our objective is to examine whether there is a persistent indication of racial and class profiling by Barnett (and others in the SCPD).
Campsite Raided? Property Impounded or Tossed?
Harassed on the Street?
Treated like a Criminal because you're Poor and Outside? Vehicle threatened?
Security Guards Barking at You in the Parks?
Hassled for Your Dog? “Moved Along”?
We'll be providing “Eat 'em Don't Shoot 'em” Brownies & HUFF Cafe Coffee.
We'll also have complaint forms to file formal complaints, claims against the city, calls for Grand Jury investigation, and information to be forwarded to other civil rights organizations.
Folks in Ferguson, MO are risking their liberty and safety by demonstrating loudly and persistently against racist and class-based harassment there. (See https://twitter.com/OpFerguson )
Closer to home Salinas police remain unaccountable for the deaths of Frank Alvarado and three others this year.
No Ferguson in Santa Cruz!
End Harassment by Officers Azua, Barnett & Others
Stop Military Style Attacks on the Poor Downtown and Around Town
Volunteer for Campsite Protection Movement
Flyer by HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom)
309 Cedar PMB #14B Santa Cruz