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Keeping Up the Pressure: Wednesday Protest at Cop Corner
Date Wednesday December 17
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Laurel and Center Streets, Santa Cruz
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
Emailrnorse3 [at] hotmail.com
The SCPD has still not responded to concerns about racial and class profiling by Officer Bradly Barnett and videoed concerns that Officer Bill Azua is selectively ticketing African-Americans in downtown Santa Cruz for trivial offenses. It has not released specific reports on its use of tasers, batons, choke holds, pain compliance holds, and drawn weapons as requested in Public Records Act requests. It continues to militarize the department through acquisition of surveillance and armored vehicle acquisition without meaningful public input or debate. Instances of documented officer abuse of homeless people such as Officer Vasquez's sidewalk smash of Richard Hardy remain unredressed. HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) calls for an active and diverse protest Wednesday December 17th at 2 PM at Laurel and Center Streets.

Please distribute this flyer widely and come on down on Wednesday--or start your own protest!

Further Information:

Vasquez's Hardy Take-down: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_23185274/use-force-investigation-not-complete-videotaped-arrest-santa
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/04/23/18735710.php

Barnett's Anti-Homeless Profiling: https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2014/10/21/barnett_cites_--homeless.pdf
Barnett's Racial Citations: https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2014/10/21/barnett_cites_including_race.pdf
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/08/21/18760436.php

Azua's Selective Ticketing of Blacks on Pacific for Smoking: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/08/02/18759451.php

Prior Stories: "Protest Shuts Down City Council, Urban Assault Vehicle Approved, Anti-Homeless Law Delayed" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/12/10/18765377.php.
"SCPD No Disclosure of When People were PepperSprayed, Choked, Tasered, Gun-Bullied or Shot" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/12/04/18765028.php
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Bring Umbrellas and Warm CoatsRobert NorseTuesday Dec 16th, 2014 8:59 AM
See the Vidoe; Demand Answers; Fight the Fear !Robert NorseTuesday Dec 16th, 2014 8:42 AM
Location of ProtestSteven ArgueSunday Dec 14th, 2014 1:41 AM
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