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Rally to GIVE BACK the BearCat Military Vehicle
Date Tuesday February 10
Time 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
Stop the Militarization of the Santa Cruz Police

RALLY TO GIVE BACK THE BEARCAT MILITARY VEHICLE
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:30 PM
SPEAK AT THE SANTA CRUZ CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz


On January 27, about 100 citizens attended the Santa Cruz City Council meeting to demand the Council rescind its rushed approval of the Police Department's purchase of a fully armored vehicle, a BearCat. The Santa Cruz Police relied on questionable information about their need for an armored vehicle when they pushed the Council to approve this purchase, claiming it would take 3-4 hours for the nearest armored vehicle to arrive here from Santa Clara if needed. In fact, both our own Sheriff's Department and the Scotts Valley Police Department have armored vehicles that can be quickly deployed!

The police also kept news of their successful application to Homeland Security for this military style vehicle from the City Council and the Public for over 7 months! Because of this, the Council voted before they, or the Public had time to review all the necessary information to justify approving a quarter million dollar purchase, and beginning the militarization of the SC Police Department. Police departments all across the United States are militarizing their forces. Santa Cruz should not join this trend!

SPONSORED BY: Santa Cruz Chapter of ACLU, Santa Cruz Branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, Project Pollinate, Santa Cruz Peace and Freedom Party, Santa Cruz Jewish Voice for Peace, the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Media Watch, Santa Cruz Veterans for Peace, Youth-Led Radio KYTH-lp, Sin Barras, Peoples Democratic Club (PDC), People United for Peace of SC County, Thrive Santa Cruz, Romero Institute, and CodePink Santa Cruz.

Organized by SCRAM ! (Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization !)

(831) 687-9118 - scram911 [at] gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Cruz-Resistance-Against-Militarization-SCRAM/1020407254641174
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