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Tell Santa Cruz City Council To "Send Back the BEARCAT!"
Date Tuesday March 24
Time 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location Details
6pm: Rally in the Courtyard of City Hall
7pm: City Council Meeting

City Hall
809 Center Street, Santa Cruz

Overflow seating for the City Council meeting will be available at:

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorSteve Pleich for SCRAM
Emailspleich [at] gmail.com
Phone831-466-6078
We Did It! The BEARCAT is Back on the City Council Agenda
Now Let's Send It Back!

On Tuesday, March 24th, an extraordinary event will be taking place in Santa Cruz. In response to pressure brought to bear by SCRAM! (Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization!) and hundreds of citizens who are concerned about the purchase of a BEARCAT armored personnel carrier and militarization of law enforcement, a City Council session to revisit these issues will be held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium starting at 7pm. SCRAM! urges the entire community to attend and voice their individual concerns.

SCRAM! has been organizing grassroots action to compel the City Council to rescind approval for the BEARCAT purchase and to develop policies that prevent militarized equipment from flowing into local law enforcement. As witnessed at the most recent council sessions, the community has rallied around these goals and SCRAM! has successfully worked to return these issues to the Council Agenda for a full public hearing.

SCRAM! agrees that keeping first responders and potential victims safe is vitally important. But that does not mean we need the BEARCAT. SCRAM! urges citizens to join us on Tuesday, March 24th for a 6:00 Rally at City Hall and at 7:00 pm at the Civic Auditorium, corner of Church and Center Streets in downtown Santa Cruz to voice their concerns.

SCRAM! is a coalition of more than twenty social justice and political action groups. More information about SCRAM! can be found at (831) 687-9118, scram911 [at] gmail.com or Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization on Facebook.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 12th, 2015 4:57 PM
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by SCRAM! Wednesday Mar 18th, 2015 4:40 PM
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URGENT COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDED!
Mark your Calendars Now!
6PM Rally
7PM City Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 24th
at City Hall, 809 Center Street

On Tuesday, March 24th, at 7PM, the Santa Cruz City Council will take further action on the BearCat armored personnel carrier. This may include a motion to rescind the approval of the BearCat entirely!! They will also consider a newly proposed citywide grants procedure that is timely, transparent, and fully open to the public so that what happened with the BearCat cannot happen again!

This is in response to all the public concern we, the people, have demonstrated in the last three months!

Please show up and bring at least five other people with you!

Make a homemade sign, or we will have extras!

If you plan to speak, the time you will be allowed is just two minutes!!

Also, if you send your comments in writing ahead of time, they will be added to the Council agenda packet. Put “BearCat" in the subject line of your email and then send it to:
citycouncil [at] cityofsantacruz.com

You can also send a written copy to: City Council, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060

AND, at 6PM
in the Courtyard at City Hall
join us beforehand for a
Send the BearCat Back Rally!
music, speakers, updates, and
Special Guest: Richard Stockton

Thank you for joining us so many times - let’s do it once more!
This IS our chance to turn the BearCat back!
The Time is Now, and We are the Ones!

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Culture Warrior
Wednesday Mar 18th, 2015 8:04 AM
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The public is showing the popo EXACTLY what's wrong with the idea of armored vehicles. They're really OVENS.

The SCPD needs to get this. Because I'm only going say it once. This piece of crap 'armored pick up truck' WILL NOT protect you from the most commonly used weapon against the police worldwide. A simple bottle full of gasoline.
by City of Berkeley (posted by Norse)
Friday Mar 20th, 2015 7:30 PM
ww.bing.com/videos/search?q=berkeley+city+council+meeting+video&qpvt=Berkeley+City+Council+Meeting+Video&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=C1DD58ADF505BAA9E6D1C1DD58ADF505BAA9E6D1

Berkeley, Albany, UCB Reject BearCat purchase: http://patch.com/california/berkeley/university-rejects-armored-truck http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/07/05/berkeley-university-reject-armored-vehicle/
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