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Black Lives Matter, Brown Lives Matter: Police Brutality Protest in San José
by Alex Darocy (alex [at] alexdarocy.com)
Monday Jul 11th, 2016 10:00 AM
One person was arrested during a march to protest police brutality on July 10 in San José. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the protest was organized in response to the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, as well as the local killing of Latino youth Anthony Nuñez. Nuñez was killed at his home by officers with the San José Police Department on July 4. [Top photo: A speaker at the protest displays a sign that reads: "Black Lives Matter. Black and Brown. We Stand United." Scroll down for more photos from the rally.]
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After first gathering at San José City Hall for a rally, with many individuals speaking out and sharing their personal stories of police brutality, community members set out for a march down East Santa Clara Street. A number of San José police officers arrived fairly quickly and exited their vehicles. After changing into riot gear, they jogged ahead of the march to join another group of officers in blocking the street. During a short face-off with the marchers, who wanted to move forward, police identified a person in the middle of the crowd for arrest. After strongly protesting the takedown, which involved several police officers piling on top of the person they targeted, the marchers reversed direction and headed back. They then staged a die-in at city hall, followed by another speak-out.


A cousin of Anthony Nuñez stated that a family member who was at home with Anthony when he was killed believes the 18-year-old was unarmed when police shot him. The police have told a different story, saying were called to the home after Anthony shot himself, which resulted in a light grazing wound. The police claim that Anthony was still in possession of the gun when they arrived, and that he pointed it at them, which prompted them to "defend themselves." Anthony's family members are questioning the police account of the killing, and beyond being devastated by their loss, they want answers.


Alex Darocy
http://alexdarocy.blogspot.com/
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§Short video of Arrest
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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by B.B.Bosco
Wednesday Jul 13th, 2016 4:34 PM
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/condemn-use-force-robot-drones-law-enforcement-create-task-force-create-guidelines-practice

Putting aside for a moment the wanton and avoidable loss of life over the last week, I am chilled by the prospect that we have taken a significant step away from our legal right to due process, not to mention our legal and natural right to life.
What the DPD did in Dallas was a summary execution. Our system demands that we give a fair trial, even for the most monstrous transgressions.
We do this to prevent mistake.
We do it as a check to prevent overreach and tyranny by those with power.
We do it to protect ourselves should we ever find ourselves on the wrong side of law.
We do it in the name of justice.
We do it to preserve our humanity in the face the inhuman.
Police Chief Brown decided that he himself was the arbiter of justice, life and death when he sent an armed robot, a drone, to kill a man. In that moment he not only assumed constitutional authority and killed a man in an extrajudicial act, but he paved the way for departments around the country, around the world, to do the same.
I have no doubt that Micah Johnson would have ended up dead in Dallas, even if by some stroke he was captured alive. But this is far removed from any high profile, even lauded, police action we've seen. This was not a yell of "freeze!" And then shoot, where at least we pretend to attempt a capture.
We've dropped pretense.
This time it was an active shooter, but now that we've opened this door who knows what applications we'll see.
I can't help but feel a(nother) significant unraveling of the ties that bind us together.
Don't stop fighting for justice, stay vigilant, look out for one another. Because we live in interesting times.
by IndyRadio/David Roknich
Thursday Jul 14th, 2016 12:34 PM
Hey Alex!
"police identified a person in the middle of the crowd for arrest"
any idea how they chose this target, or why they needed to change into their Superman outfits?

Has the person been identified? - (by someone other than the cops)

indyradio.info -- use contact form.
by Alex Darocy
Thursday Jul 14th, 2016 4:07 PM
Hi David, the police did not release his name, but here is a report from the Mercury News about it:

"The San Lorenzo man, whose name was not publicly disclosed, was booked on misdemeanor counts of inciting a riot and obstructing or interfering with officers who were monitoring the march, which traveled from City Hall east to 28th Street and back.

"Police said the man who was arrested was using a bullhorn to urge the crowd of about 60 protesters to "defy police," Officer Albert Morales said.

"By that point, the demonstrators were walking in the middle of East Santa Clara Street, prompting officers from the Metro special-enforcement unit to declare the march an unlawful assembly. Police said the man with the bullhorn refused to get off the street and instructed protesters to ignore police when officers moved in on him."


Read more:

San Jose: San Lorenzo man arrested after 'die-in' rally as protesters decry police response
http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_30115659/san-jose-san-lorenzo-man-arrested-after-die