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imageHunger Strike Starts Tonight in Santa Clara County Jail
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by via Silicon Valley deBug
Prisoners of Santa Clara County Main Jail 7B will be standing in protest in the form of a hunger strike beginning tonight challenging their conditions of confinement and cruel and unusual punishment, specifically the jail and medical staff response towards Covid outbreaks in the jail. The letter below is from the county jail prisoners to the Jail Administration....
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:56PM
calendarStop the Sweeps in Watsonville
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by Stop the Sweeps
Linear Park 100 E Front St., Watsonville...
Event Date: Tue Jan 5, 2021 6:00AM
Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 5:59PM
imagePolice Chief Mills says New Homeless Camping Ordinance will go to City Council this Month
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by Santa Cruz News
In the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has the local homeless population scrambling for places to camp and shelter in place, Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills is soliciting support from the public for a new camping ordinance that he says will go before the City Council for approval in January. "It will need our support," Mills said. "We Have not had an ordinance to enforce due to a SCOTUS decision and council suspending our ordinance," he added. (Photo: Correspondence between Police...
Posted: Sun Jan 3, 2021 9:25PM
audioStop The Sweeps in Santa Cruz: Activists Resist Closing San Lorenzo Park (audio/mpeg 97.8MB) by John Malkin
Interviews with human rights activist Abbi Samuels and unhoused activist Hannah, who lives in a homeless encampment in San Lorenzo Park in downtown Santa Cruz....
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:04PM
documentWorking on a History of Protest Power Around Shelter and Sweeps in Santa Cruz
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by Robert Norse
In light of the current community support for the San Lorenzo Survival Campers, I thought it might be helpful to post a partial history of the changes and services created by protest and direct action in the past. I distributed this flyer at the Park today. If Chief Mills word is to be believed, the protests Monday have already extended the Final Sweep "Solution" deadline to late January....
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:54PM
textUnreported COVID-19 Outbreak at Santa Rita Jail: 200+ Cases by Reparations Now
COVID-19 Outbreak happening Right Now in Santa Rita - Unreported, 200+ cases & Jail refuses to uphold safety policies...
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:56PM
textEducating the City Manager (and his Neighbors) by Robert Norse
On December 20th and 21st, Santa Cruz Union activists demonstrated and spoke in front of City Manager Martin Bernal's suburban house at 96 Brookwood Drive. Bernal's police have begun demolition of the San Lorenzo survival campgrounds destroying tents, gear, and other property. In winter weather, with no winter shelter, defying a shelter-in-place CDC order--Bernal's decree raised much outrage....
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:24PM
textNext Steps in Fighting the Anti-Homeless Sweeps? by Robert Norse
An outreach demonstration today on Pacific Avenue seeks to gather perspectives and supporters for a sane and fair solution to the Winter Shelter crisis. The crisis has been provoked and intensified by City Manager Bernal's Sweeps, the overboard powers granted him by Myers' City Council, the lack of any walk-in shelter, and the police destruction of homeless gear in violation of the Boise v. Martin "no tickets without shelter" decision....
Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:11PM
textMissing Documentation on San Lorenzo Camp Extermination to Remain Missing by Robert Norse
I sent the following Public Records demand to the City Administrator/Clerk on 12-17 regarding the abrupt and toxic shutdown of the San Lorenzo Campground displacing 150-200 people. I received a reply that City offices would be "closed for the holidays" until January 4th -but City Mangler Bernal has set January 6th as the date for completion of the destruction of the shelter-in-place camp....
Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:56AM
imageOutrage After Sacramento Police Illegally Detain and Terrorize 14-Year-Old African-American
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by Attorney Kellie Walters
An African-American mother has expressed outrage at the ongoing practice of illegal detention by the Sacramento Police Department after the City’s police officers detained and harassed her under aged son without provocation for the second time in fifteen months....
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:23PM
imageCommunity Asks Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Members to Defund Police
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by APTP
Community Asks Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Members to Stand with City Residents and Defund Police...
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:46AM
calendarNo Justice, No Cheer
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by @thequeeragendah
Meet at La Playa Safeway (850 La Playa St.) at 9:30am, roll out at 10am. We'll be driving through some of the richest neighborhoods in SF....
Event Date: Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:30AM
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:08PM
document"Clear 'em Out" Cruelty as Usual: Deportations Slated from San Lorenzo Park
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by Robert Norse
City Manager Martin Bernal and Parks and Recreation Boss Tony Eliot are expanding an existing crisis in San Lorenzo Park. Staring Monday December 21st, they have announced they will begin removing unhoused survival camps there with no shelter destination. Community activists Alicia Kuhl and Peter Gelblum have published their responses to this latest insanity....
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:28AM
imagePacific Grove Police Officer's Parler Account
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by Pacific Grove resident
Pacific Grove Police Officer Michael Gonzalez's Parler account. Officer Gonzalez previously got in trouble in May for stickers he had on his truck which was parked in a City owned parking lot. The City has spent $23,000 defending him so far....
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:04AM
imageAlternative Responses to 911 - Santa Cruz ACLU Webinar Highlights CAHOOTS Program
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by John Malkin
Tonight the Santa Cruz ACLU presents "Alternative Responses to 911" - a Zoom Webinar - Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 - 6:30 PM PST...
Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:47AM
documentVolunteer SCPD Homeless-Harasser Deb Elston's Ticketing Record
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by Robert Norse
For those seeking more information regarding the questionable ticketing behavior of the SCPD towards those whose only home is their vehicle, check out the record of Santa Cruz Neighbors organizer and Nextdoor boss Deborah Elston below....
Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:23AM
imageSolano Court Requires Public Approval Process for Cell Site Simulator Usage Policies
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by Oakland Privacy
Oakland Privacy's Lawsuit Against the City of Vallejo Upholds 2015 Legislation...
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:31PM
textElection Night Crime Wave by Anon.
A short re-cap of some obscure recent events...
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:36PM
audioTamario Smith's Death in SC County Jail - Attorneys Discuss May 10 Death & Lawsuit (audio/mpeg 114.5MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Jonathan Gettleman and Elizabeth Caballero, two Santa Cruz attorneys filing a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Tamario Smith's family....
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:39PM
calendarHealthcare is a Human Right! Treat Tyejaun Shepherd or Free Him!
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by No Justice Under Capitalism
Martinez Detention Facility 1000 Ward St Martinez, CA 94553...
Event Date: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:41AM