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imageTwo Deaths in Two Days at Santa Cruz Main Jail
by Santa Cruz Police News
In the past week, two inmates have died in custody at the Santa Cruz County Main Jail on Water Street. According to a press release from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, James Kohut was found deceased in his cell at the main jail on October 13. Correctional Officers say they found Kohut alone in his cell in a protective unit. He did not share a cell with any other inmates. On October 14, 24-year-old German Carrillo of Watsonville was found deceased in his cell at the Santa Cruz County ...
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:05PM
videoCommission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women Strays from its Charge (video/mp4 35.6MB) by Santa Cruz News
Gillian Greensite, the co-founder of the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and it's first Chair, spoke to the Santa Cruz city Council on October 8 about how the Commission has strayed outside of its original charge, of "sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence," when it moved to endorse a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. Greensite added, "I have no doubt that the complaints that the women brought forward [against Glover and Krohn] wer...
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 4:56PM
calendarCommunity Vigil for Victim of Police Chinedu Okobi
by Justice For Chinedu
1400 El Camino Real, San Bruno (In front of Kumon Learning Center)...
Event Date: Thu Oct 3, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 8:49AM
imageActivists Hoist Giant Jeff Bezos Head on Whole Foods’ Roof, Protest Criminal Animal Abuse
by DxE
Thirty-seven animal activists arrested protesting Jeff Bezos, Amazon, and Whole Food in San Francisco. Activists’ letter asks Bezos to disavow prosecution of factory-farm whistleblowers....
Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 8:36PM
documentSF Action To Free Julian Assange And Chelsea Manning
by Leon Kunstenaar (Photos and Text)
Persecuted Whistleblowers Need Support...
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:22PM
calendarEmergency Mobilization: UC Berkeley Drop Palantir! #NoTechForICE by Cal Bears Against ICE
PLEASE NOTE: EVENT ENDED AT 1:30PM 430 Soda Hall, Wozniak Hall, UC Berkeley Telegraph & Bancroft Berkeley California 94720...
Event Date: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:57AM
imagebonfire - Call for Submissions
by Direct Action Monterey Network
bonfire is a ‘zine committed to connecting local voices and experiences to critical thought and global struggles. As we face climate disaster, intensifying state violence, emboldened white nationalism, and globalized capitalism that enriches the few at the expense of the many, there is a rising sense that the current system is no longer tenable. Now is the time to think beyond the limits of what we are told is possible and to imagine and bring to life the kind of world that can meaningfully s...
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:20PM
imageSanta Cruz Police Evict Homeless Residents from Main Beach
by Santa Cruz News
On September 10, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 6-1 to impose a six-month, midnight-sunrise curfew for the dry sand portion of Santa Cruz Main Beach. Santa Cruz Police Chief of Police Andrew Mills and other members of City Staff had requested that Council enact the curfew due to an "increase" in nuisance crimes related to homeless individuals camping on the beach. By the evening of September 15, police began evicting homeless residents from the beach....
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:54PM
imageMore Fake News from 'Big Joe' and 'Santa Cruz Keepin' it Real'
by Santa Cruz News Network
After apologizing to his followers for creating multiple fake news posts on his Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real hate blog in August, Joe Netro, who publishes the blog anonymously as 'Big Joe 77', is back to creating fake news. Today, Netro is passing along a number of inaccuracies in a post published to the 'Keepin it Real' blog about the City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee's report on investigations of the Santa Cruz Police Department completed in 2017 and 2018, which was submitted to...
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 11:48AM
documentNo Curfew, Restore Services!
by Robert Norse
Two half page flyers on the proposed Beach Grab by City Manager Martin Bernal as part of his endless "Drive the Homeless Out of Sight" campaign....
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 9:32AM
imageCity of Santa Cruz to Consider Main Beach Curfew
by Santa Cruz News
The agenda for Tuesday's Santa Cruz City Council meeting inculdes a proposal to implement a curfew on Main Beach in Santa Cruz, citing an increase in nuissance crimes committed by the homeless as the reason. City Manager Martin Bernal, Director of Parks and Recreation Tony Elliot, and Chief of Police Andrew Mills are recommending that the dry-sand portion of Main Beach be closed to the public from midnight to one hour before sunrise. For similar reasons in 2013, the Santa Cruz City Council v...
Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 11:22AM
imageSanta Cruz City Recall Petition Signing Update 9-5-2019
by AutumnSun
Santa Cruz Police called on this reporter! The following story started about two weeks ago....
Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 8:40PM
textPeople's Park: AntiFascism and Park Defense by Anon-E-Moose
After anti-fascists announced plans for a rally in People's Park, the UCB chancellor sent out a press release that the UC is determined to move forward on their plans to eradicate the park....
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36AM
documentCity Attorney Stonewalls Homeless Activists on Settlement Conference
by Robert Norse
After leveling the Ross Camp, sending its 200-300 residents fleeing into the parks, greenbelt, downtown, and neighborhoods, and fencing off the area, the City is now refusing to sit down and work out compromise settlement terms as suggested by Judge Edward Devila. It apparently prefers to incur more the expense of its homeless residents....
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49AM
imageFelton Fire District Captain Calls for Vigilante Justice Against Homeless People
by Santa Cruz News
In the wake of an alleged assault on a middle school student in the San Lorenzo Valley, Captain Daniel Bonfante of the Felton Fire Protection District has called for vigilante justice against homeless people, who he blames for the majority of crime in the area. On August 21 on Instagram, Captain Bonfante called for community members to "get the posse together" and "let the rift raft know that we are vigilant". "99% of all crime is homeless in felton right now," Bonfante said. "They are gettin...
Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:29PM
imagePress Freedom, Whistleblowers & The Case Of Assange, Manning & Carmody
by Labor Video Project
On July 20, 2019 a forum was held on Press Freedom, Whistleblowers & the Case of Assange, Manning and Carmody. The panelists discussed these cases and the fight to defend journalists and whistleblowers including the fight in the labor movement....
Posted: Sun Aug 4, 2019 12:35PM
imageDrummers Begin Month of Demonstrations as ICE Protests Intensify
by Leon Kunstenaar
1 am arrests of 17 raise profile of anti ICE movement.. Photos and text: Leon Kunstenaar...
Posted: Thu Aug 1, 2019 6:36PM
calendarBlock Party to Abolish ICE
by Abolish ICE SF
630 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA...
Event Date: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:29AM
audioHard Knock Radio on the Police Files Project and Police Accountability in California (audio/mpeg 13.9MB) by KPFA
Host Davey D speaks with Dave Id about the current state of police accountability in California and the need for the Police Files database to track violent and corrupt cops, as well as the district attorneys and politicians who enable them. Excerpt from Hard Knock Radio, July 18, 2019....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:59PM
textMayor Schaaf Rents Oakland Police Officers to Home Depot by ann nomura
Oakland Mayor Schaaf's rent a police officer program at Home Depot....
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28PM