Police State
Police State
imageUC Cops Clear People's Park Eastside Encampment
by Darin
The deal was last year that after the clearance and arrests of the Park's occupation that the regular homeless individuals could camp there again without intensified reprisals. It was a verbal agreement between activists and longtime homeless. On the night of January 17, UC police violated that agreement....
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:49PM
imageA Civil Libertarian Looks at Facial Recognition Technology
by Steve Pleich
City to Consider Ordinance Banning Facial Recognition...
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:02PM
imageOakland Rally and March for MLK Day
by Leon Kunstenaar
Children and disabled lead Oakland march to reclaim King's radical legacy...
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:23PM
textWhat Would Martin Luther King Jr. Do? by Keith McHenry
Chief Andy Mills is pushing a series of cruel civil rights violations against those without housing and is sponsoring the MLK March in Santa Cruz....
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:53AM
videoThe Fight for Mom's House (video/mp4 393.1MB) by Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh
Documentary on Moms 4 Housing...
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:54PM
videoCity Council Votes 6-1 to Approve $235K SCPD Taser Purchase (video/mp4 308.9MB) by Santa Cruz Police News
On January 14, the Santa Cruz City Council City Council Voted 6-1 to approve a $235K Taser purchase request from Santa Cruz Police to re-outfit the entire department with new Taser guns. (Video: Taser discussion from the January 14, 2020 Santa Cruz City Council meeting.)...
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:40PM
calendarAPTP to Lead 6th Annual March/Rally to Reclaim MLK (plus weekend events)
by Anti Police-Terror Project
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th Street and Broadway Oakland...
Event Date: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35PM
imageSCPD's $235K Taser Purchase Request is Back on City Council's Agenda
by Santa Cruz Police News
A request from Santa Cruz Police to approve a $235k Taser purchase, in order to re-outfit the entire department with new Taser guns, is back on the consent agenda for the January 14 Santa Cruz City Council meeting, after being sent to the City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee on December 2 for discussion. The use of Tasers by police is a topic of concern for those advocating against police brutality, who want the weapons either banned altogether, or at minimum classified the same as othe...
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:25PM
imageJerry Dyer for Mayor? Progressive Activists Say Hell No!
by Mike Rhodes
This article is from the January 2020 issue of the Community Alliance newspaper. Image: This altered billboard draws attention to the allegation that Dyer had sex with an underage girl while an officer in the Fresno Police Department....
Posted: Wed Jan 1, 2020 2:27PM
calendarCourt Support for Kayla Moore Family by Berkeley Copwatch
US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 95 - 7th St, San Francisco...
Event Date: Thu Jan 9, 2020 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:54PM
imageCommunity Allies Ready to Stand in Defense of Moms' House
by Dave Id
The Moms 4 Housing were in court on December 30, attempting to establish a human right to housing that supersedes a company's "right" to flip houses for profit at the community's expense. At the same time outside of the moms' house in West Oakland, organizers and allies strategized and practiced home defense tactics in preparation for a potential eviction by sheriff's deputies. Eviction will not be allowed to happen without civil disobedience arrests....
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:03PM
imageEnergetic Solidarity with the Moms 4 Housing the Day After Christmas
by Dave Id
Hundreds showed up for court support at the Hayward Hall of Justice and for home defense at the Moms4Housing home on December 26. Speaking in West Oakland after the court hearing were Misty Cross and Dominique Walker of Moms for Housing, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., and Carroll Fife....
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:17PM
imageUnhoused Wood Street Residents Deliver Demands and Holiday Care Package to Schaaf's Home
by Dave Id
Wood Street residents and allies personally delivered a letter of demands — and a holiday care package on behalf of unhoused folks across Oakland — to mayor Libby Schaaf at her posh Oakmore estate on December 19....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:41AM
imageMoms 4 Housing Temporarily Block Eviction
by Oakland Post
A group of homeless women, who formed a collective called Moms 4 Housing, moved last month into an empty two-story house on Magnolia Street in West Oakland without the owner’s permission and are now fighting in court alongside supporters to stop the eviction....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:18AM
imageHousing Justice Village Arrestees Respond to Jailing by City of Oakland
by Dave Id
In a political show of force, the city of Oakland directed a small army of police to mass arrest and jail 22 housing rights demonstrators on November 24, for nothing more than setting up tents in front of city hall to protest the city's never ending war against the homeless. Most arrestees spent at least 24 hours in Santa Rita, and some remained jailed for over two days, on what would otherwise be a citable infraction. On December 2, arrestees held a press conference to address the city's ...
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:22AM
documentWinter Shelter Suggestions for Community Action
by Robert Norse
Here's the flyer version of a regularly updated series of suggestions I make when announcing my twice-weekly netcast show on Free Radio Santa Cruz at The shows are archived as audible files at with content summarized at ....
Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:15PM
imageOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Orders Mass Arrest of Housing Justice Village Protesters
by Dave Id
An inspirational day of solidarity with unhoused Oaklanders turned into a traumatic night after mayor Libby Schaaf directed a small army of police and DPW workers to smash a housing rights protest held on the doorstep of City Hall. For daring to challenge the Oakland's never ending war against the homeless — the city's encampment demolitions and evictions, the towing of residential vehicles, and a lack of earnestness and urgency in addressing the housing crisis — twenty-two people were arres...
Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:14PM
documentWinter Shelter Demands for Law Enforcement
by Robert Norse (speaking for HUFF)
These flyers are being distributed to encourage the community to contact police and politicians and demand a sane, compassionate and lawful winter policy regarding those outside in public places. They include a Sentinel opinion piece exposing criminal inaction regarding Winter Shelter by the Santa Cruz City Council...
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:49AM
imageSan Franciscans Celebrate the End of Gang Injunctions; Concerned About Secret Database
by San Francisco No Injunctions Coalition
San Franciscans Celebrate the End of Gang Injunctions: Community Members Still Concerned About Secret, Controversial SFPD Gang Database...
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:36PM
textPack the Court! Justice 4 Kayla Moore 9th Circuit Appeal by Justice 4 Kayla Moore
The Moore family’s 9th circuit appeal in their case against the City of Berkeley and the cops who killed Kayla has been scheduled for oral arguments to be heard on 1/9/2020. Demand justice and support the Moore family in court! Thurs Jan 9 at 9a @ US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 95 - 7th St in SF...
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:11PM