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documentSave the Ross Campground
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by Robert Norse & Keith McHenry
The Heroes encampment behind the Gateway-Ross area is under threat of "abatement" according to resolution passed at the 2-12-19 S.C. City Council. The flyer here describes some actions discussed by HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom)....
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:23PM
imageCrowd remembers rapper killed by Vallejo police
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by Scott Morris
Family members, friends and others touched by the death of Willie McCoy, who was fatally shot by Vallejo police on Feb. 9, gathered outside the Taco Bell where he was killed to remember him and protest the police on Sunday....
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:10PM
imageThe Cost of Civil Rights Violations in Vallejo
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by Geoffrey W. King
On February 9, the police in my hometown shot Willie McCoy to death in a Taco Bell drive-through. I hadn’t planned to write that when I began this post, which grew out of a dialogue with a neighbor frustrated by the crumbling schools, neglected parks, and casual brutality of this beautiful city....
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:05PM
videoUncle Bobby at Rally for Truth & Transparency After 3 Taser Murders in San Mateo Co. (video/mp4 235.0MB) by Remember Chinedu
Video by Charles Moehle Probonophoto. Non-commercial use only, please credit the videographer....
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:58AM
imageVigil for Taser Victim Chinedu Okobi
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by No More Tasers
February 13th, 2019. It has been about 4 months since Chinedu, known as CV to his friends, was murdered by San Mateo County sheriffs. Today would have been his 37th birthday....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:39PM
imageAxon Defends Taser Safety at San Mateo Co. Supervisors Meeting About 3 Deaths
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by Activists Against Axon
On February 11, taser manufacturer Axon headlined a Taser Study Session convened by the Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County. The prominence and time given their presentation was not appreciated by the activist community that showed up to rally in front of the Hall of Justice before lining up to enter the chambers. The audience for this hearing consisted almost wholly of people angered by 3 taser murders in San Mateo County in 2018. Top photo is from Axon's slide presentation showing wh...
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:57AM
textUrban Shield may end on February 26 .... with your help! by Oakland Privacy
Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise. And now we are almost there....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47PM
imageRally for Truth and Transparency After Taser Deaths in San Mateo
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by Demand Justice for Chinedu Okobi
Following the murder of three victims by law enforcement officers using tasers, San Mateo County officials convened a taser study forum to discuss the use of the electroshock devices. A rally at 5:00pm ahead of the forum gave community and family members a chance to cry out, "no more." Photos by Charles Moehle, Probonophoto. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:26AM
textStop the Taser Deaths! by Tracy Rosenberg and JP Massar
Following community pressure after the October 3 death of Chinedu Okobi a 36 year old Black man who was tasered by San Mateo County Sheriffs after being stopped for “walking erratically”, San Mateo’s Board of Supervisors is convening a community forum on tasers....
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47AM
calendarRally Prior to Taser Forum: Demand Truth and Transparency of DA, Sheriff
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by Justice4Chinedu/Raging Grannies Action League
400 County Center (Rally is in the Courtyard) Redwood City CA 94063...
Event Date: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2019 4:56PM
textUCPD's malice towards People's Park protesters by Observer
UC Berkeley displayed malice and cruelty to the People's Park protesters, whose personal belongings were seized during a police raid on the Park back on January 15th. [This article is not written by a member of the People's Park protest, but by an outside observer.]...
Posted: Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:40AM
imageBiohazard Suit Protest Inside SF Costco After $331,000 Restitution Ruling Against Animal Activists
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by Direct Action Everywhere
Activists demand Costco “tell the truth” as factory farm whistleblowers face potential bankruptcy...
Posted: Sat Feb 2, 2019 8:07PM
imageFollowing in the Footsteps of Bell and Martin
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by Steve Pleich
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied...
Posted: Sat Feb 2, 2019 6:28PM
imageOakland Agrees to Name Road in Honor of Oscar Grant, Now Up to BART
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by Oakland Post
BART to consider naming Fruitvale Station side street "Oscar Grant Way" at Board of Directors meeting on February 14....
Posted: Sat Feb 2, 2019 1:14PM
calendarUrban Shield Fate to be Decided at Alameda County Board of Sups by Media Alliance
Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor 1221 Oak St., Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 1, 2019 3:36PM
imageRemembering Sahleem Tindle
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by Sarah Carpenter, Oakland Post
Family holds anniversary vigil and protest, shutting down West Oakland BART...
Posted: Fri Feb 1, 2019 3:18PM
videoVallejo Police Assaulted Me While I Was Filming Them (video/mp4 4.4MB) by Adrian Burrell
I am a Black man born and raised in Oakland, California who was physically attacked by Vallejo PD officer David McLaughlin, last Tuesday, January 22....
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:12PM
imageUrban Shield Committee approves recs to exclude SWAT, focus on de-escalation and disaster response
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by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
Replacing Urban Shield: County Committee approves recommendations to exclude SWAT, focus on de-escalation and community preparedness in future Bay Area disaster response programs...
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40PM
imageProtesters Demand Justice for Chinedu Okobi in DA, Sheriff's and Board of Supes Offices
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by Taser Deaths in San Mateo
Chinedu Okobi was the third man to die last year in San Mateo County after being tased by law enforcement. More than 25 people sat in the lobby of the District Attorney's office on the morning of January 23 with signs and noisemakers. They swung by the Sheriff's office and then took their demands to the president of the Board of Supervisors the same day. Top Photo: Board of Supervisors President Carole Groom, center, and County Manager, Mike Gallagy face demonstrators....
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:50AM
imageSit-In at San Mateo DA's Office in Case of Man Murdered by Police Taser
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by Calling for Justice
Chinedu Okobi was the third man to die last year in San Mateo County after being tased by law enforcement. He was unarmed and walking with shopping bags along the El Camino in Millbrae in October of 2018 when murdered. More than 25 people protested in the District Attorney's office on January 23. **Photos by Charles Moehle, Probonophoto. Please credit the photographer**...
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:18PM