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image Voters Strongly Support Public Access to Police Misconduct Reports, Body Cam Footage 120_police_body_camera.jpg original image ( 255x205) - by ACLU of Northern California
Likely voters in California overwhelmingly support allowing public access to investigation reports in all cases where a police officer is accused of misconduct, a statewide poll released today has found.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:30PM
text SCPD celebrates their big arrest in keeping downtown safe! - by watcher
Ever vigilant to harassing activists who challenge the Santa Cruz's city's laws criminalizing homelessness and controlling free speech, SCPD directs their precious resources to being able to harass artists.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09PM
image Two more arrests at Community Sleepout event in front of Santa Cruz city hall 120_dsc_0425_1_.jpg original image ( 3456x2304) - by Zav H + Sarah W
Abbi Samuels and Keith McHenry, prominent local activists with Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, were arrested tonight at the ongoing Community Sleepout protests against the Santa Cruz camping/sleeping ban.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:09AM
text Local ACLU Issues Statement of Support for the Freedom Sleepers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Believes Freedom Sleepers Working to Address Criminalization of Homelessness
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39AM
image Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue 120_pacific-ave-blue-boxes_9_8-24-15.jpg original image ( 1200x900) - by Bradley Allen
Most people, including locals, didn't notice that the number of "blue boxes" painted onto the sidewalk had grown dramatically overnight.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:39PM
image Artists Return After Arrest 120_artist-assert-first-amendment-rights.jpg original image ( 1970x2000) - by Free Speech Matters
Artists risk misdemeanor charges for displaying art in front of Forever 21 on Pacific Avenue after being arrested on Thursday.
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:34PM
image Attendance Doubles at Sixth City Hall Sleepout 120_santa-cruz-sleep-out-1-city-hall-courtyard.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
More than 60 people gathered at Santa Cruz City Hall on August 18 for the latest in a series of community campouts organized to protest local laws that ban sleeping in public. It was the sixth held at City Hall since July, and was attended by approximately twice as many sleepers as the previous campouts.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:32PM
text Fundraiser for Independent Autopsy for Nate Wilks - by APTP
We need to raise the funds in the NEXT FOUR DAYS--by Sunday, August 23rd. Sunday is the day before Nathaniel’s mother will return to NY and three days before what would have been Nate’s 28th birthday.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:25PM
image Notes From Technotopia: On The Cruelty Of Indifference 120_wecameheretogetawayfromyou-guillermo_go__mez-pen__a.jpg original image ( 319x450) - by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gentryfuct
(In his most recent philosophical tantrum, performance artist and poet Guillermo Gómez-Peña reflects on the dangers of the ultimate “creative city,” and what it means to become a foreigner in his own neighborhood, waiting for the much touted eviction notice.)
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:28PM
calendar Justice for Richard Linyard - by trevor michaels
Oakland City Hall front steps (press conference)
Event Date:Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:26PM
image Nate Wilks, 27, murdered by Oakland PD for running while Black 120_nate-wilks-family-by-tony-robles-pnn-800.jpg original image ( 800x600) - by Tiny, Poor News Network
“He was a loving young father, he was sharp, he was respectful to everyone and loved by his family. He loved life; he had that New York swag. This killing has to stop,” Jasmine, one of several loving family members of 27-year-old Nathaniel Wilks, cried out to the crowd of over 110 people who billowed out of the tiny corner at 27th and Martin Luther King Boulevard in North Oakland to hold space for another Afrikan mama’s son, a young father and brother stolen from us all by the Oakland p...
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:21PM
calendar Black August Oakland - A Three Day Weekend of Resistance 120_black_august_2015_poster_-__final_.jpg original image ( 2550x3320) - by Black August Organizing Committee
2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland CA 94612 - info@qilombo.org - (510) 338.7933
Event Date:Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:38AM
calendar Vigil in San Jose: SJPD on a Killing Spree 120_san-jose-sjpd-killing-spree.jpg original image ( 960x960) - by
Kirkhaven Court & Stoneyhaven Way in San José
Event Date:Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:30PM
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:12AM
image Santa Cruz Police Arrest Journalist and Issue Stay Away Orders at Community Sleepout #5 120_sleep-out-1-santa-cruz-city-hall.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
On August 11, community members in Santa Cruz held their fifth in a series of sleepouts organized at City Hall to protest local laws that make it illegal for homeless people to sleep in public. Police arrived at midnight and citations were issued to many in the group of demonstrators who were attempting to sleep in the courtyard as an act of civil disobedience. 24-hour stay away orders were issued to at least two of those present, and a journalist who has been documenting the whole series of ...
Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:52PM
image Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Officers Raid San Lorenzo Valley Cannabis Gardens 120_cutdown-cannabis-plant_8-14-15.jpg original image ( 1400x1050) - by Bradley Allen
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart and the Marijuana Compliance Team are operating in violation of County cannabis cultivation law.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:25PM
text Nathaniel Wilks' family fundraising campaign for independent autopsy, legal costs, funeral arrangements - by Chemika Hollis
Hi my name is Chemika Hollis, I am the mother of Kai'lei Wilks. I am writing to thank everyone who came out yesterday and supported us and every way possible. There were a lot of very smart individuals who stand for what we believe in. I seen a very strong force and with everyone support I will seek justice for my partner and child's father.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:27AM
image Oscar Grant Foundation Helps Over 500 Students! 120_oscargrandfoundation2.jpg original image ( 720x477) - by OGF
OSCAR GRANT FOUNDATION HELPS HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS IN NEED
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:17PM
audio Cat Brooks on OPD Shooting, Northern California Wildfires, Back to School (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by KPFA's UpFront
Nathaniel Wilks. That’s the name of the 24-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Oakland Police Officers this Wednesday at the intersection of 27th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland.
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:16AM
text Oakland Police Kill Again - by WeCopwatch
Oakland has been pretty busy this year. Gentrification has provided the City and the Police with a new found sense of purpose: Protect capital, investments, and of course the massive migration of workers from San Francisco.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:40PM
text Police disrupt sleeping-ban protest, issue citations and make 1 arrest - by Zav Hershfield
A protest in front of Santa Cruz city hall was disrupted by police Tuesday night. The demonstration, intended as an act of civil disobedience targeting the SC camping ban, was met by 10 officers that issued 7 citations and made 1 arrest. The person arrested is a videographer who was filming police at the time of his arrest.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:37AM

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