image ACLU of Northern California Statement on Killing of Sean Arlt candle_2.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
October 24, 2016 - The ACLU of Northern California joins communities in Santa Cruz in demanding justice for Sean Arlt and his family. The fatal shooting of Sean Arlt by Santa Cruz Police Department officers is highly disturbing, particularly given that he was in mental health crisis at the time....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:12PM
text We Have a Right to Exist by First They Came for the Homeless & JP Massar
URGENT!! PLEASE call Berkeley city mgr 510.981.7000,
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:19AM
image Candle light vigil held in remembrance of Sean Smith Arlt October 22, 2016 480_54_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Santa Cruz turned out for a candle light vigil for Sean Arlt who was shot and Killed by Santa Cruz Police!...
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:53AM
image Proposition 57: A Vote For Justice img_2120.jpg by Steve Pleich
Prop 57 Next Logical Step Toward Model of Restorative Justice...
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:24AM
image People's Block Party Supplants Oakland Police Copaganda Effort, Saves Home 480_peoplesblockparty-oakland_20161018_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Word got out that the Oakland police department had intentions to do neighborhood outreach in West Oakland on October 18. Knowing that OPD holds public relations events such as these to whitewash their earned reputation as racist, violent, and corrupt, the Anti Police-Terror Project set out to prevent OPD from exploiting local residents for a propagandistic photo op. As a bonus, a man's home was saved from being confiscated by the police....
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:37PM
calendar Stop police violence in Santa Cruz 480_santacruzpolice_1.jpg by Free SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:52PM
image SCPD must release name of officer who killed man suffering from mental illness 480_seansmitharlt_1.jpg by Police the Police
The California Supreme Court ruled that police agencies must release the names of officers who kill citizens, but Santa Cruz Police are stalling the release of the name of their officer who killed a man this week and they are sending mixed messages to the public through the media....
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:35AM
calendar Manifesto of Love manifesto-of-love.jpg by Free SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz Town Clock, corner of Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:53PM
image KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota 480_north_dakota_dog-attack__1__1.jpg by Labor Video Project
KPFA Staff, Board member Janet Kobren and community supporters rallied for Amy Goodman and journalists in Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30PM
image Family of Sean Smith-Arlt Releases Statement, Following his Killing by Santa Cruz Police 480_sean-smith-arlt_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
The family of Sean Smith-Arlt has released a public statement that describes how dear Sean was to them, and what type of person he was and what some of his accomplishments were. They have confirmed Sean was suffering from ongoing mental health issues at the time he was killed by Santa Cruz police on October 16 near the corner of Chace and Getchell Streets. The family is calling for a more independent investigation into the killing. "The information that has been released so far is not telling...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:23AM
text Winter is Coming - Stop Persecuting the Homeless! by Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission
Stop the evictions and the dispersal orders! Stop the confiscation of meager belongings!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:10AM
calendar Rain or Shine--Freedom SleepOut #67 Rolls On by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Cityhall Land--where sleep for the homeless is banned and armed Sleepbusters get their paychecks at 809 Center St. After the First Amendment closes down at 10 PM on the City Hall grounds, many will choose to sleep along the Center St. sidewalk between Locust and Church Sts. The event goes on until Wednesday morning, after which houseless folks face harassment at the whim of police, rangers, and security thugs for the rest of the week....
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:53AM
calendar Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock 480_north_dakota_dogs_1.jpg by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
In front of KPFA 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd near University Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52AM
image Santa Cruz Police Shoot and Kill Man on Westside 480_santa-cruz-police-kill-man-1-rake-chace-street_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department shot and killed a man outside of a home on the corner of Chace and Getchell Streets, in a residential neighborhood, on the west side of Santa Cruz. Preliminary reports from the media have stated that a 32-year-old man experiencing mental health issues was charging police with a gardening rake when officers deemed him a threat and shot and killed him at about 3:30 am on October 16. [Top photo: What appears to be a small rake lays in the street at ...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:14PM
text Police and Ranger Raid on Homeless In the Rain Reported by Robert Norse
Around 11 AM today, activist and car-dweller Jessica Nash reports that two vans of "Park Rangers" from Harvey West followed by 5 cars of SCPD in uniform pulled up on a dozen homeless people. They were sitting on the wall and under sheltering trees from the rain by the side of the sidewalk across from the Civic Auditorium today. The armed officers threatened to seize blankets, bikes, food, and belongings if the homeless didn't move out into the bad weather....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:22PM
document Timeline of Stockton, CA killings by law enforcement, 1990 - present ccra_carville.stockton_killings_timeline.10.9.16.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Convivial Research & Autonomy
This timeline mapping state violence in Stockton, CA was collectively generated as part of a larger ongoing convivial research effort to expose low intensity war across the Bay Area and state. The timeline was produced through a collaboration between the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy and Carville Annex Press....
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:58AM
calendar Justice for Kayla Moore 480_justice_for_kayla_moore.oct._17.pack-the-court.10.17.2016.jpg by justice for kayla moore
Phillip Burton Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave....
Event Date: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:01AM
video Oakland's Police Commission is needed as a step to reform (video/mp4 39.6mb) by Larry C. White
Vote Yes on LL for fair and just policing. We need accountability that only structural change can bring. Measure LL will be that change, establishing an independent Police Commission led by Oakland residents to oversee the department....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:00PM
calendar As Weather grows Chilly, Freedom SleepOut #66 Keeps the Homeless Fires Burning by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Concrete beddown along Center St. between Locust and Church across from the Main Library...
Event Date: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:31PM
text Indigenous People's Day: Zachary Runningwolf's statement from Santa Rita Jail by Runningwolf For Mayor
Berkeley Mayoral candidate Zachary Runningwolf has been held in jail for nearly a month on minor misdemeanor charges, making him unable to participate in the mayoral electoral process in the City of Berkeley. He has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks now. The following is his statement for Indigenous People's Day, brought to us from Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:07PM