Use of the Word "Dindunuffin" by Police Officer Triggers Internal Affairs Investigation
The Santa Cruz Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into the conduct of Officer Chris Galli, who in January referred to a man who he had previously arrested as a dindunuffin on social media. Galli, posting as "Chris Meriekuh", made the comment about the individual, who is African American and homeless, on Joe Netro's Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real hate blog. A screen capture of the comment was posted in an Indybay article, helping to raise awareness concerning the r...
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55PM
Islamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack
I am one of the students that was called a “terrorist” among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough....
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43PM
Stand in Solidarity with the Muslim Community in Santa Cruz
The Islamic Center of Santa Cruz. 900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062...
Event Date: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:58PM
Bay Area Vigil Against Islamophobia — Oakland
𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁 𝗔𝗺𝗽𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁 𝗕𝗹𝘃𝗱 (𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝟭𝟮𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝘃𝗲.) 𝗢𝗮𝗸𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱, 𝗖𝗔 𝟵𝟰𝟲𝟭𝟮...
Event Date: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24AM
Fake DOJ/SCPD Letter Targets Latinx Community
A fake letter using the Santa Cruz Police Department badge logo, paired with a Department of Justice letterhead, was recently sent to members of the local Latinx community, saying there are files on them and that they are the subject of an investigation. Authorities say the information in the letter is false and that they are investigating the hoax as a crime....
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:37PM
RCNV Statement on Christchurch Massacre
The Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz has issued the following statement in the wake of the killings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand....
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:16PM
Vigil for Victims of Christchurch Mosques Massacre (Santa Clara University)
Multifaith Sanctuary at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053...
Event Date: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:30PM
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:08PM
Bay Area Vigils for Victims of Christchurch Mosques Massacre
Multiple vigils around the SF Bay Area (see list below)...
Event Date: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:30PM
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:55AM
Bay Area Vigils for Victims of Christchurch Mosques Massacre
Multiple vigils around SF Bay Area (see list below)...
Event Date: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:30PM
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:46AM
Sheriff’s office flops during on-air debate with Stop Urban Shield
In a debate hosted by KPFA radio’s UpFront program this morning, Amber Piatt, a representative of the Stop Urban Shield Coalition and the director of Human Impact Partner’s Health Instead of Punishment program, faced off with Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office about the county’s decision to end the controversial Urban Shield program. The discussion was moderated by UpFront co-host Cat Brooks, and re-affirmed that the grounds the sheriff office was standing on in trying to r...
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:40PM
Justice for Stephon Clark; Chelsea Manning Back in Jail; Sheriff Still Wants Urban Shield (audio/mpeg 28.6MB)
Stephon Clark, AB392, Chelsea Manning, and Urban Shield are discussed in this morning's UpFront program on KPFA....
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:38PM
Stand Up for Stephon Clark After DA Decision and Mass Arrest (video/mp4 23.0MB)
On March 2, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Schubert announced that she will not pursue criminal charges against the murderers of Stephon Clark, Sacramento police officers Jared Robinet and Terrence Mercadal. Outraged by the decision, the community protested. On the night of March 4, Sacramento police mass arrested 84 people, including clergy and journalists. Cat Brooks recorded this message of solidarity on March 5: "I'm sending all my love to Sacramento, all my comrades out ther...
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:10PM
Day Before Women’s Day, SF City Workers Speak Out Against Discrimination & Racism
One day before Women's Day, hundreds of San Francisco city workers protested against the attacks on public workers and public services in San Francisco. Many talked about systemic discrimination, racism and outsourcing and privatization by the Mayor and Micki Callahan, the Human Resources Director....
Posted: Fri Mar 8, 2019 9:56AM
Rally For Justice For Willie McCoy
974 Admiral Callaghan Way Vallejo, CA (Taco Bell)...
Event Date: Sat Mar 9, 2019 11:00AM
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 3:21PM
Protesters Demonstrate Against San Mateo Co. DA Decision to Not Prosecute for Taser Death
Protesters gathered March 1 in a rapid-response rally reacting to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe’s announcement that no sheriff’s deputies will be charged in the murder by taser of Chinedu Okobi....
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 12:24AM
Rally to Protest DA Wagstaffe Report of Okobi Taser Killing by 5 SMCSO Deputies
1400 El Camino Real in Millbrae, (same place as vigil for Chinedu V Okobi on 13 Feb 2019)...
Event Date: Fri Mar 1, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:52PM
Day of Remembrance: Japanese Americans Recall WWII Incarceration
Immigration issues of today parallel the Japanese American experience during WWII, when families were removed from their homes on the U.S. West Coast to distant locations and incarcerated. Racism was, and is, at the core of both. The 39th annual Day of Remembrance on February 17th featured reminiscence, music, and a march through historic San José Japantown that was also a protest of Trump's National Emergency, announced two days earlier. Photos by Chris Cassell, Pro-Bono Photo, please cr...
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:07AM
Japanese Americans, Allies Say “Never Again is Now”
On February 17th, members of the greater San José Japanese American community commemorated the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. At the same time they protested the National Emergency Trump announced two days earlier in order to build his wall on the Mexico-U.S. border. Allies from the South Bay peace activist community joined with those gathered in the local Japantown, one of only three left in t...
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:28AM
Crowd remembers rapper killed by Vallejo police
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
The Death Camp of Mission San Francisco-Solano in Sonoma, California
An examination of the Mission San Francisco-Solano death camp that killed thousands of California Natives in the 1800s...
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:10AM