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U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office to meet with Salinas community to discuss SPD - by
Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906
Event Date:Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:24PM
Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
Rev. Jeremiah King founder of the African Baptist Church, Stockton, California - by khubaka, michael harris
The founder of the African Baptist Church of Stockton final resting place found within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery along with many of the earliest pioneers of African ancestry, both those formally born enslaved and free. During our Sesquicentennial Celebrations of Freedom, together we will end the separate and unequal treatment within Stockton Rural Cemetery and begin to officially identify, document and preserve the contributions by people of African ancestry as part of the broader eff...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:43PM
Richmond Community Takes the Streets for Richard “Pedie” Perez - by FireWorks
Saturday, June 27, a spirited group of friends, family, and supporters of Richard "Pedie" Perez, killed by Richmond police in September of 2014, took the streets of the Downtown. The diverse group chanted, held signs, and distributed flyers. The march, which followed a rally outside of the Richmond BART station, came after a recent decision by the District Attorney which ruled the police killing of Perez was justifiable. Rich Perez, Pedie's father, stated in the local media: “All of our wit...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:00AM
Racial inequality persists in Berkeley schools graduation rates - by Rasheed Shabazz
School officials boast that Berkeley High graduation rates have gone up, yet racial inequality still exists and persists. Black graduation rates have increased over the past five years at Berkeley High, but the number of total students is declining. Also, fewer students are graduating from Berkeley Technology Academy, a continuation school in South Berkeley attended primarily by students of color.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:53PM
Choosing Sides: From Olympia to Charleston - by IGD!
White supremacy is a fundamental aspect of American class society. When ruptures happen in this system, people take sides as the war is made more clear.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31PM
Outrage in Charleston – We Say No More! - by Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration Network
POWELL AND MARKET, SAN FRANCISCO
Event Date:Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:30PM
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:57PM
UCSC Highway Six Back in Court June 29 & 30 - by Alex Darocy
The six UCSC students charged in association with the March 3 blockade of Highway 17, where it meets Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, will be back in court on June 29 and June 30. On June 29 at 10:00am, there will be a hearing in Santa Cruz County Superior Court to finalize their sentence, and on June 30 at 1:30pm there will be a restitution hearing.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:30PM
Santa Cruz Supports Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement - by Bradley Allen
Over 14,000 people in California prisons, and 80,000 in the United States on any given day, are kept alone in steel and concrete cells the size of a parking space, with no fresh air or sunlight, for years and decades, some over 40 years. Many more are in solitary confinement in jails, juvenile facilities, and detention centers. Activists gathered on June 23 outside the Santa Cruz Post Office to expose and end the torture of solitary confinement in all lock-ups, in Santa Cruz County, statewide...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:56AM
March & Rally to Expose the Cover-up of the Murder of Pedie Perez in Richmond, CA - by Rick
RICHMOND BART STATION WEST ENTRANCE, GATHER NEAR BART MART & DELI
Event Date:Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:44PM
Listen Up Mayors~Humanity First~Demonstrations (video/mp4 55.4MB) - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 19th “bay area community groups,” Codepink, Stop Mass Incarceration, Occupy SF Action Council, Anti Police-Terror Project, Jewitch Camp, the Green Party, and The World Can’t Wait gathered outside the Hilton in San Francisco to protest the presence of police chiefs from around the country during San Francisco’s Conference for Mayors. Pics and video from the first actions.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:17PM
Riot Facilitation: Police Allow Party Downtown While Clamping Down in East Oakland - by FireWorks
With the Warriors winning the NBA Champion ships, many expected to see riots take place in San Francisco and Oakland - much as they did when the San Francisco Giants won the World Series last year. However, police and city officials were very well prepared for the celebrations, staging police in the downtown of Oakland to guard banks, property, and freeways. However, when people took to the streets of East Oakland, the scene and reaction from the police was much different. This difference hig...
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:50PM
List of Actions for : Listen Up Mayors! ~ Humanity First ~ June 19 - June 22 - by Bob
Starts at Hilton Hotel - Union Square 333 O'Farrell St. SF Events will be a variety of places from June 19 - June 22
Event Date:Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:30AM
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:15AM
"Counter GALA" to Mayor Ed Lee's Welcoming Gala for the U.S. Mayors - by Bob
Civic Center - outside near Polk St. side of City Hall 1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco Please be flexible for adjustments in location
Event Date:Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:35PM
Justice For Jose Velasco - by Antoinette
200 Lincoln Ave Salinas, Ca
Event Date:Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:06AM
Santa Cruz Rally in Solidarity with Indigenous Movements to Oppose Sainthood for Serra - by Alex Darocy
Local residents rallied is Santa Cruz on June 14 to oppose the Catholic Church's plans to canonize Junipero Serra this September, which was approved by Pope Francis. Serra presided over the brutal California mission system during its founding in the 18th century. The purpose of the rally was to educate the public about the Native American lives that were lost at the missions and the torturous conditions that were imposed there, as well as to encourage community members to contact Priests and ...
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:08PM
Family Seeks Justice for Jose Velasco after Violent Arrest by Salinas Police - by Alex Darocy
On June 13, a demonstration seeking justice for Jose Velasco was held on North Main Street in Salinas, the location where the 28-year-old was tased and beaten aggressively with batons by police officers with the SPD on June 5. Velasco's three sisters and his mother, Rita Acosta, were in attendance at the demonstration, as were the families of three of the men killed by Salinas police in 2014. [Top photo: Velasco's sister, Isabel.]
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:42AM
Shot for Sleeping in His Car: Vigil for Demouria Hogg - by Daniela Kantorova
Demouria Hogg, 30-year-old father of three was killed by OPD on June 6, 2015 at the intersection of Lakeshore and Lake Park avenues in Oakland. Mr. Hogg was asleep (or unconscious) in his car at the intersections. Paramedics were called, but when they saw a gun on his passenger seat, they called OPD instead of helping. OPD tried to wake Mr. Hogg up for about 1.5 hours, and ultimately shot and killed him within 1 minute of "making contact" with him.
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:39AM
Hundreds occupy intersection then march in protest of OPD killing of Demouria Hogg - by Jonathan Nack
Photo: Jonathan Nack Intersection of Lakeshore Ave. and Lake Park Ave., Oakland, CA June 12, 2013
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:56PM
Justice for Demouria Hogg - by Anti Police-Terror Project
The City of Oakland, through its police force, has once again extra-judicially executed a black man.
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:38AM