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imageMarin Residents Meet To Plan More Anti ICE Pressure
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Unlike San Francisco, Marin County Sheriff Delivers Detainees to ICE...
Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:50PM
imageIs New City Manager Tina Friend Bringing an Anti-Homeless Agenda to Scotts Valley?
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by Santa Cruz News Network
Without public input, freshly hired City Manager Tina Friend has drafted the City of Scotts Valley's political position on Assembly Bill 516, a state bill which would amend the California vehicle code to extend the amount of time before local authorities may legally tow a vehicle parked in public, and would also prevent the sale of vehicles after they are impounded to cover towing expenses. The bill is seen as a much needed protection for low income residents in the state; having a vehicle to...
Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:39PM
calendarCops Out Of Dyke March!
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by Gay Shame
We will meet at 4:30pm on the steps of Mission High on 18th street, across from the park....
Event Date: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:30PM
Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:22PM
imagePre-Dawn Arrests at Spectacular Mono-pod Blockade on Rainbow Ridge, Mattole
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by kp
A 40' mono pod with a sitter was erected early this morning at the main gate on the logging road on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole Forest. About 20 people were there by about 4 am in this very remote area. Once security and law enforcement showed up (in force), several people were arrested, after being thrown to the ground without notice....
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:36AM
imageIn Palo Alto: Masks, Black Clothing, White Flowers in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters
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by R. Robertson
Hundreds of local supporters of Hong Kong's recent protests against an extradition law wore black in solidarity at a rally held in Palo Alto. Many wore masks. In addition, rally organizers asked people to bring white flowers to commemorate the death of a man consider to be a martyr in the cause, a 35 year old who committed suicide at the site of a Hong Kong protest....
Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:22AM
calendarKnow Your Rights! Training with Berkeley Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch
The Grassroots House 2022 Blake Street Berkeley, CA 94705 * The Grassroots House is wheelchair accessible. Please email us at berkeleycopwatch@yahoo.com with any accessibility requests....
Event Date: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:54PM
calendarOakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State by Oakland Privacy
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:29AM
imageFour Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole
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by kp
Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label....
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17PM
imageSanta Cruz Homeless Advocates Push Back Against Vigilante Comments
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by The Compassion Team
In response to an acute period of anti-homeless vigilante comments being left on social media in Santa Cruz, homeless advocates took screen captures of the statements and displayed them for the public to see during the public comment period of the Santa Cruz City Council meeting on May 28. The violent and threatening comments were made in response to posts containing photos that identified different homeless individuals and recreational vehicles in the Facebook group "Santa Cruz Looks Like SH...
Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2019 5:59PM
imageMattole Alert: Forest Defenders Head to the Woods and Lost Coast League Cries Foul As Humb
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by kp
Logging Crews and Security Showed up in a Contested Logging plan in the Mattole Forest, Ready to Cut in Legacy Forest and Threatened Habitat...
Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 11:49AM
imageFamily Member Believes Man who Died in Police Custody was Denied Proper Medical Care
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by Santa Cruz Police News
On June 1, 40-year-old Kevin Allen died while in custody of the Santa Cruz Police. A SCPD press release states officers were responding to a report that a man had fallen to the ground near Water Street and River Street in Santa Cruz when they found and took Kevin Allen into custody and transported him to jail, claiming he was intoxicated. Once at the jail, medical staff there determined Allen would need to be taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead after suffering cardiac issues o...
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 4:32PM
textAustralian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism by GetUp!
This is unprecedented. As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2...
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 5:40AM
imageAnti Police-Terror Project Statement on AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives
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by APTP
From our inception, the Anti Police-Terror Project has never subscribed to the belief that policing in America can be fixed. The system is not broken and thus cannot be made to right itself. Born of the slave trade, policing in America was then - and is now - about the catching, killing and incarcerating of Black and Indigenous bodies. We are an abolitionist organization committed to interrupting and rapidly responding to state violence, radically transforming the way in which we as a society...
Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:12PM
imageSacramento PD arrests 12-year-old Black child, places plastic bag over his head
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by Mark T. Harris, SF Bay View
Sacramento residents are dismayed by word that a 12-year-old child, who stands 4-feet-10-inches tall and weighs fewer than 100 pounds, was inappropriately constrained by police officers and had a bag placed over his head....
Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 11:26AM
imageRaising Some Issues at Oral Communications
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by Robert Norse & Alicia Kuhl
Continued delay and inaction on providing homeless shelter and services (to say nothing of civil rights) for homeless folks was the silent part of yesterday's Santa Cruz City Council agenda. Several of us raised issues at Oral Communications...
Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:16AM
calendarSupport the Coalition for Police Accountability's Lawsuit Intervention by Coalition for Police Accountability
Federal Courthouse, Dept 2, 17th Floor 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco...
Event Date: Wed May 29, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:34PM
calendarCanceled - Rally to Defend Palestine, and Support Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi
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by International Campaign to Defend Dr. Abdulhad
Philip Burton Federal Building 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA...
Event Date: Wed May 29, 2019 1:00PM
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:32AM
imageInmate Dies at Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility in Watsonville
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by Santa Cruz Police News
According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, 35-year-old inmate Carlos Bolanos was found dead at 5:30 am today in the Rehabilitation and Re-entry Facility located at the Rountree Lane Sheriff’s Detention Facilities in Watsonville. Carlos was in custody at the Rehabilitation and Re-Entry facility since December of 2018....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:38PM
calendarReview of B.P.D. surveillance policies by Author
South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis Street, Berkeley...
Event Date: Wed May 22, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:08PM
imageDespite Lawsuit, TBSC Leader Calls for Hosing Down a Sleeping Homeless Man
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by Peter Green
Samantha Olden, a leader of the "public safety" group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), recently made a comment on social media suggesting a homeless man be hosed down with water to discourage him from trespassing in the area in which he was sleeping. The comment from Olden comes just over a month after homeless residents in Santa Cruz named Take Back Santa Cruz in a federal civil rights lawsuit, which calls for TBSC to, "be enjoined from dangerous inflammatory hate speech and ordered to publicly ...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:20PM