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textSex Trafficking Support by Katie
Sex trafficking laws and support for victims...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 7:20PM
textRecidivism Linked to Criminal Justice System Failures by Annika Erickson
This is an article touching on the recidivism rates in the United States....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 7:17PM
imageA3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox in SF, Zulu Whitmore update and more
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by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Following a keynote speech at the Making and Unmaking Mass Incarceration Conference in Oxford, Mississippi this Wednesday, Albert Woodfox will travel to San Francisco to be a special guest at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Conference on Saturday, December 7. Next month, Albert will return with Robert King for the de Young Museum "Soul of the Nation" exhibit's free event on January 11....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 4:34PM
calendarPress Conference to Oppose City of Vallejo Destruction of Police Records
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by APTP
Vallejo City Hall 555 Santa Clara St Vallejo, CA 94590...
Event Date: Tue Dec 3, 2019 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 3:22PM
calendarPublic Safety Committee Meeting
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by Santa Cruz City Councilmember Drew Glover
Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room 155 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Mon Dec 2, 2019 5:30PM
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 10:55AM
imageSCPD Request for New Tasers to be Addressed at Public Safety Committee Meeting
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by Alex Darocy
The City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee will take up the issue of police Tasers at its next meeting on December 2. A request from the Santa Cruz Police Department for the Santa Cruz City Council to approve a contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to re-outfit the entire police department with new Taser guns, at a cost of $235,439, was placed on the consent agenda of the November 12 City Council meeting, but was pulled after inquiries from the Santa Cruz ACLU. SCPD's proposed Taser purchas...
Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2019 11:13AM
textThe Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland by ntuit
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43PM
videoAnimal activists banned via Whole Foods’ restraining order hold 24-hour fast & protest in Oakland (video/mp4 14.6MB) by DxE
Activists say Whole Foods’ parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal actions...
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:45PM
imageHousing Dignity Village, eviction from Oscar Grant Plaza
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by Liberated Lens
22 people arrested for taking the Oscar Grant Plaza to seek solutions to homelessness....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:10PM
videoEviction of Housing Justice Village in Oakland (video/mp4 70.6MB) by Brandon Jourdan
A video summary of the eviction and some of the arrests....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:32PM
imageOakland Raids Housing Justice Village: Being Houseless Is Not a Crime
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by Cat Brooks
Last night, dozens of unhoused community members with The Village and East Oakland Collective placed their tents on the lawn of City Hall; demanding to be seen, heard and helped by city officials. Instead they were terrorized, brutalized, arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:52PM
calendarOppose the Camping Ban Amendments at Santa Cruz City Council
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by Homes Not Handcuffs
Council Chambers, Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:21AM
imageOakland unhoused neighbors have created the Housing Justive Village at City Hall
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by Dave Id
Tents are up in Oscar Grant Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall to protest the city's never ending homeless encampment demolitions and evictions, its lack of seriousness and urgency in addressing the housing crisis.  If you can support, come by!...
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:21PM
imageCommander X Seeks Political Asylum from the Government of Mexico
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by Alex Darocy
Anonymous has announced that Commander X, also known as Chris Doyon, will present himself to the government of Mexico during the first week of December at the Federal Building in San Miguel de Allende, where he will ,"tender his petition for political asylum and request refugee status." The announcement comes after two years of waiting and planning from safe-houses provided to Commander X by Mexican friends and supporters. Commander X had been living in hiding in Canada since 2012, after he e...
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:46PM
textOpinion: SCPD Wants Tazer Money? by Herbert Gartner
Thoughts on SCPD asking city council for ~$230k for new Tazers...
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:07PM
calendarOakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State by Oakland Privacy
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA (check whiteboard in lobby for room location)...
Event Date: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:47AM
textPolice Brutality (Domestic Terrorism) by James Hemphill III
This article touches on police brutality (domestic terrorism) but focuses on the killings of unarmed and innocent black people in the United States....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06PM
imageSanta Cruz Sheriff's Office Demonstrates New Restraint Tool
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by Santa Cruz Police News
The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office announced it will be testing a new restraint tool in front of the media today called the "BolaWrap". The device sends out a "Spiderman" style web that wraps around a suspect's legs and incapacitates them. Accoring to the manufacturer's website, the BolaWrap is a "hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an 8 foot bola style Kevlar tether at 640 feet per second to entangle a subject at a range of 10-25 feet."...
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:32AM
calendarProtest at SF Chinese Consulate for Hong Kong Rights
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by Xten Tentachion
Chinese Consulate San Francisco 1450 Laguna St, San Francisco, California 94115...
Event Date: Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:15AM
imageMisogynist VP Pence Says he Wants to See a Woman on the Moon
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by Protest Reporting
U.S. Vice-President Pence gave a speech at NASA Ames Research facility in Mountain View, California on November 14 to a hand picked group of NASA employees. Protesters outside had a lot to say in response....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:32PM