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videoSanta Cruz Police Department Seeks Council Approval for $235K Taser Purchase (video/mp4 6.3MB) by Santa Cruz Police News
The Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking approval from the City Council to finalize a contract with the Axon Enterprise, Inc. to re-outfit the entire department with new Taser Guns at a cost of $235,439. SCPD's Taser purchase proposal has been placed on the consent agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting. The consent agenda is reserved for non-controversial issues, however the use of Tasers by police is a topic of concern for those advocating against police brutality, who want the weapon...
Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:30PM
videoStatement by Juan Gomez, Executive Director, MILPA (video/mp4 121.0MB) by MILPA Collective
“If there was any confusion, let me make it clear: MILPA, and I, as Executive Director, of MILPA, do not promote violence, illicit or gang activity. We believe that we can heal our community of trauma inflicted by all types of violence, including systemic violence that is rooted in racist ideology. Our mission as an organization is to promote healing, restoration, safety, and well-being in our community. [Video: MILPA Collective Executive Director, Juan Gomez, issues a press statement on Octo...
Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:34PM
videoCommission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women Strays from its Charge (video/mp4 35.6MB) by Santa Cruz News
Gillian Greensite, the co-founder of the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and its first Chair, spoke to the Santa Cruz city Council on October 8 about how the Commission has strayed outside of its original charge, of "sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence," when it moved to endorse a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. Greensite added, "I have no doubt that the complaints that the women brought forward [against Glover and Krohn] were...
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 4:56PM
videoVideo: Donna Meyers walks out of City Council candidates forum at UC Santa Cruz in 2018 (Attachment On: Petition Calls for Censure of Santa Cruz City Councilmember Donna Meyers) (video/mp4 42.4MB) by Santa Cruz News
In 2018, Santa Cruz City Councilmember Donna Meyers, then a City Council candidate, walked out of an elections forum held at UC Santa Cruz when she received a c...
Posted: Mon Oct 7, 2019 7:19PM
videoVideo (Attachment On: Santa Cruz City Council Votes to Table Censure 9-24-2019) (video/mp4 41.1MB) by AutumnSun
Video of Councilmember Donna Meyer's outburst....
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:49PM
videoArmistice100 trailer (Attachment On: Armistice100 Santa Cruz at the SC Film Festival) (video/mp4 459.6MB) by LB Johnson
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Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:53AM
videoVideo: Santa Cruz United Canvasser Manuel Mirabal Attempts to Pick a Fight (Attachment On: Santa Cruz United Canvasser Arrested at Whole Foods) (video/quicktime 284.5MB) by Alex Darocy
Video of Santa Cruz United Canvasser Manuel Mirabal pulling his shirt off and trying to fight me just as Santa Cruz Police arrive....
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:55PM
videoVideo: After Asking his Name, the Canvasser Smears Grease on my Camera Lens (Attachment On: Santa Cruz United Canvasser Arrested at Whole Foods) (video/mp4 11.8MB) by Alex Darocy
This canvasser has given community members several different names while canvassing for the recall campaign over the last few weeks. (Update: Since the filming ...
Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:50AM
videoVideo: After the Arrest, the Canvasser Admits he is being Paid (Attachment On: Santa Cruz United Canvasser Arrested at Whole Foods) (video/mp4 35.9MB) by Alex Darocy
Santa Cruz United canvasser Manuel Mirabal admits he is being paid....
Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:05AM
videoSanta Cruz United Signature Gatherer Calls me the N-word and the F-word (Attachment On: Santa Cruz United Canvasser Arrested at Whole Foods) (video/mp4 49.2MB) by Alex Darocy
Santa Cruz United signature gatherer Manuel Mirabal calls me the n-word, the f-word, bitch, pedophile, and other names, shortly before he threatened to fight me...
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:38AM
videoRecall Canvasser Detained by Police at Whole Foods for Threatening and Harassing Staff and Customers (video/mp4 466.0MB) by Alex Darocy
A Santa Cruz United recall signature gatherer was handcuffed and detained by Santa Cruz Police at Whole Foods Market on September 10 for harassing and threatening customers and management, and for blocking the entrance to the market repeatedly, according to Whole Foods management and police. The man was eventually released without arrest, after he agreed to move away from the market's entrance to the Whole Foods "free speech zone", which he did. He then began to aggressively solicit signature...
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:48PM
videoVideo (Attachment On: 'Santa Cruz United' Volunteer May Have Violated the Law, Video Shows) (video/mp4 59.1MB) by Scavenger
Jane Becker of TBSC breaks the law......
Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:46AM
videoFederal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp (video/mp4 48.7MB) by Santa Cruz News
Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by h...
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01PM
videoCouncil Votes to Discuss Matters in Closed Session (Attachment On: Federal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp) (video/mp4 321.8MB) by Santa Cruz News
Councilmember Drew Glover discusses the lack of transparency pertaining to council's decision to discuss the Ross Camp matters further in closed session....
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01PM
videoAt Ross Camp, Plain Clothes Police Officer Claims He's "Just a Ride-Along" (video/mp4 5.9MB) by Santa Cruz News
A recent video that documents a police 'walk through' at the Ross Homeless encampment in Santa Cruz demonstrates how homeless individuals living at the camp are routinely subjected to violations of their basic constitutional rights by the authorities. The video shows an officer from the Santa Cruz Police Department attempting to look into homeless individuals' tents without permission, in addition to touching their possessions without permission. In an another alarming moment captured on the ...
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:29AM
videoFull Video (Attachment On: At Ross Camp, Plain Clothes Police Officer Claims He's "Just a Ride-Along") (video/mp4 223.6MB) by Santa Cruz News
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Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:29AM
videoValentin Lopez Speaks on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (video/mp4 85.4MB) by Santa Cruz News
Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, spoke at an event in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hosted by the United Nations Association: USA Santa Cruz, CA Chapter on December 8 at the Resource Center for Nonviolence....
Posted: Sun Dec 9, 2018 3:00PM
videoCity Council candidates walk out of UCSC forum when questioned about white supremacy (video/mp4 15.9MB) by Black Lives Matter Ally
On October 29 at a city council candidates forum at UC Santa Cruz, all of the white candidates running except for Phil Crawford and Cynthia Hawthorne walked out after being called out by the audience for responding with pro-police and "All Lives Matter" statements to a question about what they would do to combat white supremacy, according to an account published by a student on social media. (Video: Candidate Drew Glover speaks about the prevalence of white supremacy in Santa Cruz, followed b...
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 8:30PM