Police State
Police State
imageJerry Dyer for Mayor? Progressive Activists Say Hell No!
by Mike Rhodes
This article is from the January 2020 issue of the Community Alliance newspaper. Image: This altered billboard draws attention to the allegation that Dyer had sex with an underage girl while an officer in the Fresno Police Department....
Posted: Wed Jan 1, 2020 2:27PM
calendarCourt Support for Kayla Moore Family by Berkeley Copwatch
US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 95 - 7th St, San Francisco...
Event Date: Thu Jan 9, 2020 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:54PM
imageCommunity Allies Ready to Stand in Defense of Moms' House
by Dave Id
The Moms 4 Housing were in court on December 30, attempting to establish a human right to housing that supersedes a company's "right" to flip houses for profit at the community's expense. At the same time outside of the moms' house in West Oakland, organizers and allies strategized and practiced home defense tactics in preparation for a potential eviction by sheriff's deputies. Eviction will not be allowed to happen without civil disobedience arrests....
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:03PM
imageEnergetic Solidarity with the Moms 4 Housing the Day After Christmas
by Dave Id
Hundreds showed up for court support at the Hayward Hall of Justice and for home defense at the Moms4Housing home on December 26. Speaking in West Oakland after the court hearing were Misty Cross and Dominique Walker of Moms for Housing, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., and Carroll Fife....
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:17PM
imageUnhoused Wood Street Residents Deliver Demands and Holiday Care Package to Schaaf's Home
by Dave Id
Wood Street residents and allies personally delivered a letter of demands — and a holiday care package on behalf of unhoused folks across Oakland — to mayor Libby Schaaf at her posh Oakmore estate on December 19....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:41AM
imageMoms 4 Housing Temporarily Block Eviction
by Oakland Post
A group of homeless women, who formed a collective called Moms 4 Housing, moved last month into an empty two-story house on Magnolia Street in West Oakland without the owner’s permission and are now fighting in court alongside supporters to stop the eviction....
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:18AM
imageHousing Justice Village Arrestees Respond to Jailing by City of Oakland
by Dave Id
In a political show of force, the city of Oakland directed a small army of police to mass arrest and jail 22 housing rights demonstrators on November 24, for nothing more than setting up tents in front of city hall to protest the city's never ending war against the homeless. Most arrestees spent at least 24 hours in Santa Rita, and some remained jailed for over two days, on what would otherwise be a citable infraction. On December 2, arrestees held a press conference to address the city's ...
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:22AM
documentWinter Shelter Suggestions for Community Action
by Robert Norse
Here's the flyer version of a regularly updated series of suggestions I make when announcing my twice-weekly netcast show on Free Radio Santa Cruz at The shows are archived as audible files at with content summarized at ....
Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:15PM
imageOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Orders Mass Arrest of Housing Justice Village Protesters
by Dave Id
An inspirational day of solidarity with unhoused Oaklanders turned into a traumatic night after mayor Libby Schaaf directed a small army of police and DPW workers to smash a housing rights protest held on the doorstep of City Hall. For daring to challenge the Oakland's never ending war against the homeless — the city's encampment demolitions and evictions, the towing of residential vehicles, and a lack of earnestness and urgency in addressing the housing crisis — twenty-two people were arres...
Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:14PM
documentWinter Shelter Demands for Law Enforcement
by Robert Norse (speaking for HUFF)
These flyers are being distributed to encourage the community to contact police and politicians and demand a sane, compassionate and lawful winter policy regarding those outside in public places. They include a Sentinel opinion piece exposing criminal inaction regarding Winter Shelter by the Santa Cruz City Council...
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:49AM
imageSan Franciscans Celebrate the End of Gang Injunctions; Concerned About Secret Database
by San Francisco No Injunctions Coalition
San Franciscans Celebrate the End of Gang Injunctions: Community Members Still Concerned About Secret, Controversial SFPD Gang Database...
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:36PM
textPack the Court! Justice 4 Kayla Moore 9th Circuit Appeal by Justice 4 Kayla Moore
The Moore family’s 9th circuit appeal in their case against the City of Berkeley and the cops who killed Kayla has been scheduled for oral arguments to be heard on 1/9/2020. Demand justice and support the Moore family in court! Thurs Jan 9 at 9a @ US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 95 - 7th St in SF...
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:11PM
calendarSCPD: Emergency Winter Demands for Homeless Survival
by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz Police Station 155 Center St....
Event Date: Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:19AM
imageBerkeley City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Factory Farm Whistleblowers
by DxE
Six Berkeley residents potentially face years in prison after rescuing dying animals from Sonoma county factory farms...
Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:06PM
textBeing There by Carol Denney (posted by Norse)
Activist Carol Denney e-mailed me this account which she is also sending to the Berkeley Daily Planet. She writes the satirical Pepper Spray Times (available on line at, sings, composes, and copwatches among other things....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58PM
imageWinter Demands in Response to the Camping Ordinance Being Considered
by Keith McHenry
HUFF, Conscience and Action, Food Not Bombs and the Santa Cruz Homeless Union demand:...
Posted: Sun Dec 8, 2019 5:31PM
imageSCPD Request for New Tasers to be Addressed at Public Safety Committee Meeting
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 Justice Village, eviction from Oscar Grant Plaza
by Liberated Lens
22 people arrested for taking the Oscar Grant Plaza to seek solutions to homelessness....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:10PM