Juneteenth in Santa Cruz
Community members in Santa Cruz commemorated Juneteenth this year with a large march from Louden Nelson Center to Santa Cruz City Hall, where speakers were heard....
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:56AM
The End of Policing - Interview with Alex Vitale (audio/mpeg 85.7MB)
Interview with author Alex Vitale about his book "The End of Policing" (2017-Verso)...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:33PM
Rise Up! Act in Solidarity 4 Black Trans Lives
Watsonville Plaza 350 Main St, Watsonville...
Event Date: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:32AM
March to Defund SCPD
Front & Laurel Streets, Santa Cruz Meet at Food Not Bombs at 4pm March at 5pm...
Event Date: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:24AM
"I Can't Breathe": Remembering David Cross, Killed by Corrections Officers in Santa Cruz County Jail
David Cross, a 44-year-old local plumber, was killed on September 18, 2005 in Santa Cruz County Jail while experiencing a mental health crisis. Corrections officers who responded that day to address his health issues decided Cross needed to be restrained, so they sat on his back as he lay on his stomach and "hog tied" him on the floor of the jail. Cross screamed, “I can’t breathe,” “I’m going to die,” and “Please get off me,” before his body went limp after 3 1/2 minutes of being restrained. ...
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:11PM
The Questions Grow More Pressing
I've been persistently raising issues of police abuse with the SCPD. Most recently, I sent a letter to Chief Andy Mills with a variety of questions, following up on issues raised months (and often years) ago. He roplied. I responded to his reply a few days ago. So far no reply....
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:14PM
Federal Criminal Complaint Links Attack on SC Sheriffs, Oakland Security Officers to Boogaloo Movement
U.S. Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo has been charged federally with murder and multiple other counts in connection to the attacks on Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies in Ben Lomond on June 6, as well as the attacks on federal security officers outside the federal building in Oakland on May 29. The attacks on law enforcement officers left two dead and three injured in total. Evidence in the federal criminal complaint links Carrillo, a right-wing libertarian extremist, to the Boogaloo movement....
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:07PM
What Happened to Tamario Smith Protest
The Clock Tower Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Downtown Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:46PM
Defunding the Police: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Nothing is More Powerful Than an Idea Whose Time Has Come...
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:55AM
Juneteenth to Allegiance: March with us to City Hall!
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:45PM
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:06PM
Chris Krohn & Drew Glover - Interview - May 29, 2020 (audio/mpeg 95.7MB)
Interview with former Santa Cruz City Council members Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, recently recalled in March, 2020....
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:44PM
Mission Santa Cruz Spray Painted and Mission Bell Removed During Abolish Police March
The original Mission Santa Cruz adobe and the replica mission were both spray painted yesterday during a demonstration organized in Santa Cruz in support of the abolition of police. The phrase "Fuck Your Citizenship" was painted on the Neary-Rodriguez Adobe, and the phrase "Maldita Cruz" was spray painted on two structures. The word maldita means "damned" or "cursed" in Spanish. Additionally, the word "genocide" was painted on the state park plaque, and the mission bell located in Mission Pla...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:51AM
From Minneapolis to Santa Cruz, Abolish the Police!
Santa Cruz Clock Tower Downtown...
Event Date: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:40AM
Black Lives Matter March in Scotts Valley
Meet at Siltanen Park, 127 Vine Hill School Road, Scotts Valley March to MacDorsa Park, 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley...
Event Date: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 7:04PM
Black Lives Matter March in San Lorenzo Valley
San Lorenzo Valley High School 7105 Hwy 9, Felton...
Event Date: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 6:36PM
Water Street Bridge, over the San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 12:44PM
Some Questions for Sandy Brown and the City Council
An e-mail sent to Councilmember Sandy Brown will likely result in no action at City Council. More seriously, the Council, which has ultimately control of the police through the City Manager, needs to be forced to confront long-standing SCPD issues that are of a piece with demands on departments across the nation....
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 11:57AM
Food Not Bombs 40th Anniversary - Co-Founder Keith McHenry Interview (audio/mpeg 102.1MB)
Interview with Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, on the on-going struggle to feed and house the unhoused people of Santa Cruz, California during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally broadcast on "Transformation Highway" on KZSC, 88.1 FM....
Posted: Mon Jun 8, 2020 11:12AM
Community Resilience Project: Housing is Healthcare
Event Date: Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 8, 2020 10:16AM
Video: Suspect in Attack on Santa Cruz Sheriffs Makes Political Statements when Taken into Custody (video/mp4 86.2MB)
A man who allegedly carjacked two different vehicles in Ben Lomond, then threw bombs at Santa Cruz Sheriffs as they responded, was making statements about police "use of force" and how he was "sick of these goddamn police" as he was taken into custody this afternoon....
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2020 5:29PM