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Know Your Rights Workshop THIS SATURDAY (June 26)!

How To Handle Encounters with Police

hosted by Redwood Curtain CopWatch

Saturday, June 26th
1:30pm - 5:30pm

All Ages Welcome
Snacks, Coffee, Juice

The workshop will be at PARC, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community, in Eureka.  DIRECTIONS BELOW

Gaza Flotilla Activists Were Shot in Head at Close Range

Who do the cops protect?

June 13, 2010:  I have a restraining order on my husband's ex.  She has been harrasing us for 5 yrs. She keeps violating the restraining order all the time. When I call the police to help they do nothing to help us, and we have kids and the girls are what she is after. Well, tonight she followed us downtown and was verbally attacking us.  Two officers showed up and did noting about it. She had also bothered us earlier in the day, and they did nothing about it then either,.......

FAA Under Pressure to Open U.S. Skies to Drones

Monday, June 14, 2010    By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
Washington (AP) - Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in the skies over the United States.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act. Officials are worried that they might plow into airliners, cargo planes and corporate jets that zoom around at high altitudes, or helicopters and hot air balloons that fly as low as a few hundred feet off the ground.
On top of that, these pilotless aircraft come in a variety of sizes. Some are as big as a small airliner, others the size of a backpack. The tiniest are small enough to fly through a house window.

Sheriff Deputies in SoHum PHOTOGRAPHING People Eating Free Food

Monday, June 14th WHILE a caring community member shared sandwiches with up to 100 hungry people in Redway- on the street- engaging in a responsible and constitutionally protected activity- the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department drove around photographing the people who were eating lunch. This is INTIMIDATION. This is profiling. There is no good reason for it.

People are scared when the Sheriff’s Department behaves this way because the Sheriff targets anyone who lives outside with very few resources. The Sheriff’s Department hunts people down while they are sleeping -out of sight- and Sheriff Deputies attempt to DISAPPEAR people who are, for instance, sitting under a tree for shade.

Austin Mother of Five Gets FBI Visit for Exercising First Amendment: VIDEO included

Kurt Nimmo
June 11, 2010

In his book Friendly Fascism, author Bertram Gross argues that when fascism comes to America it will be “friendly” and lack the overt brutality of the classic varieties of German and Italian fascism.

Richard Nixon once said that average American is like a child in the family.

Nixon was merely expressing the dominant opinion of the ruling elite who consider us contemptible children in need of adult supervision. Hitler, too, considered the German people children in need of adult supervision.

For the elite, a political activist is the worst sort of unruly child, one that directly challenges the authority of the father who represents the state. In order to modify the behavior of a rebellious child the state must instill fear. It must intimidate but — as Gross noted — it must do this with a friendly face. It must uphold the pretense of “democracy.” A frog must be boiled slowly.

“No truly sophisticated proponent of repression would be stupid enough to shatter the facade of democratic institutions,” wrote Murray B. Levin.

Shasta County Cop Pleads 'Not Guilty' To Rape

Shasta County prosecutors have charged an Anderson police officer for allegedly raping a female suspect while on duty, and they're considering whether to charge another officer for failing to report it.

Bryan Benson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges including rape by force of fear, kidnapping and assault by a public official. If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison.

Authorities say the 25-year-old officer was taking a drunken driving suspect to jail May 29 and began speaking sexually to her. He then allegedly pulled over and raped her.

Benson allegedly told Officer Matthew Goodwin that he had sex with the woman.

Under the law, a person in police custody can't consent to sex with her captor, so prosecutors are looking into whether Goodwin was obligated to report the incident.