Redwood Curtain CopWatch, based in the north coast of California, is part of a larger movement of self organized CopWatch groups throughout the US. Our local efforts seek to intervene in the drastic rise of the presence, militarization, and violence of the police, and build support networks based on self-determination, caring, and concrete needs.
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Bring warm clothes and any other warm stuff for folks who need it. Local call to action is below schedule.
Tuesday, Oct 22 18th NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST
1:00pm Cesar Chavez Park (formerly 'Hammond Park' 14 & E, Eureka)
CONVERGE AND PREPARE FOR MARCH - with lunch
2:30pm starting from Cesar Chavez Park (14th & E, Eureka)
MARCH OF RESISTANCE TO POLICE BRUTALITY
6:00pm Carson Park (Carson & H, Eureka -on the Carson end)
MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE- Live Concert, Dinner, Speak Out!
CANDLELIGHT WALK Honor The Victims And Survivors Of State Violence
10:00pm Cesar Chavez Park (14th & E, Eureka)
ALL NIGHT VIGIL To Protest the Criminalization of Sleep, with FILM SCREENING
Wednesday, Oct 23 MEMORIAL DAY FOR CHRISTOPHER BURGESS
midnite-3:00am Humboldt Courthouse/Jail
“WELCOME OUT!” Support People Released From Jail At Cold, Unfriendly Hours. Help distribute warm clothes, warm beverage, and a welcoming smile!
9:00am Clarke Plaza (3rd & E St., Eureka)
11:00am starting from Clarke Plaza (3rd & E St., Eureka)
MARCH through neighborhoods & to police stations.
March for Chris Burgess, murdered by Eureka Police Officer Oct 23, 2006.
4:00-7:00pm corner of Wabash & Broadway, Eureka
PROTEST & DINNER Stop the criminalization of youth!
Being young is NOT A CRIME! Stop the school-to-prison pipeline!
Days of Action Against Police Brutality Oct 22-23
See you there.
Below is a reportback from Skye, a participant this year. Verbena, of Redwood Curtain CopWatch, wrote the following 3 paragraphs only to fill in what Skye was not present for.
Sending love & comfort & solidarity to young Andy Lopez' spirit and his family & community. 13 year old Andy was killed by Santa Rosa deputies on Oct 22.
Please read and take action now. If you are in the Humboldt region, please come to the Arcata Plaza on Thursday in Solidarity with the Hunger Strikers, 5PM FOR THE 5 DEMANDS! There are Solidarity events all over CA and the world. Check out the calendar on the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity website & create your own events!
Before you read the Hungerstrike News, please sign these petitions:
FOUR PETITIONS TO SIGN! (don't worry about accidentally signing a petition twice; it won't let you)
Vol. 3 #26, August 11, 2013
Day 35 Countdown for Humane Conditions
SHU isolation cell to be installed on State Capitol South Steps Aug. 14
California’s Continuing Prison Crisis
Cotton Day August 9, 2013
Siehna and her Daddy, Martin "Freddy" Cotton
On August 9, 2007, Eureka police officers Justin Winkle, Adam Laird, Gary Whitmer, and 5 others beat an unarmed Martin Cotton II to death. In broad daylight, officers pummeled Martin's head and body, then brought Martin to jail, never giving him medical treatment. Medical care could have saved his life. Martin died in the jail cell of blunt force head trauma, writhing in pain, within two hours.
(Read More to see photos of the Eureka Officers who beat Martin)
When Will Solitary End?
I sit in solitary confinement,
Monitored and evaluated,
Tortured in more ways than I care
To remember or burden you with,
With hopes I’d crack and beg,
Beg to be let out of this torturous place
And crack, losing the bit of sanity I have left
Like so many others before me and so many others
Yet to fall, fall prey to the prison’s administrators,
To the countless tactical torturous games they play.
I am but one of a few hundred who still stand strong,
Fighting to survive, accumulating deep embedded scars
With each passing day, learning to be resilient to all
That’s thrown and piled up against me
In such a difficult, miserable place.
Lonely and deprived of so much, I sit here
Beyond desperate for a helping hand, for something,
Someone, for a movement, for human rights lawyers
And all the advocates out there to put an end
To this heinous practice of solitary confinement
And take me away from this place with my dignity intact.
I hope it’s soon, before many more fall prey
And lose themselves in this dungeon of hell and misery
That’s been in place for far too long.
My actions will soon come
Hoping that they’ll draw the attention needed
To end this heinous practice
Once and for all.
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