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An Urgent Appeal from a long-time friend of
A message from the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
03 September 2010
A 50-something year old disabled man woke up getting his ass kicked by the Arcata Police during their recent sweeps at Anarchists' Field. His service dog was taken & is scheduled to be murdered after she defended her master from this sudden violent ambush.
The man is called Tweety, after a similar sounding part of his surname. The dog is named Dirtnap. She likes to roll around in dirt. I was unable to find any info of the incident online.
Save Dirtnap the dog! She was doing her DUTY! Free Tweety & start a lawsuit in his name. Paste this incident on all media; this was not an isolated incident! Prosecute the officers for assault in the first degree.
This is an article from
By JOHN ADAMS
Updated 7:17 AM PDT, Mon, Aug 23, 2010
"Assault Intervention Device" comes to Pitchess Detention Center
Click HERE to see the STOLEN LIVES report from M. Gloria Hernandez of Fresno. The key to the acronyms used in the list are at the bottom of the document.
Ah... so it seems the more I dig the more I find.. Jerry Dyer was appointed chief
after Julian Boo Boo Celeya died.
So count the victims attribated to Dyer's leadership after Boo Boo. Its been ten
years since his appointment and I count 47 deaths and those are the ones we know of...
The Stolen Lives list for Fresno was compiled from the following:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Training
How to Handle Encounters With Cops
Saturday, August 28th
at Peoples' Action For Rights and Community
Q St. Alley between 3rd and 2nd
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[article in The Economist!]
Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little
Jul 22nd 2010 | Spring, Texas
THREE pickup trucks pulled up outside George Norris’s home in Spring, Texas. Six armed police in flak jackets jumped out. Thinking they must have come to the wrong place, Mr Norris opened his front door, and was startled to be shoved against a wall and frisked for weapons. He was forced into a chair for four hours while officers ransacked his house. They pulled out drawers, rifled through papers, dumped things on the floor and eventually loaded 37 boxes of Mr Norris’s possessions onto their pickups. They refused to tell him what he had done wrong. “It wasn’t fun, I can tell you that,” he recalls.
Rough Justice [article in The Economist!]
America locks up too many people, some for acts that should not even be criminal
Jul 22nd 2010 | Spring, Texas
IN 2000 four Americans were charged with importing lobster tails in plastic bags rather than cardboard boxes, in violation of a Honduran regulation that Honduras no longer enforces. They had fallen foul of the Lacey Act, which bars Americans from breaking foreign rules when hunting or fishing. The original intent was to prevent Americans from, say, poaching elephants in Kenya. But it has been interpreted to mean that they must abide by every footling wildlife regulation on Earth. The lobstermen had no idea they were breaking the law. Yet three of them got eight years apiece. Two are still in jail.
On the morning of August 16, 2010 at 10:20 a.m. came this wording over the scanner. "car load of Mexicans at Hwy. 162, mile marker 19". Later it turns out there were only 3 people in the car, or at least they only called in with the names of 3, who happened to be clear all the way round. It all sounds like now we are going to pull an Arizona and do racial profiling on dark skins. There was not a reason for the stop, such as no brake light, driving erratic or anything, just the 'car load of mexicans.'
The cop on the scanner is from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department.
After spending nearly a month in segregation at the Federal Corrections Unit in Waseca, MN, Marie has been reclassified and transferred to the female CMU in Carswell, TX. Helen Woodsen has been imprisoned there for many years.
As of August 6, 2010, Marie Mason is at the federal prison in Carswell, Texas.
The District Attorney can request the California Attorney General's office to do the investigation into Robert Garth's death .* In the Daniel Sylvester taser execution in Del Norte, DA Riese requested the AG conduct the investigation. This has at least provided the appearance of more impartiality.
*Not sure what sort of pressure would be needed on Gallegos to request the outside investigation; not sure how much better an AG investigation is (the only satisfaction we got from it in Del Norte was that there are permanent records at the state level and that Del Norte had to squirm a bit. Still, that's something.). The only benefits I can see for pushing for external investigations is that the AG's office may eventually become so tired of doing them, stronger local internal oversight policies may be imposed and "shoot-first" behavior may be reduced, if they think they'll have to answer to DOJ agents.