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Sept 17th Behind the Redwood Curtain: Remember David Nathan "Gypsy" Chain

 On September 17, 1998, Gypsy was killed in the Grizzly Creek area, trying to prevent the clearcut destruction of the ancient forests by Pacific Lumber Company.  After years of Corporate Timber fomenting hate and fear toward environmentalists  - encouraging its workers and managers to feel justified using violence against Earth First!ers (violence often exceeded by the cops and and sanctioned by the DA)- a Pacific Lumber employee felled a tree on Gypsy.

May we always LEARN and REMEMBER.  LOVE and ORGANIZE.

And BRING DOWN THIS ROTTEN SYSTEM.

Song from David Rovics: The Death of David Chain

Philly Police Beating Stirs Storm of Protest: VIDEO included

September 14, 2010
http://sfbayview.com/2010/philly-police-beating-stirs-storm-of-protest/

The movement to demand justice for Askia Sabur is holding its third protest on Friday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., at 55th and Lansdowne in Philadelphia; march to 19th District police headquarters at 61st and Thompson to demand the removal of all officers involved!

by Boyce Watkins, PhD

A video showing Philadelphia police officers beating a man for nearly two minutes has taken the internet by storm. The incident is so shocking that the video has received thousands of views and has also sparked an internal investigation by Philadelphia police. The incident occurred in West Philadelphia and is two and a half minutes long. The officers are accused of attacking 29-year-old Askia Sabur outside a takeout restaurant in the area on Friday. What is also interesting is that most of the officers appearing in the video are African American, reminding us that the power of the state is not just a white and black.

About Mariano Lopez Fernandez, Killed by Mendocino Sheriff's Officers

Mariano is my husband. He is the father of my 1 year old son, who celebrated his 1st birthday 4 days before his father was brutally and wrongfully killed. We have been together for 2 1/2 years and he is the gentlest, kindest, most peaceful and loving man I have ever known. I believe that what Sheriffs reports are saying is a bunch of lies. I dont understand how this happened. I have many doubts in my mind and mostly my heart around everything that has to do with my husband's killing. He was shot probably 8 or more times, in the legs, the stomach, his leg and arm were broken and to finish him off I guess, they shot him in the back, but not straight on, sideways, the bullet severed his spinal column and broke his back. I already have an excellent lawyer and I have just arrived back in the states after a two week stay in Mexico. I helped return him to the land where he was born to bury his lifeless body. A wish he had expressed to me a year before. This can't keep on like this. People being killed because they are here yes, illegally, but most are here to work and to try and make a life for themselves and their families.

Mumia 101: An Urgent Appeal

An Urgent Appeal from a long-time friend of
Mumia Abu-Jamal

A message from the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
03 September 2010

Jackboots & Service Dog Exterminations

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.

New "Laser" Weapon in LA County Jail

This is an article from
By JOHN ADAMS
Updated 7:17 AM PDT, Mon, Aug 23, 2010

New "Laser" Weapon Debuts in LA County Jail

"Assault Intervention Device" comes to Pitchess Detention Center

Guards at the Los Angeles County jail complex in Castaic will start using a newfangled weapon that produces a deep burning sensation -- which is not to be confused with a “warm fuzzy feeling” -- in whomever it is aimed at.

STOLEN LIVES in Fresno California, list sent by M. Gloria Hernandez - Aug 19, 2010

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.

http://redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net/files/stolen lives 2010 fresno.pdf


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:

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Too Many Laws, Too Many Prisoners

[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.

 

The Most Incarcerating Nation in the World

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.

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