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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October 22nd and 23rd: Days of Action Against Police Brutality
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING WITH OCTOBER 22nd & 23rd DAYS OF ACTION (or want more info) PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT REDWOOD CURTAIN COPWATCH: firstname.lastname@example.org, (707)633-4493 Your participation is vital!
Schedule for Days of Action, Oct. 22-23!
MONDAY OCT 22nd
1:00pm @ Old Town Gazebo (F & 2nd, Eureka) Rally & Lunch
MARCH To End Mass Incarceration- in jails, prisons, youth lock-ups, detention centers
Pots and Pans Solidarity Jam for the voices silenced by the Injustice system. Bring down the walls of the most incarcerated nation on Earth.
4:00pm @ Cesar Chavez park (14th and E, Eureka) Dinner and preparation
6:00pm Picket the Perpetrators of Corruption!
9:00pm @ Cesar Chavez park (14th and E, Eureka) Write Letters to Prisoners
All Night Vigil Against Police Brutality and the Criminalization of Sleep
TUESDAY, OCT 23rd
9:00am @ Eureka City Hall (5th and K) Community Breakfast
11:00am Walk Through Community
In Honor of Chris Burgess, To Protest Killer Cops, and Stop the Criminalization of Youth
3:00pm @ Highland Park (Highland and Fairfied) Food, Gathering, Free Flow Speaking and Music
People all over North America on Monday October 22nd will mobilize Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. This is the 17th year of this October 22nd Day of Action.
Behind the Redwood Curtain, we recognize and continue actions through October 23rd: We remember Christopher Burgess, who was 16 years old when Eureka Police Department officer Terry Liles chased, shot and killed him on October 23, 2006.
Murl Harpham was interim chief when Liles murdered Chris.. Terry Liles killed another teen two months later and has since been made a detective for EPD! Murl Harpham, who was interim chief when both teens were killed and when two other civilians were murdered by EPD is now EPD Chief!
About a year ago, EPD officers Justin Winkle, Adam Laird, and Gary Whitmer were found liable (guilty) of killing Martin Cotton- they brutally beat him and deliberately did not get him medical care, leaving him to die in a jail cell. All three officers are still on the streets as EPD cops! And Harpham says they acted "honorably" when they beat Martin Cotton to death.
There are many reasons for all of us to be outraged and to Act Against Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization. We need to unite and push for JUSTICE!!
Please watch this invite video from 2010 for Days of Action. (only dates and details of action have changed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ca-y0DgSOas
If you live somewhere outside of the Redwood Curtain, there are probably folks in your region already planning the October 22 Day of Action, and if they aren't, you can INSTIGATE and ORGANIZE!!