Martin Cotton II was Beat To Death by Cops: Be Present at the Civil Trial Against the Killers: Trial Begins SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

On August 9, 2007, Martin Frederick Cotton II was brutally beat to death- and then refused medical treatment -by Eureka Police and Humboldt County Sheriff "Correctional Officers" (in the jail).

Since September of 2008, there has been a federal civil rights lawsuit brought on behalf of Siehna Cotton (Martin's baby daughter) and by his father, Marty Cotton.

There is a trial scheduled in the Federal Court in Oakland in front of Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong and a jury, set to begin September 12, 2011.  There will be at least ten cops exposed and on trial for killing Martin. {SEE UPDATE ON TRIAL DATE}

Please begin organizing where you live to be there and make sure that it is known what these cops have done, what violence this system inflicts, and we want it to be understood- We will not tolerate intimidation, beatings, and murder by the police!! 

We are also SEEKING YOUR HELP for an informational tour leading up to the trial.

Here are the events that happened in December in the Bay, when the trial was set fr January.  Like future events, these were open to the public, and organizers, community members, everyone, is welcome and encouraged to attend and join the conversation and support:

Thursday, December 16th: Longhaul Infoshop
 7:00pm  Presentation/Discussion

 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Tuesday, December 21st: Siegel & Yee Law Office
 6:30pm  Presentation/Discussion with NLG

 499 14th St. Ste. 220, Downtown Oakland.

 

We will be also be organizing people to travel to the Bay area to witness the trial.  If you are in the Bay Area (or anywhere somewhat close), please get together support and presence from your area.   And if you can help folks from Humboldt get there, let's talk.