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COTTON DAY August 9th 2013

Cotton Day        August 9, 2013

 

 

You are Loved!

Siehna and her Daddy, Martin "Freddy" Cotton

 

COTTON DAY

August 9th


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)

SAT Nov 10th: Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality & Racial Profiling

http://justice4alanblueford.org/

Alan Blueford, an 18-year-old African American student from Skyline High School, was  shot and  killed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012. The Blueford family and JAB coalition strongly condemn the DA’s report and reject all attempts to cover up their son's murder.  We demand Masso be fired and prosecuted, and all racial profiling practices, including stop and frisk, be stopped immediately!

END RACIAL PROFILING! 

Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition       www.justice4alanblueford.org

The Blueford Family and the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition wish to extend a special invitation to all families who have been victimized or lost a loved one to police brutality.  Please march together with the Bluefords and our communities to show our resistance and to say NO to this illegal and reprehensible violence from law enforcement. 

This march will occur on Saturday, November 10, at Noon, starting at 14th & Broadway, Oscar Grant Plaza,  in downtown Oakland (12th/14th St BART).   We will rally and march including a brief stop at the Oakland Police Department Headquarters, returning back to  Oscar Grant Plaza for a gathering (~ 1.5 mi).

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & HOW TO EXERCISE THEM (pg4 Days of Action 2012 booklet)

 

Stand up for your rights.      We are all leaders.    Stay present.

We are here as community to be aware of each other and take care of one another.

The system that criminalizes one of us has the potential to criminalize us all.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & HOW TO EXERCISE THEM

Each of us has the right to free speech, to travel and to assemble (1st Amendment to the Constitution). Nevertheless, the police or Sheriff may give people a hard time. Do not ask cops for legal advice. Officers are allowed to LIE, and they do. Even if you are on parole or probation, you never have to speak to a cop.

You never have to speak to or answer an officer, so don't!
It is always a better idea to continue chanting with everyone else.

If a cop approaches, ask “Am I free to go?” If they don't tell you that you must stay or that you're detained, calmly walk away. Even if you are being detained, do not answer questions.

If an officer questions, threatens, detains, or arrests you at any time, you can say the magic words: I choose to remain silent. I want to see a lawyer.” Then remain silent. These words and the refusal to talk to any law officer is protected by the 5th Amendment. Officers are not supposed to ask you questions once you have said you want to see a lawyer.* They will often try to intimidate you into talking. The safest words are the magic words.

Remaining silent. If you do speak to the officers, follow it up with the magic words and nothing else. *After you have said you want to see a lawyer, officers are only permitted to ask your name and address. You can continue to remain silent. If an officer tries to search you or your property, clearly say “I do not consent to a search.” Stay calm, even if the cop searches anyway. Say the magic words.

The magic words protect you from police questions & conversation. Police are trained to get you to talk and give up your rights.

You are not required to “keep moving”; only to make sure people can get by (that you’re not blocking their passage)


If ARRESTED, say the Magic Words:

 
I choose to remain silent. I want to see a lawyer.”

Demand Justice for Alan Blueford

Alan DeWayne Blueford, born December 20, 1994, was an 18 year old Senior at Skyline High School, preparing to graduate
in June. He was the youngest son of Adam Blueford, Sr. and Jeralynn Brown Blueford.

During the early morning hours of May 6, 2012 Alan was murdered by an officer (whose name has yet to be released) with Oakland Police Department. Alan's family is now seeking justice for his death.

List of OCTOBER 13 Events in Solidarity with Hunger Strike!

Los Angeles

Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! 200 North Spring Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (We will be in front of City Hall, 1st and Spring Street on the North Steps). Click here for more info

San Diego

Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! On the Corner of University & Fairmount in East San Diego. Click here for more info

Santa Barbara

Oct 14th EMERGENCY ACTION to Support CA Prisoner Hunger Strike, San Francisco

Medical condition of hunger strikers deteriorates, some days away from death

October 11, 2011

Join the emergency action to support the California Prisoner Hunger Strike on Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.‐1 p.m., at McAllister and Van Ness in San Francisco and tell CDCR and Gov. Jerry Brown to meet the strikers’ five core demands

by Isaac Ontiveros, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Sat & Sun (10/1 & 10/2) Show Support for Prisoner Hunger Strike Outside Pelican Bay!

California prisoners are on hunger strike again! The hunger strike that started on July 1 of this year in support of 5 demands, has been resumed by thousands of prisoners at Pelican Bay, Calipatria, CCI Tehachapi, Centinela, Corcoran, Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, Ironwood State Prison, Salinas Valley State Prison.

The prisoners say that the California Department of Corrections has retaliated against prisoners for participating in the strike and made only nominal policy changes in response to the strike. Prisoners say it is necessary to continue to put pressure on the CDCR to meaningfully change long-term solitary confinement policies and practices. Up to date information can be found at http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/.

Oct.5th Sacramento Demo: Support the Prisoner Hunger Strike! End Long-Term Solitary Confinement

October 5th: in Sacramento
12pm to 2pm  
CDCR Headquarters,
1515 S St.
More info call: 415-238-1801

Support the Prisoner Hunger Strike!  Support the Five Demands!

All out to Sacramento!
In SOLIDARITY, a group of us will be leaving Eureka on Tuesday night (10/4) to participate in the Oct.5th demo.  We'll stay the night in Oakland and rideshare with Bay Area folks to Sacramento on Wednesday morning!  We will return to Eureka on Wednesday night (10/5).

If you want to go, please contact Redwood Curtain CopWatch at 707.633.4493 or email copwatchrwc@gmail.com.


Find updates on the hunger strike at

Mon, July 18th- Mobilize to Sacramento; Demonstrate Outside Dept. Of Corrections!

MOBILIZE to SACRAMENTO: 

This MONDAY , July 18th from 1-3pm. Demonstration outside CDCR Headquarters  1515 S. St.   Sacramento

RIDES from East Bay: Meet at West Oakland BART, 9:30 am

Meeting at NOON in Sacramento at Freemont Park on 15th & Q

For more info, for rides: Call Manuel (415-637-8195) or Linda (510-219-0297).

If you are in Humboldt or Del Norte County and want to go to Sacramento, please immediately contact Redwood Curtain CopWatch at 707-633-4493.

SUPPORT the HUNGERSTRIKERS!

On July 1st, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison  Security Housing Unit (SHU) began an indefinite hunger strike to protest the conditions of their imprisonment. The UN has characterized their imprisonment as ‘inhumane and degrading’.  At least 6,600 prisoners across 13 prisons in CA joined the hunger strike in solidarity with the demands from the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU).  Thousands of people both inside and outside prison are supporting their struggle.   But if demands are not met soon, people will begin to die….

March 21st: RALLY & COURT SUPPORT for Protesters of Road Widening Through Richardson Grove


CALTRANS is preparing to widen Hwy 101 thruRICHARDSON GROVE STATE PARK for increased industrial trucking & militarization. We will stop them!
CalTrans' plan threatens our rural lives and involves cutting & crushing ancient redwoods' roots, cutting 56 trees in the state park, & possibly changing old-growth forest on private property into road bed.
 

RALLY To Stop Highway Expansion Through Richardson Grove This Monday, February 21st

Richardson Grove Action Now invites all to a rally on Monday, February 21st, to stop the highway expansion through Richardson Grove State Park.

Expose CalTrans' lies and misinformation campaign!

Monday's rally will begin at NOON in the Garberville Town Square.

Rideshares to and from Garberville.

Bring anything you want to express yourself!

Resist Invasion!

For more info contact Richardson Grove Action Now, call
(707) 602-7551 or email rgroveactionnow@gmail.com.

Richardson Grove Action Now literature exposing CalTrans LIES and misinformation coming soon!

Richardson Grove Action Now pamphlet: http://www.box.net/shared/6xyyml02vu

RIDESHARE INFO:

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