Oct 18, 2013 UN Special Rapporteur on Torture comes to L.A. about SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN CA PRISONS
The threat of jail expansion comes amidst numerous lawsuits surrounding allegations of systematic abuse and torture in LA’s jails as well as numerous reports and expert opinions recommending against the rampant misuse of incarceration in the county. ... Twenty counties in California have applied for a total of $1,102,855,803 including a $100 million application from LA County. ...
Dec 21, 2011 Nestled amid plains so flat the locals joke you can watch your dog run away for miles, Fargo treasures its placid lifestyle, seldom pierced by the mayhem and violence common in other urban communities. North Dakota’s largest city has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005, and there’s not been a single international terrorism prosecution in the last decade.
But that hasn’t stopped authorities in Fargo and its surrounding county from going on an $8 million buying spree to arm police officers with the sort of gear once reserved only for soldiers fighting foreign wars.
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
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
We are pleased to announce that Bar None will be hosting an art show/benefit at Kyoto's Japanese Restaurant (320 F St. in Eureka) on Saturday April 2nd during Arts Alive! from 5-9 pm.
There will be sushi, wine, music, raffles, and artwork from "inside."
Presentation On The Inglewood, California Police Beating of Donovan Jackson-Chavis by Michael Zinzun, Coalition Against Police Abuse, July 13, 2002
On Saturday, July 6, 2002, shortly after Donovan Jackson-Chavis was beaten by the Inglewood P.D., his father Coby Chavis and his cousin, Taliba Shakir, a woman who had been a member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in L.A., called CAPA. What is CAPA?
Source: The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County coroner's office
From Modesto Anarcho
Francisco Moran, a 45 year old man was shot and killed by police [Modesto Police Department officers Joseph Lamantia, Robert Laxton] in North East Modesto on early Monday morning [Sept. 6, 2010], as officers responded to a civil dispute at his home. In the newspaper on Tuesday, police claimed that Moran was "belligerent" and "intoxicated," and after being tasered, came at police with a knife that was taken from his pants. This forced them to shoot Moran dead. Seems like we've heard this story before haven't we?
In 2003, police shot and killed Eustolio Aguilar, after they claimed he was reaching for a gun. After he was dead, it turned out he was reaching for a cell phone.
Community Responds to U.S. Systemic Racism as Evidenced by the MURDER of Oscar Grant, then Reinforced by the Mehserle Verdict
Have a listen to this Special Radio Hour on Oscar Grant! Includes music,
interviews with family spokesperson Jack Bryson, father of 2 of Oscar's
friends, and Aidge & Erinn Carter, organizers for the LA Coalition for
Most of you know by now of Oscar Grant, the young father who was murdered by BART police in Oakland last New Years. And that the cop who shot Oscar while he laid on the ground, Johannes Mehserle, is the 1st cop in CA history to
face a Murder Trial.
BUT did you know the Trial has been moved to LA in an apparent cover-up, and is starting on June 14th?!?! Well if not, now you do... LA it is OUR time to stand up & finally DEMAND Justice for Oscar!
On Monday, June 14th we will be gathering in MASS in front of the LA
Superior Courthouse in Downtown LA, in support of Oscar Grant¹s young
daughter, girlfriend, mother, family, friends & community in their uphill
battle for justice.
June 10-17, 2010, the week of the start of trial, has also been declared the
NATIONAL WEEK OF ART FOR OSCAR GRANT!!
Artists of all types (Visual Arts, Music, Poetry, Film, Theatre, Dance, etc), all capabilities, and all ages will be dedicating their art & events that week in a Nationwide show of support for Justice for Oscar Grant & All Stolen Lives.
Justice for Oscar Grant!
Murdered by BART Officer Johannes Mehserle
All out to Court
Monday June 14th! Starting at 7am, come thru all day!
Please post and distribute widely -
A message from the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal -
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All -
DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST HOLLY WORKS!
March 19, 2010
ALBERT POLENCIA, 31 YEAR OLD MENTALLY ILL MAN, WAS TAZED TO DEATH BY
CHASED from Downey to South Gate
KILLED in FRONT OF HIS HOME
Check out the Redwood Curtain CopWatch Taser file (a resource in process) We need volunteer help with this important database.