los angeles

Tues, March 6th: Rallying Against the World's Largest Jail System, LA County

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. ...

Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons

A decade of billions in spending in the name of homeland security has armed local police departments with military-style equipment and a new commando mentality. But has it gone too far? Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting report.

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.

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

April 2nd: BAR NONE Art Show Benefit

Hello friends,       

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."

Black Student Union and CopWatch Host Film Screening at HSU, Wednesday Oct 20th

On Wednesday, October 20th, in preparation for the National Days of Action Against Police Brutality (Oct 22-23), join the Black Student Union and Redwood Curtain CopWatch for the film...

"We're Still Here, We Never Left"

"Todavia Estamos Aqui, Nunca Nos Fuimos." 

*This Free Event starts at 6:00pm

*Location:  Gist Hall, Room #219  Humboldt State Campus, Arcata

*All are welcome (students and non-students alike)

 

The Power of the People vs. Police Abuse of Power, by Michael Zinzun 2002

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?

 

R.I.P. Francisco Moran: Murdered by Modesto Police

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.

 

Listen: Special Radio Hour on Oscar Grant!

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
Oscar Grant...

NATIONAL WEEK OF ART FOR OSCAR GRANT!!

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.

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