Eureka Police Department

Justice for Tommy McClain! "Community Shooting Review Board" Is A Sham

"Community Shooting Review Board" Is Another Ploy To Cover Up
Eureka Police Killing of Tommy McClain

 

Eureka, CA:  After Eureka Police shot and killed 22 year-old Tommy McClain in cold blood in his front yard on September 17, 2014, Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills created a “Community Shooting Review Board.” This Board is the Eureka Chief's public relations attempt to pacify public outrage, subvert any real community oversight and participation, and perpetuate the farce of independent investigation and transparency. 

CHANTS Against Police Brutality! (pg10 Days of Action 2012 booklet)

CHANTS

No Justice!  No Peace! 'Til the cops are off of OUR streets!

Ain't No Power like the Power of the People 'Cause the Power of the People Don't Stop!

2-4-6-8
Stop the Violence!  Stop the Hate!
2-4-6-8
Smash the Police State!

Hey Hey! Ho Ho!
Killer Cops Have Got To GO!

(chanted at Eureka City Hall)
Rotten Cops! Rotten Law!
It all starts at City Hall

Humboldt Sheriff, EPD
Stop Police Brutality!

Tear Down the Prisons and the Police Stations!
We don't want Incarceration!

Fuck the Cops
We Don't Need 'Em
All we want is total Freedom!

L.I.V.E. against Police Brutality

Stop Police Brutality:  It HURTS!
Stop Police Brutality: It KILLS!
(call and response)

2-4-6-8
Smash [or Stop] the Police State
3-5-7-9
Cops Do the Real CRIME

See actual page10 of 2012 booklet attached or if you click on READ MORE

Photojournalist Harassed by Eureka Officer Cooper, 10.26.12

The author sent this report to the Eureka Police Department and to the Eureka Times-Standard.  Officer Cooper was accompanied by  2 other cops in their 2 patrol cars.

Incident Report:
 
At 2:00 AM at 605 4th Street on October 26, 2012,
Officer Cooper pulled me over for not having
an illuminated rear license plate (stating that
this is the #2 violation in the State of California).
 
He seemed determined from the outset to prove me guilty of
   a) DUI   b) using illegal drugs  c) having weapons
       none of which has any basis in reality.
 
Contrary to his perception or predetermined motive,
not everyone driving into Eureka at 2:00 AM is a criminal
(e.g., drug dealer) -- and driver's fatigue is not against the law.
 
My eyes were very tired from driving 630 miles
in 12 hours from a photojournalism trip to Nevada and
then back to Eureka: one of my favorite American cities
until this morning.

Eureka Cop With M-16 in the Center of Town Thinks He's in a Video Game

REPORT FROM MORNING OF JAN 13, 2011

This morning, about 8:20am, I saw a Eureka cop park a police vehicle on 4th St. (Hwy 101) between N and M, across from Laudry Land.  When I saw him park, I also observed another Eureka Police Department (EPD) vehicle go toward 3rd Street in the same area.  The sole cop in the parked car got out, grabbed his M-16, and walked to the corner of M and 4th.  There, he stood near a bush, behind the corner of a building, looking like he was hiding. The young cop and his big gun were in plain view from across the 101 (4th St) where I was- and several other people noticed him and the weapon.  There were no people around or near the building corner and bush that he was hiding behind, no one coming at him from any direction, I asked him "What are you doing?"  He looked at me (from across the street of course) and it seemed like he thought he was in a game of hide-n-seek.  I told him "There's no one there." 

Jan. 4, 2011: Four Years Since 18-Year Old ZACHARY COOK Was Killed By Eureka Cop

ZACHARY:  Remembered and Loved by many!

On January 4, 2007, Eureka Police officer Terry Liles shot Zachary 16 times, killing him.  Zachary had just turned eighteen years old.  Zachary left behind many friends and family who adored him.  Liles continues to be a Eureka Police Officer, now a detective.  Liles has continued his terror, harassing Zachary's young relatives and friends.

Occupy Eureka Persists In Strength Despite Ongoing Arrests and Police Repression (Dec19,2011)

Eureka, CA: The first trial of an arrested Occupier (Eureka) is over. The Humboldt County prosecutor's case revolved around the arrest of the demonstrator for videotaping Eureka police officer, Michael Guy, when he approached the Occupy Eureka site at 4am. After officials jailed the person who was filming for eight days, wasted the impoverished county's money, and spent nearly two weeks in court claiming that the videotaping woman's behavior put the officer in grave danger, a jury voted ten-to-two for acquittal. The case was dismissed.

 

Over $4.5 Million Awarded By Jury in Wrongful Death Case Against Eureka Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

Eureka Officers Viciously Beat Martin and Left Him to Die in Jail Cell

Eureka, CA: A jury delivered a resounding victory for plaintiffs in a police misconduct civil rights case by awarding the total sum of $4,575,000 against the City of Eureka and Eureka police officers Adam Laird, Justin Winkle, and Gary Whitmer for the death of Martin Cotton II. Punitive damages were assessed against the three officers. Mr. Cotton, a 26 year-old man living on the streets died of blunt force head trauma. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys Dale K. Galipo and Vicki I. Sarmiento of Los Angeles County, were Mr. Cotton's 5 year-old daughter and his father. The jury found that Officers Laird and Winkle used excessive force, and that all three officers failed to provide medical care.

 

Bunk X-Mas Arrest at Occupy Eureka

Anne Rian, a stalwart Occupier, was arrested this morning at Occupy Eureka, supposedly for a warrant. Missing a court date would be the only reason for a warrant.  However, the District Attorney's office told us that Annie did not have court until January 5th. 

Eureka Police Officer Cress, who has stolen many of our signs in the past and used to show up daily at the Occupy, made the arrest today, December 25th.

The jail told Anne that she is going to be in solitary, even though solitary or "maximum" is supposed to be for people who have problems with other people in the jail- it is not for people to be put in simply because they were arrested during political activity.  The jail guards (Sheriff's Dept) have told her that she will be in there for up to five days (lies, intimidation) and has told her several different charges/reasons she was arrested on a warrant- so that is not clear.

Sat 12/17: Occupy Eureka Celebrates OWS 3 Month Birthday with New Free Speech Kiosk

Occupy Eureka invites you to the Humboldt County Courthouse to attend our unveiling of our new information kiosk as we call out for justice and equality for the 99% through the exercise of our first amendment rights. This event is part of a movement-wide call to "re-occupy" in the wake of coordinated attacks and subsequent evictions of occupations across the nation and around the world.

VICTORY AGAINST POLICE TERROR IN EUREKA

Martin Cotton Family Awarded Over $4.5 Million in Trial Against Eureka Police (VIDEO included)

This link will also bring you to the video-taped interview from after the verdict.  Video is also below.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/23/18691150.php

Greetings,

The resounding jury decision could not have happened without the years of dedication by Redwood Curtain CopWatch; the courage, strength, and graciousness of Marty Cotton Sr.; the critical solidarity and organizing of the Oscar Grant Committee; the generosity of a few righteous Oakland attorneys; the networking and sharing of resources by Berkeley CopWatch; the bravery of the civilian witnesses to tell the truth; and the sharp, brilliant, hard work from the Cottons' attorneys, Vicki I. Sarmiento and Dale K. Galipo.

Documented Police Brutality Anniversaries: Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9

Police State Continues to Expand.
If we don't confront it now, then WHEN?

August 7, 2010: Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies Murder Robert Garth in Blue Lake

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/08/08/18655719.php?show_comments=1#18655924

http://www.youtube.com/user/RedwoodCopWatch#p/u

August 8, 1978: Philadelphia Police Try to Kill MOVE Men, Women, and Children at MOVE Home; Police Kill One of Their Own and Lock Up Nine MOVE Members "for Murder"; The MOVE 9, U.S. political prisoners, have been in prison since 1978

http://move9parole.blogspot.com/

http://www.archive.org/details/AH-MOVE

August 9th is COTTON DAY; Remembering Martin Cotton & Resisting Police Violence

Martin F. Cotton II was BEAT TO DEATH by Eureka Police and Humboldt Sheriff's on August 9th, 2007. 

Please join us Tuesday August 9th, 2011 in Remembrance of Martin Cotton and in Resistance to the injustice system that took his life.

Martin Cotton won't be forgotten!  Stop Police Brutality

---1:00pm RALLY in front of the Courthouse in Eureka

and Walk to the Boardwalk for peaceful REMEMBRANCE of Martin

We have plenty of signs, some from past demonstrations and a bunch from folks in the Bay area- sent in support of Justice for Martin Cotton


Then, later on...

---6:00pm  "Tell It Like It Is!” Open Mic: Survival Stories about Police Violence

at Synapsis 47 W 3rd Street, Eureka

light dinner and refreshments

music, poetry, spoken word, any way you want to express your experience, or just be there!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT ON COTTON DAY or organize in the near future for public presence at the civil rights trial set to begin in September against the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt, , please contact us.  707.633.4493  copwatchrwc@riseup.net

Click the link below to hear a song for Martin Cotton by Two Smooth Stones. 

Cotton Day Song

Freezing Weather and Eureka Cops Continue To Terrorize People in the Bush

Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:21 AM
To: Garr Nielsen
Subject: homeless and freezing weather

Dear Chief Nielsen,

Again I must complain about the work that [Murl] Harpham and Sanchez do out in the bush. Sanchez wielding a machete around homeless people who's only "crime" is poverty and Harpham with his ridiculous "holier than thou" attitude do nothing to bring real safety or respect to this community.

Resist the Police State. Don't Join It!

Eureka Police Department begins citizen’s academy

22 February 2011   

The Eureka Police Department has developed a citizen’s police academy.

The EPD press release announcing the academy says it was created to forge a stronger partnership between citizens and the police department by educating the community in law enforcement issues and police department policies and procedures. The academy is also a means for participants and police personnel to share information and ideas about the police profession.

The academy will include a variety of topics, demonstrations, tours and hands-on experience and will be facilitated by members of the police department with expertise in the topic area.

The department is accepting applications for the citizen’s police academy, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 22, and will run for seven weeks on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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