Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:56pm story
Traditionally American society has identified anti-social behavior by way of violent behavior. Sociable people will be willing to talk and mediate through problems with each other rather than come to blows in private meetings or on the streets.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 01/02/2011 - 3:09pm story
Illegal To Feed Homeless- Man Arrested 2009 [Video]
The "soup wars" continue... If you don't buy it, if you don't sell it- you're a criminal. And not everybody who eats free food is homeless. The State just wants to make sure people who are really hungry and don't have money, can't eat.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 12/16/2011 - 1:13pm event
We will be, in Eureka, honoring Homeless Persons' Memorial Day. Your suggestions, candles, names of people who have passed on, and your participation on the 21st are encouraged. We will have a table on the Old Town Gazebo at 2:00pm.Then, we may take an honoring walk through Old Town. Candlelight vigil at 7:00pm at Occupy Eureka in front of the Courthouse/Jail.
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
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.
Please note that the Civil Trial, Siehna Cotton and Martin Cotton I v. Eureka Police Department and Humboldt County Sheriff's Departmenthas been postponed beyond January 10, 2011. The new date has yet to be set by the Court.
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 08/21/2010 - 6:59pm story
Saturday, August 21, 2010:
The cops have been slashing tents andterrorizing people with night raids. Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez, holding a machete, and 4 other cops have been out since Wednesday are the reports I'm getting from folks.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 09/07/2010 - 10:33pm story
A 50-something year old disabled man woke up getting his ass kicked by the Arcata Police during their recent sweeps at Anarchists' Field. His service dog was taken & is scheduled to be murdered after she defended her master from this sudden violent ambush.
The man is called Tweety, after a similar sounding part of his surname. The dog is named Dirtnap. She likes to roll around in dirt. I was unable to find any info of the incident online.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 07/18/2010 - 12:59pm story
This is from a July 6, 2005PLAZOID. The Plazoid was a brilliant independent, self-published pamphlet/zine that circulated in Arcata in the mid 2000's.
SOON Nazi authorities and the police began to consign members of other groups to the new camps: homosexual men arrested as criminal offenders; Jehovah's Witnesses who refused to obey demands to cease their activities; women accused of prostitution; people labeled "asocial" because they were homeless, begged, or for some other reason did not fit into Nazi society.
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 07/17/2010 - 12:22pm story
The word is that raids will begin on Monday, July 19th. Cops hunt down outside-sleeping people every night, but these raids will be broad-sweeping and perhaps more orchestrated.
These raids will violate the rights of the houseless people. There are no legal, free-of-charge places to sleep in Eureka (or Arcata), so there are no options for almost all people who have no shelter except to sleep where they can find a hidden piece of ground. Then ya gotta be able to protect yourself from the rain, wind, cold, dew.
This is not a new situation. But all too often, people who are housed dismiss the reality of the situation by simply saying, "Well, there are homeless shelters for them to go to." That is completely INACCURATE.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 07/14/2010 - 9:29pm story
So today, July 14th, the Mateel meal (free cooked meal) was held at the Vet’s park across the street from the bookstore in Garberville (because the Mateel kitchen staff is down at the reggae site). Police (Humboldt County Sheriff’s Dept) arrived and told people that the Veteran’s have said they don’t want anyone sitting in the park, that they want it cleared out. People asked where they could go and there were no places. Police said they will arrest people who are sitting in town anywhere.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 06/14/2010 - 8:55am story
Monday, June 14th WHILE a caring community member shared sandwiches with up to 100 hungry people in Redway- on the street- engaging in a responsible and constitutionally protected activity- the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department drove around photographing the people who were eating lunch. This is INTIMIDATION. This is profiling. There is no good reason for it.
People are scared when the Sheriff’s Department behaves this way because the Sheriff targets anyone who lives outside with very few resources. The Sheriff’s Department hunts people down while they are sleeping -out of sight- and Sheriff Deputies attempt to DISAPPEAR people who are, for instance, sitting under a tree for shade.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 06/10/2010 - 10:14pm story
From:redwood curtain copwatch Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM Subject:Preserve and Return Property Taken by EPD today To:email@example.com
J and R, a married couple, own the following property which was taken by EPD officer(s) between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:15pm today, June 8, 2010:
Grey and Blue Tent and Rainfly (new, cost $50.00) Five blankets 1 large Stoker's tobacco can 10 smaller cans of chewing tobacco Full purple backpack Full green backpack Full long black bag with wheels Two Mickey Mouse pillows Two Flashlights Prescription Medications (prescribed to R) About 5-6 dollars in change Clothes, feminine items, flag, other personal items Orange and Black Daypack