police murder

National Statement from October 22 Coalition on Arizona SB 1070

Stop Attacks on Immigrants!

The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation condemns the new Arizona immigration law and all other laws and policies in place or in the works throughout the nation that criminalizes immigrants and many people of color.   SB 1070 promotes racial profiling and expands the criminalization of people based on how they look, what they wear,  their skin color, language, and/or nationality.  This law doesn't just give police the right to stop anyone they think looks "suspiciously illegal," it makes it mandatory for police to do so.
        

Report: "Liles at it again (and Newly Promoted, Assassin, Bully, Punk)"

After refusing to be interviewed by Liles about someone else, he threatened to arrest me.

 

When that didn't work he threatened to have C.P.S. take my children away.

 

When that didn't work he said he would get me later.

 

I'm concerned that he will now set me up. If he pulls me over and finds "something" on me or in my car I want people to know that he set me up.

 

Hopefully the public will get tired of this punk and have him fired.   --Anonymous

 

Analysis of Police 11.08.07

Teen's shooting part of historical police pattern

My Word  11/08/2006   by Alex Scherbatskoy

I am writing in response to a front page article in the Nov. 5 edition entitled “Six Years in the System: A dark journey -- How Chris Burgess ended up shot to death.”

I am a student at Goddard College in Vermont and a Humboldt County resident and property owner. Goddard College has been at the forefront in progressive education for over 100 years, with curriculums focused on social justice, class, and race issues.

My own study includes an extensive exploration of the roots of police violence. The Times-Standard article mentioned above does not in any way explain “how Chris Burgess ended up shot to death,” as the title implies. It does portray the trials and tribulations of Chris' childhood, but these trials and tribulations do not explain the shooting. Neither does the previous Times-Standard article that proclaimed loudly on the front page that Chris was on “meth” when he was killed.

Any educated expert would agree that the shooting of Christopher Burgess is the result of a well-documented, nationwide, systematic pattern of violence that began in 1845 when New York City instituted what is commonly considered the first modern police force (Kristian Williams, 2004, p. 56).

The principal job of these early police was as a patrol to apprehend escaped slaves. In 1996, 20 percent of the American public had direct contact with the police, 471,000 were subject to the use of force, and 373 were killed (U.S. Department of Justice).

A study of the development of modern policing reveals certain characteristics of police conduct before, during and after police shootings. These characteristics are present in the Christopher Burgess shooting to a striking degree. So much so that, as I stand and listen to the police chief explain his position, I imagine that I could be listening to testimony regarding any of the once-daily deaths that can be attributed to police.

Flier 01.15.07 City Council Meeting

MEET US IN FRONT of EUREKA CITY HALL

THIS TUESDAY, JAN 15TH 5:45pm

 

Ex-Chief of EPD, David Douglas, and current EPD employee, Tony Zanotti, head of the SWAT team, were indicted by a Grand Jury for the killing of Cheri Lyn Moore in April of 2006.

 

Did you know???

After PUBLIC OUTRAGE AND PRESSURE over the Eureka Police Department’s killing of Cheri Moore resulted in a coroner’s inquest, grand jury indictments, and prosecution of ex-Chief of Police David Douglas and SWAT’s Tony Zanotti, the Eureka City Council decided that the PUBLIC WOULD PAY $75,000 + for private attorney, Bill Bragg, to defend Douglas against criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter???!!



Douglas should fund his own defense in the same way as is expected by any other person accused of a crime and facing criminal charges.

 

Not only did the Eureka City Council decide that WE would pay for Douglas’ defense for the killing of Cheri Moore, but the Council made the decision in CLOSED SESSION right before X-mas! And the City Council meeting following the CLOSED SESSION decision was on Thursday (not Tuesday, like all other City Council meetings) and was not broadcast live... (like all other City Council meetings)!!

Pam Africa and Ramona Africa Speaking at HSU!

Pam and Ramona Africa  will be keynote speakers at the Social Justice Summit at Humboldt State University, beginning at 5pm on Friday, March 5th in the Kate Buchanan Room.  [If you're a student, the whole summit is free; if you're not a student, the whole summit is free anyway- at least I've always just gone- no ticket collectors, etc.]

Oscar Grant's Daughter Gets $1.5 million Lawsuit Settlement

 

 

Tatiana Grant, 5 years old, daughter of Sophina Mesa and Oscar Grant.

There has been a civil lawsuit SETTLEMENT for Tatiana Grant, Oscar's 5 year old daughter.  Oscar's Mother still has a lawsuit against the Oakland BART cops, as do the 5 young men, close friends, who were with Oscar when he was murdered. The young men recieved abuse themselves and witnessed the cops execute their friend who was laying on his stomach in handcuffs.

 

Liles Gets Burgess Family Evicted From Home; He Targets His Victim's Families

REDWOOD CURTAIN COPWATCH December 9, 2007

To Chief Garr Nielson and all to whom it may concern:

It has come to our attention that Officer Terry Liles recently has been at the residence of Margorie Burgess and her children on at least two occasions. This letter is to firmly request that Officer Liles no longer be sent to her residence, that he be stopped in the future of going to any residence of Ms. Burgess, and that Officer Liles be reprimanded for threatening and harassing Ms. Burgess’ current roommates, who are her extended family.

Letter of Solidarity with Greek Rebels!

We are writing as a group of world citizens to tell you that we are saddened by yet another police murder of a young person, Alexis Grigoropoulos. We do not see this as an isolated incident by one “bad cop” but as the direct result of a oppressive police force and repressive state. Alexis’ murder sparked a fire in Greece and has touched many all over the world. We are heartened by the response of our Greek comrades and write this letter in support of what has become a large-scale popular uprising in Greece with support worldwide.

Liles Gets Burgess Family Evicted From Home; He Targets His Victim's Families

REDWOOD CURTAIN COPWATCH     December 9, 2007
To Chief Garr Nielson and all to whom it may concern:
 
It has come to our attention that Officer Terry Liles recently has been at the residence of Margorie Burgess and her children on at least two occasions. This letter is to firmly request that Officer Liles no longer be sent to her residence, that he be stopped in the future of going to any residence of Ms. Burgess, and that Officer Liles be reprimanded for threatening and harassing Ms. Burgess’ current roommates, who are her extended family.
 

"Hundreds of People Took to the Streets Demanding Justice..."

Justice for Robert Mitchell

Hundreds of people took to the streets on May 21 demanding justice for Robert Mitchell, 16, who died after being tased by Warren police. Mitchell, who had fled from a police stop in Warren, was chased into Detroit, where he was apprehended, tased and later died on April 10.

Obama Praises Oakland Cops, Apparently Has AMNESIA to Their LEGACY OF ABUSE AND MURDER

Can someone remind "Bro Prez" that police work is only the 17th most dangerous job in the Nation ??? (more work related casualties among gardeners than cops....)

 

See OAKLAND CA FACT SHEET, POLICE

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Obama's message to Oakland police

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Ervin Romans, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai.  Michelle and I hold their families and your community in our thoughts and prayers.

Actions Against Police Brutality


People all over the country, on October 22nd, will mobilize against police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation.  This is the 13th year of this Ocotber 22nd Day of Action.
Behind the Redwood Curtain, we recognize and continue actions into October 23rd. 
We remember Christopher Burgess, who was 16 years old when Eureka Police Department officer Terry Liles chased, shot and killed him on Ocotber 23, 2006.  

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