racial profiling

Demand Justice for Alan Blueford

Alan DeWayne Blueford, born December 20, 1994, was an 18 year old Senior at Skyline High School, preparing to graduate
in June. He was the youngest son of Adam Blueford, Sr. and Jeralynn Brown Blueford.

During the early morning hours of May 6, 2012 Alan was murdered by an officer (whose name has yet to be released) with Oakland Police Department. Alan's family is now seeking justice for his death.

Pitchess Motion

What is a Pitchess Motion ???
 
A Pitchess Motion is filed by a defense attorney to force the police to produce information about the police officers which will help the defendant and which is negative towards the police.  Citizen complaints*, on the job discipline and other information must be provided.
 
A California Pitchess motion is a request for information contained in an officer's personnel file. Criminal defense lawyers typically raise this motion when they believe that their client has been the victim of police misconduct.

from Winnipeg CopWatch- Suggestions for Real Crime Prevention

...Solutions to Crime Prevention Rather Than a Ramping Up of the Status Quo

In boosting the number of police...politicians are following the path of the so-called “law & order” politics of the federal Conservative party, who’ve used a non-existent rise in crime to justify construction of expensive new prisons[1]. Research has consistently shown that incarceration actually increases crime...

....Consider working with the province to follow in the footsteps of Ontario’s recent decriminalization of sex work, in response to the ongoing crisis of missing women. New Zealand decriminalized sex work in 2003, and in the time since then, they’ve seen a modest decrease in the number of sex workers on the street, and a significant increase in the likelihood they’ll report crimes committed against them.

Kentucky's Attack On Migrant People: Senate Bill 6

The attack on migrant people can divide families and destroy lives. SB6 hurts all of us. When ANY group is under attack, democracy is undermined. Our own humanity depends on refusing to be silent. Stop SB6 and build a climate of justice today and over the long haul.

SB 6 will seriously harm Kentucky and all Kentucky residents because:

Oakland Teachers’ Union Joins Growing Opposition to Civil Gang Injunctions

Oakland Teachers’ Union Joins Growing Opposition to Civil Gang Injunctions

Monday’s Hearing Will Determine Possible Start Date for City Attorney’s Proposed Two-Square Mile “Safety Zone”

by Michael Siegel Sunday Feb 13th, 2011

OAKLAND, CA. One week after representatives of 3,000 Oakland teachers endorsed a resolution condemning the use of “gang injunctions” in Oakland, an Alameda County Superior Court judge will consider whether or not to delay proceedings on a proposed Fruitvale “safety zone.”

Humboldt County Adopts Racist "Secure Communities Program"- SECRETLY

Humboldt County, on August 10, 2010, signed onto the Secure Communities Program [S-Comm] with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.  The public had no say in the decision to adopt the invasive, unjust, and racist program for Humboldt County; the Board of Supervisors has not elicited public opinion about adopting this program, nor has it done anything to inform the public about it.

What is the "Secure Communities" Program?  If you are booked into jail, your fingerprints are taken and forwarded to ICE. The fingerprints are crosschecked with immigration and FBI databases. ICE evaluates each fingerprint scan to see what enforcement action, if any, will be taken against you. Enforcement actions can include arrest by ICE, transfer to ICE custody and/or initiation of removal proceedings (AKA deportation).

What is "Secure Communities"? "Secure Communities” is a national immigration program that targets noncitizens who are arrested by the police. It is one of the fastest growing immigration enforcement programs in the country.

How does Secure Communities work? If you are booked into the jail, your fingerprints are taken and forwarded to ICE. The fingerprints are crosschecked with immigration and FBI databases. ICE evaluates each fingerprint scan to see what enforcement action, if any, will be taken against you. Enforcement actions can include arrest by ICE, transfer to ICE custody and/or initiation of removal proceedings (AKA deportation).

HEARING ON RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE Oakland • February 19-20, 2011

Join us for a HEARING ON RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE
Oakland • February 2011

Come share Testimony and Demand Accountability on the Issues of Racist Law Enforcement and Police Suppression of Civil Liberties. Testimony will include witnesses to police killings across the country and experts on the impact of racial profiling and mass incarcerations.

THE HEARING (originally planned for January) HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH & 20TH 

Oakland High (1023 MacArthur near Park Blvd) Oakland, CA

 

SPONSORED BY:

• Mieklejohn Civil Liberties Institute
• Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
• New Years Movement
• East Side Arts Alliance
• Onyx• Collision Course Video
• African People’s Socialist Party
• National Lawyers Guild
• Hard Knock Radio
• US Human Rights Network

 

Arizona's Governor,Jan Brewer (of SB 1070 notoriety) is Heavily Connected with Corrections Corporations of America

Jan Brewer & CCA: Making Prejudice Profitable

by Nick Jiles

For many Americans Arizona’s recent hate legislation, SB 1070, has ignited a firestorm of polemics, raising issues about the miserably archaic and ineffectual nature of our current federal immigration system, the scape-goating of the excessively pigmented during times of economic crisis (where have we seen that before?) and the suddenly cliché cry of state sovereignty. But as Arizona struggles to close a projected budget shortfall of nearly $ 2.6 billion both Senator Jan Brewer and some her closest aides have come under fire for their lobbyist ties to one company that stands to undoubtedly benefit from the “brown-while breathing” legislation known as SB 1070, CCA (Corrections Corporations of America). CCA, the largest private prison corporation in the country, currently operates 6 facilities within Arizona, 3 dedicated to housing inmates from Immigration Customs and Enforcement (I.C.E.).

 

In 2009 Arizona became the first state in the country to attempt to privatize its entire prison system- this despite evidence that such privatization would not be cost efficient and in light of the comically tragic recent history of inmate escapes and general security concerns associated with for-profit prisons already operating within the state. It is no secret that Arizona Senator Jan Brewer and some of her closest aides have lobbying ties with for-profit prisons that date back nearly a century, a fact that she and those around her have clumsily attempted to explain as entirely unrelated to the increasing number of private prison facilities that have sprung up throughout the state in the last decade.

Racial Profiling and Violence

On March 03, 2008 I was driving from San Francisco to San Jose after having dinner at Fuzio’s restaurant in the Castro district around 10:45 pm where I had crispy calamari linguini and water. Driving a constant speed of 60 mph on Highway 101 I notice three Highway Patrol cars one on my left side and two on my right side driving at very high speed. When I looked in the rear mirror I notice a CHP car with the lights on. I thought the officer wanted me to move lanes since I was next to the HOV lane so, I did.

Racial Profiling: Pulled over for being a "Car load of Mexicans"

On the morning of August 16, 2010 at 10:20 a.m. came this wording over the scanner.  "car load of Mexicans at Hwy. 162, mile marker 19".   Later it turns out there were only 3 people in the car, or at least they only called in with the names of 3, who happened to be clear all the way round.  It all sounds like now we are going to pull an Arizona and do racial profiling on dark skins.  There was not a reason for the stop, such as no brake light, driving erratic or anything, just the 'car load of mexicans.'

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