By JOSHUA HENRY
1) Shorty Short Stop/Umoja BSU/Doin Me ENT = Joshua Henry
2) Artist on 1st & 3rd= Joshua Henry aka Shorty Short Stop
3) Artist on Chorus & 2nd verse= Marty Lesperance aka Marty Jay-R
4) Director Guy Jarreau Jr., Umoja Security/ Co- Director
5) Director & Camera Man, Rosco Film= Daniel Gonzalez
A music-video project for Napa Valley College involving the four men
described above and their respective businesses, ended in the life of one of
the participants being taken by the Vallejo Police department. The life of
Guy Jarreau Jr. was ended on December 11, 2010, when the Vallejo Police
wrongfully shot him as he fled up an Alley off Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo
Use-of-force experts who viewed the video recording of San Francisco police shooting a man in a wheelchair questioned why officers moved dangerously close to the knife-wielding suspect and said an electronic Taser would have been the ideal weapon to use in that confrontation.
Tuesday's shooting outside the city's Department of Public Health building on 10th and Howard Streets occurred moments after officers responded to a 10:18 a.m. report of an agitated man puncturing car tires.
Police Chief George Gascón said the suspect, who remains at San Francisco General Hospital recovering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, had stabbed a responding officer in the upper left shoulder before a passer-by began video-recording the incident. Gascón also said officers used pepper spray on the man in a failed attempt to subdue him before the video started.
David Klinger, an expert on police use of force and an associate professor of criminology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, cautioned that the video offers a two-dimensional glimpse of the incident and that it remains only "one piece of the investigation."
Yet Klinger, a former Los Angeles patrol officer, also wondered why officers closed in on a man who had already stabbed one of their own and continued to behave erratically.
"Given that officers are trained to give distance between themselves with suspects who are armed and dangerous, at first blush I'd want to know why they were getting in that close," Klinger said.
Demanding Justice for Derrick Jones By Francois Hughes December 15, 2010
OAKLAND, Calif.--Some 75 protesters gathered at a City Council meeting on December 14 to protest the killing of Derrick Jones and the inaction of the city government in the face of racist police murder. Video and Photo
JARREAU Mr. Guy Jerome Jarreau Jr. passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Vallejo, CA. He was 34 years old. Guy was a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. He was born March 3rd, 1976 in New Orleans and lived in Vallejo, CA for the past 8 years. The beloved son of Andrea Jarreau Griffin and the late Guy Jarreau Sr, he is survived by his two sisters, Krystina Jarreau and Charlene Jarreau, uncle and Godfather to Miss LaLaNee Jarreau, longtime friend and fiancé to Ms. Conchetta Carpenter, step-father Mr. Sherman Griffin, Godmother Joycelyn Franklin, and a number of family and friends of Vallejo County, Street Soldiers, and Napa Valley College.
On Jan 1st two years ago, Oscar Grant was Murdered at the Fruitvale Bart Station by the BART police. The "Oscar Grant Committee To Stop Police Brutality and State Repression" will be joining with the Families of both Oscar Grant and Derrick Jones, as well as others, to commemorate their slain loved ones and Demand Justice and an END TO POLICE TERROR.
Make a New Years resolution to stand up to racism and unjustified police
shootings and brutality. Join us and make a difference!
In the December 17, 2010 Santa Rosa Press Democrat there was a very predictable story titled: JUDGE: SANTA ROSA POLICE JUSTIFIED IN 2008 KILLING. Wish we had a nickel everytime some version of that headline has been printed in our local press. Below is a statement (also sent as a letter to the Editor) from Jesse’s mom Valerie Barber. I’ve worked with Val for the past two years since her son’s death and she has been very generous with her time and energy reaching out to other families in similar situations. She went through the laborious process of finding an attorney and putting in the hundreds of hours it takes to build a case—a process that the local Leday and Sullivan families are now going through. Even getting the names of the officers who commit these killings is difficult and the deck is stacked big time against any sort of justice... for families left suddenly and unnecessarily without a loved one.
The killing of Cheri Lyn Moore on April 14, 2006 tragically illustrates the failures of a misguided and bureaucratized “public safety” system. In this writing we deliberately refer to Cheri Lyn Moore by her first name, as her friends and family do, and we acknowledge her as a real, feeling, dynamic human being; we want to counter the objectifying and criminalizing references made by media and police, calling her "Moore", and devaluing her life by repeatedly describing her through only the claims made by the police who murdered her. Cheri was reaching out for help in a time of physical, psychological, and emotional crisis; however, rather than receiving the assistance and comfort that she needed, she ultimately met her death at the hands of an overzealous and militarized police force.
This is not an isolated incident: Eureka Police Department [EPD], much like many police outfits throughout the country, regularly criminalize people in mental and emotional crises (especially if those people are poor) and then often exaggerate or flat out lie about danger they were "threatened with" in order to justify killing or severely harming those civilians. One remarkable distinction, however, between EPD and many other police departments who's officers are suspected or known to have used excessive violence or lethal violence, is the patent and utter refusal of EPD or the City of Eureka to fire, reprimand, or demote such officers- even if only for the purpose of instilling confidence in the communities which they 'police'. Because EPD routinely ignores, downplays and covers up instances of wrongful and unjustified use of force, there is a climate of indulgence in the department, whereby officers – and particularly those with predilections for over-aggressiveness, violence and abuse of authority, feel free to violate peoples' rights while on duty, because they are confident no disciplinary consequences will arise.
The Times-Standard Posted: 08/13/2010 01:15:16 AM PDT
The two Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies involved in the shooting death of Robert Garth near Blue Lake on Saturday are returning to duty today.
Humboldt County Sheriff Officers shot and killed Robert Garth in the morning of Saturday August 7, 2010. CopWatchers and friends of the Garth family went to Blue Lake, after learning of the shooting. We took lots of video and photos. We want here to share what we learned, in brief.
First this: As we write this post (Saturday night, August 7, 2010), we anticipate two things. The first is that the media (i.e. Thadues Greenson of the Times-Standard who was in Blue Lake) will parrot, stating as fact, the police story. That's what the media ALWAYS does.
Redwood Curtain CopWatch just received a call about a young man who was murdered by a Mendocino Sheriff's Officer. This is a quick alert- more will come later regarding the truth of what happened, and possibly urgings to you to support the family and get the truth out.
Source: The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County coroner's office
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.
Submitted by anon on Mon, 2010-09-06: anarchis news dot org
*Warning: the following article contains news mostly taken from mainstream sources. Apologies if any of the statements contained below misrepresent John T. Williams life in any way.
In the last week alone, 5 people were killed in “officer-involved” shootings in the Puget Sound region. On August 31, John T. Williams became the first of this last string of killings by police. John Williams, age 50, was a native man from the Dididaht, Nuu Chan Nulth nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He was shot four times in the chest by Seattle police officer Ian D. Birk, age 27.
Mariano is my husband. He is the father of my 1 year old son, who celebrated his 1st birthday 4 days before his father was brutally and wrongfully killed. We have been together for 2 1/2 years and he is the gentlest, kindest, most peaceful and loving man I have ever known. I believe that what Sheriffs reports are saying is a bunch of lies. I dont understand how this happened. I have many doubts in my mind and mostly my heart around everything that has to do with my husband's killing. He was shot probably 8 or more times, in the legs, the stomach, his leg and arm were broken and to finish him off I guess, they shot him in the back, but not straight on, sideways, the bullet severed his spinal column and broke his back. I already have an excellent lawyer and I have just arrived back in the states after a two week stay in Mexico. I helped return him to the land where he was born to bury his lifeless body. A wish he had expressed to me a year before. This can't keep on like this. People being killed because they are here yes, illegally, but most are here to work and to try and make a life for themselves and their families.
Click HERE to see the STOLEN LIVES report from M. Gloria Hernandez of Fresno. The key to the acronyms used in the list are at the bottom of the document.
The District Attorney can request the California Attorney General's office to do the investigation into Robert Garth's death .* In the Daniel Sylvester taser execution in Del Norte, DA Riese requested the AG conduct the investigation. This has at least provided the appearance of more impartiality.
[This happened on the same day that the Mendo Sheriff's Deputies also shot
and killed Angel Hernandez Farias. http://redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net/node/517]
My name is Anna Renee White. I am 25 years old. I am from Willits, Ca. and
currently a full time college student at Humboldt State University. When I am
not busy working, in classes or doing homework- you would usually find me at
the beach with my pit mix Tonka. He was my best friend.
Recently my best friend was unfairly taken away from me.
On July 27, 2010 the local Mendocino county law enforcement agencies
came to my parents home in Willits to serve a search warrant and question my
parents about an acquaintance of theirs. They obtained the search warrant
because a criminal they had been surveillancing for a couple of months stopped
by my parent’s home frequently to have my dad fix his vehicles. My father is