Adam Laird apparently thinks it is his duty to constantly harass houseless and poor people.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:59am story
Cotton Day August 9, 2013
Siehna and her Daddy, Martin "Freddy" Cotton
On August 9, 2007, Eureka police officers Justin Winkle, Adam Laird, Gary Whitmer, and 5 others beat an unarmed Martin Cotton II to death. In broad daylight, officers pummeled Martin's head and body, then brought Martin to jail, never giving him medical treatment. Medical care could have saved his life. Martin died in the jail cell of blunt force head trauma, writhing in pain, within two hours.
(Read More to see photos of the Eureka Officers who beat Martin)
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 10/28/2012 - 3:30pm story
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:31am event
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING WITH OCTOBER 22nd & 23rd DAYS OF ACTION (or want more info) PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT REDWOOD CURTAIN COPWATCH: firstname.lastname@example.org, (707)633-4493 Your participation is vital!
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:03pm story
Please join together for COTTON DAY, Thursday August 9th
Street music (acoustic) CONCERT at 4:00 pm
Clarke Plaza 3rd and E Sts, Eureka
Bring your own chair. Bring a sign.
Remember Martin Cotton. Resist the Injustice... which continues....
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 10/29/2011 - 11:50am story
SWAT kills: Beware returning officers, Mike Johnson and Rocky Harpham
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 09/22/2011 - 10:00pm story
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 09/24/2011 - 7:24pm story
Martin Cotton Family Awarded Over $4.5 Million in Trial Against Eureka Police (VIDEO included)
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.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 09/20/2011 - 12:54pm story
For Immediate Release Sept. 20, 2011
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:50pm story
Closing Arguments on Thursday, Sept 22nd!
Currently, the civil rights trial about the August 9, 2007 police murder of Martin Frederick Cotton II is in its last few days. The Eureka Police beat Martin Cotton brutally- in fact- beat him to death in broad daylight, in front of the Eureka Rescue Mission and many (other) houseless people. The civil trial, brought by Martin Cotton's father, Marty Cotton, and Martin's young daughter, Siehna Cotton.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 09/13/2011 - 3:12pm story
MEDIA UPDATE & CLARIFICATION*: September 13, 2011
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 07/04/2011 - 1:37am event
TRIAL BEGAN SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 at 8:30am
[RALLY at 7:30am on 12th, first day of trial]
Trial Wed (9/14), Thurs (9/15), Friday (9/16), Wed (9/21), Thurs (9/22)
Must have U.S. ID or Passport to go in
This is an Invite and Call To Action!
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 07/09/2010 - 11:51pm story
The City of Eureka proves itself again to care more about pushing its weight around, stealing, towing, searching, seizing, than it does about YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO PLACE TO LIVE.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 04/06/2010 - 3:13pm story
July 6, 2010 2:58am
Open Letter To Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen, Eureka City Council members, Eureka Mayor,
Eureka City Attorney, Sheryl Schaffner:
Re: EPD Sergeant Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez punches a young man in the side of the head and threatens teenage witness if he testifies to seeing the punch
Posted by copwatchadmin | Sun, 04/05/2009 - 4:22pm profile
EPD cops who BEAT Martin in front of the mission:
Some of the Sheriffs Correctional Officers present at the Jail - Where Martin Died:
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 04/05/2009 - 4:22pm profile
Adam Laird apparently thinks it is his duty to constantly harass houseless and poor people. See HERE
how he attacks this man riding his bike to his apartment. Days after
Laird threw this man off his bike, tasered, and arrested him, the man
was out of his apartment and nowhere to be found by friends.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 04/05/2009 - 4:22pm profile
Officer Laird pepper-sprayed Martin Frederick Cotton II. He also beat Martin with a baton and kicked him while Martin was face down on the cement with his hands underneath his body. Martin was in the police car with Laird when brought to the jail. Martin was never brought to the hospital after EPD beat him brutally for at least 15 minutes.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 09/07/2009 - 1:04pm story
Such reports are nothing new, however, Quigley has not been so visible for a little while until recently, and Laird was seen for a while in plain clothes, riding around in a patrol car with Officer Rolofson.
Now, both Quigley and Laird are back on the streets, insulting, harassing, ticketing, and treating houseless people in a VILE manner. Please go down to the free meal area (St. Vincent de Paul's Dining, on West 3rd Street) to observe and listen for yourself. Your presence is important.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 01/05/2009 - 3:19pm story
Recently, some of us witnessed 4 (that's right FOUR) Eureka Police Officers arresting a woman for sitting in a covered bus stop late at night with only a blanket in her hand. Three vehicles, two of them K-9 units, were there. The officers were: Adam Laird (Badge #40), Kurt Rulofson (new guy), Ed Wilson (Badge #96), and Mike Guy (Badge #63). The woman asked the officers, "Where do I go?" She told them "I didn't do anything." But, you see, if you sit somewhere in public at night, when you have no other place to go, you get arrested.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 08/01/2008 - 4:23pm story
[please pass this on; HERE is the 2-sided flier you can print and distribute]
MEMORIAL for Martin
& PROTEST Against Police Brutality
- SATURDAY August 9, 2008 –
Please join as community on Saturday, August 9th, the one year memorial anniversary of Martin Cotton's death.
Gather at the Gazebo in Old Town, Eureka at 2:00pm.
Martin "Fred" Cotton and his daughter, Siehna.