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a partial POLICE STATE UPDATE & VIDEO recommendations (pg9 Days of Action 2012 booklet)

a partial POLICE STATE UPDATE

The Police state has leapt forward in the last year on every level. At the federal level we now have unmanned drones flying over our cities and states courtesy of the CIA. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0616/Drones-over-America.-Are-they-spying-on-you

We have the codification in law of indefinite detention without trial. When the current president signed the NDAA National Defense Authorization Act he signed a law that would allow for the arrest and indefinite detention of citizens without trial.   http://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/ndaa

The government had been doing this to the undocumented for years in detention centers run by ICE in the U.S. and by the CIA and Military abroad. http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1620097/pg1

We have the Justice department conspiring with local government to deprive patients of their life saving medicine. The Hummingbird dispensary was driven out of business and the city still will not permit others to fill the need for cannabis based treatments in the community.

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_21589952/hummingbird-healing-center-closing-its-doors-eureka-marijuana

The local government has gone to the extreme of further criminalizing sleep in the summer of 2012, making it a misdemeanor to sleep outside in the city. 

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_20897319/eureka-adds-traffic-cop-2012-13-budget-council?IADID=Search-www.times-standard.com-www.times-standard.com

They were following in the footsteps of the county board of supervisors that had used a phony emergency to outlaw dissent at the courthouse. 

The county action was a reaction to their inability to respond to the issues exposed by Occupy Eureka. The District Attorney and other county government conspired to create a climate of fear about the protest and then used violent repression to remove the people temporarily from in front of the courthouse. http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_20271861/humboldt-supervisors-enact-urgency-ordinance-protest-hours-limited?source=pkg

The county refusal to address the problems that the Occupy Movement planted on their doorstep is why the police state thrives. http://www.humboldt.edu/ccrp/total-population-below-poverty-level-redwood-coast-region

In what might be the most egregious affront the City of Eureka has hired Murl Harpham to be the police chief. The hiring is illegal. He is over 65 and has worked for EPD for more than 25 years. Both require his mandatory retirement. He is also When a local activist came to the council meeting to bring this criminal act by the city to the attention of the public she was censored on the public access broadcast and the city website. 

GOOD VIDEOS TO WATCH

The Largest Street Gang in America (on You Tube)

SOLIDARITY With the Striking Platinum Miners in South Africa [graphic VIDEO of Police Massacre]

Platinum miners outside of Rustenburg, a few hours northwest of Johannesburg, have organized wildcat strikes to demand a living wage.

As a consequence, on August 16th, South African police massacred at least 34 miners and injured 78 more.

Actions and Events in SOLIDARITY WITH THE STRIKING MINERS are being held around the world.

Far from advocating for workers’ rights, the largest mining union in South Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), has openly denounced the strikers, urging them to return to work and even blaming them for last week’s violence.

Statements from President Zuma, COSATU, NUM, and the SACP blame murdered workers for their own deaths.

Why is the NUM leadership, the COSATU leadership, and the SACP refusing to denounce this ANC-ordered massacre? In some cases they are openly endorsing it.

Sections of the working class struggle are engaged in open class war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a graphic video of the incident, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6Oi2bR56E

Man Charged For Covering Head During Police Beating, VIDEO LINKS INLCUDED

Unfortunately, one of the most common things the cops do, with the "in-justice" system's complicity, is beat someone up. Then whether the victim moves, covers his head, or even just takes the beating without doing a thing, the cops say the victim is RESISTING!   --Redwood Curtain CopWatch

Man Charged For Covering Head During Police Beating

By Daniel Tencer
Thursday, November 25th, 2010 -- 7:59 pm

GMatamoros Man charged for covering head during police beating

A Miami man whose beating at the hands of police was captured on cell phone video has been charged with resisting arrest without violence, a charge his lawyer says came from nothing more than the man's attempts to cover his head from the blows.

VIDEO RELEASED: Seattle Cop on POWER TRIP Killed John T. Williams- Partially Deaf Man, Native Woodcarver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjv-jma8ECk&NR=1

Seattle cop killed partially deaf man over closed knife, attorney insists

By Eric W. Dolan  Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

johnwilliams Seattle cop killed partially deaf man over closed knife, attorney insists

Recently released footage from a police cruiser's dashboard camera shows the events leading up to the fatal shooting of a partially deaf man by a Seattle police officer.

John T. Williams, a Native American wood carver who was partially deaf, was killed on August 30th after walking past Officer Ian Birk, 27, on the street with a knife in his hand.

The Framing of Kevin Cooper, on San Quentin’s Death Row [with VIDEO]

The Framing of Kevin Cooper, on San Quentin’s Death Row -- An interview with J. Patrick O’Connor
By Hans Bennett, Prison Radio

On February 20, San Quentin Prison (just North of San Francisco) was the site of a groundbreaking "Occupy San Quentin" demonstration linking Occupy Wall Street with the anti-prison movement. Inside on San Quentin’s death row is a man named Kevin Cooper, whose case for innocence is widely considered to be one of the most compelling today. Indeed, when the Ninth Circuit Court ruled against Cooper’s final appeal in 2009, Judge William A. Fletcher wrote in his 101 page dissenting opinion that “the State of California may be about to execute an innocent man.”

Kevin Cooper’s controversial 1985 conviction and death sentence is the subject of a new book by veteran journalist J. Patrick O’Connor entitled, Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and The Framing of Kevin Cooper. O’Connor is the editor of www.crimemagazine.com and the author of The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Lawrence Hill, 2008). He has previously worked as a reporter for UPI, editor of Cincinnati Magazine, associate editor of TV Guide, and editor and publisher of the Kansas City New Times.

Jordan Miles, 18 yrs old, Brutally Beaten by UNDERCOVER Cops [watch VIDEO]

Jasiri X tells the story of Jordan Miles, the 18 year old honor student who was brutally beaten by 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers while walking to his grandmother's house. "Jordan Miles" was mixed by Diezel and directed by Paradise Gray.

Call Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala at 412.350.4400 and demand he file charges against the 3 police officers who brutally beat Jordan Miles

For more info go to
http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/

Police Are Twice As Likely To Sexually Assault You And Five Times As Likely To Murder You

[written by an ex cop]

IT’S true!  According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, between January 2010 and September 2010, 31 kops per 100,000 committed homicide and 73 committed sexual assault. In comparison to 100,000 of the general population (this includes blacks, whites, Mexicans, gang members etc) only 5 citizens committed homicide and 29 committed sexual assaults.
 
If you have a choice to mingle with a crowd of 100,000 kops or 100,000 citizens, it’s more dangerous to hang out with the police.
 
I’m still amazed at the number of Americans (mostly the older) who still trust persons wearing a uniform of authority.  The older demographic was brainwashed so well they do whatever their preachers, police officers, politicians or judges tell them to do.  It’s this “authority worshiping” and blind obedience that led America to its current police state that houses 25% of the world’s prisoners but contains only 5% of the world’s population. Our parents and grandparents were duped into giving away our freedoms for a pretended security.

Police are the Greatest Threat to the American Public

When We Gonna Wake Up…..Americans are Oppressed, Too

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts02042011.html

 By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Police in the US now rival criminals, and exceed terrorists, as the greatest threat to the American public. Rogelio Serrato is the latest case to be in the news of an innocent person murdered by the police. Serrato was the wrong man, but the Monterey County, California, SWAT team killed the 31-year old father of four and left the family home a charred ruin.

 

Man Arrested for Photographing Police Officer Who Came Into His House


Police in several U.S. states have begun arresting people who videotape or photograph them using a creative legal interpretation. The ban and arrest come after the capture of recent police brutality incidents, such as the beating of William Cardenas in 2008.  (Source: YouTube)


Police claim that citizens have no right to videotape them, some lawyers argue otherwise.  (Source: Bolger Now)

Buried Alive, But Fighting On

A Letter to Friends from Lynne Stewart

In the best-selling Steig Larsson trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the heroine, Lisbeth Salander, a hardwired, brilliant young computer genius is shot and presumed to be dead, but is actually buried alive by the antagonist. He is a prototype of the cruel, greedy, misogynistic, exploiter. She claws herself out of her premature grave and, indomitable and focused, defeats him. Finally by the end of volume three she has triumphed—using her own brains and, relying on her friends and comrades—over the entire corrupt corporate, governmental, military power structure that had been trying to oppress and suppress her, her whole life.

 

Philly Police Beating Stirs Storm of Protest: VIDEO included

September 14, 2010
http://sfbayview.com/2010/philly-police-beating-stirs-storm-of-protest/

The movement to demand justice for Askia Sabur is holding its third protest on Friday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., at 55th and Lansdowne in Philadelphia; march to 19th District police headquarters at 61st and Thompson to demand the removal of all officers involved!

by Boyce Watkins, PhD

U.S. Soldier Imprisoned for Releasing Video Of U.S. Military Slaying of Iraqi Civilians: VIDEO & PETITION included

Bradley Manning is the U.S. soldier now in a US military prison in Kuwait who has been arrested and charged with two violations for releasing classified information (the Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video) and facing 54 years in prison. He is being held in isolation from the outside world - with no contact with his civilian attorneys working to defend him.

If the allegations are true, Bradley Manning is a hero for bringing to light the realities of the crimes being committed in the U.S. occupation.

We call for his immediate release and that his attorneys be allowed to talk to him.

  Sign-On In Support of Bradley Manning & His Right to Counsel

Are CAMERAS the New GUNS?

In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer.

Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.