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Occupy Eureka Persists In Strength Despite Ongoing Arrests and Police Repression (Dec19,2011)

Eureka, CA: The first trial of an arrested Occupier (Eureka) is over. The Humboldt County prosecutor's case revolved around the arrest of the demonstrator for videotaping Eureka police officer, Michael Guy, when he approached the Occupy Eureka site at 4am. After officials jailed the person who was filming for eight days, wasted the impoverished county's money, and spent nearly two weeks in court claiming that the videotaping woman's behavior put the officer in grave danger, a jury voted ten-to-two for acquittal. The case was dismissed.

 

YouTube Keeps Police Brutality Videos

Sun Oct 30, 2011  Google Inc. has turned down the demands of US law enforcement agencies to remove video files showing police brutality from video-sharing website, YouTube.

New York Police Department officers arrest protesters as they march on Wall Street. (File photo)

“We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove,” Google wrote in its Transparency Report, Business Insider reported.

Google said that it “did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests,” revealing that the Internet giant had been bombarded with requests for information and for content to be removed by the US government.

All the More Reason to Watch and VideoTape

US Police Wage War on Cameras

By RT

Today's high tech world has made it a lot easier to videotape police, but it may have also made it more dangerous. RT's Ramon Galindo shows us how a high school student has become the latest target in the war on cameras.

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.

Know Your Rights & CopWatch Workshop, August 22nd

Know and assert your rights!

Workshop
When: August 22, 2009 1:00pm
Where: Peoples' Action for Rights and Community

Do you know what to do when approached by police? On the street? In your car or home? Do you know what to do when encountered by other government
agents? Do your children know?

Know Your Rights & CopWatch Workshop, March 20

How To Handle Encounters With 'Law Enforcement'

Friday, March 20th, 1:00pm-5:00pm

at the PARC, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community

Old Town Eureka, 320 2nd Street, between D and E, upstairs in brown wooden complex

CopWatch Trainings!


CopWatch Training Saturday, October 11th
6pm-9pm
at HSU's MultiCultural Center (MCC), Arcata
The MCC is located on the south side of the HSU Library in Balabanis House 55.
 
CopWatch Training Saturday, October 18th
4pm-7pm
at PARC [Peoples' Action for Rights and Community]
on 2nd Street, between D and E, upstairs in the wooden complex