Posted by copwatch | Sun, 03/04/2012 - 10:07pm event
Arcata Playhouse: Sat & Sun March 10 & 11
Garberville Theatre, Tues. through Thurs., March 13 through 15.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is a sliding scale donation.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/30/2011 - 5:46pm story
Contact the Governor.
Tell him you support the prisoner hunger strike, and the prisoners' FIVE DEMANDS!
Tell him to stop the retaliation by the CDC (California Department of Corrections) against the hunger strikers!
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
CDCR Bans Lawyers: TAKE ACTION NOW!
All of California now linked up to immigration enforcement network
By Matt O'Brien Contra Costa Times Posted: 02/25/2011
MARTINEZ -- The federal immigration agency has finally linked all California police agencies to reveal immigrants -- legal or not -- arrested for violating laws and subject to deportation.
The action, to be announced Friday morning in Southern California, enables U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to tag arrests and travel to all of the state's county jails to pick up immigrants accused of committing crimes.
In essence, local police, willingly or not, have become an arm of the federal immigration agency.
Scott Hamelin, left, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent watches an Escondido,...
The fingerprints of everyone arrested by local police are now sent automatically to an electronic database reviewed by ICE, whose agents go to county jails to pick up immigrants thought to be deportable, including illegal immigrants and legal immigrants who may have committed a crime.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 06/28/2011 - 4:28pm event
Prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison (Crescent City, California) will begin an indefinite hunger strike July 1, 2011 to protest the cruel and inhumane conditions of their imprisonment.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
has been found guilty of constitutional rights violations by federal courts, and its practice of long-term isolation, particularly at Pelican Bay, has been identified by human rights monitors as constituting a form of psychological torture.
The lives of the prisoners who say they are going to participate in the strike are at great risk.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 06/27/2011 - 12:00am story
California Prisoner Hunger Strike Starts July 1st!
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:59pm event
Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners' Formal Complaint and Final Notice
Todd Ashker, who is in the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit, has asked us to expose
THESE DOCUMENTS, Complaint and Final Notice, in place of the one circulated at the end of March 2011 (below).
The new material is in the Final Notice. The Complaint was part of
the previous hunger strike document but Todd asked me to send it along with
the Final Notice.
The men who intend to go on hunger strike on July 1, 2011 have
collaborated on five core demands that they plan to present, along with their
"Formal Complaint" to the Governor, Secretary of Corrections, and Warden, about
30 days prior to July 1. They have expanded their demands to include
eliminating long term confinement in Security Housing Units and Administrative
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 05/29/2011 - 10:44am story
The Year of the Corrupt Cop
The only question is whether CoCo County or San Francisco has dirtier ones. Plus, Brown may become first governor to close state parks.
By Robert Gammon
It's not even half over, but 2011 looks as if it might be the Year of the Corrupt Cop in the Bay Area. The only question right now is whether Contra Costa County or San Francisco has the dirtier police officers. As of late last week, CoCo County had taken the edge with the disclosure that one of its top commanders had allegedly operated a brothel in Pleasant Hill and regularly ripped off prostitutes and other whorehouses.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 11/10/2010 - 9:26pm story
Nov 8, 2010: While there's certainly variety in all our reactions to last week's elections, we can all agree that reasons to celebrate are few and far between.
Here at Critical Resistance, we're looking ahead to what will or won't change for
the fight against the prison industrial complex. And we think that the (re)election of Jerry Brown is something that should give every single
one of us pause.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 10/28/2010 - 10:55pm event
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 10/08/2010 - 9:45pm story
In California? Flood the Attorney General phone with messages for Jerry Brown.
Between 8am and 12 noon, and 1pm-4pm.
Phone: (916) 445-9555
Tell Jerry Brown that you don't want S-Comm in your area!!
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 06/24/2010 - 11:20am story
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 10/10/2007 - 4:20pm story
Demand CORONER'S INQUESTS
regarding the deaths of
& JAMES "HANS" PETERS
Three young men dead within three months of each other (2007) in"unexplained and violent deaths."