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The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

Update (6/1/2016): Six years after Anastasio Hernández Rojas’ death, there sadly remains no accountability for his brutal killing. In November 2015, the Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges against any of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel involved in his death. More than six months later, CBP has not announced any administrative … Continue reading The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

Send Back The BearCat

Petitioning Santa Cruz City Council: Send Back the BearCat Please Sign the Petition Last week, President Obama ended the federal government's transfer of military equipment to police departments and limited the transfer of a broader range of military-style equipment, including vehicles like the BearCat that our City Council recently allowed the Santa Cruz Police Department … Continue reading Send Back The BearCat

Turn Back The BearCat Congressman Farr: Stop Militarization Of SCPD

Sign the Petition Below Join in asking Congressman Farr to consistently oppose militarization at home as well as abroad. Sign the petition asking him to rescind his request for a Homeland Security grant to purchase a Lencon Bearcat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) for the Santa Cruz Police Department. This procurement would be … Continue reading Turn Back The BearCat Congressman Farr: Stop Militarization Of SCPD

Send Back The Bearcat: Santa Cruz Rally and Action

By Sherry Conable Join the NEXT Rally and Action! Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 4 PM - City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA UPDATE Please see report below of progress and discoveries to date. SEND BACK THE BEARCAT ARMORED MILITARY VEHICLE (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) Come speak to the Council or … Continue reading Send Back The Bearcat: Santa Cruz Rally and Action

Politics And Policing Do Not Reflect Santa Cruz Values: Say No To Homeland Security Grant

Not in Santa Cruz Take Action! Sign the Letter Below! Add your signature to this letter (for complete language,click READ THE PETITION in petition box or below) requesting Santa Cruz City Council rescind their vote to partner with Homeland Security. The militarization of Santa Cruz, California, like many cities across the nation, is being called … Continue reading Politics And Policing Do Not Reflect Santa Cruz Values: Say No To Homeland Security Grant

Sexual Torture: US Policy and Culture

Today, sexual abuse is not only used in US prisons abroad, but also in its domestic gulags. In many ways, sexualized torture has even become commonplace in pop-culture. Sexual violence is firmly imbedded in US society; its institutions and cultural mechanisms reinforce the appalling concept that sexual torture is acceptable, exciting, even predictable in certain … Continue reading Sexual Torture: US Policy and Culture

Give Back The Bearcat - Stop Militarization Of Local Law Enforcement

Take Action Today! Sign the petition and stay informed about upcoming local actions to stop escalating militarization of the Santa Cruz Police Department. Letter to City Council To: Santa Cruz City Council On December 9 the Santa Cruz City Council passed a Resolution to accept a Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $251,293 for … Continue reading Give Back The Bearcat - Stop Militarization Of Local Law Enforcement

SOUTH BAY ACTIVISTS DEMAND: JUSTICE FOR RASMEA ODEH

SOUTH BAY ACTIVISTS DEMAND: JUSTICE FOR RASMEA ODEH JOIN the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression in protest against attempted railroading of respected Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh. And SIGN this petition for justice. WHERE: MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112 WHEN: Tuesday, November 4th, 5-6 pm WHY: On October 22nd, … Continue reading SOUTH BAY ACTIVISTS DEMAND: JUSTICE FOR RASMEA ODEH

Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

Since the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people of Ferguson have been subjected to a military-style crackdown by a squadron of local police departments dressed like combat soldiers. This has prompted residents to liken the conditions on the ground in Ferguson to the Israeli military occupation of … Continue reading Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth