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LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2 (tags)

Two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri

LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 1of 2 (tags)

LA has two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri

Los Angeles Declares “Hands Up!” in Peaceful Protest of LAPD Murder of Ezell Ford (tags)

One thousand people took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on the afternoon of Sunday, August 17, 2014 to protest police murder of innocent civilians, including the deaths of Ezell Ford (August 11, 2014), Omar Abrego (August 2, 2014), and Damon Jackson (August 3, 2014) at the hands of the LAPD.

Family and Supporters of #Justice4Fords Protest LAPD Execution of Ezell Ford in South L.A. (tags)

Following the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Ezell Ford by LAPD officers, the victim’s family and a coalition demanding #Justice4Fords protested outside the 77th Street precinct on Friday, August 15, 2014. Citizen journalist @PMBeers livestreamed and published this video segment from the #EzellFord police murder protest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIuz3mcNz58

Pacifica clearly endangered. Reposting info here: (tags)

This is a repost of an email being made available to many who care about keeping the Pacifica 5 stations together vs. some PNB members who want to sell off 3 ailing radio stations to maintain the remaining 2 in California. - - - - - - - If you want to : Please sign their court petition at http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition Otherwise, the information contained in this reposting may update what else is secreted and not-known-in-LA because there is no transparency, no openness and only requests for $$$ pledges by local KPFK.

NEW REPORT EXPOSES GOVERNMENT SPY NETWORK USED AGAINST OCCUPY MOVEMENT (tags)

A recent report released detailed a government spy network that was employed to monitor the Occupy movement “hour-to-hour” during 2011.

May Day 2014: Los Angeles Takes the Streets for a Global Spring (tags)

United with the Million Mask Mayday L.A. and Wave of Action Los Angeles, members of Occupy Fights Foreclosures and Occupy Los Angeles marched from Pershing Square to join several #MayDay2014 marches for workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, and the freedom and sovereignty of the 99% worldwide. Outside Wells Fargo and Bank of America on May 1, 2014, outraged citizens protested bank crimes, fraud-closures, and ongoing corruption of the big banks.

Southern California Joins Worldwide Wave Of Action (tags)

West Hollywood Police Department: "We Don't Need a Reason to Interrogate Pedestrians" (tags)

West Hollywood Police Department: "We Don't Need a Reason to Interrogate Pedestrians"

The Kelly Thomas Protest In Fullerton (tags)

At 10am on Saturday, January 18, 2014, 150 protestors gathered around the Fullerton Police Department to influence further investigation on the death of Kelly Thomas.

Emergency Services: Enabling Life for Homeless People (tags)

All this talk from politicians (and the non-profit shills that rely on city funding) about how we are enabling people to remain homeless - should be shut down. It is enabling people to stay alive!

Retired LAPD Officers Confirm Racism inside LAPD (tags)

Retired LAPD Officers Brian Bentley, Joe Jones and Mike Rothmiller Confirm Racism inside LAPD

LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman / Photo Set 2 0f 2

LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to Pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman. Photo-Set 1 of 2

A Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Scrapbook (tags)

Links and photos from Sunday through Friday.

For REAL Independence: RESTORE the FOURTH demonstrates at Santa Monica and Pershing Square (tags)

Report back from Restore the Fourth demonstrations at Santa Monica July 4th Parade and Pershing Square July 4 gathering

Civil disobedience outside of Obama fundraiser calls for "Not One More" deportation (tags)

Friday, June 7, 2013

SANTA MONICA - Hundreds gathered and 11 were arrested--many of them risking deportation--in an act of civil disobedience calling on President Obama to usher in the planned legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants by halting all deportations. Protesters gathered to decry other issues as well, including the imposition of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The day's events were marred, however, by a shooting spree that occurred just blocks from the protests that took the lives of five and injured several more.

Uncensored Manifesto from Retired LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (tags)

Uncensored Manifesto of Christopher Dorner

Santa Ana Police Department: taking payoffs to jail the innocent (tags)

In Santa Ana, real criminals never need fear arrest as police get $ to arrest law-abiding fathers, brothers, sisters, and children who have committed no crime except for failing to have their proof of citizenship. Do you have yours?

California’s vigilante police justice: Trial by machine gun (tags)

In California, there is a new kind of justice. Forget the Sixth Amendment's right to trial. It no longer applies. Instead of an attorney, get a bullet-proof vest, Today's cops are armed with machine guns and innocence no longer matters.

Family of David Martinez Speak Out Against Police Brutality (tags)

On Saturday, March 30th at noon, community members and the family of David Martinez will gather at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue to hold a press conference and vigil to speak out against the shooting of Martinez by Rampart Area Patrol Officers.

Christopher Dorner's Manifesto, Annotated (tags)

On the one month anniversary of Christopher Dorner’s death: a new, heavily annotated edition of his manifesto. 127 footnotes provide extensive historical context for Dorner’s grievances with, and criticisms of, the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD High Crimes (tags)

crime

Remembering Chris Dorner; American Hero Stood Against Police Brutality (tags)

So it seems like it's over for now. Sorry that we lost you, Chris Dorner. In my book you were a true hero

Identity of Rogue Police Officer At A Santa Ana Youth Conference Revealed (tags)

Identity of Rogue Police Officer At A Santa Ana Youth Conference Revealed. The man who was seen behaving in a strange manner and recording audio at a CopWatch Santa Ana (CWSA) “Know Your Rights” workshop at a youth conference, turned out to be a SAUSD PD Sargent.

Community Protests Police Violence (tags)

January 12, 2013
POMONA - Between 30 and 50 police accountability activists, many of them friends and family of individuals murdered by various area police agencies, gathered on the busy corner of Holt and Garey to call for justice in the shooting death of Andres Avila, who was killed by Pomona police in October of 2011.

Hernandez Family Foreclosure Sparks Anti-Eviction Outrage (tags)

Fuerza Hernandez evicted today with promises of continuing resistance.

Everybody’s Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg (tags)

A Coalition of Mothers, Family and Community Members Fed Up With The Injustices By Anaheim (tags)

Family and community members demonstrated near Manuel Diaz’s memorial last Sunday as they continue to build momentum in their fight for justice for Manuel and all victims of the recent Anaheim shootings

Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart on Black Friday, November 23, 2012 (tags)

Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart in Down town Long beach in solidarity with Walmart employees. The protest ended in two arrests.

Immigrant Community Stand Up Against Checkpoints (tags)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
ONTARIO, California - Members of the immigrant community in Ontario protested the lack of police compliance with a state law designed to reduce the number of cars impounded at checkpoints, where drivers are detained without any probable cause. About 60 people marched through the city, and then presented their demands to the city council.

Chalking & the Disruption of Business as Usual in DTLA: (tags)

Chalking & the Disruption of Business as Usual in DTLA: It has never been about the sidewalk chalk on the sidewalks, that's a simplified interpretation of a more sinister picture.

Containing a Rebellion: Leaked Anaheim PD Report (tags)

Old LAIMC friend Duane Roberts has an awesome article at his OC Juice blog.

Tony, It's Just Chalk (tags)

Unless the Mayor stops it, Occupy Los Angeles is going to get beat down by Chief Charlie's demons on Thursday for writing with chalk on the sidewalks, all at taxpayer expense, all because Occupy Los Angeles spurned the Democrats who run the city.

"This Is What a Police State Looks Like" (tags)

Protestors confront Anaheim's notorious killer cops.

Demonstration in front of Disneyland (tags)

Demonstrations at Disneyland, the most powerful economic force in Anaheim, occurred both Saturday and Sunday, with a turnout ranging from 10 to 15 on the latter. Another couple hundred people were en route to join us (having just demonstrated outside the police headquarters) but were barred by police (as organizers learned via cell phone communications).

Anaheim Police Protest Bring the Camouflage Out (tags)

July 29th 2012 was a sunny Sunday in Anaheim that brought over 250 protesters from all over California to demand justice for the series of recent officer involved shootings in Anaheim, during the last week and a half alone, two of which were fatal

A Letter to the Residents of Anaheim (tags)

With the kind permssion of the residents of Anaheim, I would like to protest your police today.

Anaheim PD Chief Hints ‘Outside Agitators’ and ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Caused 'Civil Unrest' (tags)

Anaheim City Officials, including Police Chief John Welters, are resorting to the convenient scapegoat of blaming “outside agitators” for the “civil unrest” that took place on the streets outside City Hall last Tuesday night.

Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents (tags)

Monday, July 16, 2012

POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued.

Concerned Residents being Demonized as "Rioters" (tags)

An op-ed about the media treatment of people protesting.

Big surprise: Corporate media fucks up chalk walk story (tags)

I don't usually do these opinion-type pieces, but I'm trying something a little different here. Bear with me.

Art Walkers Occupy Free Speech (tags)

When people at the downtown Art Walk joined with Occupy Los Angeles to assert their right to speak, LAPD answered with guns.

Arrests & Terror at #626Wilshire (tags)

State violence is increasing as Angelenos lay siege to the perfect villain. (Link to full story w/ links & pictures at bottom)

Police arrest copwatcher during checkpoint, Occupy Riverside responds (tags)

Friday, May 18, 2012

RIVERSIDE (California) - Police arrested a woman for observing a checkpoint Friday evening. The community responded in protest, occupying the area in front of Robert Presley Detention Center overnight, marching, and demanding the release of our comrade. The woman was released to the hospital at approximately eight o'clock Saturday morning, despite having suffered an epileptic seizure some nine hours earlier.

South Coast Advocate (tags)

Action Alert to Oppose the Elimination of an Oversight Committee which has reported on jail management issues impacting the homeless and excessive use of force/ abrogation of Fourth Amendment rights of the homeless.

Student confronts police (tags)

Student confronts police presence at CSUN hunger strike. Escalation not caught on tape. This is the reaction. 4 mim 44 sec video

Leaflets and Truncheons at Riverside May Day rally (tags)

Report from Riverside, California, by Kevin Akin, Riverside County Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Riverside Celebrates May Day, Police Violence Mars Protest (tags)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Several hundred people participated in a series of actions marking International Worker's Day in Southern California's Inland Empire. The day featured an Occupy bank protest, an immigrant rights march and rally, and a food and clothing giveaway hosted by an autonomous grouping. The day of community empowerment was temporarily disrupted, however, when police violently targeted students and arrested them.

Sign the Petition for Trayvon Martin: Arrest the Killer George Zimmerman (tags)

The horror of racism in this backward country is again front and center with the 2/26/12 killing of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida, by an obviously criminally insane self-appointed vigilante, George Zimmerman, who has not yet been arrested for obvious murder, and the lack of notification of next of kin of Martin's death until his relatives filed a Missing Person Report. Please sign the petition to the district attorney, attorney general, police chief and Attorney General Eric Holder to have George Zimmerman arrested.

Open Letter to Venice LAPD re commercialized clean up NEEDED still continued... (tags)

The new ordinances that prohibit the previously allowed commercial resale [flea market stuff mainly] on Venice's Ocean Front Walk were being enforced by LAPD. Apparently some slide down and out has occured turning the OFW back into what it was before the City Ordinance was legally passed. Open letter letter here was written by [more than one] citizen who also work diligently to help Clean UP [and not tear down ] Our Venice Neighborhood

F29 - Images from Riverside (tags)

Screen grabs: Images streamed live today from the walmart action.

POWER COMES FROM THE BARREL OF A GUN (tags)

NIMBY Forces Assault The Poor In Venice and the NIMBYfication of Venice Continues…

LAPD's High-Tech "War Room" (tags)

The LAPD is fighting crime from a high-tech war room that gives it eyes all over the city. The surveillance hub is now a model for police forces around the world and KCAL9 got an exclusive tour inside from Chief Charlie Beck.

Protest: ELA Police Checkpoint (tags)

Protest: ELA Police Checkpoint Friday, Feb. 3: 7:00 pm Stop Car Impounds in ELA; Whittier and Hoefner Ave.

UCR Occupied in Defense of Education (tags)

Thursday, January 19, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Thousands of students, workers, and community members gathered to participate in the governance of the UC system. When their participation was limited and ultimately shut off, they took direct action to ensure their voices were heard. For this, they were confronted by police from numerous agencies. Police violence broke out, and three arrests were made.

L.A. PORT POLICE & L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF CONSPIRE IN KIDNAPPING OF CARPENTER (tags)

L.A. Port Police & L.A. County Sheriff conspire with kidnappers to allow kidnapping of local carpenter. The kidnapper's unregistered firearm was confiscated by Port Police who returned it to them with the victim in their car.

Serial Killer Targets Homeless Men in Orange County (tags)

Three transient men have been stabbed to death in Orange County, Calif., in the last three weeks by a killer who may be on a vendetta against the homeless or is homeless himself.

Justice for Michael Nida II, Murdered October 22, 2011 by Downey Police (tags)

Michael Nida was an innocent, unarmed, husband and father of four, who was murdered by Downey Police on October 22, 2011. He was simply minding his own business and preparing for a pre-birthday celebration night out with his wife.

Retenes pa'l Año Nuevo / New Year's Checkpoints (tags)

En el Estado de California una nueva ley entrará en vigor a partir del primero de enero que limitará el periodo de decomiso de un carro a un día en lugar de 30 días. Este cambio representa un logro para ustedes, las personas que día por día han luchado en contra de esta injusticia. Aplaudámosnos, seguro, pero sin descansar porque aún continúan otras injusticias que hay que detener para crear un mundo mejor.

In the State of California, a neew law will take effect beginning January 1 that will limit the length of a car's impoundment to one day, down from 30 days. This change marks a gain for you, the people who, day by day, have struggled against this injustice. Let's pat ourselves on the back, certainly, but without taking a break because other injustices continue to occur that we must halt if we're to create a better world.

Tyisha Miller remembered in light of recent spate of police shootings (tags)

RIVERSIDE (California) - Today marks the thirteen-year anniversary of the police murder of Tyisha Miller, a nineteen-year-old African-American woman shot by the Riverside police department. The murder caused an outcry, particularly among the city's black community, and led to some of the most militant and long-reaching organizaing the region had seen in years, including a shutdown of the 91 freeway and the establishment of numerous bureaucratic apparatuses put in place to prevent such tragedies.

Photos courtesy of Occupy Riverside

Occupy Riverside Challenges Indefinite Military Detention (tags)

Friday, December 23, 2011
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Occupy Riverside demonstrated at the offices of Ken Calvert and Barbara Boxer to protest their support of the latest effort to codify the police state.

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 2 of Two Photo Essay one can be found at.http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250375.php

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 1 of Two Photo Essay 2 can be found at... http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250396.php

Occupy the Ports - A Day without Goldman Sachs (tags)

December 12, 2011
LONG BEACH, California - Heeding the call of Occupy Oakland, who called for a shutdown of west coast ports in response to the brutal eviction of occupy encampments nationwide, and in solidarity with expolited port workers and truckers, about 500 militant occupiers and their friends shut down Terminal J of the Port of Long Beach, the home of SSA Marine, an investment of the criminal enterprise Goldman Sachs and the main stakeholder of the US government.

Occupy Los Angeles: A Stroy in Photos (tags)

A photostory looking inside Occupy Los Angeles from its beginning to its end

Occupy Los Angeles: A story in Photos (tags)

A photostory looking inside Occupy Los Angeles from its beginning to its end

BTL:National Lawyers Guild Seeks Files on Federal Role in Police Suppression of Occupy Wal (tags)

Interview with Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Scott Harris

Democratic Party's Police Brutality v Occupy LA (tags)

Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lied when he said there was no police brutality at the November 29, 2011 eviction of Occupy LA, carried out by 1400 police evicting 292 peaceful campers.

Report of the eviction and dispersal of the tents and belonging at Occupy Riverside (tags)

The Riverside Police Dept. removed on Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 all Riverside Occupy tents from Location A established on Main St Promenade between 9th St. and University Ave.

Occupy Riverside Also Raided Tuesday Night (tags)

Summary of text messages sent to LA-IMC newsroom.

Cell Phone Pics of Police Line on Main St (tags)

Police set up a huge perimeter around city hall last night to prevent supporters from joining occupiers in the park.

Protesters outside police line marching on 1st & Alameda (tags)

Caller at the scene reports those protesters held back from city hall area are marching around the police perimeter. They are now at 1st & Alameda

People at Spring & Aliso try to block police bus (tags)

Caller at the scene reports about 150 people there trying to block police bus from coming in

POLICE HAVE ENTERED THE PARK (tags)

100's of police have come out of city hall doors and into the park

Police not letting people in city hall area (tags)

Police containing the area bound by Broadway to the 101 fwy to Alameda to 3rd Street

BREAKING: Police Raid of Occupy LA Could Come Within the Hour (tags)

Mass mobilization of riot police close to 800 staged at dodger stadium 100's getting on city buses now

Occupy Riverside Festival of Rights (tags)

November 25, 2011
RIVERSIDE (California) - While Occupy Riverside celebrated "Buy Nothing Day," the remainder of the 99% who have yet to abandon the consumerist habits that are destroying the planet shopped at Black Friday's holiday sales. The last several years of this display of vacuous capitalism has been fêted by the city's ruling class with the "Festival of Lights," a ritualized lighting of an electrified Christmas Tree. This year, Occupy Riverside was on hand to intervene with its own "Festival of Rights."

The Deadline Passes at Occupy LA (tags)

The police adhered to their statement that Solidarity Park would not be raided before sunrise. Although, they made their presence known via noisy helicopters overhead shinning lights down on us. (For some photographers, this extra light was helpful.)

City’s Deadline Passes No Sign of Riot Squad (tags)

Protest has again spilled into First Street. No police or DOT response as of yet. Some conflicts with motorists reported. Some occupiers chanting for people to move out of the street and focus on holding the park space.

Some Occupiers Moving into Park Trees (tags)

Caller reports some people are climbing into the trees in advance of possible police raid.

Up to 1,000 at General Assembly Now (tags)

A second LA-IMC reporter at the scene estimates 1,000 people there now, with more still arriving. No sizable police presence in the area near the park. Police thought to be staging some blocks away, but have yet been spotted. All local corporate TV media vans there at the scene.

Urgent Call To Save the Occupation: Stay Up All Night (tags)

Occupiers call for all-night block party and vigil tonight to save the Occupation

Occupy LA, Day 56 - Last Camp Standing (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 – While the mass hysteria of consumerism raged in shopping malls around the country, the occupiers of Solidarity Park provided a glimpse of a better way of life. The camp is now the last of the large camps remaining in the nation after police raids have evicted camps in most all other major cities. And with today’s late afternoon announcement by the mayor it seems there may only be two more days left for the camp in its present form and location.

Occupy LA Braces for Police Raid this Sunday at Midnight (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 – The Mayor announced this afternoon that he is ordering the closure of Solidarity Park (formerly known as City Hall Park). Standing with police chief Beck the mayor said that closure of the park would begin at one minute past midnight this Sunday night.

BREAKING: Mayor Sets Deadline for Occupy LA, 12:01am Monday 28th (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 – Standing with the chief of police, the mayor announced today at 4:30pm that the police will beginning clearing and closing Solidarity Park at 12:01 am this Monday 11-28-11.

The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)

Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.

OWS: Too Big to Fail (tags)

class war

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence Photoset 5 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza Finale

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence Photoset 4 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence / Photoset 3 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence / Photoset 2 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence / Photoset 1 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza

BREAKING: Occupy LA holding plaza Lawn at BofA (tags)

3:15 pm - Caller from the scene estimates 25 tents set up on the lawn. Well over 150 holding the lawn, with close 200 in the plaza area.

BREAKING: Police Kettle Occupy LA March, Mass Arrest Possible (tags)

Police have about 100 marchers trapped on Broadway at 3rd. Slammer vans at the scene. Mass arrest is expected to start at any moment now. Two arrest reported at this scene so far.

Rally to Protect Free Speech from Police Brutality (tags)

Friday, November 11, 2011
RIVERSIDE, (CA) - In response to Sunday's police raid on the peaceful anti-Wall Street encampment at the downtown arts walk, Occupy Riverside marched on the police station and rallied there. In recognition of Veteran's Day and the significant contributions of veterans to the Occupy Movement and all social justice movements, we took a moment to honor the veterans in our movement and all veterans of the class war.

Report From Occupy Riverside Police Raid (tags)

RIVERSIDE (CA) - Sunday, November 6, 2011 - Approximately 25 police in riot gear raided the peaceful encampment of Occupy Riverside yesterday afternoon. They dismantled and confiscated tents to the jeers of the demonstrators.

VIDEO: Occupy Riverside Raid November 6, 2011 (tags)

Video footage of the raid on Occupy Riverside and the subsequent police brutality and arrests.

Update - Riverside Occupy encampment broken broken up (tags)

This is an update of an earlier e-mail.

BREAKING: Occupy Riverside getting raided RIGHT NOW (tags)

Caller to the IMC newsroom reports a raid in progress.

OccupyLA Still Here, and Coming Soon to a Hood Near You (tags)

In spite of some people's best efforts, OccupyLA has managed to re-create all the ills of the society we purport to change, right down to the do-gooders who want to tweak our system to make the problems less visible.

Unify for Occupy Oakland (tags)

To build the 99%, we must find unity across the economic and social strata, or the Occupation movement will be correctly derided as a quasi-elitist middle class project.

Occupy Riverside Solidarity Actions with November 2 General Strike (tags)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
RIVERSIDE (CA) - In a day of actions in solidarity with the Oakland general strike, called in response to vicious police violence, Occupy Riverside stepped action up.

Riverside Womyn of Color for Decolonization Spearhead Oakland Solidarity Rally (tags)

Friday, October 28, 2011
RIVERSIDE (California) - In response to the vicious police raid on Occupy Oakland, Occupy Riverside, lead by Womyn of Color for Decolonization, who had just returned from Oakland, marched and rallied in solidarity.

Labor Rallies in Support of Occupy San Diego Oct. 28 (tags)

Despite a pre-dawn police raid on both Occupy San Diego sites — the Civic Center Plaza near City Hall and the Children's Park across from the Convention Center — a rally sponsored by organized labor in support of the occupation went ahead as scheduled October 28. At this time, the occupiers are still there.

LAPD sergeant a serial burglar? (tags)

According to the following article Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Lucien "Lou" Daigle is suspected of being a serial burglar.

Update from Occupy Riverside Day 12 (tags)

October 25, 2011 RIVERSIDE (California) - Much has happened in the week since the last report filed on Occupy Riverside, including several actions and an incident of police brutality.

Johnathan Cuevas Victim of Police Murder, a Family’s Fight for Justice (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2011 - The 16th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality held a protest this Saturday with a march from downtown to a rally at MacArthur Park. Alicia Alvarez of Lynwood came with her family to fight for justice for her son, Johnathan, who was shot and killed by a Lynwood sheriff deputy on October 10, 2010.

Video interview from Stop Police Brutality Rally (tags)

Video interview with protesters at the 16th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Recorded on October 22, 2011 at Mac Arthur Park in Los Angeles. Click on this link to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiuQoK4xK7o

O22, 2011 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality March (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2011 – The 16th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality held a protest this Saturday with a march from downtown to a rally at MacArthur Park, the site of LAPD’s 2007 May Day attack on a peaceful demonstration for immigrant’s rights.

Police Harass Peaceful Occupiers in Downtown Riverside (tags)

October 16, 2011

RIVERSIDE, California - We are currently in day four of the peaceful occupation of the pedestrian mall of Downtown Riverside. Despite our best efforts at constructive dialogue with all parties, including agents of the police state, cops this morning demonstrated that their negotiations have been in bad faith when they roused us two hours prior to the agreed-upon time. At some point today, we learned that the resistance had taken the bold move of expropriating public space invaded by the financiers to spread a message of truth.

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 3 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia Set 1 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248740.php Set 2 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248760.php

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 2 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 1 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia.

Occupy Riverside Official Launch October 15, 2011 (tags)

October 16, 2011

RIVERSIDE (California) - After an event-filled launch of the occupation of Riverside timed to coincide with Saturday's international day of action, just under 100 people of conscience successfully held the pedestrian walkway of the downtown mall, despite police threats of arrest for those determined to sleep in the public thoroughfare.

Occupy San Diego Draws Thousands Downtown Oct. 15 (tags)

Despite attacks by police wielding pepper spray and Mace, confiscation of their possession and a series of threats to evict them forcibly from the Civic Center Plaza, over 1,000 members and supporters of Occupy San Diego reclaimed their downtown space October 15. The day was busy, including three marches and two rallies as well as Occupy San Diego's usual open discussion about its goals.

Occupy Riverside You Need the Integrated Participation of Womyn of Color! (tags)

Reposted from facebook

Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. Photo Set 2 (tags)

First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 2 of 2

Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. (tags)

First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 1 of 2

Occupy LA: One Week Old and Going Strong (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2011 , OccupyLA Day Seven. The encampment at City Hall continues to grow. The camp now numbers close to 100 tents with at least two occupants per tent. Rain on Wednesday failed to discourage the occupiers, and the encampment is now larger and more organized than ever. Tomorrow the camp will have completed its first full week. It has been an action packed week and has drawn much media attention even competing with the Jackson murder trial just down the street

Brief Anaylsis Of LA and Seattle Occupations (tags)

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Occupy Demands And Civil Disobedience Guidelines (tags)

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage.

OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall (tags)

OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall, October 1. L.A. Municipal Code pertinent parts in everyday language.

Police killing of Kelly Thomas rattles Fullerton (tags)

Thomas was a 37-year-old schizophrenic homeless man who died in a hospital after a violent July 5 run-in with Fullerton police next to the Fullerton Transportation Center. Police officers confronted Thomas after a call about an individual breaking into cars in downtown Fullerton. According to witness accounts, six officers used force against Thomas resulting in what appears to be a brutal beating at the hands of law enforcement. Thomas was taken off life support five days after the encounter. According to his family, Thomas battled with schizophrenia and he voluntarily drifted the streets of Fullerton and nearby cities. In the weeks following his tragic death, a community unites for justice.

Fullerton Police Chief, D.A. Cover Up Kelly Thomas Death from Police Beating (tags)

The death of homeless man Kelly Thomas at the hands of Fullerton police following a severe beating remains "uncertain", according to the Orange County coroner. When a human is beaten into a coma by a gang of cops and then dies only a few days later in the hospital, we can only "guess" at what happened (DUH!). However, it appears that the Orange County D.A. investigator Stan Berry is close friends with Fullerton police Chief Sellers, this could explain the "uncertainty" coming from the OC coroner and the D.A's failure to contact eyewitnesses present when Kelly Thomas was beaten by Fullerton police.

The recent surge in racial violence hits Clovis (tags)

A few weeks ago in Clovis, a young Native American woman was attacked by white supremacists. The police department seems to be doing nothing even though they reportedly have the license place number of the a car used by the attackers, and there has been no media coverage. According to a Department of Justice report (2005), "American Indians are more likely than people of other races to experience violence at the hands of someone of a different race."

LulzSec hacks Arizona State Police computers (tags)

The hacker group LulzSec hacked the Arizona DPS computers over SB1070 & Drug War. The Arizona DPS or Arizona Department of Public Safety is the state police agency of Arizona

PRESS RELEASE: KILLER EX-COP MEHSERLE'S RELEASE ACTIONS (tags)

Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant

SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)

March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.

SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)

March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.

SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)

March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.

Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies (tags)

persecution

Slutwalk 2011 [pt 5] (tags)

The SlutWalk protest marches began on April 3, 2011 in Toronto, Canada and have since become an international movement sparking rallies across the world.[1]The SlutWalk rallies protest the belief that female rape victims are "asking for it".[2] The original march walked from Queen's Park to the Toronto Police Headquarters located on College Street.[3] All sexes, races, and sexual orientations were represented, and the attire of the marchers ranged from conservative to revealing to zany. The protesters marched in response to remarks made by a Toronto Police officer that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized", and also in response to comments made by a Manitoba judge when giving a convicted rapist a sentence of house arrest.

Slutwalk 2011 [pt 4] (tags)

The SlutWalk protest marches began on April 3, 2011 in Toronto, Canada and have since become an international movement sparking rallies across the world.[1]The SlutWalk rallies protest the belief that female rape victims are "asking for it".[2] The original march walked from Queen's Park to the Toronto Police Headquarters located on College Street.[3] All sexes, races, and sexual orientations were represented, and the attire of the marchers ranged from conservative to revealing to zany. The protesters marched in response to remarks made by a Toronto Police officer that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized", and also in response to comments made by a Manitoba judge when giving a convicted rapist a sentence of house arrest.

Slutwalk 2011 [pt 3] (tags)

The SlutWalk protest marches began on April 3, 2011 in Toronto, Canada and have since become an international movement sparking rallies across the world.[1]The SlutWalk rallies protest the belief that female rape victims are "asking for it".[2] The original march walked from Queen's Park to the Toronto Police Headquarters located on College Street.[3] All sexes, races, and sexual orientations were represented, and the attire of the marchers ranged from conservative to revealing to zany. The protesters marched in response to remarks made by a Toronto Police officer that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized", and also in response to comments made by a Manitoba judge when giving a convicted rapist a sentence of house arrest.

Slutwalk 2011 [pt 1] (tags)

On January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave a speech in which he stated: "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."

Who's Watching The Neighborhood Watch? (tags)

Out of control and ex-con Venice Neighborhood Watch Members Promote Fear and Hate

Police choose new targets (tags)

Bill Rosendahl has brought a special squad of 21 LAPD officers into Venice, CA . Now that most of the Homeless Living in their cars and moterhomes have lost their vehicles... They now are forced to sleep on the sidewalk (not illegal) Having neutralized their targets, they are now targeting other groups of people to harass by intimidation and by impounding vehicles, Family Pets, or giving unwarranted parking tickets. I suspect these include Farmers, Raw foodists, Artists, Musicians, or any alternative or creative types.

NATIONAL COP WATCHING NETWORK VIA TEXT MESSAGING (tags)

National Cop Watching Network via text messaging. REPORT POLICE ACTIVITY FROM YOUR CELL PHONE

Rally Against Hate and Nazi Rally March 19, 2011 - Claremont, Ca (tags)

We gathered in Claremont March 19, 2011 on awkward circumstances.

Claremont Authorities Promote Fascism at Hate Rally (tags)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

CLAREMONT, California - Despite the best efforts of the City of Claremont and the Claremont Consortium of Colleges to obstruct, befuddle, and otherwise thwart a popular demonstration against fascism, the Southern California community succeeded in doing precisely that at two parallel demonstrations in response to a heavily-armed presence of a band of racist paramilitaries and their state-funded protectors.

Followup Meeting Between Colton Community and Police (tags)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

COLTON, California - In a follow-up meeting to a community forum held in December, Chief Bob Miller and Detective Eric Campa of the Colton Police Department again met with residents to share the department's new directive concerning vehicle impounds.

Lawyers’ Guild Forum on Nonviolent Resistance: Participant, Attorney & Observer (tags)

The National Lawyers’ Guild hosted a forum on nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego February 23, and discussed the issue from three points of view: attorney Alex Landon, protest participant Zakiya Khabir and legal observer Rachel Scoma.

Lista de Retenes / Checkpoint list for 11-13/feb/2011 (tags)

El fin de semana pasado fue el Super Bowl y hubo muchísimos arrestos e incautaciones de automóviles de personas que no estaban ebrias, pero a las que el sistema no les permite manejar legalmente. Pero la represión no descansa, sea la excusa un día de festividades o no. Por eso aquí les tenemos una lista corta de los retenes para este fin de semana. Recuerden que como la represión del gobierno no descansa así también la resistencia nunca debe descansar; no olviden renunciar los retenes que vean o si escuchan por algún medio que va haber un retén hagan su aportación a esta lista.

Last weekend was Super Bowl weekend and there were many arrests and car confiscations of people that where not drunk, but people that the system won’t let drive legally. Nevertheless, repression does not stop, whether a it's holiday weekend or not. Therefore here is a short list of checkpoints for this weekend. Remember that just like repression does not rest, WE the resistance should also stay vigilant; don’t forget to denounce the checkpoints that you eye witness or if you hear about a checkpoint, share the information comrades!

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual teens singled out for punishment (tags)

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to receive punishment at the hands of school authorities, police and the courts, according to research published in the January, 2011 issue of Pediatrics and released online December 6, 2010 at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/papbyrecent.dtl.

Jeremy Marks, Arrested for Filming Police, Released on Bail (tags)

THE YJC HAS GOTTEN ONE OF OUR CHRISTMAS WISHES! TOMORROW: CELEBRATE JEREMY MARKS’ RELEASE ON BAIL, ARRESTED IN MAY FOR VIDEOTAPING THE POLICE. IN 2011: FIGHT FOR HIS FULL ACQUITTAL IN COURT!!!

Calif. Police Officers Kill Man Pointing Water Nozzle, Not Gun (tags)

Long Beach police officers shot and killed a man Sunday when they apparently mistook a pistol-grip water nozzle he was holding, for a gun.

Colton Immigrant Community Meets PD Chief, Demands Justice (tags)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

COLTON, California - In a large public gathering the in cafeteria of Alice Birney Elementary School, well over one hundred community members from Colton, a city with a large low-income immigrant community met with their police chief to expose him to the injustices his officers have been committing and to petition for redress of their grievances.

“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)

Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.

Oscar Grant’s Justice Is Our Justice (tags)

Every day we wake up, drink our coffee and send our children off to school without speaking out against or standing up for racial injustice and police brutality, we are accepting and paying for those inequalities.

Johannes Mehserle verdict (tags)

Covering the main legal points and lawful truths of the Johannes Mehserle verdict, succinctly.

Domestic Violence: A Never Ending Horror Story in Orange County (tags)

Survival is a daily struggle for Orange County domestic violence victims

Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)

The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.

Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)

lawless spying

Sept. 18, March to Support Manuel Jamines (tags)

Manuel Jamines was murdered in cold blood by an LAPD officer; and today several hundred people from many established Los Angeles activist groups came together in support of justice, and in protest against a police culture which has long supported brutality and killing of members of vulnerable communities and communities of color.

JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINES! (tags)

JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINES! PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE MURDER ARE JUSTIFIED AND MUST BE SUPPORTED! THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM IS GUILTY!

Justice for Manuel Jamines (tags)

Demandamos que el Procurador Cooley Ponga Cargos de Asesinato y despidan a el policia Hernandez! Alto al Terror Policiaco en las comunidades Afro-Americanas, Latino and Migrantes. Alto a las Redadas de la Migra! Legalizacion total para todos!

LAPD Brutality and Racism (tags)

(jim lafferty has heroic dedication to justice. i hope he doesn't mind that i republish this amazing story from the NLG LA email. it is important that we address police brutality and racism as well as government cover-ups. i am so proud to have met him and become familiar with the los angeles lawyers guild and their tremendous work.)

March & Rally to Demand Justice for Manuel Jamines! Stop Police Killings! Justice Now! (tags)

Saturday, September 18, 10am - March & Rally to Demand Justice for Manuel Jamines! Stop Police Killings! Justice for Immigrant Workers! Gather 6th & Union Ave., Los Angeles March to City Hall (1st and Spring St.)Arrest LAPD officer Frank Hernandez for murder!

Pico Union/Westlake Rebellion after Rampart Police Murder Manuel Jamines - Indigenous Man (tags)

Manuel Jamines was murdered by Rampart police on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. He was a 37 year old indigenous man from Guatemala, who didn't speak English or even Spanish very well

Resistance in Westlake: Report From The Street (tags)

"Hey J. I just got home. I got hit with a rubber bullet. I was there until 11.00 p.m. Police went on tactical alert especially after 10.00 p.m. and were really aggressive.

BREAKING: Street Clashes with Police in Westlake (tags)

Monday Night 11:30 pm 9/6/10 – Clashes with police and protesters over a fatal police shooting that occurred yesterday in the community are still going on in Westlake tonight.

Retenes este fin de semana / This weekend's checkpoints (27-29/aug/2010) (tags)

This is not a complete list. Please be careful out there!

Esta no es una lista completa. ¡Favor de tener mucho cuidado!

Retenes este fin de semana / This weekend's checkpoints (22-26/jul/2010) (tags)

Hasta la fecha, se han anunciado los siguientes retenes policiales a través de la prensa corporativa. Mande esta lista a sus amigos, cópiala a tu sitio local de indymedia o craigslist, o el sitio que sea popular en su área, tome la información y envía mensajes de texto a sus amistades y a todos y todas de su iglesia. Pero seguro que habrá más de los mencionados. Si usted ve un retén, favor de comunicárselo a su organización comunitaria local o reportarlo a la red de Checkpoint response. Mande correo electrónico a noretenes@gmail.com con preguntas, comentarios, o para prestarse como voluntario/a. Si usted quiere reportar un retén anunciado en su prensa local o que haya visto en su comunidad, o si quiere recibir alertas por texto o correo eletrónico, favor de enviar un email a noretenes@gmail.com.

These are the checkpoints that have been announced in the corporate press so far. Take this list and send it to your friends, post it on your local indymedia site, craigslist, or whatever site is popular in your area, post it to your facebook, take the information and send out text messages to all your friends and all the people in your church. There are sure to be more than the ones listed here. If you see one, please report it to your local community organization or to Checkpoint response. If you would like to report a checkpoint announced in your local press or that you've seen in your community, or if you would like to receive text or e-mail alerts, please email noretenes@gmail.com. You can also e-mail noretenes@gmail.com with questions, comments, or to volunteer.

Police Brutality in America (tags)

state terrorism against minorities and Muslims

Statement on Johannes Mehserle Verdict (tags)

Statement on the verdict for Johannes Mehserle, who shot Oscar Grant in the back. Mehserle was the first law enforcement officer in the state of California to be charged with murder in the line of duty. On Friday, July 9, 2010, Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Court Releases Oscar Grant Killing Videos (tags)

Links to several pieces of evidence, and some commentary about this explosive trial that could result in riots in Oakland. I hope the LA jury does the right thing.

Remember The Wire, THE True LA VA Westwood Story (tags)

This song is in video and in mp3 below. I have included a picture of myself. Many veterans have been abused by the government. The new rule is to protect yourself and children. Avoid government if you can.

LAKERS WIN, LA FOLKS RIOTS (tags)

As the EPCC NEWS expected, the Los Angeles Lakers victory in the NBA championships ended with the Los Angeles Police Department officers clashes with rowdy fans. The EPCC said, "this is only a symptoms of the economic crisis and the people's anger on the stringent budget cuts, public services cut and higher rates that the government ( from the federal to the city) is imposing on the people of LA. Don't ever believe the official line that the Lakers victory is the sole cause of these disturbances." The EPCC NEWS noticed that the LAPD brought large numbers of officers into the Staples Center area hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's looting and violence. This was the magnet for violence. The mere presence of the police incites people to attack the LAPD.

National Commissioner for Civil Rights, LULAC (tags)

3 Journalists attacked by police during Mayday 2007 Immigration march civil trial to begin 10 a.m. June 18, 2010 @ Dept 307 Los Angeles Superior Court.

Hundreds Demand Justice for Oscar Grant Outside L.A. Courthouse (tags)

On June 14th, hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Los Angeles Superior Court at 210 W. Temple to demand justice for Oscar Grant. Angelenos made it very clear that the significance of the trial of Johannes Mehserle is bigger than just Oscar Grant's case, and that police brutality is part of systematic oppression. Connections were drawn between police killings in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, as well as in New York.

And not forgetting the six month long uprising, which began on June 14, 2006, loud cries of "Oaxaca Vive Vive, La Lucha Sigue Sigue" rang through the downtown streets.

Retenes este fin de semana / Checkpoints this weekend (4-5/jun/2010) (tags)

Raza, una cosa que pueden hacer para enterarse de los retenes es leer a diario su periódico local, sobre todo si tiene la posibilidad de leer el diario publicado en inglés, ya que muchas veces las agencias del llamado "orden público" sólo avisan a ellos, y muchas veces ni siquiera les avisa a ellos. Otra táctica es buscar en los sitios de internet de sus departamentos locales de policía al igual que los sitios del alguacil de su condado. Muchas veces tienen una página dedicada a boletines de prensa, o a veces se anuncian en la parte de "asuntos públicos." Lamentablemente, éstos también suelen proporcionar información únicamente en inglés.

Fellow workers, one thing you can do to find out about the checkpoints is to read your local paper daily, especially if you can read the one published in English, since often law enforcement agencies only make advisories to English-language press, and often not even them. Another tactic is to check the websites of your local police departments and county sheriff. Often they will have a page just for press releases, or sometimes they are listed under "public affairs." Unfortunately, these sites also tend to provide information only in English.

Nazis attack antiracists in Riverside (tags)

Saturday, May 29, 2010
RIVERSIDE, California - In the latest anti-fascist action to occur in this conservative inland city , a small group of anti-fascists planned to out Jeff Hall, the California "commander" of the Michigan-based National Socialist Movement (NSM), outside of his house. They were violently confronted by about thirty Nazis, who brandished firearms and threatened the safety of the demonstrators.

Memorial Day weekend checkpoints / Retenes del fin de semana del Día Memorial (28-31/may/2 (tags)

Memorial Day weekend checkpoints / Retenes del fin de semana del Día Memorial (28-31/may/2010)

OJO: Ésta no es una lista comprensiva. Siempre hay más retenes que los que se anuncian. Es importante siempre tener mucho cuidado al salir manejando, especialmente las noches de fines de semana festivos. Si usted mira un retén, favor de hacer saber a su organización comunitaria y a los miembros de su comunidad. Si le sea posible, un plantón a una cuadra del retén es muy eficaz para avisar a los conductores sin licencia. Se recomienda que no salga a protestar o a avisar a solas sino en grupo, y que se equipen con cámaras para documentar cualquier abuso que ocurra. También es importante respetar las leyes que prohiben bloquear las aceras o pisar en la calle. Si tienen un organismo comunitario, muchas veces, se lo puede utilizar para exigir cambios de política a nivel municipal. Mientras tanto, ¡sigamos fuerte en resistencia!

CAUTION: This is not a comprehensive list. There are always more checkpoints than are announced. It is important to always take great care when driving, especially at night on holiday weekends. If you see a checkpoint, please alert your local community organization and the members of your community. If possible, a standing protest a block ahead of the checkpoint is very effective for alerting unlicensed drivers. It is not recommended to do this alone--a group is preferable, and equipment such as cameras is important to document any abuses that may occur. It is also important to respect the laws prohibiting blocking the sidewalk and standing in the street. If there is a community entity in your area, it can often be used to demand policy changes at the local level. Meanwhile, let's keep up the resistance!

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (21-24/may/2010) (tags)

Muchos retenes. Contáctanos a través del email noretenes@gmail.com

BREAKING: (3:25pm 5/21/10) Protesters halt LA City Council proceedings (tags)

Protesters forced the LA City Council into recess for about 15 minutes. Councilman Zine ordered the police to clear the chamber. Then the live feed was cut.

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (14-15/may/2010) (tags)

¡Que siga la resistencia! Boicot a Arizona!

Keep up the resistance! Boycott Arizona!

People get harassed by Lynwood Sheriffs for warning people of Police Checkpoint (tags)

5/7/10 9pm

People warned oncoming drivers of a checkpoint which deterred them from getting their cars "legally" stolen by the state for not having a license.

March and Rally to DHS Secretary Napolitano's Speech at Pomona College Graduation (tags)

Together with the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the Latina/o Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley, we are organizing a march and rally on Sunday, May 16th to denounce the harsh immigration enforcement policies of the Department of Homeland Security during DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's speech at the Pomona College graduation ceremony. We will begin the march at the Claremont Greyhound Station, the site of numerous Border Patrol raids in the last year, and end with a rally at a park near the graduation site.

“Innocents Abroad” Trek from San Diego to Gaza (tags)

When Larry Hampshire, Faith Attaguile and Hany El-Saldany signed on with an international convoy bringing supplies and vehicles to the people of the occupied Palestinian province of Gaza, they had so little insight into what they were getting into that they called their program “Innocents Abroad” when they reported on their experience to the Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest May 6. They faced opposition mostly from the government of Egypt — including a police riot, the confiscation of their passports and the arrest of seven members — but they also had strong support from the people in the countries they went through, especially in the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Jordan). Their presentation sparked a wide-ranging discussion about the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace and whether the so-called “two-state solution” (a separate Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza next to Israel) is still practical or desirable.

Mehserle Trial (Oscar Grant) Update (tags)

Posted on May 7, 2010 A preliminary hearing Friday in the second-degree murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle provided few fireworks, but yielded several key rulings that could influence the outcome of what is expected to be a highly complex trial.

BREAKING NEWS: police bring force against protestors (tags)

police begin force against protestors in los angeles, 1pm approximately, photos from companera in attendance cell phone

Cinco de Mayo checkpoints / Retenes del 5 de Mayo (5-9/may/2010) (tags)

A little bit early because the forces of repression are coming out early to stomp on Cinco de Mayo revelers. Look for updates later on this week.

Un poco temprano esta semana porque salen temprano también las fuerzas de la represión para pisotear los derechos de los festejantes del 5 de Mayo.

May Day Checkpoints / Retenes del Día de Trabajo (30/apr-1/may/2010) (tags)

Como siempre cuando hay mobilizaciones de obreros y obreras, las fuerzas represivas del estado salen a suprimirlas. Les urgimos mucha precaución en lo que salen manejando, y aunque es necesario manifestar nuestro descontento, lo hay que hacer con cautela, siempre echando un ojo a las agencias del llamado "orden público."

As always when there are workers' mobilizations, the repressive forces of the state come out to supress them. We urge you caution as you drive, and although it is necessary to manifest our discontent, we must do it very carefully and always with an eye on so-called "law enforcement" agencies.

Retenes este fin de semana / Checkpoints this weekend (21-24/apr/2010) (tags)

Los retenes siguen azotando a nuestra comunidad, canalizando los recursos del sector más pobre de la sociedad hasta el sector más poderoso--la policía y los dueños de empresas. Los voluntarios de Checkpoint response se disculpan por no haber reportado los retenes del miércoles y jueves con mayor anticipación, y pedimos otra vez que si hay personas que se pueden prestar para mejorar la calidad y puntualidad de esta labor que se comuniquen al correo electrónico noretenes@gmail.com.

Checkpoints continue to plague our community, channeling the resources of the poorest members of society to the most powerful--the police and business owners. The volunteers of Checkpoint response apologize for not reporting the Wednesday and Thursday checkpoints earlier, and again ask that if there is anyone that can help improve the quality and timeliness of this work to please e-mail noretenes@gmail.com.

The UC8 Reporter: A Personal Account of Police Abuse of Power Against a Free Press (tags)

It's hard to know where to start. I'm not used to writing stories about myself. Usually, I am the one sharing news about other people through recordings and words. I cover events and publish reports to Indybay. I often report on street demonstrations, some more rowdy than others. And while I recognize the privilege my skin-tone grants me in our society and that I have not taken the types of risks war reporters do, I know enough from having seen what's happened to other journalists over the years that I am not immune from abuses by law enforcement authorities.

L.A. P.D. Undercovers @ Nazi Rally (tags)

Photos taken on 4/17/2010 of L.A. P.D. undercovers at the Nazi Rally. In total there were about 15 undercovers working the crowd throughout the event.

Protester Physically Attacked by Anti Nazi Censors (tags)

Angry Crowd Erupts In Judgement And Physically Attacks Non Nazi Counter Demonstrator / Photo Set 1 of 1

Short report on the Downtown Anti-Nazi protest (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2010 – Neo-Nazi groups staged a demonstration today on the steps of City Hall. About 25 Nazis in full uniform and with Swastika flags marched to City Hall under the escort of hundreds of police. Police created a wide buffer zone between the Nazi rally and a large crowd of counter protesters estimated at around 500 people.

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (15-17/apr/2010) (tags)

¡Póngase abusado raza!

Beware people!

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (8-11/apr/2010) (tags)

Si tienen dudas, quejas, o preguntas, favor de enviarlos al correo electrónico noretenes@gmail.com. Please direct any questions or comments to noretenes@gmail.com.

San Patrick's Day Weekend Checkpoints / Retenes del fin de semana de San Patricio (12-19/m (tags)

E-mail noretenes@gmail.com with questions, comments, or to volunteer.

Mande correo electrónico a noretenes@gmail.com con preguntas, comentarios, o para prestarse como voluntario/a.

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (6/mar2010) (tags)

Checkpoint response is looking for volunteers. Please contact noretenes@gmail.com if you have an hour a week to spare. Checkpoint response está buscando voluntarixs. Favor de comunicarse con noretenes@gmail.com si tiene una hora a la semana disponible para colaborar.

Video: UCLA Students Murphy Hall Sit-in (tags)

LOS ANGELES, UCLA CAMPUS – March 4, 2010 – 1:00 pm PST - At least 200 Students marched into Murphy Hall in an attempt to deliver to UCLA chancellor Gene Block a list of demands. Instead they were greeted by UCPD offices who prevented access into the chancellor’s office. Undaunted, the Students then read their demands via megaphone outside in hopes that those inside would hear them. Still with no response the Students declared a sit-in until the chancellor would come to meet with them. Uploaded is video from the action.

Checkpoints this weeked / Retenes este fin de semana (25-27/feb/2010) (tags)

Por fin la cuestión de los retenes ha salido a la luz, debido a una investigación llevado a cabo en la Universidad de California y publicado a través del New York Times y PBS, entre otros.
At last, the issue of the checkpoints has come to light, thanks to an investigation done at UC Berkeley and published in the New York Times and PBS, among others.

Lessons from the Oscar Grant Tragedy – We Need to Get to Work (tags)

In many instances, the second pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle could be seen as a victorious day for the family and supporters of Oscar Grant.

Witness to Police Misconduct Speaks to ACLU (tags)

Chris Carlino spoke at the annual meeting of the San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) February 18 and relived her experience being pepper-sprayed by an abusive sheriff's deputy at a fundraiser for Congressional candidate Francine Busby eight months earlier. Her attorney, Mike Marrinan, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse director Beth Givens also spoke at the meeting, and San Diego ACLU staff attorney David Blair-Loy laid out the group's local legal agenda.

Checkpoints este fin de semana / Retenes this weekend (11-13/feb/2010) (tags)

Como siempre, Checkpoint response les trae anuncios de los retenes reportados por la prensa corporativa. ¡Pónganse truchos! Siempre hay más retenes de los que se anuncian, aunque por ley nos tienen que avisar. (Se sabe que a la autoridad no le importa la ley. ¡Sólo les importa joder!) Si ven un retén o cualquier abuso de parte de la policía, por favor, ¡avísenles a lxs de tu comunidad!

Like always, Checkpoint reponse brings you announcements of the checkpoints reported via the corporate press. Be wise! There are always more checkpoints than the ones that are announced, even though by law they are supposed to warn us. (We know that authority doesn't care about the law. All they care about is messing with us!) If you see a checkpoint or any other police abuse, please alert the members of your community!

U.S. citizens arrested for asking Oaxaca governor about Brad Will's murder (tags)

Three U.S. tourists and one Uruguayan citizen were arrested in Oaxaca City on Thursday January 28 after approaching Ulises Ruiz in the city's zocalo and asking him about the murder of Indymedia activist Brad Will.

Checkpoints this weekend (29-31/jan/2010) / Retenes este fin de semana (29-31/ene/2010) (tags)

Checkpoint response is pleased to announce that we now have an e-mail address! Please address inquiries, checkpoint-related announcements, and comments to noretenes@gmail.com.

Checkpoint response se agrada en anunciar que ¡ya tenemos un correo electrónico! Favor de dirigir preguntas, anuncios relacionados con retenes, y comentarios a noretenes@gmail.com.

We will also be doing our best to announce checkpoints in other parts of the country, so if you hear about one, please let us know through the e-mail.

También estaremos haciendo nuestro mejor para anunciar retenes proyectados para otras partes del país, así es que si te enteras de uno, favor de avisarnos por media de correo electrónico.

In addition to announcing this weekend's checkpoints (the ones we were able to find about, anyway), we will also be bringing you a few updates from the struggle against checkpoints.

En adición a los retenes planeados para este fin de semana (los de que hemos podido enterarnos, por supuesto), también estaremos actualizándoles sobre la lucha contra los retenes.

No Safe Escape for Orange County’s Domestic Violence Victims (tags)

In Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and other Orange County Cities, abuse is excusable. Being a Woman is Not.

LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Press Conference, 1/8/09: photos and full audio (tags)

The newly formed Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant held a press conference in front of the LA court house just before the first Southern California hearing in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle was set to begin. The LA Coalition, along with several Oakland community activists who traveled south for the hearing, spoke about their determination to end the wanton killing and abuse of people of color by police. Full audio of the press conference is below.

Stop Police Abuse - Build Community Self-Defense (tags)

Police killings and abuse with impunity are systemic. We can't rely on the courts for justice, but must build inter-communal solidarity and resistance and the capacity for community self-defense.

Retenes para el año nuevo / New Year's checkpoints (tags)

Careful folks. Tengan mucho cuidado raza.

Retenes navideños / Christmas checkpoints (25/dec-2/ene) UPDATED/ACTUALIZADA (tags)

Law enforcement agencies have declared they will hold 300 "DUI" checkpoints during the holiday season statewide. Furthermore, they have declared 2010 "the year of the checkpoint."
Las agencias de orden público han declarado que van a realizar un total de 300 retenes policiacos en esta temporada navideña. Es más, han denominado este año entrante del 2010 "El año del retén."

Pomona anti-checkpoint action (tags)

Students and community members take direct action to negate the racist anti-immigrant police checkpoints in Pomona.

Protest LAPD Stealing Cars from Raza during Xmas Season!! (tags)

F O R I MM E D I A T E R E L E A S E Community organizations to denounce Los Angeles Police Department and the Sherriff's Department for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas

Kevin Cooper: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)

an innocent man on death row

Retenes navideños / Holiday checkpoints (18-20/dec) (tags)

¡Póngase abusado raza! Va a haber MUCHOS retenes en estos días. Si usted no tiene licencia, mejor no maneje. Si tiene que manejar, es recomendable disponer de toda precaución posible.

There are a LOT of checkpoints coming up in the next few days. Please drive safely and take all necessary precautions. Don't forget to stand up for your rights!

Holiday checkpoints / Retenes navideños (tags)

Cuídense raza, y cuidado también en los buses, sobre todo la línea de Greyhound, que colabora mucho con agencias de inmigración.

More checkpoints / Más retenes (tags)

En esta lista sólo constan los retenes que se harán en el estado de California, y sólamente los que se han anunciado a través de los medios corporativos de comunicación. Si usted mira un retén que no ha sido incluído aquí, favor de agregarlo como comentario y avisar a tu organización comunitaria local.

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (3-4/dec/2009) (tags)

En esta lista sólo constan los retenes que se harán en el estado de California, y sólamente los que se han anunciado a través de los medios corporativos de comunicación. Si usted mira un retén que no ha sido incluído aquí, favor de agregarlo como comentario y avisar a tu organización comunitaria local.

Report Back From Inside the Occupation of Campbell Hall, UCLA (tags)

LOS ANGELES – November 21, 2009 – Just after midnight in the early hours of Thursday November 19th a group of about 30 students seized Campbell Hall on the UCLA campus and began their occupation of the building. The building was renamed Carter Higgins Hall in honor of the two black liberation activists who were assassinated by the FBI on the UCLA campus during the sixties. The takeover was in response to the current budget crisis and to quote from the students’ statement; “reaches beyond the Regents, beyond the criminal budget cuts in Sacramento, beyond the economic crisis, to the very foundations of our society”.

UC Police break up UCLA protest (tags)

UC Police brandish tasers and less lethal weapons and break up protest against the November 18th UC Regents meeting.

MP3 AUDIO – Interview with UCLA Student on Protesting the Regents (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2009 - UC Regents held their second day of meetings on the UCLA campus today. Demonstrations both inside the meeting and outside the building went on throughout the day. At one point civil disobedience action inside brought a temporary halt to the meeting. At least a dozen students were arrested today during the protests.

Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in History of State Is Headed Your Way (tags)

In the words of the late great Harvey Milk*, I'm here to recruit you. The trial of Johannes Mehserle is about to head your way and the time is now for Southern California social justice and media activists to start getting ready.

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (12-14/Nov) (tags)

Hasta la fecha, se han anunciado los siguientes retenes policiales a través de la prensa corporativa. Seguro que habrá más de los mencionados. Si usted ve un retén, favor de comunicárselo a su organización comunitaria local o reportarlo aquí en indymedia. These are the checkpoints that have been announced in the corporate press so far. There are sure to be more. If you see one, please report it to your local community organization or post it here on indymedia.

Murder by Police Car on Venice Blvd. - Corrected version (tags)

Devin Petelski never saw the angel of death barreling toward her in the form of an LAPD police cruiser. That's because it was driving without lights at about 60 mph.

Murder by Police Car on Venice Blvd. (tags)

Devin Petelski never saw the angel of death barreling toward her in the form of an LAPD police cruiser. That's because it was driving with lights at about 60 mph.

Checkpoints this weeked: Retenes este fin de semana (30-31/oct) (tags)

Hasta la fecha, se han anunciado los siguientes retenes policiales a través de la prensa corporativa. Seguro que habrá más de los mencionados. Si usted ve un retén, favor de comunicárselo a su organización comunitaria local o reportarlo aquí en indymedia. These are the checkpoints that have been announced in the corporate press so far.

There are sure to be more. If you see one, please report it to your local community organization or post it here on indymedia.

Inland Empire Against Racial Hate (1-13) (tags)

On Saturday, October 24, 2009, the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement tried to go after day laborers in Riverside. It wasn't going to happen with us around.

Immigrants Are Welcome Here. Nazis Are Not. (tags)

October 24, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California - In Southern California's largest antifascist action in recent memory, a diverse group of between 400 and 500 protesters held a demonstration against a group of 16 neo-Nazis from the National Socialist Movement in the Casa Blanca barrio of Riverside. The NSM sought to target the day laborers who congregate outside the Home Depot at the corner of Indiana and Madison to exercise their right to free speech and look for work, but the community denied them any opportunity to put their genocidal ideology into practice. Despite efforts to contain the throng to sidewalks behind metal barriers, thrice the activists pushed forth their demands by taking over the street--in outright defiance not only of the police, who numbered well over 50, but also of protest organizers' pre-established rules of conduct. The day saw two arrests of anti-Nazi demonstrators criminalized for defending their community, and several activists reported being pushed and struck by police batons.

2:20 pm - Sat. 24th - This Just In: 500 Outnumber & Surround Nazis in Riverside. (tags)

Caller from the scene reports:

protest: Stop Police Brutality (tags)

4th Annual October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police, 2009 at Leimert Park in Los Angeles

October 22nd 09' Day against police brutality video (tags)

October 22nd 09' national day against police brutality videos. This is how we do it in Los Angeles

5:00 pm, O-22 – 100+ Rally at Anti Police State Protest in Leimert Park (tags)

Los Angeles, 5:00pm, October 22, 2009 - About 100 people are holding a rally at Leimert Park against police brutality.

No More Police Murders! No More Stolen Lives! (tags)

October 22nd is the National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is the day to begin to stand up and resist the outrage of police brutality and police murder. FIGHT BACK! WEAR BLACK!

October 22 Coalition (tags)

Police Brutality is an issue that affects all people from college students, activists, organizers, immigrants, etc. We want bring all of these communities together as we continue fight to stop police brutality, repression and a criminalization of a generation. Its up to US!

Checkpoints Labor Day Weekend / Retenes del fin de Semana del Día del Trabajador (Sep 3-6) (tags)

This is not a comprehensive list! It is limited to California only. And it does not include the checkpoints that are not announced in the media. That's why it's important that you let us know when you see one!

¡Esta no es una lista exhaustiva! Se limita a California únicamente. Y no incluye los retenes que no se anuncian por los madios de comunicación. ¡Es por eso que es tan importante que nos avises en cuanto veas uno!

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (28-29 aug) (tags)

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana. This is not a comprehensive list! ¡Esta no es una lista exhaustiva! Por favor, maneje con cuidado y reporte retenes a la red! Please, drive safely and report all checkpoints to the network!

The Hidden Theft at KPFK and the Ongoing Firings, Purges and Bannings: You're Next???? (tags)

An analysis of why KPFK sounds different, and why it's losing listeners (and money).

OC Education Not Incarceration Community Forum (tags)

End Criminilization of Youth, of People of Color! Of our communities! En El Condado de la Naranja, and abroad!!! ICE/Migra versus Workers, OC Police abuse, harassment, and Beating and Killing of Mothers, Fathers, youth, Unarmed Residents and Citizens, Cutting Jobs, Education, and Healthcare while Funding More Wars, More Overthrows of Democracies in Mexico and Latin America; More bottomless bailouts for banks, insurances, and war and violence companies, while more people lose healthcare access as their taxes build more Prisons and Prison Healthcare. End Genocide in the hood!!!

CISPES letter of solidarity with Alex Sanchez and Homies Unidos (tags)

In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador has issued this statement:

Pomona Police Vs U.S. Marine Vet 9/11 Truther, Friday 6/26/09 9AM (tags)

Update on Pomona, CA attempt to silence an anti-war activist.

Checkpoints tonight (19/jun) and tomorrow night (20/jun) (tags)

VIDEO: Santa Monica Activist Beaten by Israeli Police and Military (tags)

Israeli police and military violently shoved the group back into a wall. Delegation member Tighe Barry from Santa Monica, Cali. was struck in the face with the butt of a military rifle and pushed to the ground where he could barely breathe. He was taken by ambulance to the Trauma Center of Tal-Hashomer hospital in Tel Aviv where he was treated for a concussion, an injured neck and an asthma attack.

Despite police abuse, mobile home park community pursues redress (tags)

In response to an explosive-ridden seige of their community, residents of the Woodlawn Mobile Home Park attended the Pomona City Council meeting on Monday, June 15. During the public comment period, one by one, approximately thirty residents, representing adults, the elderly, and children, explained what happened to them. Some became so emotionally overwhelmed that they were unable to continue.

Lakers Fans Victory Party in the Streets Gets Crazy (tags)

Summary of reports from the streets of last night’s Lakers victory celebrations:

Pomona police department uses explosive devices in raid on mobile home park (tags)

On the evening of Thursday, June 11, four cars containing two officers each cars from the Pomona Police Department entered the Woodland Mobile Home Park, a 33-space residential park at 1096 Mission Boulevard.

Protest at Peruvian consulate (tags)

Friday, June 12, 2009 LOS ANGELES--Crowds of curious onlookers surrounded a group of indigenous rights activists, members of the Peruvian community, and environmentalists as they demonstrated in front of the Peruvian consulate today through dance, procession, chant, and speech.

Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)

Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.

Hundreds Protest Outside Obama Fundraiser in Beverly Hills (tags)

BEVERLY HILLS, May 27, 2009 – A wide range of groups turned out to protest Obama’s visit to Southern California this Wednesday at a Democratic Party fund raiser. Protests began around 3:00 pm with a contingent of primarily anti-war protesters, who are disappointed with the contradiction between what Obama said on the campaign trail and what he is saying and doing now as commander in chief.

STOP THE KILLER COP AWARDS!! NO TROPHYS FOR KILLING BABY SUSIE!! (tags)

At its most prestigious ceremony the LAPD will be awarding its highest honor, the Medal of Valor, to 10 of the SWAT officers involved in their 2005 murder of 18 month old Baby Susie Pena. 10:30am Thursday, 5/28, Kodak Theater.

San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)

Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.

Los Angeles Teachers Stage Civil Disobedience at Downtown Headquarters (tags)

Educators Suffer Arrest and Possible Censure in Civil Disobedience

Report & Photos: Venice HIgh Walk out (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 - An estimated 200 students walked out of classes today at Venice High to support the their teachers and demonstrate against continuing budget cuts and teacher lay offs. They hung banners from some of the buildings and chanted, “books not bombs” and “save our school” among other chants.

Friday 11:00 am - 200+ Students Walk Out at Venice HIgh (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 - IMC reporter at the scene reports some 200 students have walked out of class and are holding a demonstration on the front lawn in support of the teachers. About five police units threatening students not to step foot off campus.

STOP THE KILLER COP AWARDS! (tags)

LAPD is awarding its highest honor- the Medal of Valor- to 10 SWAT troops who killed 18 month old baby Susie Pena in Watts.

Youth arrested and brutalized for protesting a checkpoint (tags)

Police checkpoints, "legal" violations of the fourth amendment, are plaguing our communities. Not only do police stop people without any probable cause whatsoever, but they deprive people of their property, impounding their cars for up to thirty days. These checkpoints disproportionately affect the immigrant community, and in the inland city of Rialto, past checkpoints have resulted in more than 80 impounds in a single night. So what happens when members of the community use their free speech rights to inform others of police action? Here is a first-person account from Carlos, a young activist in Rialto:

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Convicted of Drug Dealing (tags)

Until May 28, 2008 John Ottombrino was just another yoga and massage teacher, giving lessons and alternative health information from his home in Kearny Mesa. Then police broke in his door and arrested him for cultivation of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. Though he was growing it for three medical marijuana patients and had letters from their doctors proving it, the cops ignored that evidence — and so did the judge at his trial, who wouldn't let him introduce evidence that he was providing caregiving services for his clients.

Justice for Annette García: Community responds to police murder of activist mother (tags)

RIVERSIDE, California - January 29, 2009 The Brown Berets of Aztlán led a march from the César Chávez Community Center at the Bobby Bonds Park to the Riverside Sheriff's Department, where they held a candlelight vigil and demonstration.

Families of Police Murder Victims March to Rampart (tags)

Families and concerned citizens demonstrate against police abuse.

Oscar Grant! No Isolated Incident! A PhotoJourney of Unarmed Folks Killed by Cop Worldwide (tags)

Oscar Grant's murder: This is not an isolated incident! Remember Julian Alexander! Hammick in 2002, Kendra James in 2003, James Perez, James Philip Chasse, Jr. all unarmed and killed by Police. Diallo, Sean Bell, Ousmane Zongo, Jonny Gammage, Patrick Moses Dorismond, Alexandros Grigoropoulos and Now Oscar Grant, all unarmed and killed by Police. Within hours of Oscar Grant's shooting, Robbie Tolan!. Let the world know about! We will not allow a police state!

Video: Free Gaza Protest (tags)

LOS ANGELES, January 10, 2009 – An estimated 2,000 plus people marched through Westwood to protest the continuing Israeli invasion of Gaza. Marchers were lead by organizers working with police on a pre arranged march route. Any deviation from the set march route was not allowed. Police and organizers kept a tight lock on the marchers and lead them around in a circle through Westwood village. Much like the siege of Gaza itself police and the organizers deployed outrageously disproportional show of forces.

video: Zionists vs Gaza supports at protest (tags)

About a dozen Zionist counter protesters appeared at the Free Gaza rally yesterday in Westwood to taunt the main protest. Organizers of the rally sided with police to prevent any direct contact between Gaza supporters and the Zionists.

Open Call for the Gaza Protest: Break Away March to the Consulate (tags)

ANSWER and the police plan to march everyone around in a circle tomorrow. Don’t let it be just another police controlled event.

Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obamas Inauguration Day! (tags)

This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders commited by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives. Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obama's Inauguration 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles-Also Known As Los Angeles City Hall. This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders committed by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives. So! A Call out to all, passionate, hopeless romantics, to all families who struggle, to all races, ethinicities, genders, Homosexuals Bisexuals, Transgendered, to all anarchists and marxists, democrats and republicans, to all those who are unhappy with the current state of the world. Lets Make Obama, the United States, and the Rest of the world Know that We Arent going to Stand for the Oppression the U.S. Government, Police,and Other Governing Bodies Commit.

Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obamas Inauguration Day! (tags)

This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders commited by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives.

6:55 pm - Protest at Israeli Consulate Continues (tags)

Police appear to be closing all motor traffic on Wilshire.

Pomona's bi-weekly police checkpoints piss off community (tags)

The City of Pomona says they'll do police checkpoints every two weeks. We say we'll be there to protest.

Don’t Let Them Get Away with the Murder of Julian Alexander...Turn Grief into Resistance (tags)

Another Young Black Man Killed by Police in Cold Blood

ANSWER is not the Answer! (tags)

March route was pre-arranged by answer goons and LAPD. March was tightly controlled by the police. Attempts at alternate routes are being blocked by riot squads. Two break away marches to the West have been broken up by police. Answer goons have looped march back to starting point at Sunset Junction. Another lame police controlled answer parade.

Anti-Proposition 8 Protests in San Diego (tags)

The statewide wave of protests against the passage of anti-Queer, anti-marriage, anti-family Proposition 8 hit San Diego November 7 and 8 with a nighttime rally in Balboa Park November 7 and a march from Hillcrest to North Park, through San Diego's most Queer neighborhoods, the next day.

Right to Marry Protests Rock West LA (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2008 – The Outrage over the Prop 8 election results that spilled into the streets of Los Angeles on Wednesday night continued all day Thursday and well into the night. The main focus of Thursday’s protests was the Mormon Church in Westwood. The church is believed to have funded up to 40% of the Yes on 8 campaign.

October 22 Demonstration Attracts Young to Anti-Police Terror Movement (tags)

October 22, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been organizing nationwide demonstrations since 1996. The Los Angeles actions have gained a reputation for being among the city's most lively and most youth-oriented marches whose participants tend to be from the very communities targeted by police. With some thirty police murders logged since the beginning of year, protestors had plenty to be angry about.

Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality (tags)

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, in Downtown Los Angeles, October 22, 2008

Los Angeles Scientology Criminal Assaults Rights Activist (tags)

Human rights and civil rights activists who picket and protest world wide against the Scientology corporation's crimes and abuses should take this warning to heart: Scientology is getting ever more desperate.

March, Rally and Vigil against Police Brutality (tags)

National Day of Protest to stop Police Brutality

Activists Stand Against UCLA Primate Vivisection (tags)

Los Angeles: September 21st, 2008 The most recent UCLA demos against those who imprison, cut up, assault and kill non-human primates for a living was, on the one hand rather frustrating, yet on the other, EXTREMELY satisfying. The frustrating part was having the police constantly violate activists' civil rights to seek redress of their grievances by legally picketing on public side walks and chanting political speech to educate neighbors, as they exposed the selfish greed and self-promotion of UCLA primate killers.

Karl Rove detained for crimes against humanity in Claremont (tags)

16 September 2008

CLAREMONT - Over 300 justice activists detained Republican mastermind Karl Rove for over an hour yesterday in Claremont, demanding he be brought to justice for crimes against humanity, democracy, and general moral sensibility. Despite fervent efforts, they were unsuccessful in executing a citizen's arrest.

LA Civic Leaders Announce, "Building Walls Builds Better Communities!!!" (tags)

The civic "leaders" of Los Angeles today announced to the world, their plan to "Build Better Communities By Building Better Walls" at the unveiling of their latest fiscal disaster, the New Rampart Division LAPD Headquarters.

Minutemen, off-duty cops disrupt community forum on checkpoints (tags)

Community members met to express themselves on the topic of police "DUI" checkpoints, which really target immigrants. Minutemen and police hecklers disrupted the meeting.

Full Spectrum Protests in Lake Forest at Election Debate. (tags)

LAKE FOREST, OC Saturday, August 16, 2008 – Caller to IMC Newsroom reports a wide range of demonstrators outside the entrance to the event. About 500 there now.

Ex Sheriff Carona’s crony Freddie Glusman arrested (tags)

Fred Glusman owns The Ritz in Newport Beach and Pieros in Las Vegas. Its rumored that Rick Rizzolo and some of his mobster friends frequent the restaurant and may have hidden interests in the enterprise.

Formal Complaint Filed Against W. Covina Cop for Civil Rights Violations (Cop pushes kid) (tags)

People throughout the country have been threatened, intimidated and arrested for merely videotaping and photographing public servants. It has happened again in southern California: Police pushed a kid down, and thug cops failed at their attempt to intimidate witnesses. Photos can be viewed at the link below.

Statement by Joaquin Cienfuegos of CopWatch on his Arrest and Release on Bail (tags)

Comrades, I was just released this morning at 8am after being woken up at 3am, thanks to you comrades and your support. I can't begin to tell everybody how thankful I am. I trusted you all to know what to do and to do the right thing.

THE FARCE OF JULY AT SELF-HELP GRAPHICS (tags)

The 2008 Farce of July celebration at Self Help Graphics was a great event in spite of various set-backs. First of all, the event was forced to move at the last minute from its originally scheduled location at 1221 Hope St., when the owner of the venue informed the organizers that he had received word that there would be a police raid.

STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARREST OF jOAQUIN CIENFUEGOS (tags)

Joaquin is obviously known and intensely disliked by the LAPD and every minute he is in their custody, his life is at risk.

MCC cop Captain Lynn Bray throws a temper tantrum when he gets served with papers (tags)

Mesa Community College Police Officer Lynn Bray throws a temper tantrum when he is served with a lawsuit accusing him of civil rights violations.

Los Angelino Artist Speaks Out About Censorhsip And Marginalization In The Arts (tags)

A public statement about a police intel domestic terrorism campaign aimed at the censorship and marginalization of artists

Checking the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (tags)

Checking the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Baldwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification, Mayor Lozano and Lover Sergio Corona (tags)

Baldinwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification. Mayor Lozano and his "Lover" Sergio Corona on the edge gentrifying and taking 125 Acres of Land for their sponsor, Bisno Developer.

Another So.Cal Police Officer Sentenced In the wake of Rampart corruption scandal (tags)

The robbery teams usually consisted of multiple sworn police officers in uniform or displaying a official police badge, who would gain access to the residence by falsely telling any occupants that they were police officers and that they were conducting a legitimate search for drugs or drug dealers. Victims often were violently restrained, threatened or assaulted during the search.

Consolidated May Day Time Line: (tags)

Consolidated May Day Time Line:

5:00pm Bomb scare: Police are sealing off an area near City Hall (tags)

5:00pm Bomb scare: Police are sealing off an area near City Hall for investigation of a suspect package. An MTA bus has been halted and passengers taken off as part of the police action in this area.

3:45 pm May Day Marches all downtown now (tags)

3:00 pm Marches have merged at 5th & Broadway. 5,000+ estimated there now. Caller from the scene estimates 5,000 at 5th & Broadway, maybe more. Caller to newsroom describes the scene: “Marchers mood is festive. Strong show of unity.” South Central Farmers have a contingent. Merge of two marches is going slowly, people are packed together at 5th & B-way. March is peaceful at this time. No major police incidents observed.

IneQuality of Life and the Butt End of the City Budget (tags)

Mayor increases police state with the 2008-2009 Los Angeles City Budget and reduces human state.

Report Back From Tacoma Anti-ICE March (tags)

A synopsis from an anarchist

Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war (tags)

This is called Walking the Talk. Please do all you can to publicize and support this effort.

Last May Day's Police Brutality (tags)

PMO is putting together a panel of speakers in Portland, OR. We are looking for a willing party who was at last year's LA May Day that would be willing to speak about their experience on April 27th.

Protest Against President of El Salvador (tags)

Protest Against President of El Salvador, in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 6, 2008

Breaking 4:00 PM Sunday: Protest Against President of El Salvador Has Started (tags)

4:00 pm - A caller from the scene reports about 50 people protesting outside the Wilshire Ebell Theater. More people arriving to confront the motorcade of President Saca of the far right ARENA party of El Salvador.

AFSCME service workers demonstrate in Westwood too (tags)

Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Thursday a few hours by groups of green-shirted AFSCME chanting sign holders - But with police action deterring all traffic elsewhere the streets were bare

Tent City Residents Evicted, Dwellings Bulldozed (tags)

Residents of the Ontario encampment who couldn't prove any affiliation with the city were evicted; those allowed to stay were moved and the site was bulldozed

Tent City residents being evicted Tomorrow, March 24, ACLU to try to intervene (tags)

The majority of Tent City or "Bushville" residents are being evicted tomorrow based on ties to Ontario. Please come out and make sure no police brutality ensues.

Costa Mesa police officer killed one and wounded another (tags)

Riverside County Sheriff's Department said at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday evening officers responded to a call of shots fired and a report of an assault in progress involving a deadly weapon in Old Town Temecula after words were exchanged between the off-duty cop and the persons shot.

Words of warning regarding permit marches (tags)

Reasons why peace activists should not go to the permit parade in Hollywood this Saturday and instead work to create spontaneous actions in their own local community.

Press Conference Tomorrow: Free the Black Riders (tags)

Press Conference Tomorrow: Free the Black Riders **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

New Santa Monica Law Would Make it Illegal for Homeless To Speak in City Downtown (tags)

City Seeks Vague Anti-Homeless Law as Pretext to Drive Homeless from its Downtown

350 War Resistors Blockade and Disrupt UCSB Army/Industrial Conference - 3 Arrests (tags)

350 anti-war activists converged and clashed with police to disrupt, blockade and shut down the ICB Military/Industrial collaboration conference at UCSB this past Tuesday, February 12th.

Claremont tickets horn honkers at weekly Iraq war protest (tags)

Police try to silence protest supporters

Just Out! PDC Fact Sheet Presents Evidence of Mumia's Innocence (tags)

Just Out! PDC Fact Sheet Presents Evidence of Mumia Abu-Jamal's Innocence: A Refutation of "Murdered by Mumia"'s Big Lies in the Service of Legal Lynching.

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police (tags)

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police / Support El Comite de Pro-Democracia en Mexico by: "Joaquin Cienfue

ALERT: Military Recruiters & Police Harassing Steve (from the farm) (tags)

Military Recruiters & Police Harassing Steve (from the farm)

COP WATCH L.A ALERT SYSTEM (tags)

Cop Watch L.A alert system.

Counter Recruitment Protest - Pasadena (tags)

Groups of students and neighborhood protesters shut down recruiting center for the day

Audio clips from Oct 22 march against police brutality (tags)

Audio clips from Oct 22 2007 rally, march, and vigil against police brutality.

Against Police Brutality, March and Rally (tags)

October 22, 2007, Los Angeles, National day of protest to stop police brutality

Cell phone photo from O22 march (tags)

150 to 200 people took part in today's march against the police state of late night ICE raids and electronic spying.

kpfk local station board elections (tags)

i'm running for local station board. & looking for your support!

Oct 22 Stop Police Brutality Protest to March to MacArthur Park this Year (tags)

So that the victims of police violence against the peaceful demonstration on May Day of this year are not forgotten the October 22 march to stop police brutality will march to MacArthur Park this year.

Defend free speech! Attend Coyot Tezcatlipoca's criminal trial, Sept. 25th (tags)

This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials!

Garret Shah: White Whistleblower against Racist Police (tags)

This story went unposted on LA Indymedia, but it's a must read about racism in the Sheriff's department.

Indymedia On Air - August 13, 2007, Part 2 (tags)

Escape from Suburbia; Police torture in Nigeria

Indymedia On Air - August 13, 2007, Part 1 (tags)

Escape from Suburbia; Police torture in Nigeria

Defend free speech! Attend Coyot Tezcatlipoca's criminal trial, Aug. 15th (tags)

This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials!

Military Families occupy Rep. Sanchez's office (tags)

A group of Military Families, vererans and supporters was arrested this morning at Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez's office after an overnight stay in her office.

Warning Re: Permit Marches in the City of LA (tags)

Words of warning regarding permit marches in the City of Los Angeles:

celebrate & build on leimert park victory! (tags)

ted hayes has return permit behind reparations activist john peoples to reassemble the forces of obfuscation. drive the nail in the coffin!

SOS/Minutemen in Long Beach (tags)

A handful of SOS and Minutemen faithful showed up on the corner of 7th and Atlantic in Long Beach to protest the sanctuary given to Liliana, a 29 year old immigrant from Mexico by St. Luks Episcopal Church.

Chiefs of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes (tags)

Heads of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes in hopes of reducing reported crime and fires

ted hayes returns to crime scene (tags)

ted hayes has new permit for crenshaw/leimert march

ICE: The New Gestapo Terrorizing our Brown Communities? (tags)

This report details some of the last couple weeks of raids in Orange County, but also shares extensive details about ICE agency, their Memorandum of Agreement with Orange County, and other investigative findings.

More than 15,000 Immigrants March-Rallied June 24 (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the oppressive heat and under the watchful eyes of hundreds of full armed police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. Although the march-rally was smaller than the earlier marches and rallies that numbered in tens of thousands, that saw police repression and threats of deportations and raids , immigrants and their advocates marched in militant, peaceful and festive mood

5:30pm Minutemen march permit holder, Ted Hayes, arrested (tags)

Caller reports minuteman, Ted Hayes has been arrested for crossing a police line. Another MM was also arrested with Hayes. (Caller speculated that Hayes seemed to want to get arrested perhaps for publicity and possibly to sue the city.)

2:25 PM - About 100 counters Blocking MinuteKlan entrance to Lemerit Park Now (tags)

2:25 PM - About 100 counters Blocking MinuteKlan entrance to Lemerit Park Now

mayday macarthur park screenshots (tags)

Screenshots from video of police brutality in Macarthur Park on Mayday

LA City Council reaffirms Special Order 40 (tags)

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council took a moment to address a "small" matter buried on its agenda. It reaffirmed the City's commitment to Special Order 40.

South Central Farm: Encampment Reunion 2007 (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2007 – One year to the day after the forced evictions of the South Central Farmers from their land by a small army of Sheriffs and LAPD the farmers held a reunion in the streets outside the now barren land.

Federalize gang crimes, L.A. mayor urges (tags)

whateva happened 2 da war on poverty? now dey got a war on drugz so da police can botha me. tupac amaru shakur

COP leaves threatening message on CopWatch LA's voicemail (tags)

"Hey i'm a cop. I do whatever I wanna do. I'm your worst nightmare , and there's not a fucking thing that you can do about it. So how about that **turns on car siren**" (listen to the MP3)

Somebody's Watching You - Turning the camera back on the cops (tags)

yahoo news story on the case of Sherman Austin from raisethefist.com and CopWatch LA

why 'review board is a sellout (tags)

it means 'no power'!

Somebody's Watching You - CopWatch LA and the case of Sherman Austin (tags)

LINK TO FULL STORY AND VIDEO: http://potw.news.yahoo.com/s/potw/40/somebodys-watching-you

bratton blames 'agitators' (tags)

maria elena durazo, miwon provide scab legal/social cover

group therapy for victims and witnesses of macarthur park police violence (tags)

the lawyers guild has set up services for tues evening 6:30 pm may 29th at 634 spring st. second session saturday june 2 at noon.bilingual services. anyone who witnessed police brutality at macarthur park, or was present and feels the need to discuss fear, nightmares, trauma, physical injuries, etc. please come! i know there were a lot of children there who were very scared and had difficulty reconciling the perpetration of acts of violence and agression with an authority figure they are supposed to respect. please any and all come!

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE (tags)

An open letter with some thoughts on what the City Council's Special Task Force should consider.

pin the tale on the donkey (tags)

re: bratton/durazo mayday set-up

LAPD Officers on motorcycles Drive Into Peaceful Crowd On Alvarado (across Metro Station) (tags)

For no apparent reason, LAPD aggresively moved in a small crowd gathered directly across the MacArthur Park Metro Station. The peaceful and happy crowd was enjoying Danza when out of nowhere, LAPD officers began to drive their motorcycles directly into the crowd. Many children were at the center of the circle and there's no way that LAPD Officers were even aware that Children were present and that they were endangering people's lives by driving directly onto the unexpected crowd. Althought the LAPD's actions attracted a bigger crowd, some people began to leave the scene due to a growing number of LAPD Officers regardless of the fact that there wasn't an obvious cause or situation.

May Day 2007 @ MacArthur Park Before Police Moved in (tags)

Pictures from the Peaceful May 1st 2007 gathering at MacArthur Park taken an hour PRIOR to the Riot Police moving in.

People's Network request for a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, MIWON (tags)

People's Network in Defense of Human Rights requests a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, and MIWON for statements blaming youth and anarchists for police violence.

25,000 March /Rally Renews Call for Immigrant rights: more than 20,000 Took Back Macarthur (tags)

[Editors' note: this article includes several uncited quotations from today's LA Times article "Park rally renews call for rights." In addition, the claim of 20-25,000 people seems to us to be (unfortunately) wishful thinking. We note that the rally at the church was confined by police to one full city block, and the number of people assembled in the Park before the march arrived was a similar number. We ask all contributors to LA Indymedia to please clearly indicate any and all quotes from other sources, and be realistic in your crowd estimates. Thank you.]

Immigrants and their advocated returned to the streets for the first time since May Day with Latino elected officials in tow, escorted by the LAPD who piggy backed for “public relations” during the march/rally to erase police brutality. More than 25,000 immigrant rights activists marched Thursday to Macarthur Park to again call for a path to citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. The Filipino contingent led by the Pilipino Workers Center and the AJLPP attended by scores of youth activists was very prominent in the march waving Filipino flags and charting MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! . Waving Mexican, Salvadorian, Honduran, Filipino and American flags and signs reading "No to Deportation," and calling for genuine legalization, about 25,000 marchers gathered about 6 p.m. for a brief rally in front of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard before heading to the park several blocks away.

salute the pilipino workers center for standing against miwon/lapd lies! (tags)

pilipino workers center, a miwon coalition member, rejects the official miwon position which co-signs lapd lies.

YJC Audio from macarthur park may 17th (tags)

Youth Justice Coalition and QTeam speak at the Macarthur Park rally against police brutality, for immigrant rights, on May 17th 2007.

7:00 pm Take Back the Park Protest: 2,000 there now. (tags)

Caller from the church estimates 2,000 people assembled there now. March is set to start soon.

CA cannabis prohibition 4 CDC prison profit$$ (tags)

CDC state prison officials reap profits from the incarceration of non-violent cannabis offenders and the exploitation of rural economies..

Mayor, Nunez To Join Tonight's Rally: Bratton Plans to Attend (tags)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez are among those expected to join immigrant-rights activists Thursday for a march and rally to denounce the actions of Los Angeles riot police at a May Day rally at MacArthur Park. Police Chief William Bratton, who will be at the LAPD's assembly area at today's rally, according to his office, told KPCC-FM on Wednesday that Deputy Chief Cayler "Lee" Carter, the ranking officer who was in MacArthur Park during the May 1 melee has decided to retire rather than continue on home duty pending an investigation.

Confirmed---6 Day Laborers Kidnapped (tags)

Press Conference Re: 6 Day Laborers Kidnapped and Death of a Worker Leader

l.a. city news service wire betrays lapd/miwon lie (tags)

city news service wire announcement of council task force public hearing yesterday still contains original lapd version "demonstrators responded by throwing..."

MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)

MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.

Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)

The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.

Bratton sweats under spotlight (tags)

LAPD Chief Bratton sweats under the spotlight at the police commission hearing about the police riot in MacArthur Park.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed For May Day Rally (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild, along with attorneys from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles yesterday on behalf of the community groups who organized a May Day immigrants rights rally at MacArthur Park in the city’s heavily Latino immigrant community.

The Hate Equation:Targeting Migrant Children in LA (tags)

The May 1 police riot in Mac Arthur Park sent a deliberate political message and was part of a larger pattern of attacks targeting Brown children and families.

COMMUNITY GROUPS CONFRONT LAPD AND CHIEF BRATTON ABOUT MAY DAY POLICE RIOT (tags)

“If the LAPD acts like this in broad daylight in front of cameras, what do they do at night?”

MIWON still covering for LAPD mayday attack (tags)

MIWON march 'leaders' still backing lapd statements blaming activists for the designed police assault.

Bratton's history in Boston, NY and LA (tags)

The attacks on May Day at MacArthur Park are consistent both with ICE/vigilante attacks on immigrants and Bratton's long history of attacks on poor and oppressed people in the interests of global capital, colonialism and gentrification.

Protest MacArthur Park Police Brutality at CSULA (tags)

Protest police brutality, the war machine, and racism at the grand opening of the Criminology Lab at CSULA on Friday, May 11th, at 2pm. The site of the grand opening is at Cal State Los Angeles, on the corner of Eastern Ave and State University Dr. It is expected that many politicians (including Arnold) as well as the who's who of law enforcement will be present. Say no to their fascist plans!

Victims of May Day Police Violence to Speak Out at Police Commission Meeting this Tuesday (tags)

Various organizations and individuals that were attacked and beaten by the LAPD last Tuesday during May Day events in MacArthur Park will be addressing the police commission meeting this coming Tuesday, May 8th.

Eye Witness Reports: May Day 2007 Los Angeles Police Attack at the MacArthur Park (tags)

If you are immigrant rights organization or media would talk to them, please contact us: (213)403-0131 or e-mail: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org

Cop Watch LA Statement on May Day, 2007 (tags)

Collective statement from Cop Watch Los Angeles. Check out copwatchla.org for info regarding a press conference at the Youth Justice Coalition office on Monday, May 7th.

Is the Anarchist Movement Dead? (tags)

Today's LA Times included an article that asserts the anarchist movement in LA is dead. The article also tries to blaim anarchists for the LAPD's violence on May Day.

LA Mayor & Police Chief Responsible for 5/1/07 LA Police Riot (tags)

The 5/1/07 Los Angeles Police Riot was obviously planned weeks in advance as a means of silencing the movement for unconditional amnesty for undocumented immigrants. The order for the preparations came from the top, the Chief of Police and his boss, the Mayor of Los Angeles. That's the ONLY way such an operation can take place.

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)- National Executive Board vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 200

FOX TV camerawoman files claim against City of Los Angeles and Police Department (tags)

Update: FOX TV camerawoman files claim against City of Los Angeles and Police Department for sustaining injuries in Police melee

End LAPD Brutality: Remove LA Prosecutor Steve Cooley & Fire Bratton (tags)

With substantial support from George W. Bush and the local forces of the extreme right, the LAPD and its financed-DA (Steve Cooley - Republican) have succeeded in transforming Los Angeles County to a well-engineered police state.

MP3, en Espanol, Christina Navoa - Eye witness to police terror (tags)

Recorded May 1, 2007 in MacArthur Park about 2 hours after the police attack.

Community Organizers Demand the Resignation of Chief Bratton. (tags)

Greens condemn brazen brutality of LAPD (tags)

The Green Party of California today condemned the "brazen brutality" of the Los Angeles Police Department at a peaceful May 1, 2007 immigration rights march here where dozens of demonstrators – and members of the news media – were clubbed and shot by so-called "non-lethal" projectiles.

Fox TV Camerawoman Filing Claims Against LAPD (tags)

Fox TV Camerawoman Patti Ballaz Will Hold Press Conference Tomorrow at 10 AM to Announce Filing of a Claim against the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department for Injuries Sustained at MacArthur Park Immigration Rights Rally

Police Radio Intercepted from MacArthur Park! (tags)

Recordings of police radio communication reveal that even the LAPD didn't hear dispersal order, and that they knew they were in no danger!

2001 - 2007: LAPD's Reign of Terror Unchecked (tags)

The brutal rampage by LAPD in McArthur Park on May 1, 2007 was culmination of a 6-year old secrete but intricate policy by the Bush administration and local forces of the extreme right in reversing attempts to reform LAPD after Rodney King and Rampart Scandal.

Video: Police Attack Fleeing Demonstrators on Alvarado May 1 (tags)

New video showing demonstrators, including disabled persons and small children, fleeing up Alvarado toward Sixth as police fire rubber bullets into their midst.

MP3 Audio: Christina Navoa, eyewitness to police violence (tags)

Recorded 8:00 pm, May 1, 2007 in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, Christina Mavoa tells of the police attack on a peaceful event for human rights.

MP3 audio: Interview with an eyewitness to police attack on May Day. (tags)

This audio was recorded in an almost completely empty MacArthur Park at about 8:30 pm, May 1, 2007. Max Heath, a student from Belmont High tells of what he saw when police attacked.

Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)

Update: Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos

Candidate Alexander: LAPD Assaults May Day Supporters (tags)

Los Angeles police officers brutally assaulted peaceful marchers and supporters at a rally in Los Angeles creating outrage and anger from millions nationwide. Many of the people that were present in the park were mother, children and babies. The cops were seen beating many with sticks on television; people and children that were offering no resistance. Also there were members of the press that were brutally assaulted.

police can riot all they please (tags)

police riot (again) at macarthur park in los angeles

DENOUNCE POLICE REPRESSION AT MACARTHUR PARK! (tags)

TODAY AT 5 PM @ LAPD HEADQUARTERS

Video: Police Brutality in Los Angeles May Day Rally: Mac Arthur Park 2007 (tags)

Stock footage of the Police use of excessive force to dispurse Los Angeles Immigrant Rights May Day Rally, 2007

Police Attack Peaceful May Day Rally (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2007 – A massive police attack on a peaceful rally in MacArthur Park brought a violent end to yesterday’s May Day celebrations.

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS: (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-Southern California vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 2003.

Police Terror in the Park (tags)

The police shoot and tear gas families celebrating immigrants and May Day

Police Assault on Today's Immigrant Rights Demonstration (tags)

Police made a completely unprovoked attack on demonstrators at the tail end of today's immigrant rights demonstration in MacArthur Park (Video and still images).

LAPD attack thousands of peaceful protestors at Immigrant Rights Rally! (tags)

Immigrant Rights rally at McCarthur Park near downtown LA turns ugly as an LAPD SWAT team attack peaceful protestors gathered for an immigrant rights rally.

5/1: NISN Statement on LAPD Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers, TAKE ACTION! (tags)

NISN Statement on LAPD Brutally Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers at McArthur Park

Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)

Story on "Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos"

Media of Police Gearing up at MacArthur Park (tags)

Media of the "cops" gearing up to assault at MacArthur Park

May Day 2007 Los Angeles (tags)

Brief observations and photos of today's May Day Immigrant Rights demonstrations in LA.

How to punish police assaults on peaceful marches (tags)

When police assault a peaceful protest like the immigrant march today, stern punishment of their masters is called for. This is simple: small groups get awayor never went, and carry out punitive raids on economic targets.

5:45 - Westlake (tags)

Tension.

Maywood Community Exposes Police and City Corruption (tags)

Maywood, CA -- A prime example of how the police, government officials, and local capitalists are working together in this police state to exploit and oppress our people.

From L.A.’s Guantanamo for the Homeless--Two Skid Row Stories (tags)

In the face of recent news reports that homeless numbers are now increasing downtown, two first-hand accounts of abuses of homeless people on L.A.'s Skid Row --and this as LAPD continues business' unprecidented eight-month attack on L.A's downtown blacks.

Ku Klux Klan crashes Minuteman rally (tags)

Wearing black T-shirts with the KKK insignia, their faces covered with bandanas and sunglasses, the group chanted and waved American flags.

NLG calls for investigation re: UCLA Campus Police Tasers Student (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an independent investigation into the use of a Taser by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department against 23-year-old student Mostafa Tabatabainejad on November 14, 2006. The Guild rejects the use of, and threats to use, Tasers as an excessive use of force and urges an investigation into the incident and UCLA's Taser policy.

Maywood Community and Putting the Maywood PD on Blast (tags)

In a Maywood City Council Meeting on Tuesday February 27, 2007 a youth whom the police had brutalized and who had missing teeth due to police brutality. His only crime was being witness to his neighbor being beat by cops, and was himself beat after he asked the cops for their badge numbers. He spoke out: "I'm not scared of gang members, I'm scared of the cops, they are the biggest gang."

Noe v. City of Los Angeles: A Victory for Venice Homeless (tags)

Class Action Lawsuit settlement helps Venice homeless.

Homeless People Win --Jury Says “Not Guilty” at Trial: Activist Seeks Community Response (tags)

Homeless People Win --Jury Decides “Not Guilty” in Skid Row Activist's Criminal Trial. States the Homeless Activist "I haven't decided what I will do next; and I am interested in what suggestions people have. ”

VIDEO: Barack Obama Rally 2-20-07 (tags)

LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2007 - Senator Barack Obama spoke at a rally in the Crenshaw District on Tuesday. (He is running for president of the US.)

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Rally Update (tags)

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division headquarters continue weekly:

Organizing against police suppression of political activities (tags)

Jim DeMaegt was visited by the Secret Service at his apartment building on January 3 of this year at about 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday (tags)

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:

Minutemen in Tinseltown (tags)

The hardcore Minutemen/SOS paraded down Hollywood Blvd. to protest the imprisonment of two border-patrol Agents. The LAPD were were out in large numbers, as were counter protesters who walked the sidewalks and interacted in varying ways with the anti-immigrant protesters.

2/10/07 2:00 pm - Anti-Immigrants demo Update (tags)

Anti-Immigrants demo Update

Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)

LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.

Activist Jim DeMaegt Arrested (tags)

Activist Jim DeMaegt Arrested for Alleged Email Threat to Dubya

Everyday Police Intimidation in Long Beach (tags)

Over 10 Long Beach Police Department Officers harass one man who was threatened by another man. Officers search the victim and confiscate his four-inch (legal) knife. This footage documents officers intimidating members of CWLB as they drive slowly in their patrol car and speak through their megaphone.

LA Mobilizes Defense of Former Black Panthers (tags)

Jericho Amnesty Coalition LA and many other organizations are mobilizing to support the 8 former members of the Black Panther Party arrested last week on charges related to the killing of a police officer in SF in 1971. The charges had previously been dismissed against some of the men because the evidence against them was extracted by torture. Jericho will show "Legacy of Torture" a film about these brothers on February 17, 4-7 pm, at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont, in LA.

Activists Call for Downtown Base Camp to End Sweeps at Saturday Rally on Skid Row (tags)

Homeless activists are calling for people to attend the next next rally, this Saturday, and to pack tomorrow, Tuesday’s 9:30 a.m. Police Commission hearing at Parker Center...as well as every Council meeting this week...and to demand an immediate halt to the homeless sweeps --and now, also, the city's Grand Avenue Project --no matter what it takes...

Downtown Long Beach Protest Gets Attacked by Police, CWLA Member Arrested (tags)

First Hand Accounts from Demonstration in Downtown Long Beach Against Military Recruiters in our Communities Friday December 8th

Dec. 8th Long Beach Protest Followup (tags)

After-protest meeting notes about the Dec. 8th Anti-Recruitment and GI Resistance demonstration

12:20 pm - Protest at Long Beach army recruitment center on 6th & Pine now under way. (tags)

12:20 pm - Protest at Long Beach army recruitment center on 6th & Pine now under way. Heavy police deployment. Center appears to be closed.

LA cop busted for beating teenager (tags)

This is really unusuall!!!! A cop being arrested for beating a suspect!!! But I bet the charges will be dropped

Stun Gun Fun is a job perk for UCLA campus cops!!! (tags)

UCLA officers allowed to use Tasers for "pain compliance"

Homeless Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; Expose LAPD’s "Broken Windows" (tags)

Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa.

Homeless Activists Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; expose LAPD’s "Broken Wind (tags)

Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa. (video, 3 minutes)

Cop Watch Los Angeles Victory Statement (tags)

Cop Watch Los Angeles Victory Statement November 16, 2006 William Cardenas was released on November 15th, 2006

VIDEO: UCLA Students Protest Taser Use by Campus PD (tags)

About 500 students took part in a rally and march to campus police station. There was no uniformed police present at the rally and march. There were no arrests or violence from the police at this event.

Animal Activist NOT GUILTY (tags)

Media Alert! (Here's some accurate information regarding recent raids and repression against AR activists)

Santa Monica Police Raid Homes of Two Animal Liberation Press Officers (tags)

Police Refuse to Delineate Reason for Search Warrant; Similar Raid Last Year Resulted in Costly Lawsuit by Activists

Area cops lead minuteman invasion of Maywood (tags)

Residents of Maywood and their supporters outnumbered minutemen objecting to their sanctuary city, but the counterprotestors were met by a hostile array of local and area cops fronting for the racist invaders.

10:45 am Protest going on in Maywood now (tags)

Summary of call ins to newsroom so far

Press Release: Police Brutality Caught on Video (tags)

On August 11th, 2006, William Cardenas, 24 from Hollywood, California was arrested and brutally beaten by the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. The cops would have gotten away with the beating if it wasn’t for a neighbor who video-taped the beating on her camera.

Police Brutality Caught on Video. (tags)

November 3, 2006 For Immediate Release: Police Brutality Caught on Video. SEE THE VIDEO AT www.copwatchla.org

Demonstrations and Vigils at Mexican Consulate (tags)

Join mobilizations and vigils this week at the Mexican consoulate to support the people of Oaxaca and the memory of those killed by the Mexican state, including indymedia journalist Brad Will. 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am and 5pm on Thursday.

Undercover Police Infiltrate Anti-war Student Group at Cal State LA (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2006 - Long time anti-war activists are well aware of government spies and police informants attending their meetings and demonstrations. A recent example of this has come to light on the campus of Cal State LA.

Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

Photos: March and Rally, October 22nd Coalition Against Police, Sunday, October 22, 2006 in downtown Los Angeles

Victims of Police Brutality Speak Out, part 1 (tags)

Recorded Sunday, October 22, 2006 at the Los Angeles march against police brutality Kisha tells her story and urges others to come together and speak out against violence by the police.

October 22 March (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2006 – Victims of police brutality marched with their friends and families in downtown Los Angeles today. The march took a route down Broadway to the LAPD headquarters at the Parker Center. About 450 people took part in the march. This reporter saw no incidences with the police or arrests.

Fake Red Light Camera Tickets in California (tags)

Some police are sending out fake red light camera tickets that can be ignored. Here's how to recognize one.

Sanctuary City, National City (tags)

Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.

Call for October 22nd, 2006 in LA (tags)

Call for October 22, 2006: Eleventh Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

Women Say They Will Also Target Los Angeles Afghan Embassy (tags)

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America." - President Jimmy Carter.

Following that credo, on September 11, 2006, American women handcuffed and chained themselves to the Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC to protest against Hamid Karzai's oppressive government. A spokeswoman stated that this was "just the start of demonstrations against the Afghan Embassy in Washington to protest President Karzai's illegal imprisonment of innocent Americans and treatment of Afghan women."

Mr. (tags)

Seeking video of arrest at 5/21 Minuteman march

CWLA Update: Court Support for Defenders of the Farm and CWLA Website (tags)

CWLA Update: Court Support for Defenders of the Farm and CWLA Website

Maywood Stops the Invasion (tags)

Residents of Maywood team up with area protestors to defend their city and drive Save Our State out.

Saturday, 2:20 pm - Anti-immigrants being escorted back to their cars by police (tags)

Anti-immigrants are being escorted back to their cars by police now.

Saturday, 12:20pm - Protests Happening Now In Maywood (tags)

Caller reports an estimated 200 immigrants rights supporters, counter-protesters confronting anti-immigrant group of about 30 SOS-MM.

COPWATCH LOS ANGELES WEBSITE LAUNCHED! (tags)

CWLA has just launched it's website, come check us out!!!

'Private Police Force' to arrest "illegals." (tags)

LA CRESTA -- Fed up with what it says is a failure on the part of authorities to act on the area's illegal immigrant problem, a group purporting to be residents of the affluent, sprawling and isolated La Cresta, Tenaja and Santa Rosa communities is vowing to take matters into its own hands.

From Iraq to Palestine: Occupation Is a Crime (tags)

Protestors marched in the third largest Jewish city in the world to stop the U.S. and Israeli war machine.

Fremont PD Attack and Arrest 6 Anti-Minutemen Protesters on July 28th! (tags)

Tell the Fremont Police Department that the whole world is watching!

Laguna Beach: Minutemen drop their mask (tags)

Faced with the solidarity of day laborers and their supporters and a defeat in Laguna Beach, Minutemen and Save Our State joined forces Saturday and dropped their facade.

COP WATCH REPORT: Police attack demonstrators in Hollywood and march with Minutemen (tags)

Police attacked demonstrators in Hollywood before marching with the Minutemen.

Dumb ass LA cop lets his 3 year old son shoot him! (tags)

Now if your son or my son got the gun and shot someone we would be charged with several crimes. Will this cop be charged with a crime? Probably not!!!! They never are.

Press Conference to Denounce LAPD Brutality (tags)

Say No to Police Brutality Against Immigrant Rights Protestors in Hollywood

COP WATCH REPORT: police, destruction, and fires at South Central Farms (tags)

Police , bulldozing , fires , at the South Central Farms.

LAPD Police Brutality against SCF Support who is a minor (tags)

LAPD v. Minor. Los Angeles Police Department has a long history of brutality. This was very clear on July 5th 2006. When they attacked a 16 year boy without any provocation.

Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from Mexico City 06/18 and Atenco 06/19/06 (tags)

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Police launch eye-in-the-sky technology above Los Angeles (tags)

Police launched the future of law enforcement into the smoggy Los Angeles sky in the form of a drone aircraft, bringing technology most commonly associated with combat zones to urban policing.

VIDEO--RAID ON SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

first half is an intro to the sturggle, the 2nd half is footage of the civil disobedience and police brutality while police attempt to roll in bulldozers into our south central farm.

All the Farm Stories (tags)

This is a collection of all the local newswire stories about the SCF, so far.

COP WATCH REPORT: stand-off with LAPD and Sheriff's on Alameda and 41st (tags)

On the morning of the eviction during rush-hour traffic demonstrators decided to occupy the intersection of 41st and Alameda.

Photos: South Central Police Raid (tags)

Photos: South Central Police Raid

Statement on Farm from Tezozomoc (tags)

South Central Farmers June 13, 2006 Greetings!

Photos (2): South Central Farm Police Raid (tags)

Photos (2): South Central Farm Police Raid

Emergency Alert: Police Evicting South Central Farmers - Take Action (tags)

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is calling on all progressive people to mobilize support for the South Central Farm. If you can come to the Farm, please protest the unjust eviction of the Farmers today.

Police begin Arrests of supporters at the farm (tags)

reports from the south central farm are that the police in riot gear are now arresting and using batons against the supporters of the farm.

June 11, 2006 - Food Not Bombs Activist Arrested in Venice, CA (tags)

Venice/Santa Monica Food Not Bombs member arrested on Venice Beach Boardwalk following a series of on-going harassments, tickets, and police threats to arrest volunteers.

Support Arrested Immigrants Rights Activist!! (tags)

Support and Witnesses Needed for Arrested Immigrants Rights Activist!

Cop Watch LA and the South Central Farm (Trainning and Report) (tags)

Cop Watch LA will be having a training today, Wed May 31st for the South Central Farm and supporters who are doing security for the farm.

“HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER (tags)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 “HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER An Orange County jury deadlocks on three charges; issues “not guilty” verdict for two others.

Protest May 26 (tags)

Protest!! Demonstration against Mexican President Vicente Fox!! Bring your Signs!! Your Angst!!

Strong community support at the farm (tags)

On Wednesday, May 24, over 200 people were at the Farm at Alameda and 41 Street to show their support to the farmers of the South Central Farm. When I got there at 8:30 PM, I couldn’t see any Police at all, but there were farmer vigilantes with walkie talkies at the 4 corners, some listening to

Cop Watch Report on the South Central Farm (tags)

Reports from the Vigil at Antonio Villaraigosa's house on Tuesday May 16th, 2006 and the benefit concert at the South Central Farm on Friday May 19th 2006. Police intimidate the community and Prepare to Attack.

Provoking Violence: The Minutemen Confront Migrants and Supporters in Downtown LA (tags)

A month ago and the month before, migrants and their supporters put a million people in the streets. Today the minutemen countered with a hundred-person "civil rights march," proclaiming no civil rights for immigrants or their children. Luckily for the minutemen, the protestors were inclined to be non-violent.

SOS Thread on May 21 Demo (tags)

It is not impossible that Joe Turner has hired someone smart enough to put an IP sniffer on www.saveourstate.org This thread enables shy folk to read SOS worry free.

Urgent Action Alert! Actions Against Minutemen/Ted Hayes in Downtown L.A. Sun 5/21! (tags)

Call to Action! - 1) Call City Council/LA Police Commission why they approved the Minutemen's March Permit? 2) Mobilize Activist/Community to Turn the Back on Racist Minutemen on 5/21!

Atenco No Está Solo (tags)

Protestors rally near the City of Industry to fight a government-corporate land grab in the small Mexican town of San Salvador Atenco.

Protest at Wal Mart in response to Repression, death and brutality of Flower vendors near (tags)

Detailed account of police harassment at City Hall - PHOTOS/VIDEO (tags)

Photos, video and text account of police harassment operation to clear the park around City Hall after the Mayday march for immigrants rights.

Police violence in Macarthur Park (tags)

Video shows police attacking peaceful protestors.

Police State and Rebellion after March (tags)

Report back from Police State and Rebellion in Mc Arthur Park after Rally.

Massive May Day march in El Salvador (tags)

Tens of Thousands of Salvadorans take to the streets in annual march. This year the focus is immigrants in the US and Neoliberalism here.

1886 The Haymarket Riot (tags)

Source: John J. Flinn. "History of the Chicago Police from the Settlement of Community to the Present Time" Chicago, Police Book Fund, 1887. Municipal Reference Collection, Chicago Public Library. "The police followed the retreating anarchists and sent deadly volleys into their midst (p.319)"

Police arrested TEN students at the University of California-Riverside (tags)

At midnight, police arrested TEN students at the University of California-Riverside for participating in a non-violent civil disobedience

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine terrorizes South Central Farmers. (tags)

LAPD Tickets Elderly 82-year-old Woman for "Crossing street too slowly" (tags)

Mayvis Coyle, 82, was shuffling with her cane across busy Foothill Boulevard in Sunland Feb. 15, carrying groceries, while a traffic police officer watched and waited. Even before Coyle finished crossing the intersection at Woodward Avenue, he had scribbled a $114 ticket for crossing against a don't-walk signal.

Community Police Review Commission to be briefed on Riverside Police Department shooting (tags)

A mentally ill Black man is shot by a Riverside Police Department officer, while on the ground.

ACTIVIST TRAINING - DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO THE COPS? (tags)

Knowing your rights, what you are required to say to the police should they ask you, what you don’t need to say or allow, how to answer and when to walk away, can make all the difference later should you be arrested and wind up in front of a judge.

Costa Mesa Police Cheif quits amidst illegal immigration controversy ! (tags)

PD chief denying heat over ordinance was the reason even though timing and previous statements would seem to indicate otherwise.

3/27-31: Nationwide Week of Massive Student Walkouts for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

Student walkouts reports from across the country

Walkouts at Westchester High 3-29-06 (tags)

LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2006 – The LA School district and police are enforcing a crack down on student walk outs today. All high schools are on lock down and police car are patrolling the perimeter of those high schools that have seen the largest walk out in the past three days.

Student Protest for immigrant Rights Mounts (tags)

For two straight days, tens of thousands of high school students from California and Texas walked out of their classes in support of immigrant rights and protest the oppressive and racist HR 4437.

School Walk Out (tags)

Yesterday at about 9:45 am, at least about 400 or more students walked off campus from Norte Vista High School in Riverside. Other walk outs were happened from so many other campuses too--NOrth High, Arlington High, Poly High, and so on. But--I will detail the path of Norte Vista kids.

Santa Ana police deploy armored cars and horses to squelch protest (tags)

Several of Santa Ana's poorest working class Mexican neighborhoods suddenly found themselves under a state of siege last night when an estimated two hundred Santa Ana police officers, Orange County Sheriff's deputies, and California Highway patrolmen descended into the area and squelched a peaceful protest near the intersection of Bristol and McFadden Streets.

Small business interests attack Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

“What we have here is something that is nothing more than grandstanding and symbolism and it is symbolically scaring people,” said Blank. “What we need is a national immigration policy. We don't need a cowboy sitting in the mayor's seat in Costa Mesa saying, 'I'm going to round them all up and send them away.'”

Minutemen Take Civics Lesson From ACLU in Costa Mesa (tags)

A tiny portion of Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist's claimed 240 million followers made a surprise showing this Saturday at a Costa Mesa community forum on constitutional rights and immigration law. They were welcomed by Coyotl Tezcalipoca of the Colectivo Tonantzin, which sponsored the event primarily with Costa Mesa's local immigrant population (which has been the target of hate and harassment from the city's Minuteman Junta) in mind, but was happy to discover what it hopes is a new-found interest by the border vigilantes in civilized behavior and basic human rights.

Labor Rights Activists Picket in Garment District (tags)

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2006 – The colorful Santee Alley in the downtown fashion district where small storeowners compete for business and shoppers hunt for bargains is always a lively scene on weekends. But, this weekend it got a little more lively as activists for workers rights picketed one of the small shops on Santee Alley.

Minuteman Mayor's ICE Cracks In Costa Mesa Immigration War (tags)

Reeling from pointed public comments and revealing testimony from police Chief John Hensley, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor tried but failed to silence fellow City Council member Katrina Foley as she attacked his proposal to use police as immigration law eLooking upnforcers under the auspices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor's ICE proposal melts away under scrutiny (tags)

Police Chief John Hensley, the city's top cop, offered testimony which contradicted many of the things that Mansoor has been saying about the ICE proposal. Under tough questioning, Hensley not only admitted that the Mayor's scheme wouldn't have any impact upon "illegal immigration," but said there aren't enough "facts" to suggest it will do anything to fight crime.

ballyhoo in sanberdoo (tags)

why would the police gas thousands ofinoccent people

Help Stop Police Terror in tha Hood Friday March 3rd (tags)

A benefit event in the heart of South Central L.A to stop police terrorism in our neighborhoods.

Celebrate the Black Panthers & Black History Month (tags)

Celebrate the Black Panthers & Black History Month. . . A.N.S.W.E.R. Film Screening: The Murder of Fred Hampton

Pro-Migrant Activists Turn the Tables (tags)

Costa Mesan residents hit their anti-migrant counci member in his pocketbook

Chino Police "Shots Fired" (tags)

Aired on Ktla 7:30 am. A Chino Airforce security guard is shot by Chino police after what it looks to police ordering him to get up. He says, "I'm getting up." Police shoot before he can put a foot on the ground. What a disaster....

LA suburb prohibits police from work with immigration agents (tags)

LA suburb prohibits police from work with immigration agents

Save Our Face – SOS, Fascistic Immigration Laws + the “Thrill” of Defeat (tags)

The war is on. It’s a war the Mexican People and their allies must win.

OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists (tags)

Whether posing as protesters or cutting off speeches, OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists

Letter to the editor about Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

"Before Tezcalipoca's speaking time expired, the mayor suspended the meeting and said or did things that by prearrangement caused the police to move in on Tezcalipoca. While Tezcalipoca was telling the officers who had surrounded him that he would leave on his own and that he did not want them to touch him, they grabbed him around the neck and forcibly removed him from the council chambers." -- Chris Blank

Costa mesa City council hears protests of The community (tags)

A week after protestors watch an activist arrested and hurt by police they return to tell the mayor it should have been him that was arrested.

LONG BEACH COP WATCH HOTLINE # (tags)

Long Beach Cop Watch HOTLINE # 562-252-8501

CM Mayor Puts Choke-hold On First Amendment During Immigration Crackdown (tags)

Mayor Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa lets lets Minuteman followers have there say, but cuts off immigrant rights activists.

Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)

see above

Costa Mesa Mayor Mansoor Enforces Immigration Law But Trashes First Amendment (tags)

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor believes that America is “a nation of laws.” That’s why, he says, the city’s police should be first in the nation to directly help deport “illegal aliens.” But conduct by Monsoor at two recent Costa Mesa city council meetings–-revealed on video logs from two separate sources–-raises questions about his ability to correctly and impartially uphold the law, including respecting basic First Amendment rights. Recent incidents also demand an examination of the constitutionality of Costa Mesa Municipal Codes related to public speech.

Mexica Movement Turns The Tables on Save Our State Rally (tags)

“Europeans Are Illegal Immigrants Since 1492” declares Indigenous liberation movement at Glendale counter-protest; Glendale Police Department slammed for “unprofessional conduct.”

“Conquest and genocide are a natural part of humanity,” boasts Save Our State’s Joe Turner.

COLLECTIVO TONANTZIN’S RESPONSE TO ARREST OF COYOTL TEZCALIPOCA - TODAY @ 6 pm! (tags)

Collectivo Tonantzin and supporters will hold a press conference to address concerns about the arrest of Coyotl Tezcalipoca and state of affairs in Costa Mesa.

Report, photos of Costa Mesa city council protest (tags)

As people of various views and backgrounds protest the mayor of Costa Mesa, people from SOS(Save Our State), Gilchrist, and Minuteman people show support.

Mexican Activist is Beaten & Brutalized by Costa Mesa PD (tags)

TV Cameras catpure and broadcast footage of Costa Mesa PD beating, dragging, and brutalizing Mexica Activst while speaking out against anti-immigrant policies

Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize (tags)

Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers

Speak Out Against Costa Mesa City Council (tags)

see below

Photos, quick report on protest/march against Costa Mesa police (tags)

Members of A.N.S.W.E.R., Colectivo Tonantzin, S.E.I.U., Anarchists, and more protested and marched in Costa Mesa.

Costa Mesa's March to Justice (tags)

Costa Mesans marched and rallied in opposition to the city council's vote to turn the police department into border patrol agents.

Protest Merger of Costa Mesa PD and DHS TODAY (tags)

please see below

VIDEO: Excessive police presence at Williams service. (tags)

This short clip shows only a small part of the events outside the Bethel AME Church where memorial services were held for Stan Tookie Williams today. The deployment of riot police outside the church was not welcome and viewed by many as insulting. Despite this attempt of intimidation and provocation by the police the crowd showed great restraint and no incidences have been reported.

March/Protest Against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers (tags)

See below

FRI, DEC 23, 05: MARCH AND PROTEST ATTACK ON IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! COSTA MESA (tags)

Protest against Costa Mesa proposal leading to empowerment of it's police and the deportation of immigrants!

Stanley Tookie Williams Vengeance or Justice (tags)

On Black Entertainment Television on Friday night, the Bloods, notorious rival to Tookie Williams' Crips gang, offered up their guns in exchange for Tookie's life. The arsenal was impressive, and the gesture unequivocal. Report from a viewer below. Boldface added.

Initiative falls short by 100,000 (tags)

SIGNATURES: The state border-police measure will not be able to muster the required 600,000. 02:01 AM PST on Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Persecution of Theresa Dang: Part II (tags)

Petersen was quite right when during opening arguments he told jurors he wasn’t prosecuting “the crime of the century”; what he neglected to inform them, however, was that in reality, he was prosecuting a farce.

Theresa Dang Not Guily: Article and Audio Interviews (tags)

The case of the missing police flashlight remains unresolved, but local activist Theresa Dang can go back to her San Francisco law school now and finish studying for her first final exam after a jury of her “peers” voted her not guilty on two separate counts of petty theft of a Garden Grove police officer's flashlight during a May 25th demonstration at the Garden Grove Women's Club.

Gilchrist critic is exonerated in May theft of police light (tags)

A woman was acquitted Thursday on charges of stealing a flashlight from a police officer while she was protesting against Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist.

Support Theresa Dang by attending her trial on a bogus flashlight theft charge (tags)

Support Theresa Dang by attending her trial on a bogus flashlight theft charge this forthcoming Monday! Let's show the Garden Grove Police department and the Orange County District Attorney's Office that we will not tolerate the harassment of activists exercising their constitutional right to free speech and assembly!

Party at the Farm (tags)

The farmers and the community get down so they don't get plowed under.

Thousands Walk out of L.A. highschools (tags)

High school students in L.A. were part of the marches in the 1990s against the anti-immigrant Proposition 187 and the East L.A. protests against the Vietnam War in the '60s. But Nov. 2 was on a whole different level. In response to the call from The World Can't Wait, thousands of youth--many from proletarian neighborhoods--left school to take political action and make their voices heard. At Los Angeles High School alone, more than 1,000 students--the majority of the school -- walked out, and more than 500 marched to Wilshire Blvd.

Silent Coup D' etat in Los Angeles (tags)

The Ideologically-driven forces of the extreme right have secretly been nourishing and empowering a brutal police-state system of justice in Los Angeles. The main component of this system consists of a 600-person army of corrupt, LAPD-sanctioned so-called judges whose main task is to coverup acts of LAPD misconduct and brutality.

RadioActive SD interview with Sherman Austin about police brutality - also Tezzarom w/SCF (tags)

radioactive sandiego - doing time from cameras to razorwire 11-08

Ed Roybal Presente (tags)

An honest appreciation, not uncritical, of the late Ed Roybal and his major contributions to coalition building and grass-roots politics.

Shooting by Riverside Police Department officer comes under fire (tags)

Last December, the police department presented a narrative of the shooting of a young woman inside her car. But inside the department's management, the truth turned out to be much different.

World Can't Wait: Sonic Weapons (tags)

Breaking news. Police are using sonic weapons.

OCT. 29 PUBLIC FORUM IN LA: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST WAR & RACISM (tags)

Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - Eyewitness New Orleans - Police Brutality - Defending Immigrant Rights - And More!

Nothing Changes After Santa Ana Police Abuse Protest (tags)

What is the purpose of protesting police abuse if not to organize our communities? A tiny band of demonstrators got a good response from the community, but the moment seems to have been lost. Photo and video coverage at the original website: http://www.ocorganizer.com/html/police_abuse.html

Santa Ana Anti-police abuse march (tags)

A review of Santa Ana's anti-police abuse march and community response.

National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

Los Angeles, October 22, about 300 people showed up at the march and the rally organized by the October 22 Coalition--National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality. Most of them wore black in support of the families who lost a love one at the hands of the police.

Santa Ana police deploy equestrian unit to greet O22 protesters (tags)

When a small contingent of marchers protesting police brutality arrived at Santa Ana Police Department headquarters earlier this afternoon, they discovered to their dismay that twelve police officers and deputies mounted on horseback had been deployed to greet them.

Bomb Threat Stalls OCT22 March (tags)

Breaking News - alleged bomb threat at OCT 22 march against police brutality.

First LA Cop Watch Meeting 10/24 (tags)

First meeting to begin planning for a Cop Watch in Los Angeles on Monday October 24 at 7pm at the YJC Center 253 W. Martin Luther King Blvd

October 22nd Protest in Santa Ana (tags)

JOIN US SAT. OCT 22ND IN SANTA ANA TIME: tba MEET WHERE WE HAVE IN THE PAST--AT CORNER OF BRISTOL AND EDINGER, to march to the santa ana police dept.

National Day against Police Brutality--October 22 Coalition (tags)

Calling on all people of Los Angeles to come out and create a vision for the 10th Anniversary March against Police Brutality!!

Garden Grove 5 face Preliminary Hearing (tags)

The Garden Grove 5 (victims of police and political repression arrested for speaking out against the Minuteman Project) face their Preliminary Hearing on October 3. Please attend and support this court date in anti-racist solidarity.

"Minuteman Project" founder faces possible slander suit over "attempted mur (tags)

"Gilchrist's allegation that I was involved in a organizing a counterdemonstration where protesters tried to murder an 80 year old woman who came to hear him speak about the 'Minuteman Project' is bald-faced lie. No such incident ever occured on May 25th. No one -- not even the Garden Grove Police -- will back up such garbage."

LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)

In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.

15,000 at march according to LAPD (tags)

The LA Times article about the march cites a police estimate of 15,000 people, so indymedia should up its figure!

LAPD Shuts Down Hip Hop Katrina Benefit Show (tags)

Article on shut-down Katrina benefit show in south central LA- LAPD shuts down benefit show.

9/5 Hurricane Katrina Alert: Calls For Progressive Emergency Supports! (tags)

ActionLA Coalition and several other progressive organizations, will launch a national call for a donation drive to supports New Orleans areas progressive agencies for the humanitarian-aid efforts. Detail will coming soon and please donate generosity!

Protest beating of Tony Muhammad (tags)

Minister Tony Muhammad was savagely beaten by the LAPD. We are going to the Parker Center to speak to the new police commissioners.

No Justice, No Peace (tags)

13 year old Devin Brown was murdered by Officer Steven Garcia. Also, each day the police in Los Angeles kill a Black man or woman. We want justice, and we want it NOW.

Save Our State To Support Police State (tags)

Save Our State To Support Police State

California Border Police or Police State? (tags)

Immigration Reform and AFL-CIO labor split discussed on live web cast from www.kuci.org Thursday, August 4, 2005 from 8-9 AM

SOS Comes Out Against the Police and Outlines New Vigilante Tactics (tags)

It seems that SOS now knows that their Nazi ties have been exposed, and they do not like that the people of this country do not agree with the racist position.

Hey, Joe: An Open Letter to Joe Turner and SOS (tags)

Joe Turner of "Save our State" has a "new" strategy." One that will lead to the same old tragedy, based as it is on the premises of ethnic cleansing and a resort to Storm Trooper style violence. More below.

Laguna Beach police allegedly asked Joe Turner if he posts on Stormfront (tags)

According to a message posted on the "Save Our State" website, Joe Turner apparently got incredibly angry when Laguna Beach police officer Andy Peck allegedly asked him at last Saturday's anti-day laborer center demonstration what "username" he used on the Stormfront White Nationalist Community website, a nationwide bulletin board service on the internet run by an ex-Ku Klux Klan leader. But what are the Laguna Beach police supposed to think when Turner shows up at a protest in their city and suddenly decides to spend some quality time hanging out with Robert Floyd (aka, "Baldy"), an avowed "white nationalist" who was tackled to the ground a couple weeks earlier for allegedly trying to assault Naui Huitzilopochtli, a counterdemonstrator, at a previous demo?

Watts Community Demands Justice Part 1 (tags)

July 23, 2005 Standing in front of the 108th street police station members of cop terrorized south Los Angeles voiced their outrage over the military style assault which left 17 month old Suzie Marie Peña and her farther Jose Raul dead.

Watts Community Demands Justice Part 2 (tags)

July 23, 2005 Standing in front of the 108th street police station members of cop terrorized south Los Angeles voiced their outrage over the military style assault which left 17 month old Suzie Marie Peña and her farther Jose Raul dead.

Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule (tags)

Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule Word from the RC4 On the LAPD Massacre of Raúl Peña and His 18-Month-Old Daughter Susie

A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA (tags)

A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA Stop Racist Police Violence! Take Action Today!

Report from Campo - Anti-MM action (tags)

Report from the border as of 9PM Saturday From a 1st hand source

Garden Grove Police launch smear campaign against anti-Minutemen protesters (tags)

I wonder how Lt. Handfield would have tried to spin this story if Lafferty had been crushed to death? California state law doesn't give persons driving 3,000 lb. minivans the right to roll over pedestrians, does it?

Wanted for murder (tags)

Sammia Gonzalez is wanted by by the police for practicing medicine without a license.

Garden Grove Police launching smear campaign against May 25th protesters hit by Netkin? (tags)

The real question that people need to ask now is this: Is it the policy of the Garden Grove Police to smear people who have been struck by automobiles? Do they smear people who have been involved in other kinds of accidents, as well? Does Lt. Handfield have qualifications to diagnose people's injuries based on what he sees on videotape? I thought his job was to fight crime?

G8 solidarity: Barricades in Streets of San Francisco, Police Officer Beaten (tags)

Capitalism is global, so to is resistance.

"M" FOR MISDEMEANOR: HOW GARDEN GROVE POLICE MADE UP A CRIME OUT OF (tags)

People have asked me if this is true: Did a Garden Grove policeman write up a ticket to an Indymedia journalist who dropped a cigarette butt? After all, this is the same police department we've all been reading about that raided the Westminister home of Theresa Dang in search of a lost flashlight, isn't it? Would it be such a big surprise to anybody now that they actually stooped this low to harass other people whose only real crime was to exercise their constitutional right to free speech and assembly?

Murrieta Activist burns flag, assaulted by police and crowd, now he's facing charges (tags)

A Murrieta activist burned a U.S. flag to protest the war in Iraq. A furious crowd of police officers and the public assault him. Now he's facing criminal charges including inciting a riot.

BP2: Lesson in Movement Building (Revised) (tags)

This is a revised version of the first article published, "Baldwin Park 2: A lesson in movement building"

Journalist Under Attack By The Garden Grove Police Department (tags)

Baldwin Park Round 2 - A lesson in movement building (tags)

A report from a volunteer security person

BP Arrests/Hearings Update (tags)

Hearing date changed. The hearing has been moved to July 27, 2005. That is one month from yesterday.

BP2: La Reconquista (tags)

My personal experience at the Baldwin Park counterdemonstration June 25, 2005

Oughta be news (tags)

Arrest of man on Venice Blvd.

Baldwin Park 2: La reconquista continúa (tags)

Report from the second invasion of Baldwin Park

Report from Save Our State (tags)

Even the SOS members stated that many of the arrests at Baldwin Park against counter demonstrators could have been arbitrary.

BP 2 from the SOS perspective (tags)

General observations for those interested - from the mind of a 'racist hate monger'.

News From The Front Lines: Baldwin Park Updates (tags)

I am merely relaying news information as reported from independent news reporters covering the protests in Baldwin Park by Save Our State (an Anti-Illegal Immigration Organization) and the citizens of greater Los Angeles who have come together in opposition to Save Our State. This protest is about a series of insriptions on a monument that reflects the struggles of Latino and Anglo relations. Save Our State finds that communities with Latino Americans are "Cease Pools" and their culture and history are offensive and wants the inscriptions removed.

police brutality against bike rider (tags)

6/23/05, 4:30 pm: Two officers from the Northeast Patrol Division were seen pummeling a young Latino in Echo Park. Witnesses said it was unprovoked, and that the victim was not resisting. . Someone videotaped the incident., but no mention in news. Critical mass (or anyone) -- could you follow through? Incident 3958 in police records.

OC WEEKLY makes fun of Garden Grove police over flashlight raid (tags)

The cops are on high alert because word on the street is that Dang took an officer’s flashlight—DUH DUH DUUUUUUH!!!—which has Homeland Security officials considering raising the terror level to eggshell.

The LA Times prints letter critical of GGPD raid of Theresa Dang's home (tags)

I never thought I would say this, but thanks to The Los Angeles Times, an estimated one million people throughout Southern California have now heard something about the Garden Grove Police Department raid of Theresa Dang's Westminster home last Thursday.

Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield sends me a message about Theresa Dang (tags)

After ignoring me for days, the Garden Grove Police Department had now decided they wanted to talk. Wanna bet something printed in The Los Angeles Times over the weekend spurred their newfound interest in communicating with me?

Statement on Alhambra (tags)

Statement on the result of the Alhambra resistance to SOS's demonstration.

Pasadena Star-News gets Alhambra Protest story 100% wrong (tags)

Excerpt from Star News web site:

Video from Alhambra Counter-protest (tags)

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Alhambra, SOS Takes a Lot of Heat (tags)

Alhambra, June 18, the Save Our State supporters (SOS), this morning, got into a very close encounter with pro-immigrant activists.

Alhambra: And Then They Came (tags)

Report from the Alhambra Home Depot Save Our State anti-immigrant demonstration and counter-protest

Photos from Anti-SOS/MM protest (tags)

A loose coalition of local and national groups came together to oppose the SOS-MM in Alhambra today. About 25 SOS/MM were out numbered and out flanked by close to 250 protesters.

Minuteman Flap Leads to Home Search (tags)

The search for the flashlight angered Dang's attorney, who called it political retaliation for Dang's open criticism of police tactics during the demonstration. "It's seems bizarre," said attorney B. Kwaku Duren.

GG Police pursue phony criminal charge against woman hit by Minuteman supporter (tags)

In one of the worst cases of political repression ever seen by the author of this article, the Orange County District Attorney's Office and Garden Grove Police Department have jointly launched an unprecedented and outrageous attack against a young Vietnamese woman whose only real crime was to express her dissent with the powers that be.

SOLIDARITY ACTIVIST W/ GARDEN GROVE 5 INTIMIDATED BY POLICE (tags)

COINCIDENTALLY, the same protestor who was struck by a vehicle on may 25th speaking out against Jim Gilchrist, who has since been very instrumental in organizing solidarity action for those arrsted same night--HAS NOW RECEIVED SEARCH WARRANT and other harrassment by PD

Protestors are gathering! (tags)

Protest the anti-education governor at Santa Monica College.

SAPD case against O22 protester dismissed by Judge! (tags)

Orange County Superior Court Judge dismisses criminal case against protestor arrested by Santa Ana Police on the night of October 22, 2004.

SMC Braces for Gov’s Visit: Preparing for 3,000 to 5,000 Protestors (tags)

Although estimates vary wildly, campus police told teachers and staff that they are preparing for some 3,000 to 5,000 protestors, according to a faculty member who attended the briefing.

Court Solidarity Needed for O22 Protestor in OC (tags)

Court solidarity requested-read below for more information

Garden Grove: What Happened When Netkin Attacked (tags)

The brief, real story of what went down when Minutemen supporter Hal Netkin drove his van into a line of demonstrators in Garde Grove on Wednesday.

May 25 Legal Defense (tags)

EMERGENCY COMMUNITY RESPONSE ACTION AT THE D.A.'S OFFICE IN ORANGE COUNTY TO BE HELD JUNE 1ST AT 4 PM!!!

Last protestor arrested by GG police at Minuteman demo expected to be released (tags)

Kurt Isobe, one the last protestors still in Orange County jail after being arrested by Garden Grove police at last Wednesday's demonstration against Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist, is expected to be released tommorrow.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

A 10-year veteran Santa Monica police officer was killed during his second tour of duty in Iraq, it was announced Friday. Officer Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, was killed Thursday in the Al-Anbar province in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, Santa Monica police Chief James T. Butts announced.

The Racists Leave (tags)

The police use horses and riot cops to push the peaceful protestors back.

Agressive Cops at the Minutemen Protest (tags)

A video clip of police thugs in action.

Sherman Austin detained for "terrorist ties" (tags)

Sherman Austin (former webmaster of raisethefist.com) detained for "terrorist ties"

Minutemen Protest (3 of 3) (tags)

The Garden Gove Police Department conducted themselves in ways that were expected. They protected the racists, and attacked the people.

Minutemen Protest (1 of 3) (tags)

The Garden Gove Police Department conducted themselves in ways that were expected. They protected the racists, and attacked the people.

Garden Grove: From Where I Stood (tags)

A report on Garden Grove, from the street.

Garden Grove police drop criminal charges against Hal Netkin (tags)

Garden Grove police drop criminal charges against Hal Netkin.

Hal Netkin identified as driver of Minivan that struck persons at Minuteman protest (tags)

The Orange County Register is reporting that Hal Netkin of Van Nuys was the driver of a Minivan that struck three persons who were attending the protest against Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist's appearance at the California Coalition for Immigration Reform meeting in Garden Grove last night..

Minutemen Car Hits 4 Protestors - 8 Felony Charges (tags)

Chican@ protestors + allies show fierce determination in the face of attempted murder by Minutemen and brutal suppression by police.

Solidarity Rally at Garden Groove Police Department NOW (tags)

call out to attend solidarity Rally at Garden Groove P.D.

People Arrested For No Reason (tags)

Activists were arrested for no reason. People are going to the Garden Grove Police Department to show solidarity and demand their release.

San Bernardino activist takes police department to court (tags)

Shirley Goodwin suffered at the hands of a San Bernardino Police Department officer who stormed her house over a $35 pet violation. Eight years later, she takes him to trial.

A Short history of riots in Los Angeles (tags)

A Short history of riots in Los Angeles

Baldwin Park counter-demo (tags)

Photos from the counter-demo

Baldwin Park: Who's Land? Our Land! (tags)

Report on Baldwin Park counter-action against Save Our State.

Baldwin Park (tags)

El PUEBLO unido

Art Show in LA closed by Police (tags)

On April 23rd, 2005, the LAPD raided and closed down a political art exhibit at the Transport Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen reported the details on his web log - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog - his report follows:

Show your solidarity with protestor arrested by Santa Ana Police on October 22nd! (tags)

The case, People of California v. Naui Huitzilopochtli, is currently scheduled to go to trial on the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-47, Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, California. As many people as possible are being encouraged to attend this trial.

1984 comes to Hollywood (tags)

The recently installed surveillance cameras along Hollywood Boulevard are being credited with the quick arrest of a transient who brutally stabbed a 21-year-old local resident in the neck as the victim sat, eating his lunch in a Hollywood Burger King.

Riverside Council Member disses community police commission (tags)

A Riverside City Council member calls the Police Commission a piece of trash, yet no one will put his comment in the written record... Why?

Race Riots at Riverside high school: Exposing the TRUTH Administrators want to Deny (tags)

As of yet, La Sierra / Tyler districts of Riverside are no where near as bad as places like Eastside--where, you absolutely will get jumped for being the wrong color [between brown / black] for even just walking on the wrong side of the street b/c the turfs are so defined. But, if community members, parents, and students do not take direct action soon, we may very well be on our way to such a demise in other parts of Riverside. Race riots have been spreading in this part of town--from the big Castle Park incident on Valentines Day, to the La Sierra High shut downs the following week, and now this incident at Norte Vista which involved HUNDREDS, far more than the 15 students the press enterprise declares were involved. The District position continues to be to SUPRESS discussion about this as a tactic to calm the situation while simultaneously increasing police presence on campuses. Students need a space & opportunity to dialogue about this, come to their own solutions, and even receive trauma counseling for the violence they repeatedly face by simply showing up for school each day.

Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)

Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.

Arrest of O22 protester by Santa Ana Police being challenged as unconstitutional (tags)

The case, People of California v. Naui Huitzilopochtli (No. A61170), is currently scheduled to go to trial on the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-47, Orange County Superior Court, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, California. As many people as possible are being encouraged to attend this trial.

Arnold's Hired Thug Petition Workers and Scare Tactics (tags)

The conduct Erica describes constitutes a violation of Penal Code Sec. 422 -- "terrorist threats" . The statute punishes threats of bodily harm which are so unequivocal and immediate as to cause the person threatened to be in sustained fear for her safety.

Cops Disrupt Anti War Meeting (tags)

On Saturday March 12, the Pasadena Anarchist Collective was having a meeting to plan for a March 19th Anti-War protest at a gathering in South Pasadena when two cops in their uniform disrupted the meeting.

RIVERSIDE YOUTH: "RACE RIOTS", DISTRICT COVER UP, CRIMIANLIZATION OF YOUTH OF CO (tags)

In RIVERSIDE: school district is covering up, telling lies to parents; their response to increase alleged racial tension is to SUPRESS ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE ISSUES, and INCREASE POLICE, GANG UNITS, AND GANG PROFILING ON CAMPUS AND OF STUDENTS.

Devin Was 13...and the Police Killed Him (tags)

In the quiet of 4:00 on a Sunday morning, in the darkness, alone in the front seat of a car, the short, sweet life of Devin Brown was ended in a violent burst of gunfire. A night-riding Los Angeles police officer stood near the car he was in. It took him seconds to draw his gun and fire: Five shots. Then five more. Half of them struck and killed the boy in the car. Devin Brown was 13.

Panamanian Abducted in LA by Police, Missing (tags)

Panamanian American arrested in LA on January 7.

PROTEST – Downey Killer Cops (tags)

As reported by twistedbadge http://www.twistedbadge.com/ ***** At high noon next Saturday, February 19, 2005, the family of slain motorist Gonzalo Martinez will lead a March for Justice in memory of their son, brother and cousin. The march will begin following a bilingual rally at the corner of Firestone & Woodruff in Downey.

LAPD Kills Again (tags)

questions and suggestions relating to the LAPD murder of 13 year old

A.N.S.W.E.R.-LA STATEMENT ON THE LAPD KILLING OF DEVIN BROWN (tags)

Stand against racism here and abroad! Stop police brutality! The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), Los Angeles, condemns unconditionally the Los Angeles Police Department for the brutal murder of Devin Brown, and all acts of latent and racist brutality against the people of Los Angeles.

LAPD SHOT 13-year-old (tags)

LOS ANGELES - Residents in South Los Angeles reacted to the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old suspected car thief with shock and anger Monday - and questioned whether it was justified....... http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10841189.htm?1c

Westwood Parade (tags)

The Westwood Pep Rally, followed by the ANSWER Anti-inaugural Parade went almost exactly as intended.

Protest against Donovan Jackson verdict in Inglewood (tags)

Should cops beat up minority teens and become millionaires? Say no, by protesting the verdict at Inglewood City Hall

Officers who beat Donovan Jackson rewarded by jury (tags)

Beat a Black teen and cover it up, and win $2.4 million.

Luther King Day Parade (tags)

On Martin Luther King Day Parade 2005, as in the past years, there was a huge military and police display on King Blvd, and the usual harassment of the African American youths by the police. It is shameful that the government use the parade to promote the military, especially in the name of King who preached peace and love all his life. Corporations such as Coca Cola and Bank of America were in the parade to supposedly celebrate Dr. King birthday, but they were really self promoting themselves. All we could see on their floats were their corporate logos, names and colors. They were no supporting signs, photos, recording or portrait to commemorate the birthday of Dr. King on their floats. The people on one float were not hypocritical about it. They had this on their sign: Lawry’s Food Celebrates Eating Right With Flavors.

Recent Transgender Crime Cases Spark Outrage (tags)

Transgender crime is among the most violent. Bias toward transgenders continue with the way the crimes are reported.

Santa Ana: Oct. 22ndProtester Faces $1000 Fine (tags)

Next City council mtg is this JANUARY 3RD. Please come out and support, since this tireless group of demonstrators could use some support and inspiration from fellow anti-racist, anti-fascist activists.

VONS PICKETERS FILE POLICE HARASSMENT SUIT (tags)

Hermosa Beach officers are the primary defendants. Nine plaintiffs claim loss of civil rights.

TG shot 12/27/04, LAPD mourns criminal (tags)

In a LA Times report of of a Marine's murder of a Transgender woman in Hollywood, an LAPD assistant chief is quoted as showing sympathy for the murderer, none for the victim.

Only In Arkansas: Webb 'Double Gunshot Wounds' Explanation Defies Belief (tags)

Only In Arkansas: Webb 'Double Gunshot Wounds' Explanation Defies Belief Prison Planet | December 18 2004

Anti-war Protest in Hollywood (tags)

Hollywood's citizens protest gets ugly marred by police brutality!

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 2 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 1 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Police shut down kids party (tags)

Police shut down kids party ...

October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality (tags)

More than 500 people showed up at the annual protest against police brutality. In 2002 the numbers were much higher. Last year many people could not make it because of the bus strike, and this year many people were busy, I suppose, with the coming election. In 2005 and 2006 thought, the October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality will be held respectively on Saturday and Sunday. Many people who could not otherwise attend this protest because of commintments at work or at school will come massively in the streets to protest the increasingly oppressing police state backed by fascist legislations such as the Home Land Security Law. We’ll see you there, and we’ll rock the house! Below find 10 images about this year event.

Video from O22 March (tags)

Close to 500 people marched today in downtown Los Angeles to protest police brutality and police murder. There is nothing worse than a criminal in a uniform with a badge and a gun.

O22: Protest Police Brutality in Orange County (tags)

It is crucial that on this 9th year of protesting police brutality we show them that we will not back down and give up despite the challenges that have been put in front of us. No more stolen lives! Don't let the stories of those who werer murdered by the police go untold!

European Indymedia Servers Seized by US (tags)

US authorities are shutting down IMCs around the world.

Riverside Police Brutality Forum (tags)

Prison and Police Brutality Teachin in Riverside, CA

RNC reportback- 10/6 - Flor y Canto- 7:30pm (tags)

Join local activists who traveled to New York in August to protest at The RNC. We will be discussing the details of what happened that historic week in New York City, as well as beginning a discussion of where do we go from here.

Riverside- Bannermaking Gathering for October 22 (tags)

Make Banners for Police Brutality Day

Call for October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality (tags)

Attached is the call for a national day of protest to stop police brutality, repression, and the criminalization of a generation.

Mass Arrests and Police Brutality in New York / Los Angels Activists Arrested (tags)

This is a report from the front lines in the police state of New York.

Israeli shot dead by LA cops (tags)

Los Angeles police and the county district attorney are investigating the death of Assaf Dery, a 25-year-old Israeli, who was shot and killed by police officers on Friday.

Police Beating Caught on Tape in LA (tags)

(Los Angeles-KABC, June 23, 2004) — Police in Los Angeles chased a man suspected of driving a stolen car. The arrest, caught on tape, shows an officer hitting the man repeatedly with a flashlight after he appeared to surrender.

Secret police brotherhood targets activists (tags)

When police cannot cause protesters enough pain in jail, they hire thugs to follow up on activists..

SAT. 7 PM: MOVE: Confrontation in Philadelphia (tags)

August 2004 will be the 26th year of imprisonment for the MOVE 9, 9 members of the MOVE organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sentenced to 30 – 100 years EACH for the death of a Philadelphia police officer on August 8, 1978.

June 12: Naked Bike Ride O.K. For the World, But Not L. A.? (tags)

World Naked Bike http://WorldNakedBikeRide.Org/, a ecological and freedom of expression event held annually around the globe has, according to world organizers, been virtually arrest-free in places as far-flung as London, Portland, Oregon and New Zeland. But Los Angeles and Santa Monica police apparantly are intent on making pre-emptive arrests this Saturday, according to local organizers.

GUADALAJARA Day of ACTION (tags)

FYI the # of the Mexican consulate in LA is Tel: (213) 351-6800 * Fax: (213) 389-9249. please read below, make the call & forward this message... * * * * * * * * * ~ Please forward widely ~ CALL TO ACTION: OPPOSE REPRESSION IN GUADALAJARA

LOS ANGELES: AMERICA'S FALLUJA (tags)

The LA murder rate is going up and the police chief has requested more officers. But California is broke and cannot afford to recruit. Civil rights lawyer Connie Rice warns that with too few officers to "police humanely", parts of the city may as well be in Falluja.

Justice Draws Closer for Gonzalo Martinez (tags)

Family and friends held a candlelight vigil outside the Downey Police Station to mark the police killing of Gonzalo Martinez. Words of grief, encouragement and now finally solid hope were exchanged.

Protest Police Murder of OC Youth- 5/15 (tags)

see below

Los Angeles Harbor shutdown (tags)

Los Angeles Truck drivers to shut down the Los Angeles harbor and the ninth largest economy in the world. May 1, 2004

Riverside Police Commission under fire (tags)

The debate over whether Riverside's only form of civilian oversight over its police department will continue to exist continues, but questions are asked about its independence.

March 20: Planetwide Demos Against U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)

One year ago, Iraq was being pounded by the "shock and awe" of U.S. attack. Iraq's people have now lived a year under brutal occupation--as U.S. invaders seek to impose a new pro-U.S. government at the point of a gun. On March 20, 2004, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets, in over 300 actions in dozens of countries. Powerful outpourings of protest and resistance denounced the U.S. occupation of Iraq and demanded an end to U.S. attempts to dominate the world through threats and war

Police tactics keep the bloc nonviolent (tags)

i think we're suspecting the wrong people of being involved with the police.

LA Protest Against Wars (tags)

People who were accomadating the American Empire with their silence are now coming back on the street to protest the wars in the Middle East--in Iraq and Palestine......... Below find SIX PICTURES AND A 35 SECONDS VIDEO.

collect evidence in streets today if police riot (tags)

For today's protests, make sure to collect the spent evidence of police riot materials afterwards. Take pictures of cops without name tags. Dress as Santa. Take fake babies to the front lines...

Demonstrators take to the streets in S.F. March 19th (tags)

Demonstrators and San Francisco police officers march along Market Street during an anti-war protest in San Francisco on Friday, March 19, 2004. Demonstrations in several U.S. cities are taking place Friday on the anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Jakub Mosur)

Riverside Police Commission under fire (tags)

After the most recent elections for city council, it became clear to most community members that Riverside's only civilian form of police oversight might be placed on the chopping block.

Marchers Protesting Elimination of Police Overtime Pay Brutalized by Police (tags)

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March 20 and corporate structure (pt.3) (tags)

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March 20 and corporate structure (pt.2) (tags)

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Arrestee at Shrine Auditorium (tags)

Despite the lackluster turnout to protest at the pResident Selects' campaign fundraiser at the Shrine. I witnessed one arrest as well as one criminal who escaped with a couple of million dollars from the sheep inside the Shrine. The man arrested refused to obey police orders to not cross the police line. The criminal who escaped purportedly went on to shake down more Californian sheep.

Does Riverside's Police Commision have a future? (tags)

Only five years into its existance, Riverside's only form of civilian oversight has come under attack from a familiar foe: the RPOA

Civil Disobedience, Ten arrests in SMC (tags)

In Santa Monica, California, today Thursday, February 19th, six women and four men got arrested in an organized civil disobedience action in support of the grocery striking workers. Other similar actions were taking place at the same time at different locations in Los Angeles. Public figures showed up to support the strikers. The former mayor of Santa Monica was among the people arrested. Also the actress Jamie Lee Curtis joined the march from 3rd Street Promenade to the Vons on Lincoln and Broadway where the civil disobedience action took place.

HOMELESS ATTACKED IN FRESNO (tags)

This is the story of how and why homeless encampments were removed in Fresno California.

Death Penalty is Forever (tags)

When making a choice concerning a man's life, there is no return from the wrong choice. Once a man is executed by the state, later evidence of innocence will not bring Kevin Cooper back from the dead. We need a time out, stop the execution of Kevin Cooper..

Demo For Kevin Cooper in LA (tags)

Demo for Kevin Cooper in LA on Sunday.

5 PM Sunday: Save Cooper Protes Near Arnolds Home (tags)

Kevin Cooper is scheduled to die at 12:01 AM on Tuesday February 10th. The Governor can grant a stay of execution at anytime before that time. Schwarzenegger has unilaterally denied clemency withouta formal hearing, as is the custom in California Call on the Governor to reconsider his unorthodox decision, which failed to consider the wishes of at least five jurors from Cooper’s death penalty trial who want the execution halted while previously-ignored evidence in the case is examined.

Picket lines (tags)

Denise Moehlman For L.A. District Attorney! (tags)

Denise For District Attorney P.O. Box 433 Torrance CA 90508-0433 (818) 769.2035 Fax: (310) 618.1950 E-mail: 76170.1423@compuserve.com For Immediate Release: January 30, 2004 For Information: Denise Moehlman (310) 562.3654 Jan Tucker (310) 618.9596

Los Angeles Critical Mass Rides Through Vons (tags)

While the corporations refuse to back down, autonomous actions by small groups are becoming more and more necessary.

Second Hung Jury on Inglewood Cop Who Beat Donovan Jackson (tags)

Copied from the LA Times, about the Jeremy Morse case.

Candelight Vigil to Remember Victim of Police Brutality-1/27 (tags)

see below

Attorney James Demaegt not Intimidated by Police at Picket Line (tags)

Attorney James Demaegt not Intimidated by Police at Picket Line

Attorney James Demaegt not Intimidated by Police at Picket Line (tags)

Attorney James Demaegt not Intimidated by Police at Picket Line

(2) NLG, LASSO Firing up the Picket Line (tags)

As the other people were leaving the police station, sergeant Lance Heard pushed a woman who had already left the office. Later on, the paramedics showed up to treat her bruises on her knee.

(1) NLG, LASSO Firing up the Picket Line (tags)

Sunday at 9 AM Jim DeMaegt from the National Lawyers Guild came to the Vons supermarket in Hermosa Beach to speak about the strikers civil rights—free speech. He asked the strikers not to be intimidated by the police and the manager of the store.

LAPD wants to ban ski masks from demonstrators’ wardrobes (tags)

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guardian Uk report on mitchell crooks (tags)

Report on Inglewood amatuer videographer mitchell crooks from the guardian Uk papers.

Latest News about Jeremy Morse Trial (tags)

Bring some people up to speed on the inglewood trial. Jeremy Morse was arrested for Driving under the influence of drugs or alchohol over the thanksgiving holiday weekend by el segundo police. Seems that mitchell crooks, or the "amatuer cameraman" Did some time for that too! Funny how karma works. Jeremy Morse is due back in court jan 20 for his drunken driving charge. Kudos to mitchell crooks for learning from his time in the spotlight, unlike morse who now is facing child abuse charges and driving drunk. WoW good thing mitchell caught him when he did! Heres an update since the last trial.

Protest tommorow over inglewood police beating(terror) (tags)

march for justice for donovan jackson/stop police brutality! noon, friday, 1/2, century & freeman, inglewood. the re-trial of officer jeremy morse begins monday, 1/5-- tho it's getting no coverage. morse was videotaped last summer beating 16 yr old donovan jackson, who was unarmed, handcuffed & unconscious--and had committed no crime. district atty steve cooley (ex-cop & republican) allowed the defense to remove every black juror, refused to call the videotaping witness to testify, refused to speak on morse's prior abuses, called an 'expert' witness on 'use of force' from w/in the dept, who told the jury he himself had 'done worse', & called no witness at all against morse's partner, who was charged w/ falsifying the report. the jury found 7-5 to convict-- a hung jury & mistrial. community pressure forced a new trial-- but only mass community awareness will keep it honest. we are marching thru inglewood to the d.a.'s office to bring attention to the case. please join us & spread the word! p.s. morse was arrested for driving drunk over thanksgiving in el segundo...

Police brutality begins trial in inglewood california. (tags)

Police brutality on trial in inglewood california.

Racism (tags)

"I will admit that there are some right-wing pseudo-christian, groups like voz de aztlan in whitey-er, I mean whittier, calfornia, that promote homophobia and anti-jewish american sentiment, but they reflect only a small, middle class, Anglo-identified segment of the larger Latino and Native American community. "

Former RPD officer commends Cincinnetti police for killing Nathanial Jones (tags)

The man who once joked about Tyisha Miller's tragic death pens a letter asking that officers be commended for killing Nathanial Jones in Cincinnetti

One LA Activist's Report Back From Miami (tags)

A report of the situation and my arrest in Miami.

To those on the left blaming anarchist for the police brutality in Miami (tags)

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jay vestal choked to death by police (tags)

in aug jay anthony vestal was choked to death by the police, sheriff has asked for an fbi investgation and his parents are suing,bolth working folks whom im sure loved their son very much.......

Facts about inglewood Beating (tags)

I will not respond to the hate on this thread. I will however let the public know what really happened on july 6th 2002. the haters are from a organization called "citizens for police". Fuck them.

Citizens for police (tags)

This is in protest towards the organization "citizens for police" who are constant "trolls" on this site. This organization is formed by ignorant racist white people in favor of jeremy morse. Jeremy morse is the "cowardly" officer from inglewood california who is on trial for the chickenshit beating of an innocent child last july 6th 2002.

Orange County's Scariest Cops (tags)

OC Weekly identifies the 31 most evil cops in Orange County

(2)Photos: Against Police Brutality Protest, Oct. 22nd (tags)

Against Police Brutality Protest, Oct. 22nd

More Police Brutality Protest Photos (tags)

Police Brutality Protest Photos

Rally Today (tags)

The rally has just started.

Watts: How the so-called war-on-gangs is stripping the rights of a whole community (tags)

Robocops patrol deserted, quiet streets. Young people walking to school are tense--they never know if they might be arrested for whistling, shouting, or talking to each other. Houses and apartments may be raided at any time, and unauthorized people arrested for being there. No one is hanging out. This is not U.S.-occupied Iraq. This is LAPD-occupied Watts. This is the reality Chief Bratton, Mayor Hahn, and the city authorities are bringing down on Nickerson Gardens.

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality Oct.22 (tags)

National Day of Protest to stop police brutality event on Oct.22 2003 on Cal State San Bernardino At 6:00p.m.

Guess whos back? Back again? (tags)

I ve Created a monster, Cause nobody wants to see mitchell no more. They want jeremy. He's chopped liver............

October 22nd Anti-Police Brutality Protest in OC (tags)

See below

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality October 22nd 2003 in LA (tags)

http://www.october22.org SPONSORED BY K.P.F.K 90.7 FM Where will you be on October 22, 2003? What will you be doing? Will you join with thousands of others across the country to expose and oppose the nationwide epidemic of Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. LAST YEAR ALMOST A THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOWED UP. BELOW SEE PHOTO OF THE 2002 March --> http://la.indymedia.org/news/2002/10/20519.php

October 22nd Protest in OC! (tags)

Please read below.

October 22nd March in OC (tags)

Please see below.

Anti-Police Brutality March in OC (tags)

Please see below.

KOBE's Premeditated Acts of Vandalism (tags)

KOBE's Premeditated Acts of Vandalism from their own Forum, in their own Words.

The Call for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and (tags)

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Update on Panama (tags)

With some fifteen hundred Panamaños living in LA, events en la Patría are heard all over the Hemisphere.

FRESNO PEACE GROUP INFILTRATED BY GOVERNMENT AGENT (tags)

Peace Fresno was infiltrated by an agent working for the Fresno Sheriff’s Department.

Stop Police Brutality (O22) Protest in OC (tags)

Join us on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 4PM in Anaheim for a walk against police brutality. Meet at the intersection of Katella and Harbor.

Sign Letter to Support a Political Prisoner (tags)

E-mail us for a copy of the letter.

Support Local Activist (tags)

Contact us for more info at cabin_fevered@yahoo.com

Who Really Murdered Holly Wells & Jessica Chapman (tags)

Who Really Murdered Holly Wells & Jessica Chapman? British Police continue to torture least likely suspects Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr from Soham Village, while deliberately ignoring thousands of more likely suspects from nearby American Air Force Bases.

MARCH AGAINST POLICE TERROR, AUGUST 31 (tags)

STOP POLICE BRUTALITY!

demonstration in Long Beach against police brutality and abuse (tags)

Photos from the 8/3 demonstration in Long Beach against police brutality and abuse.

Mother Carries the Banner of Slain Son (tags)

Saturday, Aug 3rd '02 Long Beach CA. "March and Rally Against Police Brutality", was attended by loved ones, the concerned and a whole lota police.

MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY THIS SAT, AUG 3! (tags)

Meetings every Weds at 6pm at the Long Beach Infoshoppe (REACH center). Located at 684 Redondo, Long Beach. Phone: 562-434-6934 Wanted: Medics, Drummers, Food Not Bombs Volunteers ...

Ringling Brothers Protest in Anaheim (tags)

Call to those against the suffering of non-human animals for the sake of human entertainment.

Press release: March against police repression in Long Beach! (tags)

From Long Beach, to Compton, to Inglewood, Los Angeles communities will come together to say enough is enough!

POLICE STATE by charles amsellem (tags)

Recent events in Los Angeles demonstrate that there are fewer crimes worse than the lack of accountability at the police dept

Short Update on Jackson-Chavis (tags)

Summary of a short conversation with Michael Zinzun of CAPA and the Donovan Jackson-Chavis Justice Committee.

RTF webmaster (Sherman Austin) stopped/detained by police because of web site (tags)

Sherman Austin (raisethefist.com webmaster) stopped/detained by police while riding his bike....

Activist Michael Zinzin lectures on the history of police brutality (tags)

Michael Zinzin spoke at Faith United Methodist Church on Saturday, detailing the history of police brutality and the penal code sections that allow officer discipline to remain secret.

Anti-Police Rally at African-American Community Church (tags)

Parishioners, leaders and neighbors gathered at Faith United Methodist church this evening to speak out and organize the African American community's response to the police beating of Donovan Jackson-Chavis.

Man Who Taped Police Beating Arrested in L.A. (tags)

Mitchell Crooks arrested before he could testify to Grand Jury! Crooks' arrest was videotaped and broadcast on local KCAL-TV, showing undercover officers hustling him into a sports utility vehicle with tinted windows outside the studios of CNN as the 27-year-old man repeatedly screamed for help.

Mitchell Crooks anyone? (tags)

Mitchell Crooks must be defended.

Tag on LBPD cars and stations! (tags)

Guirella art ! Just do it!!

While Inglewood Reacts: LONG BEACH CA: POLICE STATE USA (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued. A June 14 Flag Day (flag burning) show at the info shop was shut done by the cops after repeated harassment. Young people living or shopping in the area of the info shop -- with no connection to anarchism, copwatch or the info shop-- have been stopped and hassled on the street by LB cops. The city attorney made a report to the LB city council last week about 'prosecution of anarchists' --

Donovan Jackson-Chavis Justice Committee on Sat 7/13 (tags)

The Donovan Jackson-Chavis Justice Committee will hold a meeting and rally Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 5:00 pm at Faith United Methodist Church | 1713 W. 108th Street near Western in Los Angeles This meeting will dispel rumors, educate the public to the truth of the matter, and build support for Donovan Jackson-Chavis, a victim of police brutality.

Former RPD officer, Bill Rhetts announces plans to crash Rally (tags)

Bill Rhetts, recently retired from RPD, announces plans to hold a counter-rally in Inglewood, in support of the police department.

Rally vs. Inglewood Police Friday (tags)

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION AT INGLEWOOD POLICE STATION! Friday July 12, @ 10 am. located at: 1 Manchester Blvd. (Just East of the 405 fwy)

TTT report on persecution of Long Beach anarchists, activists (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued.

Video shows white LAPD officer beating black teenager (tags)

A white Los Angeles police officer was suspended after being shown on a videotape slamming a handcuffed black teenager on to the back of a patrol car and punching him in the face as he was being arrested.

Anarchists should use this opportunity (tags)

There will be lots of public outcry to the police brutality in Inglewood, we can use this as a way to reach out to the public with anarchist ideas.

Inglewood Cop Taped Punching Handcuffed Teen (tags)

LOS ANGELES –– An amateur video shows Inglewood police officers punching a teenager and slamming his head against the hood of a patrol car, and the department said it will investigate.

Who Will be Kidnapped Next? (tags)

With all the Southern Cali activists arrested lately, some questions come to mind. Who's next? What can we do to stop it?

Los Angeles airport shooting kills 3: 'No indication' that terrorism involved (tags)

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A gunman opened fire Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport while standing in line at the ticket counter of Israel's El Al Airlines, officials said, killing two and wounding four others before an airline security officer shot him dead.

AUG 3 - MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH! (tags)

MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH!

INCIDENT AT LAX (tags)

A shooting occursat LAX just before 12noon and raises many questions.

AUDIO CLIP: Argument at City Council between Anarchists and Prosecuter (click to listen) (tags)

Listen to the sound clip at: http://www.raisethefist.com/news/wire/----990537lbcouncilmeeting7402.mp3

Long Beach City Council (tags)

This is a report back from the LB CC meeting, where the city prosecutor made a presentation about the trial of anarchists.

Raining on Loretta Sanchez's Parade (tags)

SANCHEZ FUNDRAISER/JOE DUNN GIG BUSTED UP BY PROTESTERS!

Lively and robust demonstration disrupts Sanchez fundraiser (tags)

On Saturday, June 29, 2002, more than twenty demonstrators expressing opposition to Congresswoman Sanchez's support of stationing INS agents in the Anaheim City Jail converged on a tiny sidewalk cafe in downtown Santa Ana where each person in attendance paid $75 to hear her speak.

Portland Copwatch Urges L.A. To "Say No" To Kroeker (tags)

Portland Copwatch today issued an open letter to the people of Los Angeles, urging them to reject Portland police chief Mark Kroeker's bid for the job of L.A.P.D. chief. The group cites Kroeker's poor record on civil rights, police accountability, and community involvement.

Long Beach PIGS shut down Anarchist Benefit Show @ LB Infoshoppe (tags)

Long Beach Police continue their bullshit ..

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