Take Action!

Peace be with you

North Coast Stand up October 22, and 23!

Do the cops scare you? Have you ever had contact with the police and were lied to, threatened, abused, or even hurt? It wasn’t always this bad, but it has always been here. Cops are a form of “behavior control.” Police enforce policy, and our policy makers decide which behaviors are acceptable and which are not. Though a egalitarian policy making apparatus might of been an effective display of democracy, our current one of benefiting the rich at whatever cost to the poor is, despite the denials, is a true display of fascism.

The corporation is the richest of the rich, and the powerfullest of the powerful. The police are the private army of the rich. If they don’t like the fact you might not have a green card, they send in ICE with machine guns drawn. If they don’t like the fact you grow herb, they come in with their machine guns drawn. If they think your acting a little too crazy they come in with their machine guns drawn. Way to often those machine guns are blazing. They serve the wealthiest in every situation.

The police are trained, allowed, and protected in their use of violence. Are we really safer because these legal bullies are among us? The odds you’ll die in the hands of the cops in Humboldt are much greater than the odds you’ll die at the hands of a murderer (including cops – being a cop is a safer occupation than being a farmer). That doesn’t mention the “pain compliance” tactics. From swabbing pepper spray in activists eyes, to putting the cuffs on way too tight cops use violence to “get their way.”

Below is a list of people who died while involved with the cops. Most of the deaths were suspicious, none were prosecuted, and all, according to the “official investigations,” were the fault the victim. The only common denominator was all the victims were poor.

November 8, 2004 – David Cleveland
Sept. 15, 2005 – Gabriel Cuevas-Maldonado
November 7, 2005 – Shawn Garfield
February 10, 2006 – Jason Turnage
April 14, 2006 – Cheri Moore
April 30, 2006 – Trevvor Davenport
October 23, 2006 – Chris Burgess
November 4, 2006 – Anthony Evans
December 9, 2006 – Jonni Honda
January 4, 2007 – Zachary Cook
June 3rd, 2007 – Peter Stewart
September 6, 2007 – Hans Peters
October 3, 2007 – Eloy Infante-Toscano
August 9, 2009 – Martin Cotton

Stand up! On October 22, if you are in Arcata meet at the kiosk, at the Co-Op, at 11:30 am, with and for rides. If you are in Eureka head down to the Adorni Amphitheater, about noon. There are two days planned for marches, speak-outs, street theater, bike rides, memorials, music, food and other informative stuff to spread the word, send the message, and make sure those whom the cops have kill are not forgotten.

The action is in solidarity with the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

I will be giving updates. The schedule is around in flier form (I don’t know how to post them). They should be up soon on the Redwood Curtain Copwatch blog. If you, or anyone you care about, have been victimized, criminalized, or brutalized by the police come stand up with us. If you have witnessed anyone abused by the police come stand up with us. We will send a clear message, and get real change when we have a true sense of community.

love eternal


2 Responses to “Take Action!”

  1. anon Says:

    Funny how the cop-haters use subversive tactics learned from cops to hide their actions/identities. We should protest the day of protest. People f-ed with the cops and got whacked. No-brainer: don’t f*** with the cops. All you CopHate loonies want is to force the cops to do something wrong so you can prove your conspiracy claims…
    Funny how most if not all of the people on the list of deaths were wasted on something at the time of their deaths.

  2. theplazoid Says:

    Peace be with you anon

    Your a cop huh? First you call anyone who speaks out against police violence a “cop-hater.” Not only does that let the reader know you support cop violence, but also is an attempt to marginalize those who speak out.

    Second, you claim those who speak out against police violence “use subversive tactics learned from the cops to hide their actions/identities.” I don’t know what you are talking about. The actions are clearly spelled out in the post, and everyone who lives here knows who I am. That is just a red herring trying to distract from the truth of cop violence.

    Third, you say, and I must assume here, “people fucked with the cops an got whacked.” You here try to pretend that the cops job is to whack people who “fucked with” them. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cops should be willing to take way more being “fucked with” than almost anyone short of a politician. Cops should be known for their professionalism, not their short tempers.

    Forth, you say, “don’t fuck with the cops.” You even claim that gem is a “no brainer.” Maybe for those with no brains. Those of us with brains realize that only by resisting unlawful actions of the cops will we ever truely be free. According to your theory we should always obey tyranny. Good thing your grandpa didn’t think like that.

    Fifth, the idea that people who speak out against police violence are trying to “force the cops to do something wrong,” is what is really “loony.” I have trouble articulating just how absurd that statement is.

    Last, the reason I know your a cops is your last sentence. Only the cops ignore the tragedy of the situation, and look for ways to blame the victim. I really believe that if it was a just world we would also be saying “yea and the mandatory drug test of the cops involved, after an officer involved killing, showed the steroidal tweekers were on all sides of this scenario.” People who justify and continue to kill people are psychopaths. It matters not if you are a serial killer, or a killer cop.

    love eternal

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