UNITED AGAINST POLICE TERROR SD COPWATCH on YOUTUBE

UNITED AGAINST POLICE TERROR SD COPWATCH on YOUTUBE

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ORIGINAL VIDEOS FILMED BY IRATE PRODUCTIONS & KITTAY CAT COPWATCH
IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNITED AGAINST POLICE TERROR SAN DIEGO
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT UAPTSD.ORG

 

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#AF3IRM HOSTING #OCT22ND IN SAN DIEGO

Those killed by every branch of Law Enforcement in SAN DIEGO is up to 600 since 1980.
Please Join United Against Police Terror – San Diego Af3irm San Diego and allies for October 22nd, National Day Against Police Terror.

Catherine Mendonca, chapter coordinator of Af3irm San Diego and co-founder of United Against Police Terror – San Diego featured in The Huffington Post on the work done in the community of San Diego

Link here
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thom-senzee/prolgbt-black-lives-chapt_b_11147042.html

October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system.

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Via PRC San Diego, Council on American–Islamic Relations & Women Occupy San Diego to SDPD Chief Zimmerman

Please find attached your copy of the open letter from the President of the Board of the Peace Resource Center of San Diego WWW.PRCSD.ORG to @Chief Zimmerman concerning this week’s CATO Symposium on Islamic Terrorism in Escondido (Aug 24/25).

The main presenter, Ryan Mauro, has been identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an extremist who advocates the profiling of Muslims simply based on their religious affiliation. We are in support of the recent recommendations by the Council on American–Islamic Relations to Chief Zimmerman and hope your organizations will also comment on this problematic training.

Although CATO (California Association of Tactical Officers) is not under the jurisdiction of the SDPD, police officials can and should direct its officers to the type of police training that promotes community safety.

A search of CATO shows that its members can only be either law enforcement and/or military- that connection shows just how militarized our community police have become. Their home page is a homage to high-end weaponry.

Women Occupy – San Diego brought up this problematic police training at the Community Review Board on Police Practices, please consider attending their meetings,

Sincerely,
Anne Barron
Board Member, Peace Resource Center of San Diego

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3rd killed by #SanDiegoSheriff’s in less then 2 weeks…#SDStolenLives

BREAKING!
The incident happened at Poway Road and Vista View Drive at 5 a.m.
NBCSANDIEGO.COM
AUGUST 15, 2016 

Sergio Weick, 33 Shot and killed by sheriffs deputies in Vista. California ( North of San Diego) August 15, 2016 He was apparently not armed.

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Man who was shot by San Diego Sheriff’s in Vista last week has died. He has been id’d as 33 year old Sergio Meick. Police claim he was armed with knives and shotgun shells. ‪#‎JusticeForSergioMeick‬ ‪#‎SDStolenLives‬

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Join the efforts of United Against Police Terror – San Diego Af3irm San Diego Overpass Light Brigade – San Diego Artful Activist San Diego andLa Flor De La Resistencia as we mobilize for the 21th Annual October 22; National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

Those killed by every branch of Law Enforcement in SAN DIEGO is up to 600,

October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system.

5pm Set up and poster making
5:30pm, KYR’s and information distribution
6pm Opening Blessing (Grupo Danza Azteca Quetzalhuitzilin) , Rally at City Heights Performance Annex, Speakers and Performance Artists
Candlelight March then have an OLB Action on the I-15 Overpass

How does Uaptsd.org count law enforcement perpetrated fatalities?
So far, we count with traditional reporting on witness statements, by monitoring regional news outlets, research groups, police scanner info and open -source reporting projects – crediting appropriately though our creative commons mission.

What is included in Uaptsd #StolenLives database?
Any deaths arising directly from encounters with law enforcement – by both on and off duty as well as retired officers. This will inevitably include, but not be limited to, people who were shot, tasered and struck by LEO (government and state) officers vehicles, a high speed chase initiated by an officer which led to the death of person suspected of a crime and any bystanders, family members and domestic partners of law enforcement as well those who died in custody, including jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers. We also report on MTS and other private security companies which equipp guards with police grade weapons who have used brutal force which was responsible for their death.

*******WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK!*******

***UPDATE, this event will be recorded, filmed by many and have media outlet’s there. FOR THE PROTECTION of individuals, people are welcome to wearing bandanas or something to conceal their face if they choose. IT is PERFECTLY LEGAL IN CA to conceal your face (be it mask, bandana, etc) of course any suspicious behavior from individuals we don’t know who are wearing masks- will also be recorded… Thank you.

United Against Police Terror – San Diego is disability affirmative, for any accommodation requests, please let us know as soon as possible.

Endorsing Organizations*
Artful Activist San Diego
Overpass Light Brigade – San Diego
La Flor De La Resistencia
IM MY OWN Blessing
FUERZA AMIGOS DE AZTLAN.
South San Diego Inmate PP
The Movement Productions San Diego
Coalition Against Police Violence – CAPV
Endorsing Artists
Guerilla CON (Captivitized Opressed Neglected)

***If your organization would like to endorse this event, and help out please let us know***

More info to be announced. Check back for updates.
Contact:
United Against Police Terror – San Diego
uaptsd@gmail.com
Twitter: UAPTSD
San Diego Killer Cops
https://uaptsd.org/copwatch/san-diego-killer-cops/
Victims Murdered by San Diego Law Enforcement
https://uaptsd.org/victims/victims-murdered-by-sd-law-enforcement/

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Police run feel-good PR campaign while criminalizing Black August

Moorbey'z Blog

by Davey D

George Jackson Black August posterLast week I was alerted to an inflammatory story from Bay Area ABC news reporter Dan Noyes that basically sought to disparage the Black August commemorations. The story noted that “police sources” had leaked an FBI bulletin to him stating that prison guards and police were going to be attacked by members of the Black Guerilla Family in commemoration of Black August. Many found the allegations to be outlandish.

For those who are unaware, Black August is a month that is held to high esteem by many in the Black community who celebrate the resistance movements that have long been a part of our history for the past 300 years. It also seeks to bring attention to political prisoners here in the U.S. and calls for them to be set free.

This Black August, as in the past, the organizing committees have called for folks to fast…

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Dear White People…

Letters From My Father; Lessons From My Mother

I get it. It’s hard for you to understand where they’re coming from. You think they’re overreacting. You’re tired of them assuming everything is about race. You see authority as mostly good, rules as mostly good, the status quo as mostly good… because for you, they’ve been mostly good. Your life experience validates your beliefs (or vice versa). Perception is reality. Our experience shapes our world view. So I get it. You don’t understand why they’re still so angry. You don’t understand it because you haven’t lived it. And if you haven’t lived it, you assume other people haven’t either. But your assumption is wrong.

You assume that it’s just as easy for someone with an “ethnic” sounding name to be called in for a job interview. It doesn’t seem fair to admit that there could be deep-seated bias in people who don’t even recognize it within themselves…

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Community, Mass Incarceration, Gentrification and Other Issues…

Reporting San Diego

August 3, 2016 (San Diego) Reporting San Diego sat down with Mark Bartlett and Nadia Susana Contreras to speak of issues close to their hearts. To be frank, issues that affect their community in deep ways. We talked about the community park they are creating. We talked about mass incarceration, and gentrification. We talked about how all this affects the community and also children.

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The conversation has been spit into two pieces of video. The first video mostly speaks of community and the community park. The second about mass incarceration and the private prison industry. The effects are deep and span generations. We just did a very light edit on the video, taking the first few seconds out of each, that got both conversations going.

As background, both have been engaged in an ongoing hunger strike to bring positive changes to the half way…

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Fugitive Flesh: Gender Self-Determination, Queer Abolition, and Trans Resistance, by Eric A. Stanley

Institute for Anarchist Studies

We always felt that the police were the real enemy. —Sylvia Rivera

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Bright lights shattered the dark anonymity of the dance floor. The flicker warned of the danger of the coming raid. Well experienced, people stopped dancing, changed clothing, removed or applied makeup, and got ready. The police entered, began examining everyone’s IDs, and lined up the trans/gender-non-conforming folks to be “checked” by an officer in the restroom to ensure that they were wearing the legally mandated three pieces of “gender appropriate clothing.” Simultaneously the cops started roughing up people, dragging them out front to the awaiting paddy wag- on. In other words, it was a regular June night out on the town for trans and queer folks in 1969 New York City.

As the legend goes, that night the cops did not receive their payoff or they wanted to remind the patrons of their precarious existence. In the shadows…

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Transgender, Prison and the Patriarchy

Being Feminist

This article was written by Jessica Fisher

The headline read rather plainly, “Transgender Woman Arrested for Exposing Breasts, Jailed With Men”

The chief deputy tells the local new station, “First off, Ashley is still a man.”

The chief deputy says, don’t worry, “We do have a policy in place. Typically we put them in isolation.”

“Them” who, deputy? The freaks? The faggots? The queers? “Them” who, deputy?

The real fun part is realizing this woman was arrested for indecent exposure of her breasts and yet they still forced her into a male cell.

This isn’t simply your run of the mill bigotry. This is hypocrisy. Maybe we ignore that it’s okay for a man to show his nipples in public while breasts remain illegal, maybe we accept that she was breaking the law, and maybe we buy into the idea that ignorance of the law is no excuse, but even coming

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UAPTSD.ORG featured in Huffington Post; #Lamontez Jones #AnthonyAshford #RayshaunCole #ThongsouneVilaysane #JoseArmandoGarcia #SDStolenLives

The Huffington Post

Queer-Inclusive Black Lives Chapter Debuts After ‘Antigay’ Group Shutters

Mendonca, who identifies as a queer woman of color, is also founder of United Against Police Terror San Diego (UAPTSD). She says she came to anti-brutality activism after having been the victim of a sexual assault at the hands of a police officer in Los Angeles.

“That experience changed my life forever,” she tells LGBT Weekly. “The way to end victimization by the state and by police is to take action and to give voice to victims.”

According to UAPTSD, there have been 593 deaths caused by police in San Diego County in the past three-and-a-half decades. Mendonca and many in the Black Lives Matter movement are dubious about police descriptions of the circumstances surrounding officer-involved shootings and other types of suspect-deaths.

Case in point, the July 8 shooting of Jose Armando Garcia (47) of Fallbrook. Mendonca points to the fact that the sheriff’s report acknowledges that Garcia was likely suicidal. Activists like Mendonca protest against what they see as a de facto position among law enforcement officials that gunning down mental health patients is a legitimate way to deal with suicidal behavior.

“How is filling someone with bullets acceptable as a way of dealing with a mental health issue?” Mendonca asks.

She, like many in the local civil liberties community, was particularly troubled by the fact that District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis vowed to keep secret police body camera footage of the police shooting-death — as many as 40 shots may have been fired — of Thongsoune Vilaysane in May of this year.

“In fall of last year, three black men were murdered [by law enforcement officers] in San Diego in one month,” says Mendonca, referring to the October, 2015 killings of Lamontez Jones (39), Anthony Ashford (29) and Rayshaun Cole (30). To be clear, none of those deaths have officially been deemed murders.

Mendonca was not at the All Star Game protest, but organized another demonstration the following Friday under the auspices of a project called Overpass Light Brigade. As the name implies, OLB uses southern California’s ubiquitous and high-traffic freeways — or, more accurately overpasses above them — as communication platforms aimed squarely at the region’s commuters and at ending what activists call police brutality.

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