|For Immediate Release
and the families of
San Diego, October 22, 2015 — Join the efforts of United Against Police Terror – San Diego and Af3irm San Diego as we mobilize for the 20th Annual October 22; National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
As of this week, 4 individuals killed by Law enforcement officers, among them, Lamontez Jones, Rayshaun Cole, & John Doe (in CALEXICO, Calif) shot and killed Wednesday morning by customs officers at the Calexico West Port of Entry.
Time and location is as follows
Gathering at 5:00pm
3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92105
Rally Beginning at 6pm
Followed by a candlelight march and vigil
after the rally, an Overpass Light Brigade Message of
“Stop Police Terror” over highway 15 in University Avenue.
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.
Uaptsd.org’s mission is to denounce the harassment, violence, intimidation, arrests and abuse of power by police.
#SDStolenLives Killed by every branch of law enforcement in San Diego County
STATS AS OF OCT 15, 2015
#SDStolenLives in San Diego County (per UAPTSD); 293
Lives Brutalized in San Diego County (per UAPTSD); 157
Reported by KPBS http://www.kpbs.org/…/san-diego-officer-involved-shooting-…/
San Diego County “Officer Involved Shootings” from 1993 to 2012; 367 victims,195 died from their injuries.
According to the report, 123 had a documented mental health illness, were “exhibiting unstable behavior” or both.
“One-third had both mental health issues and under the influence of one or more drugs,” the study said.
The most common substance was meth, followed by alcohol and then marijuana.
The report identified at least 67 incidents, or 19 percent, as “suicide-by-cop”, “meaning it appeared the subject wanted police to shoot him or her.”
In 80 percent of the shootings, officers did not try to use lesser methods of force, such as a Taser or police dog, and 45 percent occurred less than one minute after the officer arrived at the scene.
****The San Diego Police Department had the MOST “officer-involved shootings” with 194 incidents****