Deputy's return felt like 'slap in the face' by Shirley Zane and Francisco Vasquez

On Monday night, members of the public packed the meeting of the Community Healing Subcommittee of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force. They were there to express their dismay, sadness, anger and, above all, their fear for their children and for themselves.

These same feelings were expressed at the Board of Supervisors meeting the next day.

Militarized Police and the Threat to Democracy by Dennis Kucinich

Let's insist on the following principles:

  • Well trained, culturally diverse, de-militarized local police forces to protect our neighborhoods.
  • The military to defend our nation.
  • And a rule of law which applies to a man with a badge and a gun, just as it applies to an unarmed teenager.

The requirements of freedom demand no less.

To read more:

Protect and Serve or Occupy and Control?

Fred Ptucha - Vets for Peace Sonoma County - Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin Fifty Years Later

Hear David Swanson's interview with Fred as he remember the cables he read regarding the Gulf of Tonkin "incident."

http://davidswanson.org/node/4490

Gulf of Tonkin "Incident" - 50th Anniversary - Remember It With Those Who Were There

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Returning to the Street to Protest the Return of Gelhaus to the Street!

Saturday, August 16, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sheriff's Dept., Santa Rosa

Outside the Sheriff's Dept.

On message!

Nicole Guerra and Nico

Double Victory! Israeli Ship Blocked for 2 Days!

Double Victory! Israeli Ship Blocked for 2 Days!

The weekend of August 16 and 17 was no more business as usual for the apartheid state of Israel in the Bay Area.

On Saturday, a mass mobilization stopped the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship. The Zim Piraeus was scheduled to dock and unload at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, August 16.

Gelhaus Returns to the Streets - Protest Saturday, Aug. 16

A protest has been called for 1:00 P.M., tomorrow Saturday, Aug. 16th in light of the announcement that Deputy Sheriff Erick Gelhaus, 13-year-old Andy Lopez’ killer, will be returned to patrol duty. The protest will take place in front of the Sheriff’s Dept. at 2796 Ventura Ave. in Santa Rosa.

Palestinians Express Solidarity With the People of Ferguson

We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.

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