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- Arrests Update!
- Of the 51 arrested on Oct 21 only 3 were charged.
- Next court date is around January 15th
- Looking for more details
- Occupiers are sleeping again at Freedom Square.
- Press Conference on Dec. 7 including Martin Eder from Activist SD, Sandy N, from the Labor Council, Julie, who is on day 4 of her Hunger Strike, and Jim Miller, AFT Vice-President, author & SDCC Prof, on the failure of elected city leaders to support Occupy San Diego exercising our first amendment rights in Civic Center.
- Afterwards, John Kenney, who is on Day 32 (as of Dec 9th) of his hunger strike protesting this lack of response from our elected leaders, and others risked arrest by simply laying down their sleeping bags -- and lying down themselves -- in front of the doors of City Council.
- They were not arrested. They plan to be there again the night of Dec. 8th and are looking for others to join them
- Get the word out
- We have several events that we need you to attend as well as help in promoting, including Occu-pajama party the night/morning of the 10/11, the West Coast Port Shutdown on December 12, and the Occupy SD benefit concert at The Ruby Room on December 14.
- Tell your friends either in person, through tweeting a link on Twitter (remember to include #osd, #occupysandiego, and/or #occupysd), confirm you are attending on a Facebook event, reblog on Tumblr, or just print out some flyers and pass them out to your friends, loved-ones, acquaintances, as well as those who will soon fall into one of those categories once you give them a flyer.
- See Occupy San Diego Events as well as http://sdoccupypress.org/2011/12/07/occupy-the-weekend-occupy-san-diego-declares-a-4-day-weekend/ for details of this weekend's events.
Despite what you might hear on the corporate-owned news:
- The occupation continues, around the clock.
- PLEASE COME DOWN when you can and help with numbers. This is your true vote. Stay at home = vote against 99%.
- Tents and almost everything is now being restricted by the police.
- Food is needed -- we no longer have a food table, so you'll have to play it by ear.
- We will not be denied our constitutional right to assemble and speak!
- Many Teach-ins on Sunday!
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* (Temporary Restraining Order
Federal court hearing of the TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) regarding Municipal Code 54.0110. Judge Hayes heard the oral arguments at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Nov 22.
- Decision was reached on Dec 1. Judge DENIED TRO
- Court Documents -- Full Ruling
- Attorney Bryan Pease could not attend in person because he just completed Lasik eye surgery. He attended by telephone but did not participate in the hearing.
- Attorney Todd Cardiff presented the arguments in favor of the restraining order.
- The primary argument is that the law is vague and overly broad, and therefore subject to abuse. It outlaws anything on public property, even a coffee cup, and even if it is for free speech.
- We are talking about the civic center plaza here, which is specifically set aside for free speech.
- Quoted ACLU vs. City of Las Vegas
- Asst City Attorney Kristin Black presented the defense for the City.
- Said TRO is not required, because there is no imminent harm. She said the protests have been continuing with out disruption since Oct 7 and there is no infringement of freedom of speech. If this was a big concern, then this case should have been brought sooner.
- She said that the law was only used when the plaza was cleared, because they did not want the protestors setting up their tents and gear while the square was being cleared. Of course we know this statement was far from being accurate.
- She said they have not "precluded anyone from putting anything down." Maybe, but I know once it is put down, the police will threaten arrest if you don't pick it up.
- Judge said he would consider all the arguments and release a written decision. Normally, these don't take very long.
- If this Temporary Restraining Order is approved, we will return!
- Attorney Todd Cardiff said he will be preparing an additional declaration regarding the impossibility of siting a voter registration table in the public portion of the plaza.
- We STILL need video documentation of police hassling people about setting stuff down. If you have such a video, please contact us at email@example.com so I can get it to the right people.
- Lutz suing Civic Center Plaza building owners and operators
- Lutz arrested while engaging in the peaceful political activity of voter registration at Civic Center Plaza.
- Owner/Operators of Civic Center Office Building include Goldman Sachs, hedge funds and Wall St. Banks -- a who's who of the criminal banking industry 0.1%
- RayLutz has filed a lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Civic Center Plaza building, that invoked the citizens arrest.
- Press conference held Nov 30 at 5pm to announce the lawsuit.
- Attorney Michael Aguirre will handle the case on contingency basis, but we still will need to fund-raise for court costs and fees, for war chest and defense fund.
- Fundraising will be set up shortly separate from OSD funds.
- I daresay they will be very sorry they stepped over this line.
- Read the text of the complaint by Lutz against CBRE
- The ACLU is considering taking up a case to test Pruneyard for the case like what we have in San Diego: The public square where part of it is owned by a private party, and the fact that voters who were registering were not allowed to complete their registrations.
- To check if someone is in jail check this website: http://apps.sdsheriff.net/wij/wij.aspx
- It usually takes about 6 hours for someone who has been arrested to pop up here. This site will tell you their charges, bail, etc. Jail's number is (619) 615-2700. The jail won't tell you much if anything that is not on the website. Please check this website before saying someone is in or out of jail to avoid confusion. Not being a jerk, just trying to help because this is a very simple solution.
San Diego Sheriff Who's In Jail
* Legal Resources
- 1st Circuit Rules Public Has Right to Videotape Police
- What to say to cops if you're busted. *What you say and do can hurt you in court This is what I advise my clients to say when confronted by a law enforcement officer:
"Officer, please understand I refuse to talk with you until I consult with my attorney. I also refuse to consent to any search of these premises or any other premises under my control, or in which I have a possessory, proprietary, or privacy interest, including my car, my body, or effects. I hereby demand to immediately be allowed the reasonable opportunity to obtain the advice of my attorney by telephone. from: http://layon.net/busted.php
Things YOU can do right now to help.
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This is from http://occupyfast.wordpress.com/
, where Julie is blogging about her hunger strike to convince Chief Landsdowne to apologize for the gross police misconduct, police brutality and police harassment Occupy San Diego has faced.
Due to a rather time-sensitive situation, in lieu of a video tonight I am going to post a short story and a photo.
John Kenney, an active member of the Occupy San Diego community has been on hunger strike for 31 days. He is now sick and in a wheelchair. His goal is to get the attention of the City Council members and begin a dialogue regarding the rights of San Diego occupiers to peacefully assemble at the Civic Center. You can read an article about it here: http://sdoccupypress.org/2011/11/23/john-kenney-continues-hunger-strike-despite-inaction-by-city-council/
Last night I witnessed John give a press conference from his wheelchair, roll over to the front of the San Diego Administration Building, and lay down cloaked by the American flag. Laying down with the intention of sleeping is grounds for immediate arrest at Occupy San Diego. Although homeless people line the streets downtown, in Civic Center Plaza different rules apply. Easily dozens of people have been arrested for illegal lodging who were not even sleeping. So last night, John laid down with his blanket and flag, fully ready to go to jail, where he said he would continue his hunger strike. The police did not arrest him. If John was another occupier, he probably would have went to jail last night. For whatever reason, instead of jailing him the cops let John sleep on the cold stone ground outside of the City Administration Building all night. Many people believe the livestream and cameras recording John kept him from being arrested last night.
The city council is not bothered by John’s hunger strike, despite his determination, and the reasonable nature of his request. All he wants is for Occupy San Diego’s resolution to make the City Council agenda. He has spent weeks gathering hundred of signatures, and yet they still refuse to open dialogue with him or even acknowledge him.
John and I have very different reasons for what we are doing, however the root of our reason in Occupy San Diego. In support of him, I tell his story to you.
2011 Dec 10
- The Winter of Our Occupation And now it is winter. Wall Street rejoices, hoping that the change of seasons will mean a change in our spirit, our commitment to stop them.
- Pentagon provides military grade weapons to local police Local law enforcement has been getting assistance from the Pentagon. The recent militarization of the police at the Occupy protests has proved this true. The Pentagon program is getting military-grade weapons in the hands of local law enforcement in the US to use on American citizens.
- Organizing for the port shutdown Lee Sustar challenges the assertion that the Occupy movement is trying to impose a shutdown of West Coast docks without support from port workers. SSA Marine, the port terminal operator owned by Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs
- Ways to support real job creators A series of Kauffman Foundation studies find that nearly all job growth in the United States comes from entrepreneurial startups, which by their nature are products of Main Street.
- Ten Steps To Close Down an Open Society It is very difficult and arduous to create and sustain a democracy - but history shows that closing one down is much simpler. You simply have to be willing to take the 10 steps.
- Thousands Rally to Defend Occupy Movement They came by bus from New York and DC. They carpooled from Providence and flew in from Chicago. They drove from Worcester, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Last night, demonstrating how clearly Occupy Boston’s message has been heard and understood, two thousand people traveled from near and far to defend Dewey Square
See All Occupy San Diego Announcements
to read all previous announcements about
- Where we meet, how to recover confiscated property from the San Diego Police Department, information for people were arrested, etc.
Unless noted, all events are at "Freedom Square" (the San Diego CivicCenterPlaza
, 1200 3rd Ave. San Diego, Intersection of 3rd Ave. and B St.)
Unless otherwise noted, we meet daily as follows:
- 4 pm -- Finance Committee Meeting, Downtown Johnny Brown's, Mon. thru Friday
- Each committee should send a representative to this meeting! Budget is currently being defined.
- 5:30 pm -- Committee meetings -- many meet at the "big circle" (the part of the plaza where there's map of San Diego in a big circle) with very few exceptions.
- 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)
- * From December 17, Saturday GA will be at 2pm.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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- Occupy Together
- Interoccupy Group Consensus Proposal -- proposes a mechanism for accepting proposals for processing so as to reach global consensus.
- National Occupy Conference Calls: There are weekly conference calls between Occupy sites. We need reps from appropriate committees to join in the conference call. Unfortunately, it is Monday at 7pm, our GA time.
Occupy San Diego & Imperial County (Visit each site and "Like" it)
- Occupy Encinitas
- Occupy Oceanside
- Occupy Escondido
- Organizing & they are talking about occupying soon. They meet twice a week for now, but the days and times change.
- They want more input on the next meeting on their FB page
- Occupy Mira Mesa
- Occupy Mission Bay
- Occupy Imperial County
- Women Occupy San Diego
- Occupy Chula Vista
- Occupy San Diego SDSU
- Occupy Mesa College
- People's Assembly at UCSD (in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.)
- Occupy Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM)
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