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Occupy Update! -- 2012-01-24 -- HIGHLIGHTS:
- 24 Jan 2012 - (6:30p - 8p) -- Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices at Valencia Park / Malcom X Library at 5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114-2209 (Just east of Euclid on Market St.) OSD must be at this meeting in force to object to police practices at Freedom Plaza. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE (Transpo from Freedom Plaza will be available at 5:45p -- Please swing by if you are driving and pick up OSDers for this event!)
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- Please help with monetary donations. Need a tax deduction for the tax year? Most donations are tax deductible!
- Donate To Occupy San Diego: Official donations to the general fund (tax deductible). We now have a robust finance committee that tracks every dollar. Your contribution are very well spent.
- Help OSD occupiers attend "Million tents march" in D.C. -- Still needs more funds to help with bus tickets for San Diego delegation going to D.C. See more info here
- Donate To Citizens Oversight (tax deductible) for the legal defense fund and war chest, including RayLutz's fight against CBRE after his arrest registering voters at Freedom Plaza.
- Donate for Bail -- We need donations to help cover bail for OSD participants who have been arrested.
- Anytime someone buys a ticket to "A Hammer, A Bell, And A Song to Sing", at the San Diego Repertory Theater, $10 is donated to OSD. Use promo code VSHL. Or, call the box office and buy tickets and mention Occupy San Diego. The play runs through Sunday, January 29th. Click Here!
Michael Basillas is planning to stay in NYC to pursue his career in fashion design. He has been a strong player for OSD and we will miss him. Make a Comment
Have you been mistreated by the Police? Have your First Amendment rights been violated? Have you been arrested for nothing, only to have the charges "unfiled" but held over your head for up to a year?
- Make a Complaint: How to Make a Police Complaint
- Use this form: Complaint Form
- Forms also available in the lobby of City Hall.
- ALSO: By telephone or in writing to
- SDPD Internal Affairs Unit, 1401 Broadway, MS 709, San Diego CA 92101, (619) 531-2801
- Complaints made to the Citizens Review Board do not necessarily make it into the officers' personnel files
- Update from William Cassidy -- Some OSDers in NYC,1 traveling alone back to DC, 7 Remain in DC, 1 returning.
Unless noted, all events are at Freedom Plaza
(AKA Civic Center Plaza
, 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 -- Each will schedule the days of their meetings.
- 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)
. But mark your calendars now for these!
- 24 Jan 2012 - Important Citizens' Review Board of Police Practices at Pt. Loma Library. Very important meeting for us. Lots of time for public comment and to submit our complaints for them to process.
- 26 Jan 2012 - (7p) Voices of a Peoples History event at San Diego City College - Saville Theater. This is the 100th anniversary of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, when city council prohibited soapbox oration centered at Fifth and E streets in the Stingaree District (Gaslamp). Prosecutors charged those arrested on felony charges of conspiracy, and police brutality was common. The Free Speech League sought to bring the cases up to jury trials to clog the system. There were an estimated 5,000 involved in one protest, with 41 arrested. The views of the Free Speech movement were similar to Occupy, on the wealth divide, worker’s rights and later on, First Amendment rights. The circumstances of the movement are echoed today. Vigilantes would take Wobblies trying to go south to San Diego off the trains.
- 27 Jan 2012 - (12pm) Rally: Justice For Raul! Stop the Budget Cuts! The Occupy Labor Solidarity Committee is having a Rally for our friend Raul Carranza. At 1350 Front St., Downtown State House Facebook Event
- Feb 4 -- (10:30a- 6p or later) Occupy SD County SUMMIT at Centro Cultural De La Raza (Next to World Beat, Balboa Park); Teach-ins, Work-Shops, GA, meetings, Music & Food, etc. - Others TBD(?), perhaps evening activities as well. For more info, to volunteer, donate or request for a teach-in, work-shop, speaker, etc. please contact OccupySDCounty@gmail.com, & see: googledoc spreadsheet
- Feb 11 - (all day) at various places throughout San Diego. Occupy SoCal Conference and Direct Action Day. Various direct actions, Teach-ins, Work-Shops, GA, meetings, etc.(?) - Others TBD. This event is in the planning stages, check f11 InterOccupy Planning Committee
- May 1 -- General Strike. INFO FROM OCCUPY SO CAL. NO APPROVAL OF OSD GA.
NEXT 7 DAYS
- (This list is automatically generated from the topic Occupy.Occupy San Diego Events).Sroll down the topic almost to the bottom or look at the calendar for more events, not within the next 7 days.
24 Jan 2012 - Tue
- (6:30p - 8p) -- Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices at Valencia Park / Malcom X Library at 5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114-2209 (Just east of Euclid on Market St.) OSD must be at this meeting in force to object to police practices at Freedom Plaza. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
- (5p) Occupy Chula Vista General Assembly at Panera Bread in Chula Vista Mall
- (2p) Wellness holds “Tranquil Tuesdays" FB Event at Freedom Plaza.
- (5:30p) Demands Committee
25 Jan 2012 - Wed
- (5p-7p) – OccupYrCorner at 5th and University in Hillcrest. Bring signs, banners or flags. Event info at Occupy yr Corner HillCrest
- (5:30p) Wellness Committee
- (6p) Resources Committee
26 Jan 2012 - Thu
- (7p) - Voices of a Peoples History event at SanDiegoCityCollege - Saville Theater. This is the 100th anniversary of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, when city coucil prohibited soapbox oration centered at Fifth and E streets in the Stingaree Distrcit (Gaslamp). Prosecutors charged those arrested on felony charges of conspiracy, and police brutality was common. The Free Speech League sought to bring the cases up to jury trials to clog the system. There were an estimate of 5,000 involved in one protest, with 41 arrested. The views of the Free Speech movement were similar to Occupy, both on the wealth divide, and later on, First Amendment rights. The circumstances of the movement are echoed today. Vigilantes would take Wobblies trying to go south to San Diego off the trains.
27 Jan 2012 - Fri
- (12p-2p) - Direct action for Raul Carranza at the State Buikding at 1350 Front St. at Ash. Raul, who has muscular dystrophy, requires 24/7 nursing care, but was denied assistance by the state’s program director even though a judge ruled he was eligible. He was given no reason by the director and has been denied an appeal of the director’s ruling. For Raul’s story look at http://raulcarranza.org/ or for event info: FB Event.
- (5p) Feminist Friday teach-in at Freedom Plaza.
- (5:30p) Wellness Committee
- (6p) Resources Committee
28 Jan 2012 - Sat
- (4p) Party at Amy and Pete's - Protest Party for the NDAA - 20391 Rancho Villa Rd. Ramona, CA 92065 760 519-1243 -- "Party for friends/patriots of the Tea Party and Occupy San Diego to -- Get acquainted -- Join in solidarity against NDAA bill signed by Rep. Hunter, Issa, Bilbray, Feinstein, and Boxer. (Pete and Amy donated $2,000 to the OSD Amarillo 13)
- (5:30p) Next organizing meeting to protest at the Democratic Party state convention on Feb 11 regarding support of NDAA. At 8161 Lincoln St., Lemon Grove 91945 (Frank and Patty's place). Bring pot luck snacks (not full dinner). (NOT OSD GA ENDORSED)
- (11:30A) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th and SoCal Inter-Occ on Feb 11th meets at Freedom Plaza.
- (12:30p) Occupy San Diego Labor Solidarity Committee - FB Page Meets for planning for the May 1st general strike (which is at this time not an OSD-GA approved event) at Freedom Plaza.
- (after GA) Media working group meets at Freedom Plaza.
- (12p-2p) OccupYRCorner in Clairemont - Stand w/Signs and handout info at Balboa & Genessee FB Event
- (10a-12p) Sick Call by Wellness Group at Freedom Plaza followed by Committee Meeting
- (2p) GA Meeting at Freedom Plaza.
- (after GA) Media working group
- (1p-4p) Occupy Encinitas - 1 PM rally at the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Coast Highway 101 followed by general assembly at 2:30 PM at Cottonwood Creek Park, corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. (GA meets at Leucadia Pizzeria if raining) More info: Facebook or Website
- (5:30p) Events Committee
29 Jan 2012 - Sun
- (12p) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th and SoCal Inter-Occ on Feb 11th meets at Freedom Plaza.
- (4:30p) Media Committee meets at Freedom Plaza.
- (6:15p) The Occupella Chorus of Women Occupy San Diego will perform reworded folk and protest songs prior to the 7 PM performance of "A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing" at the Lyceum Theatre.
- (5:30p) Events Committee
30 Jan 2012 - Mon
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- (10a) Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPS) sponsors important legal action -- legal demands delivered to Mayor Sanders, City Council, City Attorney, and County DA. Need activists to help support this effort. Starts in Freedom Plaza by San Diego City Hall.
- (4p-5:30p) Corporate Personhood Teach-in by Canvass For a Cause with Rachel Scoma and Holly Hellerstedt, at Freedom Plaza.
- (4:30p) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th meets every day today through Friday at Freedom Plaza.
- (5:30p) Super Committee planning the Feb 11th SoCal InterOcc event meets at Freedom Plaza.
- (4p) Finance Committee meets at the Activist Center.
- (6p) Resources Committee
- (6p) Wellness Committee
- (7p PST) InterOccupy.org's Weekly General Call
- (5:30p) Events Committee
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"I think when we talk about how Occupy doesn't have demands, I think that that is adopting the language of the oppressor class. I think when you stand on the side of Occupy, they are very clear about what their demands are. Revolutions always begin by making impossible demands, that if the ruling elite met them, would mean the end of that old configuration of power. And that's precisely where we are." Chris Hedges
"There are tens and tens of millions of Americans who have had the boot of this system on their neck for just too long. And it was amazing actually how long they were willing to allow that boot to be on their necks....I've gotta believe that the heads of Goldman Sachs and City Bank and all the others the last few months thought, 'holy shit! we should've backed off months ago!'... Because the American public has had it. And they will not go back now. I think this Occupy movement - it's the best thing I've seen in my lifetime."
-- Michael Moore
Making Police Complaints that Stick
The only way to make sure that your complaint against a police officer gets into their personnel file is to make the complaint directly to Internal Affairs:
By telephone or in writing to
* SDPD Internal Affairs Unit:
* 1401 Broadway, MS 709, San Diego CA 92101
* (619) 531-2801
Complaints made to the Citizens Review Board do not make it into the officers' personnel files unless they are marked as "substantiated" after an investigation. This means that if you have no witnesses or other evidence to support your allegations against a police officer, the complaint will very likely have no effect on that officer. Even if they do make it into the officer's personnel file, it can take a lot longer to get there than a complaint made directly to Internal Affairs.
Citizen complaints against officers in their personnel files can aid in the defense of people who arrested by those officers in the future. Defense attorneys file what is called a Pitchess motion when they allege that an arresting officer has acted illegally in a way that is relevant to their client's defense. If they win the motion, and there are complaints in that officer's personnel file for the same unlawful behavior, they may call the people who made the complaints to testify against that officer(s).
If you were a victim of, or witnessed, unlawful police behavior such as, but not limited to: brutality, excessive force, unlawful detentions or arrests, prolonged detention (being held for too long under the circumstances), racism, theft, coerced confessions, violations of police protocols, or unlawful searches, please call or write Internal Affairs. If you call, be prepared for the officer on the other end to be dismissive, but if you are firm about them taking their complaint, they have to put it in the officer's personnel file and there is an automatic investigation. The Internal Affairs rep will also ask for witness contact information. After you make the complaint, there is a possibility that you will have the opportunity to testify against that officer(s) for the next five years, or possibly longer.
If you need help with filing a complaint, or have questions about whether an officer's behavior was unlawful, please contact Adriane Bracciale at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Call for Witnesses:
Two occupiers are facing trial for criminal charges stemming from arrests at the Port Shut-down on December 12. Attorneys for Curtis Williams (aka Hex) and Bobby Uribe are looking for defense witnesses to dispute officer testimony and any photo or video footage of the arrests. If you witnessed Curtis's arrest, please contact attorney Laura Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you witnessed Bobby's arrest, please contact attorney Adriane Bracciale at email@example.com.
Court Support for Occupy Trials
Bobby Uribe is scheduled to stand trial on February 23 and would like support from fellow occupiers. The downtown criminal courthouse is located at 220 W. Broadway on the corner of Front and Broadway. Trial call is 9 am in Dept. 2, where the case will be sent out to a trial department. If you're there at 9, you can follow Bobby and his lawyer to the trial department after they are sent out; if you get there after 9, you can ask the bailiff where the Uribe case was sent. The trial is expected to last 3-4 days, depending on the length of witness testimony on both sides. The list will be notified if the trial date changes.
2012 Jan 24
- Republican National Committee Files Brief Seeking To Allow Corporate Funding Of Campaigns One of the few remaining limits on corporations’ power to buy and sell American elections is that corporations are not allowed to give money directly to federal candidates. Citizens United frees them to spend billions of dollars running ads or otherwise trying to change the result of an election to suit their interests, but corporations cutting checks directly to candidates or to political committees such as the Republican National Committee is one of the few things the Supreme Court’s conservatives have not yet imposed upon the country.
- National Lawyers Guild Files FOIA Requests Seeking Evidence of Federal Role in Occupy Crackdown With Congress no longer performing its sworn role of defending the US Constitution, the National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee and the Partnership for Civil Justice today filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) asking the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the CIA and the National Parks Service to release "all their information on the planning of the coordinated law enforcement crackdown on Occupy protest encampments in multiple cities over the course of recent days and weeks."
- SFPD Pepper Spray Seminarian Filming Documentary at Occupy Wall Street West While filming the Occupy Wall Street peaceful protest for a documentary I am working on, I was pepper sprayed by SFPD without warning. I was immediately blinded, and because it was raining, the pepper spray kept running into my eyes from my hair keeping me blinded for nearly an hour. Protesters guided me to safety multiple times as the police apparently were surging at the crowd. They also secured my gear and secured it in my backpack. Street medics treated me and hustled me several blocks away to safety. Eventually I was able to open my eyes again and interviewed myself
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- Where we meet, how to recover confiscated property from the San Diego Police Department, information for people were arrested, etc.
- Anyone with information about arrests... Please, we need to continue to compile a complete list.
- IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, DETAINED, OR CITED... Please complete the form here: Occupy Legal Info Request and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you can help compile the database from incoming emails, please let me know. It just takes a person who can carefully enter the data in to a web-based form.
- Arrests At Balboa Theater 2012 Jan 11 -- This topic created to track arrests and progress fighting felony arrests at Balboa Theater
- Two items relevant to OSD mission were placed on the agenda of the City of San Diego Rules Committee. This committee is yet another example of a "do-nothing" committee because they hardly even treated the proposals as serious.
- TELL POLICE HOW THEY ARE DOING: Police host monthly meetings in the community to get feedback from community members.
Lutz suing Civic Center Plaza building owners and operators Project Details
- Legal is asking: If you were at the South gate on the day of The Port Shut Down 12/12 and witnessed any of the arrests and are willing to testify...please contact HiAndrea on FB or email@example.com -- Tammy.
- More on this project... Including collected media, documents, photos, videos, etc.
- This is a VERY IMPORTANT project because we will directly engage wall street firms who own and operate the Civic Center Plaza office building.
- New Legal Web being designed on copswiki.org
- New web (area of the site) will allow us to catalog all arrests, detentions, court actions, police ids, complaints, etc.
- Once this is set up, will need the best lists we have and people who can help enter data.
- It isn't much yet, but here it is: Legal Web
- The National Lawyers Guild resources to protesters who have been arrested 619-500-4486 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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.
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compiled for the use of supporters and occupiers
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- Jason Packman (Education Events)
- Chris West (Events)
- Benjamin Cossel (Photographs)
- Occupy San Diego project page in "Common" web: Occupy San Diego
- New Occupy Project (new web): Occupy Web -- we will be migrating to this new web.