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Occupy Update! -- 2012-01-25 -- HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Citizens Review Board -- Good turnout! About 50 non-board attendees -- 5 minutes per speaker! (see the full video -- avail. soon)
  • Two citations -- Cliff Cramer and Angel for sidewalk chalk. Expressing freedom of speech in a public place. SDPD is trying to call this a felony due to concerns for the environment, that the chalk is a toxic chemical. Comment
  • Make sure you CLICK THROUGH to get the full version (the entire blast does not fit in an email!)

Read more below...

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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.
    • NEW 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!


Cliff Cramer being cited for evil chalk. Didn't they use chalk in the movie Mary Poppins?


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
    • Read this: Making Police Compliants That Stick

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 If you witnessed Bobby's arrest, please contact attorney Adriane Bracciale at

  • SDSU is forcing a grad-student protester to plead guilty and accept a 2-year suspension or risk permanent expulsion for breaking the student code of conduct to fight tuition increases. This was for activity that lead to an arrest but no charges (sound familiar?).
  • Grad student and postdoc unions are working to fight this, but I figured this was something OSDers would support fighting too.
  • To help, call SDSU President Hirschman at 619-594-5201 and Chancellor Reed at 562-951-4700 and DEMAND AMNESTY FOR ASHLEY WARDLE
  • Protect CA Students' Right to Protest - Sign the letter demanding amnesty for Ashley Wardle
  • Facebook Event Join us Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012, 12:30pm until 2:30pm
  • At Peabody's Coffee Stand @ Education & Business Admin Building (BAM) Map, Aztec Cir Dr San Diego State University


Unless noted, all events are at FreedomPlaza (AKA 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 -- 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.

  • 04 Feb 2012 - NEW (10:30a- 6p or later) Occupy SD County SUMMIT at CentroCulturalDeLaRaza (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, & see: googledoc spreadsheet

  • 23 Feb 2012 - 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.



  • (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.

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 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 FreedomPlaza.
  • (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 FreedomPlaza.
  • (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

  • (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 FreedomPlaza by SanDiegoCityHall.
  • (4p-5:30p) Corporate Personhood Teach-in by Canvass For a Cause with Rachel Scoma and Holly Hellerstedt, at FreedomPlaza.
  • (4:30p) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th meets every day today through Friday at FreedomPlaza.
  • (5:30p) Super Committee planning the Feb 11th SoCal InterOcc event meets at FreedomPlaza.
  • (4p) Finance Committee meets at the Activist Center.
  • (6p) Resources Committee
  • (6p) Wellness Committee
  • (7p PST)'s Weekly General Call
  • (5:30p) Events Committee

31 Jan 2012 - Tue

  • (10a) San Diego City Council Meeting (includes Public Comment) at 202 "C" St (12th floor), San Diego, CA 92101
  • (10a) San Diego City Council Meeting (includes Public Comment) at 202 "C" St (12th floor), San Diego, CA 92101
  • (10a) - City Council Meeting -- ARRIVE EARLY TO GET A SEAT -- Continue to pressure San Diego City Council to put OSD on the Agenda, and specifically to change SDMC 54.0110! ALSO, now we will be bringing up the SnapDragon deal.
    -- SIGN PETITION TO CITY COUNCIL HERE: Occupy San Diego -- We should continue to gather signatures on this petition until they agree!
  • (4:30p) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th meets at FreedomPlaza.
  • (6p) Media Committee meets at Freedom Plaza. ALL OCCUPIERS involved in media are encouraged to attend this and future committee meetings.
  • (2p) Wellness holds “Tranquil Tuesdays" FB Event at FreedomPlaza.
  • (4p) Finance Committee meets at the Activist Center.
  • (5:30p) Demands Committee
  • (5:30p) Events Committee <== click here to see the rest of the report.

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Statement of Political Autonomy

Posted on January 23, 2012 In recognition of the domination of a global corporate oligarchy and that established political parties have contributed to the economic, environmental, social and political catastrophes currently facing the world, Occupy San Diego (OSD) will refrain from endorsing political parties, candidates and affiliated groups of or by established political parties. Elected officials belonging to political parties have appropriated governance to unelected “revolving-door” bureaucrats currently responsible for shaping both American and global policies, resulting in a system of government exclusively catering to the financial and industrial elites.

Since the populace is infinitely more mature than the politicians and talking-heads bickering among themselves about how to govern, we declare independence from the unrepresentative political domain of corporate oligarchy. Established politicians wanting to communicate with Occupy San Diego are encouraged to engage in Occupy San Diego’s participatory democracy process, go beyond formal speech making, and engage the populace horizontally.

Occupy San Diego will neither be nor become a platform for self-serving campaigns for politicians seeking office as OSD is an autonomous movement of the people.

Consensed by the Occupy San Diego General Assembly, January 23, 2012.



2012 Jan 25

Media: Occupy San Diego

  • Defacement of Property discussion It is unlawful to cut, break, deface, or injure any building, monument, rock, fountain, cage, pen, fence, bench, hydrant, swing, or other structure, apparatus or property, or dig caves or other depressions within the cliff areas adjacent to the ocean shoreline without the written permission of the City Manager.
    What one of the occupiers (Angel) was charged with for drawing with chalk on the sidewalk!!! thats exactly how the law 63.0102(5) reads!

Media: Occupy National and Global

  • Chris Hedges Sues Obama Admin Over Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Approved in NDAA Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has filed suit against President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes controversial provisions authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world, without charge or trial.

  • Police repress protest against tuition hikes at UC Riverside On January 19, over 800 students at the University of California, Riverside were met by 200 police as they demonstrated outside a regents meeting. The university officials were discussing plans for another hike in tuition in response to cuts imposed by Democratic Party Governor Jerry Brown.

  • So You Think Occupy Wall Street Has Faded? Think Again These are the chronological events that took place on January 17th, 2012 by the Occupy Movement.Starting at the Capitol building, then proceeding to the Rayburn House Office Building. Marching up Constitution Ave to the Supreme Court Building then back down ending at the White House.

  • Newt’s Faulty Food-Stamp Claim And under Obama, the increase so far has been 14.2 million. To be exact, the program has so far grown by 444,574 fewer recipients during Obama’s time in office than during Bush’s.


This section is being deprecated. See Occupy San Diego Events for full details.


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.

  • Making Police Compliants That Stick -- Important info from Adriane of NLG
  • 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
    • 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 BalboaTheater
  • UPDATED 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.

  • NEW TELL POLICE HOW THEY ARE DOING: Police host monthly meetings in the community to get feedback from community members.

  • 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 -- Tammy.

Lutz suing Civic Center Plaza building owners and operators Project Details
  • 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
    • 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

Legal Resources
  • The National Lawyers Guild resources to protesters who have been arrested NEW 619-500-4486
  • 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:
  • To check if someone is in jail check this website:
    • 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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