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Occupy Update! -- 2012-01-29 -- HIGHLIGHTS:

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

Read more below...

  • Donate To Occupy San Diego: Official donations to the general fund (tax deductible). We now have a robust finance committee that tracks every dollar. Do not use other scammer sites!
  • Donate To Citizens Oversight (tax deductible) for the legal defense fund and war chest, including Civil Rights Lawsuits after his arrests at Freedom Plaza.
  • 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!


NEWS

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Oakland Marches 2012-01-28

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Oakland Police Line 2012-01-28

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Oakland occupy protestors advance 2012-01-28

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Mark your calendars now for the next don't-miss fundraiser! Feb 19 Printable Flier

OCCUPY OAKLAND ERUPTS

Annotation is interesting...
My camera was continuously rolling, I missed some things but got a lot. I edited it down to try and show all that is necessary to see. The action to take the Henry J Kaiser building started peaceful. The police diverted our route but the march continued toward the building. A fence was torn down in an attempt to take the building and the police fired tear gas. I did not leave out parts where protesters threw things (including the tear gas canisters that were fired upon them). The point was that the police responded with violence to the destruction of a fence. The protesters naturally reacted to this.

Since the ability to take the building was stopped by the police, the march moved on (there was chatter of taking other buildings or approaching the building from the other side. I am not clear as to what the plan was). The police stopped the march in its tracks. I was filming the two sides in between them and had the first flash bang grenade shot at me which can be seen exploding at my feet in the video. It put me into a state of shock basically and I was pretty jumpy filming the rest (not to mention all of the tear gas I was breathing).

The police responded with violence first in this standoff again. Rubber bullets, tear gas, smoke bombs and flash bang grenades were shot, the protesters retreated. Then the protesters approached again and the process basically repeated itself. During the second approach a young woman was being protected by the crowd and more flash bang grenades were shot at the protesters. From there, the march moved (maybe more accurately forced by the police. I missed another standoff involving clubbing with batons and more tear gas) to Oscar Grant Plaza. A lot more happened at night but since I was not there, you can consult other sources to get the rest of the story.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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 -- UPDATED Finance Committee Meeting now at at The ActivistCenter, 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)
    • NEW Saturday GA will be at 2pm.
    • GAs require 20 participants for a quorum.
    • Committee/Working-Group members: Please update any changes or additions as desired to osd-feedback (at) citizensoversight (dot) org. Also Facilitation maintains a website at http://osdfacilitation.wordpress.com/.

. But mark your calendars now for these!

NEXT 7 DAYS

  • (This list is automatically generated from the topic Occupy.Occupy San Diego Events). Scroll down the topic almost to the bottom or look at the Calendar for more events, not within the next 7 days.

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) InterOccupy.org'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

01 Feb 2012 - Wed

  • (4:30p) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th meets at FreedomPlaza.
  • (4:30P) - New time for Events Committee to meet until Feb 11th.
  • (5:30p) Super Committee planning the Feb 11th SoCal InterOcc event meets at FreedomPlaza.
  • (4p) Finance Committee meets at the Activist Center.
  • (5:30p) Wellness Committee
  • (6p) Resources Committee
  • (5:30p) Events Committee

02 Feb 2012 - Thu

03 Feb 2012 - Fri

  • (1p-4p) NDAA 2012 Congressional Protest asking for repeal of the unconstitutional amendments 1021 & 1022 of the NDAA recently signed into law by Barack Obama, outside of these district congressional offices:
    * -- 52nd - DuncanHunterJr - 1870 Cordell Ct, Ste 206 El Cajon, CA 92020
    * -- 53rd - SusanDavis - 2700 Adams Avenue Suite 102 San Diego CA 92116
  • (3p) - Wellness committee meeting (was announced at Tuesday's GA at Childrens Park).
  • (4:30p) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th meets at FreedomPlaza.
  • (7p) Film and discussion on the 100th anniversary of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, the "Lemon Grove Incident" by filmmaker Paul Espinosa at CentroCulturalDeLaRaza in Balboa Park. (free admission)
  • (4p) Finance Committee meets at the Activist Center.
  • (5p) Feminist Friday teach-in at Freedom Plaza.
  • (5:30p) Wellness Committee
  • (6p) Resources Committee
  • (5:30p) Events Committee

04 Feb 2012 - Sat

  • NEW (10:30a- 7p) Occupy SD County SUMMIT at CentroCulturalDeLaRaza. Teach-ins, Work-Shops, GA, meetings, Music & Food, etc. See Schedule. For more info, or to volunteer, donate or request for a teach-in, work-shop, speaker, etc. email OccupySDCounty@gmail.com.
  • (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

LOOKING AHEAD

  • 11 Feb 2012 - Noon - protest the Democratic Party state convention regarding support of NDAA. Next organizing meeting is Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM at 8161 Lincoln St., Lemon Grove 91945 (Frank and Patty's place). Bring pot luck snacks (not full dinner).
    • More info: email frankgormlie@yahoo.com
    • New website (still in development) for Save the Bill of Rights at www.savethebillofrights.net

  • 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.

  • 29 Feb 2012 F29 - Shut Down the Corporations -- (NOT OSD GA APPROVED) Occupy Portland calls for a national day of non-violent civil disobedience targeting corporations who are members of ALEC, one of the most successful mechanisms that the 1% uses to control legislation. We are asking people around the country to choose members of ALEC in their home towns and SHUT DOWN BUSINESS AS USUAL.

  • May 1 -- General Strike. INFO FROM OCCUPY SO CAL. NO APPROVAL OF OSD GA.


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TAKE ACTION

Things YOU can do right now to help.


Have comments you want sent out? Send it to osd-feedback@citizensoversight.org.

Roberto Garcia
On Oct 28th around 8:30 pm I was standing on the sidewalk in the intersection between 3rd and B, on the east side of the Civic Center Plaza.

At the time the crowd got heated because the police officers where "closing" the plaza with barricades. There was an object that was thrown and hit one of the officer that was standing near the barricades.

An officer arrested me because I "looked suspicious." This is attributed to the fact that I had a gas mask around my neck. I was also wearing an orange shirt, with a jean jacket.

If there is anything that you can do to help me I would really appreciate it. If you need more details of the incident let me know.

email me I would really appreciate it: betorroque@gmail.com


MEDIA

NEW

2012 Jan 29

Media: Occupy San Diego

Media: Occupy National and Global

  • Occupy DC -- Police tase innocent protester The video does not lie, after the incident the man had a seizure, and was then refused medical treatment. Ⓐnonymous is always watching. Officers badge number 398. Officers name - Lemke Commanding officer - Sgt. Reid ...as you wish (More video coming soon)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


POLICE COMPLAINTS

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?
  • NEW First read this document: http://www.2momslaw.com/police_misconduct.pdf
  • Make a Complaint: How to Make a Police Complaint
    • Use this form: Complaint Form
    • Forms also available in the lobby of City Hall.
    • Citizen's Review Board member says we do NOT need names & badge numbers. File the complaint & it's up to SDPD to determine who the officer was (But it is better if we have them, of course).
  • 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
  • Also, consider making a CLAIM against the city for your BOND money if charges were never filed. They have 45 days to reject the claim, then you file a lawsuit. It costs $400 to file unless you can claim low income.

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 lrsheppardlaw@gmail.com. If you witnessed Bobby's arrest, please contact attorney Adriane Bracciale at criminalandtrafficdefense@gmail.com.

  • 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 raylutz@citizensoversight.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 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 haz_el_eyes@yahoo.com -- 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.

Legal Resources
  • The National Lawyers Guild resources to protesters who have been arrested NEW 619-500-4486 occupylegalsd@gmail.com
  • 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.
  • FYI -- Penal Code 849.5. In any case in which a person is arrested and released and no accusatory pleading is filed charging him with an offense, any record of arrest of the person shall include a record of release. Thereafter, the arrest shall not be deemed an arrest, but a detention only.


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NOTICE TO MEDIA / DISCLAIMER
Occupy San Diego is comprised of many people with diverse opinions. This email does not provide the official position of Occupy San Diego, but is compiled for the use of supporters and occupiers by a number of volunteers. News Media that may subscribe to this email blast should confirm all information from other sources.

THANK YOU FOR BEING INVOLVED.

Edited by Email Blast Team:
  • Ray Lutz (Editor)
  • Josephine P. (Media / Facebook)
  • 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.

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