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MIC CHECK! -- MIC CHECK!

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2012-03-05 -- HIGHLIGHTS:

05 Mar 2012 - Mon

  • (2p) San Diego City Council Meeting -- Agenda item includes salary increases of City Council members from $75K to $175K and Mayor from about $100K to $230K -- This is an agenda item meaning three minutes per speaker about why they do not deserve such ridiculous raises. See the Agenda
  • (6p) Facilitation Committee meets at ChildrensPark

Read more below...


NEWS


UCSD Occupation of Chancellor's office


Mar 1 Rally at UCSD


Occupy Walk: Day 15 was a long steep climb from Gilman Hot Springs to Beaumont California.

M11_San_Onofre_Flier-1up-fmclip.png Details: M11 San Onofre Protest And Rally

San Diego City Council -- Attempting to give themselves raises!
  • The docket says: "For Fiscal Year 2013, the Salary Setting Commission recommends salaries of $175,000 for City Councilmembers and $235,000 for the Mayor, to be effective July 1, 2012."
  • MEETING IS MONDAY AT 2 PM. We should go and tell them how worthless the city council is, in that it is the worst in the state in terms of public participation. They did a review of salaries, how about a review of public participation rules? Not done, of course.
  • They put dirty deeds like this on Monday because there is no public comment on that day, and therefore less public scrutiny. Lesson: Keep a close eye on the Monday docket because that is when they always are going to sneak this sort of thing in.
  • Of course, these salaries are RIDICULOUS, but they are not that unusual, unfortunately, when you look at various cities around. El Cajon city manager makes something like $250K. The RETIRED city manager in El Cajon makes $265K a year. That's $23,000 a month... What does a retiree do with all that money? These retirement salaries should be capped at $100K, period. They never compare with the private sector, but instead always compare with other public sector workers, and then make the claim that they need to pay more to get more capable people in. But will higher salaries do it? I really don't think making the salary higher is going to give Demaio the boot and get someone else instead.
  • This is an agenda item so everyone can speak for 3 minutes -- let's show them that if they put crap like this on the agenda, they will have to endure being slapped silly for hours on end.
  • BE THERE -- 2 PM MONDAY!!

Forging a Sustainable Future Symposium (UnitedGreen.org)
  • Keynote Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is truly a great speaker. I understand his fee was $20K for this speech.
  • Recorded in HD -- Watch it here: (2 parts) http://www.copswiki.org/Common/M1244

Occupy Walk

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)
  • Event has been endorsed by the SD Sierra Club ConsCom.
  • Press Release on M11 San Onofre Protest sent to media and all lists Monday, Feb 20.
  • A woman and a man from Fukushima have been confirmed for this event. This will make it extremely newsworthy -- you don't get visitors from Japan to tell their story very often (costing organizers over $3000)
  • Mimi Kennedy, supporting actress in Academy Award nominee "Midnight in Paris" will be keynoting.
  • Met with San Onofre State Park rangers and SONGS security. Rally site will be about 1/4 mile from the secure area of the plant, but it will be in full view. Rangers and security officers were very cooperative and helpful so far.
  • First bus is full. PLEASE SIGN UP NOW TO FILL A SECOND BUS!

Legal Hearings, etc.
  • Curtis Williams, aka Hex -- Jury said: Not guilty for blocking traffic and mistrial for delaying police officer! YEA! We win!! But, only half way...
    • Adriane Bracciale says: -- PLEASE contact Curtis Williams's lawyer Laura Sheppard if you saw Curtis Williams get arrested: lrsheppardlaw@gmail.com. His trial resulted in a hung jury, 9:3 Guilty:NG, and the City Attorney gets another chance to try for a conviction with a new trial. The jury was not swayed by his defense witnesses because no one saw the moments leading up to the arrest or the initial detention itself.
  • Benjamin Gasper's trial has been postponed to allow the defense to respond to new evidence brought forth by the prosecution. The newest court date is March 19th at 9:30 in department 50.
  • Fish's trial will be on March 22nd.
  • Bobby Uribe's trial starts 4/19. Need witnesses to Bobby Uribe's arrest at port protest.

Media

2012 Mar05

Media: Occupy San Diego

  • Reclaim UCSD Chancellor's Office UCSD students reclaimed a second space on campus this time the Chancellors conference room at the La Jolla Campus. Students are demanding closed libraries be reopened, funding for student programs to be increased, fair pay for workers as well as A COMPLETE REVERSAL OF THE FEE INCREASES, LAYOFFS, AND CUTS, GUARANTEED RETIREMENT SECURITY AND EQUAL BENEFITS FOR ALL WORKERS, A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE REGENTS' CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AN END TO UC ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLICE SURVEILLANCE, VIOLENCE, AND INTERVENTION, A REVISION OF CURRENT ADMISSIONS POLICIES TO LIFT BARRIERS FACED BY UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS OF COLOR, LGBT/QUEER STUDENTS, AND WORKING CLASS STUDENTS, ENCOURAGEMENT AND FACILITATION OF THE CREATION OF MORE STUDENT-RUN, SELF-ORGANIZED SPACES ON CAMPUS, EQUAL AND FULL ACCESS TO THE UNIVERSITY FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS.

Media: Occupy National and Global

  • 'Warehouse Wage Slave' in the USA How many of us actually know what it takes to get products to us, what kind of labor practices go on at the shipping centers right here at home, in the US. Currently there are a number of lawsuits, one in particular against Amazon, where workers have complained of horrible conditions and being treated like "pieces of crap". Mother Jones' Mac Mc Clelland went to find out for herself by working at Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide in Mississippi. She joins the show to explain what it was really like.

  • Ben And Jerry Raise Dough For Occupy Movement A group of business leaders hope they can lift the Occupy movement with an infusion of cash. So far they've raised $300,000 with plans to add $1.5 million more. The movement resource group - a nonprofit that they've set up - wants to use the money to set up an office, create a website and give out project grants to members of the Occupy movement


UPCOMING EVENTS

Unless otherwise noted, we meet daily as follows:
  • 4 pm -- Finance Committee Meetings continue at the ActivistCenter, Mon. thru Fri. In the future, Saturday meetings may be resumed at Freedom Plaza or Children's Park.
    • Each committee should send a representative to this meeting!
  • 5:30 pm -- Committee meetings -- Each will schedule the days of their meetings.
  • UPDATED General Assemblies no longer meet daily. See listing below for upcoming GA meeting dates. When GAs fall on a Saturday, meetings will be at Balboa Park (near 6th and Laurel) at 2 PM
    • Weekly Saturday meetings will also be held at 2pm at FreedomPlaza.
    • 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.

05 Mar 2012 - Mon

  • (2p) San Diego City Council Meeting -- Agenda item includes salary increases of City Council members from $75K to $175K and Mayor from about $100K to $230K -- This is an agenda item meaning three minutes per speaker about why they do not deserve such ridiculous raises. See the Agenda
  • (6p) Facilitation Committee meets at ChildrensPark

06 Mar 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
  • (5p) Possible protest at Clear Channel Communications, home of KOGO AM 600, which carries the Rush Limbaugh show. Make signs (Boot Rush, Heartless Radio, I (not symbol) Heart Radio, Rush must go, etc.) and meet at 9660 Granite Ridge Dr. map at 4:30p. Walk along the sidewalk in front of the station and also down to Daley Center Dr (right above Fry's Electronics) during rush hour. Will likely get on live TV at 5pm. Women please show up in force to make this successful!

07 Mar 2012 - Wed

  • (12p leave from CP) Wal-Mart has plans to invade Sherman Heights with a "neighborhood Wal-Mart" which will destroy decent jobs with benefits, locally owned small businesses, and suck money away from our local economy. In response, OccupYrCorner will gather at ChildrensPark to give or get rides if needed from there over to Sherman Heights at 12:30 at the site of the proposed "neighborhood Wal-Mart" on Imperial between 21st and 22nd, then at 2 PM will flyer the parents of kids at the school nearby at 22nd and J with some cold, hard facts that Wal-Mart would rather not have you know, then at 3:30 To Occupy the corner of 25th and Imperial. Call David if needed at 530-902-8223 to find where everybody's at. Flyer here.
  • (2p) Occupy San Diego City College meets Wednesdays at Gorton Quad

08 Mar 2012 - Thu

  • (12p-1p) Today, on International Women's Day, there will be a rally for women’s rights at the Federal Courthouse at 940 Front St. at E, endorsed by Planned Parenthood, Women Occupy San Diego, in response to attacks on women’s reproductive rights, including by way of the “Blunt Amendment” to an unrelated Senate bill which would allow employers or insurers the option to deny funding for birth control. We have seen an all male Congressional hearing on women's right to contraception (Where are the Women?). Guest speakers/performers to include Jennifer Coburn from Planned Parenthood, former assemblywoman Lori Saldana, comedian Diane Jean and San Diego Women Occupellas. More info at FB event page.

10 Mar 2012 - Sat

  • (9a-12p) San Diego Public Teachers have organized a march, “Stand Up and Walk for Education” to begin in Balboa Park (Presidents Way and Park Blvd) on to the State Building on Front St. ANYONE concerned about quality public education in California should try to come out to proactively protest any upcoming cuts to the very bedrock and job creation engine of our future – our schools. Please help spread the word! Lots more info on the Facebook event page.
  • (12:30p) Today’s Labor Solidarity meeting at FreedomPlaza will be dedicated to planning an April 6th action protesting state austerity cuts on behalf of Raul Carranza and others also affected at the Chula Vista MediCal office. Raul has muscular dystrophy and requires 24/7 nursing care, but has been denied assistance by the state’s program director even though a judge ruled he is eligible.
  • (6p-9p) Fukushima Remembered, presented by SanClementeGreen, an evening in remembrance of the eve of the anniversary of the disaster in Japan, with guest speakers Kyoko Sugasawa and Kyle Thiermann, following a screening of the documentary “Fukishima, Never Again”, at the San Clemente Community Center
  • (12p-2p) OccupYrCorner at one of the busiest corners in the city on a busy shopping day, at Balboa and Genesee. Check with Anita Simons on Facebook or email her at asimonsays@gmail.com for links to print info handouts, and bring signs.
  • (1p) Women Occupy SD w/potluck at ChildrensPark
  • (1p) Education committee meets at ChildrensPark
  • (7p) "We the People" meets at the foot of Brighton Ave. at Ocean Beach For details ask Hex.
  • (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

11 Mar 2012 - Sun

  • (Gather 12p) Fukushima Remembered -- Protest/Rally at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) -- OSD ENDORSED -- On the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster that is still ongoing, we will commemorate the disaster and also protest continued use of dangerous and costly nuclear reactors and push for clean renewable energy. Transportation and other details: M11 San Onofre Protest and Rally Seats on two buses already full. If you are driving and have a seat or if you need a ride, please stop by bus stops to see who needs a ride. Balboa Park (Park Ave. and President's way, east side of Park) at 9:30am to 10am. Buses load at 10am and depart at 10:30 at Balboa Park, 11:30 at Oceanside Transit Center. Speakers include: Two guests flown in from Fukushima area of Japan; Mimi Kennedy, actress in Academy Award winning "Midnight in Paris" and Chair, Progressive Democrats of America; Ace Hoffman, nuclear industry expert, Gary Headrick, San Clemente Activist; Kyle Thiermann, Surfing pro and environmentalist; Cori Schumacher, Surfing Champ; Torgen Johnson, Urban Planner; Dave Patterson, Vets for Peace; Patti Davis, California Nuclear Initiative. Entertainment by Charlie Imes and also the Occupella Choir. Ray Lutz will MC.
  • (10a-1p) March and rally from Swamis Seaside Park up South Coast Highway on the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. For more info see FB Page or call 619) 813-3113
  • (8a-8p) InterOccupy SoCal meetup at MacArthur Park at 2230 West 6th Street in L.A., tentative schedule at OLA Facebook page

12 Mar 2012 - Mon

  • (6p) San Diego City Council Meeting (includes Public Comment) at 202 "C" St (12th floor), San Diego, CA 92101
  • (6p) San Diego City Council Meeting (includes Public Comment) at 202 "C" St (12th floor), San Diego, CA 92101
  • (6p) Accountability Committee meets at Panera Bread at 225 B'way downtown.
  • (6p) Facilitation Committee meets at ChildrensPark

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  • 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.

  • NEW 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
  • 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.
  • http://www.constitution.org/uslaw/defunlaw.htm -- Your rights when you are being arrested falsely.


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