Anti-War Organization Gets Visit from the SFPD

 
Bay Area United Against War (or B.A.U.A.W.) was visited by the SFPD on April 2nd. The police were waiting at Centro del Pueblo when BAUAW members arrived for their meeting on Saturday. The police, who claimed to have been sent by Lt. Lynch of the Richmond Police Station, asked questions such as how many people would attend the meeting and how many were expected for the upcoming "demonstration" at Washington High School. When they were told that they didn't belong at the meeting, the police officers said that they were "part of the community," so they should be allowed to be there for the public meeting. In a statement, BAUAW said, "Police Officers do not have a right to attend and ask questions at an antiwar meeting! Their presence is intimidating." Lt. Lynch, when he was confronted on Sunday, said that this statement reflected BAUAW members' negative attitude towards the police. Read More

Bay Area United Against War (or B.A.U.A.W.) was visited by the SFPD on April 2nd. The police were waiting at Centro del Pueblo when BAUAW members arrived for their meeting on Saturday. The police, who claimed to have been sent by Lt. Lynch of the Richmond Police Station, asked questions such as how many people would attend the meeting and how many were expected for the upcoming "demonstration" at Washington High School. When they were told that they didn't belong at the meeting, the police officers said that they were "part of the community," so they should be allowed to be there for the public meeting. In a statement, BAUAW said, "Police Officers do not have a right to attend and ask questions at an antiwar meeting! Their presence is intimidating." Lt. Lynch, when he was confronted on Sunday, said that this statement reflected BAUAW members' negative attitude towards the police. Read More

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