Resisting Police Brutality in San Diego

 
In many San Diego communities, mostly communities of color, police brutality is a fact of life, much like the sun rising in the east or traffic jams on the freeways.

This brutality takes many forms, from harassment of youth, to profiling, to la migra, to the too common brutal beatings and murders, to the criminal injustice system and the inhumanity of prison. The resulting loss, sadness, fear and outrage rarely break through the protective bubble the corporate media have maintained around the "general public," who remain largely blissfully ignorant of the pervasive oppression and cruelty these communities are experiencing.

In 1996, a coalition of groups came together to declare a national day, October 22, to protest, resist and draw attention to the then (and continuing) epidemic of police violence.

In San Diego, two groups who have been working to combat state sanctioned violence, the Sagon Penn Chapter of CopWatch, and the San Diego Chapter of the Peace and Freedom Party, are organizing events for the weekend of the 22nd. On Friday, October 20, a fundraiser benefiting both groups and teach-in will be held at the Arts and Entertainment Center in North Park, featuring talks by candidate for governor Janice Jordan, candidate for the board of equalization Mary Lou Finley and member of CopWatch Ayesha Newell, as well as bands Unified Division, Dropjoy and Ya Basta! On Sunday, October 22, Sagon Penn CopWatch is planning an afternoon and evening of resistance, starting with a protest at the home of DA Bonnie Dumanis, over her continuing refusal to prosecute out of control cops, and continuing with police complaint form instruction, a screening of Urban Warrior and a performance by the Radical F'N Cheerleaders at Voz Alta.

Sagon Penn CopWatch | San Diego Peace and Freedom Party | Map to DA Bonnie Dumanis' Home

Oct 20 benefit flyer - print and distribute!
Oct 20 benefit flyer - print and distribute!
Oct 22 flyer - print and distribute
Oct 22 flyer - print and distribute
The San Diego Peace & Freedom Party of California and The Sagon Penn San Diego Copwatch

Showcase Benefit Concert To Support, Educate & Mobilize Ourselves & Our Communities!

Friday, October 20, 2006, 8pm-12am
The Arts & Entertainment Center, 3026 University Ave., SD, CA 92104

FEATURING THE BADDEST ASS PUNK, ROCK, HIP-HOP BANDS IN SAN DIEGO W/POLITICAL MESSAGES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE & COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT!

$10 advance/$15 door ALL AGE VENUE! DOOR PRIZES! 50/50 RAFFLE! AUCTION!

UNIFIED DIVISION: www.myspace.com/unifieddivision
DROPJOY: www.dropjoy.com OR www.myspace.com/dropjoymusic
YA BASTA!: www.lowkeyrecording.com OR www.myspace.com/lowkeyrecords
GUEST SPEAKERS:
Janice Jordan, P&F Nov/2006 Candidate for CA Governor.
Mary Lou Finley, P&F Nov/2006 Candidate for CA Board of Equalization-District 3.
Ayesha Newell, SAGON PENN Copwatch Worker.

LOCAL COMMUNITY ARTISTS, ORGANIZATIONS & BUSINESSES WILL BE DISTRIBUTING & SELLING THEIR CRAFTS, PRODUCTS & SERVICES!

FOR MORE INFO and/or TIX, CONTACT Michel Y. Madrigal at:
mmadrigal@janicejordan.org / michelyvonne@yahoo.com or www.myspace.com/mymentertainment / 619-563-4581 / www.mymentertainment.com



The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

The Sagon Penn Chapter of Copwatch-San Diego invites all communities: THREE EVENTS ON SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2006

DEMONSTRATION
2:00-4:00PM – At the home of District Attorney
Bonnie Dumanis – 16630 San Salvador Ct., San Diego, CA 92128 – off of San Salvador Rd. off Highway 15

Evening Events at Voz Alta-1544 Broadway, San Diego
5:00-6:30PM – Police Complaint Form Process-Need to File a Complaint? We can help!
7:00-9:00PM – Film Urban Warrior – after the film -KnowYour Rights Teach-In . . .

for more information, please contact 619.469.6614/475.8227 or visit www.sagonpenncopwatch.org

homepage:: http://sandiego.indymedia.org/

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