Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ACTION ALERT: (SF) Protest police killings and repression of civil liberties (October 22nd Coalition)

October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation      [OCT22bayarea@gmail.com] [510-206-0742]

Tue, September 6, 12pm – 4pm
San Francisco City Hall, Polk & McAllister (map)
Protest Police Killings and Repression of Civil Liberties
Rally & Press Conference at San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Noon:  Protest at City Hall, Polk & McAllister
2:00 pm: Speak-up and Speak-out at Board of Supervisors Meeting
In San Francisco this past month, two people have been brutally killed by police on or near public transit facilities. Kenneth Harding, a 19-year-old Afro-American was shot by the SFPD for supposedly evading a $2 train fare, and Charles Hill, a drunken homeless man was gunned down by the BART police on a train platform. This is outrageous and intolerable! The City of San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors must take responsibility for an independent investigation and the police involved in the killings must be prosecuted!  Not only hasn’t the truth been told, the facts and circumstances of these killings have been covered up and distorted, and these victims, Kenneth Harding and Charles Hill, have been lied about and slandered by the police and the media. There have been outrageous attacks on civil liberties: witnesses and people critical of police brutality have been intimidated and hauled into jail, and in an unprecedented act of suppression, cell phone use in BART stations was shut off to prevent a protest against the police killings.  We say NO MORE!
 This is a call to people who are outraged by these police killings, by the suppression of civil liberties and the ongoing repression of people in the Bayview-Hunters Point district: Come to the protest at City Hall at Noon in San Francisco, and go inside at 2:00 PM to speak out at the Board of Supervisors meeting  to demand that they  stop the police state actions of the SFPD and BART police.
1.       The San Francisco Board of Supervisors conduct an independent investigation of the killings
2.       Prosecution of the SFPD and BART police officers responsible
3.       An end to the police occupation of Bayview-Hunters Point
4.       No suspension of civil liberties
5.       No retaliation against truth-tellers

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