“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.”
~Henry David Thoreau
On Feb 13th seven peaceful protesters participated in an act of peaceful civil disobedience, we refused to leave the California State Building until we got a meeting with CA Attorney General Kamala D. Harris where we were bringing the demands of The People of California.
We, The People, demand that Kamala Harris joins the fight to end police terror by doing her job and prosecuting violent, racist, classist killer cops.
Kamala did not grant us a meeting…instead, she had CHP arrest the 7 peaceful protesters.
Of important note, the protester’s lawyer, Anne Weills, was acting as their legal observer to ensure that no rights were violated during the arrest. Anne was promised by the CHP officer in charge that she would NOT be subjected to arrest…Anne was the 8th person arrested on Feb 13th at the California State Building.
TELL CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS: PROSECUTE KILLER COPS, IT’S HER JOB!
SEC. 13. Subject to the powers and duties of the Governor, the Attorney General shall be the chief law officer of the State. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to see that the laws of the State are uniformly and adequately enforced.
The Attorney General shall have direct supervision over every district attorney and sheriff and over such other law enforcement officers as may be designated by law, in all matters pertaining to the duties of their respective offices, and may require any of said officers to make reports concerning the investigation, detection, prosecution, and
punishment of crime in their respective jurisdictions as to the Attorney General may seem advisable.
Whenever in the opinion of the Attorney General any law of the State is not being adequately enforced in any county, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute any violations of law of which the superior court shall have jurisdiction, and in such cases the Attorney General shall have all the powers of a district attorney. When required by the public interest or directed by the Governor, the Attorney General shall assist any district attorney in the discharge of the duties of that office.
The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition wrote a letter to AG Harris & delivered it on to her on Oct 22nd, the National Day Against Police Brutality in Sacramento, CA. Here is a video of Dan Siegel reading the letter in front of the CA Dept of [In]Justice, Dan is the family attorney for the Blueford’s:
The Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition encourages all the other victims of police terror to use our letter as a template and send your own version to AG Harris.
Photo credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle
Whereas facilities like Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center are an affront
to our 1st and 4th Amendment constitutional rights, and
Whereas, like Stop & Frisk and similar tactics, state surveillance of
citizenry will inevitably be deployed in black and brown communities
extensively and disproportionately, and
Whereas, the state can never be trusted to regulate itself in its use
Therefore the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition unconditionally
opposes the construction of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center and any
similar integration of surveillance data.
Please join the Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition for 1st Friday on Dec 6th at The Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice located at 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland as we kick off our Holiday Donation drive–details are in the flyer–if you can’t make it today, please come by any weekday between noon-6pm to drop off a donation of a toy or non-perishable food–everything collected will be given to the Mary Ann Wright Foundation to add to the work they’ve been doing for years to address homelessness & hunger in our communities.
December is Alan’s birthday month & the holiday season of giving, in that spirit, the Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition is having a toy & food drive at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice (abc4j) starting on 1st Friday, which is 5-9pm Dec 6th.
As a special bonus treat, Fresh Juice Party Band will be playing inside abc4j for the people’s enjoyment this 1st Friday.
**After 1st Friday, we will be collecting donations from noon-6pm M-F at abc4j–2434 Telegraph Ave**
We are collecting toys/non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Mary Ann Wright Foundation which carries out the work of Mother Wright.
Please help us spread the word about this holiday giving opportunity:)
Click on the photo to see the entire album from this action.
Andy Lopez’ parents Rodrigo & Sujey right-front of the photo with the signs and people all around them.
The Lopez’s, like Adam & Jeralynn Blueford, have been in the streets demanding Justice for their precious son since day one.
These 4 parents demonstrate a strength that can only come from God.
God is Love.
A Food Drive at ABC4J for the Holidays!
The Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice (ABC4J) will be partnering with The Mary Ann Wright Foundation for the holidays to amplify & magnify both of our goals.
ABC4J’s mission is simply that we are “a space for healing the community”.
The Mary Ann Wright Foundation’s mission is:
“The mission of the Mary Ann Wright Foundation is to provide direct support to families and individuals experiencing hunger and homelessness in our communities and in communities throughout the world.”
We will update this website once the details are all firmed up letting you know how to plug in & support, or look for a food bin coming soon at 2434 Telegraph Ave.
Feed The People!!!
Mollie Costello speaks to a crowd of about two hundred in from of the Marriott Hotel around 5:30 PM on October 25th, 2013.
Mollie castigates OPD, noting how they failed to respond with aid to either Scott Olsen on October 25th, 2011, two years ago to the day of this rally, or Alan Blueford on May 6th, 2012.
FAMILIES FROM ALL ACROSS CALIFORNIA CONVENED ON THE CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITAL ON OCTOBER 22ND FOR THE NATIONAL DAY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY. THE FAMILIES WITH THE SUPPORT OF THEIR COMMUNITIES LOBBIED THEIR LAWMAKERS OFFICES TO DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR POLICE MURDERS AND BRUTALITY AND SEEKING A NEW DAY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.
More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.518418311586992.1073741830.505051402923683&type=1&l=0c99b720bd
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!!!