[Hpn] Fwd: jail support - police abuse

Coalition on Homelessness, SF coh@sfo.com
Mon, 31 Jul 2000 15:40:04 -0700


>Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 14:21:44 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Andrew Rose <affirmingandy@yahoo.com>
>Subject: jail support - police abuse
>To: talk@quiet.org
>X-Original-Envelope-From: affirmingandy@yahoo.com
>
>reported 4.30 AM Monday morning
>
>Two european american men arrested for a spray paint action were
>awaiting arraignment for an hour in a holding cell with several
>african american men.  Officers visited and mentioned to the men
>that the activists had spray painted 'KKK' and racial epithets
>and the men could deal with it 'however they wanted.'
>
>Fortunately the activists had spent the hour building solidarity
>with the inmates by discussing the purpose of direct action, the
>goals of the protests, and white priveledge.  There was about 15
>seconds of unsure feelings but no trouble.
>
>scary stuff - advise activists to build solidarity with inmates
>in order to avoid this scare tactics.
>
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