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Lo and Behold! More Brutality

Students at UC Santa Cruz set up a Tent University to protest student fee increases as well as the exploitation of AFSCME service workers. The Tent University, which was conducted all the week of April 18-22, included workshops on such topics as environmental sustainability, nonviolent activism, social justice, politics, and even yoga.

Over 80 student protesters are reported wounded by Riot Police and 19 students were arrested, according to phone interviews with two "Tent University" organizers at UC Santa Cruz.
Students at UC Santa Cruz set up a Tent University to protest student fee increases as well as the exploitation of AFSCME service workers. The Tent University, which was conducted all the week of April 18-22, included workshops on such topics as environmental sustainability, nonviolent activism, social justice, politics, and even yoga.

Over 80 student protesters are reported wounded by Riot Police and 19 students were arrested, according to phone interviews with two "Tent University" organizers at UC Santa Cruz.

watch the video demonstrating police brutality .  http://dmedia.ucsc.edu/people/afrojas/TU/

realize that these were just students on their own campus protesting non violently.....


Students are now the enemy?

Copy and paste the link into your browser then go to the movie link bellow.

Disgusting.
Yeah well... 01.Jun.2005 13:40

TVK

Disgusting hell, those pigs need a bit of their own treatment dished out to them. I prefer flamethrowers myself, that'd be what I'd have done to 'em, had I been there (but I'm angry now). Anyways, after watching that viddy of UC Santa Cruz, I think some guerrilla warfare against the pigs is in order. What could I possibly mean by this? Find out. Pigs everywhere, beware!

-Oh and, just to clear things up here: If yer a cop who does this to unarmed ppl, then yer a pig and you deserve whatever's comin' to ya. It's a war, fuckers, and yer gonna get it.-

If ya know me, get in touch.
If ya don't know me, ya should start.

TVK

That's just suicidal... 01.Jun.2005 13:53

Anyone with sense

Why has the left mistaken nonviolence with nondefense?

Pacifism, the idea that you should not even wiggle out of a sleeper hold someone is trying to put on you, is just suicidal. Folks, no one ever won their rights by failing to assert their right to survive a police encounter.

People standing aside and screaming "I hate you" while they watch this should get a clue and start taking apart some vehicles behind the scenes, or get arrested trying to do so. Or drive off and go to the jail they plan to use and blockade that jail or the route to it, or get on a police radio and call in a riot ten miles down the road, or turn on your 1000 candlepower floods and blind the cops who are pinching the blood supplies of your friends, etc.

Folks documenting the torture with cameras should divide their tasks and establish their shots rather than stand in one anothers' way.

Someone could request the training documents from the police dept which tries to use this sleeper hold to see who told them that potentially breaking someone's neck or causing a failure of blood supply to the brain is proper procedure. It is NOT proper procedure, even for cops. Sue the idiot who told them it's OK. Sue the cops, too.

And how could you stand there and watch this happen, when the cops are so passive as to allow you to film them in the face? Break it out, surround the surrounders, and they will retreat! It's a proven technique, and it forces them to stand back and escalate force.

Oh, yeah - violence bad, moral high ground good. Bahhhh.

Well, I for one plan to survive my encounters, and not sit there like an idiot and let them pluck me like an overripe fruit.

Hey, Anyone With Sense... 01.Jun.2005 15:58

TVK

What ya just said there, right on, that's more like it. How much more bullshit from the pigs do ppl need to take or know about before it's really on? Fuck the pigs, it's time for us to deploy our own forces against them. Who'd do it? I will.

Know me well,

TVK

Yeah, well lets think about that... 02.Jun.2005 11:07

Anyone

You know, Andrew Mikel (McRae, whatever) tried some assassination technique which I think failed miserably to make the right statement, and probably did not help anyone much. I don't know the officer he killed, he might have been a bad one (most are bad by design, but some are worse and some - yeah, I know it is not politically correct to say it - are allies). His name was Mobilio, if anyone knows about him they should post his history.

I don't think we should kill cops in cold blood, but I do think we should use direct action to neutralize their authority and eliminate their effectiveness as "peacekeepers." (Keeping the peace in an economy which thrives on blood is siding with the violence, not against it.) Forcing the glove off of the iron fist is the first priority for a strategic offensive against the police as an institution. Documenting the iron fist is part of that strategy.

The documentary aspect can and probably should remain as neutral on the issue as possible to preserve their access to document the activity of the police, for that reason. That's why it is good to have IMCs and news collectives which are not involved in Copwatches, even if they are copwatching at a given event.

Of course, direct self defense does not need to be lethal. I've seen video of Mayans surrounding Mexican troops armed with M60's and M16's while the Mayans were holding little more than pointed sticks, but they had the numbers. We can force the retreat of the cops in many situations. We need to force them to disband as police, as well - but we will need public support for that and we WILL need to solve the issues of safety and justice in other ways which don't use hiearchy. We won't get that by killing them off one by one - you really can't blow up a social relationship.

Read "Our Enemies in Blue" by Christian Williams. Start there, and understand what we're doing has been done before. It's part of a wider critique of property, of capital. It's a vital part of winning the new world we want to live in, and we're already well on our way.

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