Sunday, January 8, 2012

[SDCPJ] Fw: [OccupySD] Occupy Update 1/7/2012


-----Forwarded Message-----
From: Raymond Lutz
Sent: Jan 7, 2012 10:30 PM
To: occupysd@citizensoversight.org
Subject: [OccupySD] Occupy Update 1/7/2012

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Occupy Update!

Great 3-month anniversary march! -- Two brutal arrests of women occupella singers -- Chaplain Ron injured, taken to VA hospital. -- Police threatened to arrest protestors carrying tent into FreedomPlaza. Read more below...

This report is BEST if you read the web version on your browser, esp. if the formatting is bad.

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First arrest of woman at occu-pella singers for doing nothing, police very rough with her



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Second arrest of occu-pella singer. The SDPD is ridiculous. See the full video


Peace hearts were hung on tree next to U.S.S Midway

  • Saturday was the 3-month anniversary of Occupy San Diego! Fantastic March through Downtown from Children's Park along Harbor Drive, right up to Seaport Village, along the coastal walk to Broadway, east to Front, south by Federal Building, back to Children's Park, then east through the gaslamp and north to 2nd, and back to FreedomPlaza.
    • Before we left Children's Park, the police said that the tent the protestors were holding could not be taken into FreedomPlaza. "If we carry it without touching the ground, is that against the law?" -- "You can't bring it in. We will arrest you if you do." -- "Is that a new law?" -- "We'll figure out what law it is at the police station." OSD brought the tent in and held it above the ground, then folded it up.
    • A man ran into the protest march across from the Federal Building, grabbed a sign and tried to run off with it, and then started a scuffle. Chaplain Ron was knocked to the ground. We gave him some water but he police insisted that the march continue. An ambulance came and picked him up. Last I heard, he was taken to the VA hospital. Updates to be forthcoming when we get the information. Ron is a very loving and peaceful man who does not deserve this!
    • Two women were arrested at Freedom Plaza. The story I heard is they were singing occupella in front of the Civic Center, where Jerry Seinfeld is performing. The police asked them where they were going to stand, and they had no problem. Then the police stretched out the "Caution" tape to prepare for the approaching marchers. Somehow the women found themselves on the wrong side of the tape, and were arrested. See the video.
      • This eye-witness account from Josephine: We just got done w/our Occu-pella just as the marchers were returning. The police were trying to put up yellow caution tape. Anita and I were on one side getting ready to leave. Next thing you know, they were arresting Stephanie. She said she didn't do anything. She said she accidentally bumped into a cop, said "Excuse me" and they arrested her. Basically for NOTHING.
      • Stephanie's charges include 'battery on police officer' and bail is set at $10,000!
      • Read Martha Sullivan's account!

  • Welcome back to Mike Garcia, he has been released on bail after being arrested for having a chair set up during a teach-in at FreedomPlaza. Yet another illegitimate arrest by out-of-control SDPD Watch Video of the arrest


UPCOMING EVENTS

Unless noted, all events are at FreedomPlaza (AKA CivicCenterPlaza, 1200 3rd Ave. San Diego, Intersection of 3rd Ave. and B St.)
Unless otherwise noted, we meet daily as follows:
  • 4 pm -- Finance Committee Meeting, Downtown Johnny Brown's, Mon. thru Friday
    • Each committee should send a representative to this meeting! Budget is currently being defined.
  • 5:30 pm -- Committee meetings -- Each will schedule the days of their meetings.
  • 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)
    • NEW Saturday GA will be at 2pm.
    • GAs require 20 participants for a quorum.

  • This coming Tuesday is the first City Council meeting of the year. Public comment is held after 10am and usually completed before noon.

  • Arraignment of RayLutz is scheduled for 8am, Jan 10 (Tuesday). I understand that actually means 10am. This high-profile arrest is one we should have maximal involvement of OSD because the media will likely continue to follow it. Everyone is welcome to attend if you can! Usually Dept. 3 (just to the right of the entrance) at the County Courthouse on Broadway.

  • Very Important -- The ballot proposition to revise the encroachment law (SDMC 54.0110) will be on the agenda on Wednesday, Jan 11 (9a) at the City Council Conference room (Floor 12) of City Hall. Since it will be ON THE AGENDA, that means everyone who was arrested, cited or detained for "Encroachment" under SDMC 54.0110 should come to this meeting and SPEAK.

  • Mayoral "State of the City" address Wednesday (Jan 11) at Balboa Theater, reception following at U.S. Grant Hotel. This information needs to be confirmed, with more details to follow if any actions are approved by OSD at our GA.

  • Jan 14 - Occupy So Cal Meetup in Long Beach at their MLK parade. -- this event is being held by Occupy Long Beach and discussed in a recent conference call to coordinate Socal Occupies. To folks in the greater LA area, "Socal" usually does not include San Diego. Not approved for formal participation by OSD by our GA but included here for information only.

  • OSD Contingent in D.C. on Jan 17. (Bus leaves Jan 13 and returns Jan 25.)
    • Updates to Road2Congress:
      • Occupy Phoenix is showing us support at the greyhound station: http://www.facebook.com/events/265918793471457/
      • Three people from Occupy Phoenix are going to join the bus with us.
      • Occupy DC is having an Occuparty after #J17 events at Mcpherson Park.
      • Round trip plane ticket is approx. $280.

  • Concert fundraiser at World Beat Center featuring Liquid Blue on Jan 20. You know how great the last fundraiser concert was... this will be even better.

  • Feb 4 -- PROPOSED ONLY! Occupy San Diego County Strategy Meeting -- all details TBD, not OSD GA approved yet.
  • Feb 10,11,12 -- "Occupy" the Democratic State Convention in San Diego -- NO ACTION HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE OSD GA YET.


NEXT 7 DAYS

08 Jan 2012 - Sun

  • I.W.W. Free Speech Movement in San Diego in 1912 -- The 100 year anniversary of this event is coming up! Time to have occupy sites around the country converge on San Diego to commemorate our rights.
  • (11:00a-1:00p) - Teach-In at Freedom Square: "Discussion about the OWS List of Grievances called 'Declaration of the Occupation of New York City"
  • (9p) http://www.occupylights.org -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS

09 Jan 2012 - Mon

10 Jan 2012 - Tue

  • (8a) - Arraignment of Ray Lutz for setting up a voter registration table in FreedomPlaza, at San Diego County Courthouse, probably in Dept. 3 (just to the right of the entrance doors). I understand the actual time is 10am for these hearings. Since this is a high-profile case in the media, it will be nice to have OSD support at the arraignment. (Thank you again for all your support, OSD is the best.)
  • (10a) - City Council Meeting -- First meeting with public comment available this year!
  • (8:30p) Occupy San Diego Riders Summoning all riders! Meet at the CivicCenterPlaza. Bring your beautiful selves and your revolutionary spirits.
  • (9p) http://www.occupylights.org -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS

11 Jan 2012 - Wed

  • May have a table at the Homeless Connect event at GoldenHall. (Under Discussion)
  • (9a) VERY IMPORTANT: San Diego City Council Rules Committee meeting to consider ballot proposal submitted by Occupy San Diego (thank you Martha Sullivan) to amend SDMC 54.0110 to include an explicit exemption for free speech rights. Please note: This is ON THE AGENDA, and therefore, we can have speakers on the topic. CALLING ALL PEOPLE hit by 54.0110 with inappropriate arrests, citations, or detentions, to come to this meeting and let our voices be heard!
  • (6p) Mayor Jerry Sanders presents the State of the City address at Balboa Theater with reception following at U.S. Grant Hotel?. Any coordinated OSD action must be approved by the OSD GA.
  • (9p) http://www.occupylights.org -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS

12 Jan 2012 - Thu

13 Jan 2012 - Fri

  • (9am) - Greyhound trip to Washington D.C. to be part of the million tent protest on Jan 17th. $252 round trip fare. Returns on Jan 20 at 9am. Greyhound station: 1313 National Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 Facebook Event -- Follow the trip here: #OSD
  • (5p) Feminist Friday teach-in at FreedomPlaza.
  • (9p) http://www.occupylights.org -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS

14 Jan 2012 - Sat

  • (3:00p-4:00p) - Teach-In at Freedom Square:"Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego", Steve Erie, Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego and Vlad Kogan, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Occupy So Cal meetup at Long Beach MLK park.
  • (12p-2p) OccupYRCorner in Clairemont - Stand w/Signs and handout info at Balboa & Genessee FB Event
  • (10a-12p) Sick Call by Wellness Group at Civic Center Plaza
  • (1p-3:30p) Occupy Encinitas - 1 PM rally at the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Coast Highway 101 followed by general assembly at 2 PM across the street at Leucadia Pizzeria. More info at facebook.com/OccupyEncinitas or occupy-encinitas.com
  • (2p) GA Meeting at Civic Center Plaza
  • (9p) http://www.occupylights.org -- Flicker lights for a full minute in solidarity with occupy wall street. #occupylights #OWS

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