FEBRUARY 27, 2015 at 12:30pm
Press Conference to support Aaron Harvey
220 W. Broadway, San Diego
FB event People's Coalition Against 182.5 https://www.facebook.com/events/658930250897165
For those of you coming to the Courthouse tomorrow, please note that we will be using #RepealProp21 as our hashtag. Please use this on twitter and FB when posting photos/videos from the action tomorrow. Thank you!
My name is Aaron Harvey. I am a 26 yr old African American male who has grown up in the Lincoln Park community of San Diego for the majority of my life. Both sides of my family have not only lived in this community since the mid 50's but also on the same street. My parents have been together since they were 14 and I am the youngest of 5 children. I was taught to be a hard worker, and for the last 7 years I have held multiple jobs ranging from being an EMT to managing a restaurant to working for the Department of Transportation, all while also pursuing my education. I am now living in Nevada studying to become a real estate agent. I have no criminal record but have just spent the last seven months in county jail under Penal Code (PC) 182.5 on a $1.1 million bail; I am being held to answer to 9 counts of shootings. This PC was voted in under Prop. 21 in the year 2000, but has never been used before anywhere in the state. It states that if the police have you documented as a gang member then you can be charged with the crimes allegedly committed by the gang without having any knowledge that these crimes were ever committed.
The police department has unjustly documented me as a gang member based on a series of stops that were either in front of my home or within a quarter mile of my residence. No crimes were ever being committed to warrant these stops or traffic violations - merely just being outside in the neighborhood I grew up in. Even the District Attorney has openly admitted in court that they know I played no part in these crimes, and are pretty much sure that I didn't even have knowledge of them, but because they have me documented as a gang member I can be, and will be, held liable for the crimes committed. As of now I am looking at life in prison if convicted. My purpose for this letter is not just to spread the word about my case, but also to assist in helping people become aware of PC 182.5 under prop. 21. If the DA wins this case, not only will mine and the 33 other defendants’ lives change forever, but also the lives of every other young person who has been falsely documented as a gang member. Right now they're targeting the black communities but soon they will target all communities of color. If we don’t stand up together to stop this, there is no way of knowing how many citizens will be wrongfully charged under this Penal Code.
San Diego, CA 92114
This talk will address the history and goals of the Black Lives Matter movement and invite discussion around local movements for social justice. Alicia Garza is co-founder of the internationally respected Black Lives Matter movement. She is also the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which seeks respect, recognition and labor protection for domestic workers. Sponsored by the Mackey-Cua Project
A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement: http://blacklivesmatter.com/a-herstory-of-the-blacklivesmatter-movement/
BLM Vision and Demands: http://blacklivesmatter.com/ferguson/
Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back
26 FEBRERO marca el aniversario de 5 meses de la desaparición forzada de nuestros 43 estudiantes. Estamos marchando no sólo para honrar y apoyar a las familias y a las madres de nuestros desaparecidos los estudiantes, pero en honor a la activista de derechos humanos Gustavo Salgado, injustamente asesinados por el mismo narcogobierno. El narcogobierno que siguen a mentir a los rostros de las familias sobre la identificación de los estudiantes y todavía no ha proporcionado una sola respuesta coherente. Vamos a difundir que estamos con las familias en la solidaridad, que no creemos las mentiras del gobierno.. Que sabemos la verdad que FUE EL ESTADO. Marcharemos por la JUSTICIA, por la VERDAD porque VIVOS QUEREMOS! VAMOS A MARCHAR A LA EDIFICIO DE NBC, NBC NO PODRÁN AYOTZINAPA EN LOS NOTICIAS, ENTONCES VAMOS A HACERLOS PONER AYOTZINAPA EN LAS NOTICIAS! como las cosas cada vez más empeoran, declaramos oficialmente que marchamos en apoyo de los estudiantes de BUAP también. toda la gente joven y vieja es esencial para un movimiento eficaz hacia una primavera mexicana. ¡no harán callar al pueblo y no nos echaremos atrás!
Justice for Victor Ortega & All Stolen Lives Rally/March
Our 3rd Justice For Victor Ortega rally is, March 15th, at 6pm at the City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex
we will be joined by comrades from various organizations, please let us know if you would like to offically endorse
Justice for Victor FB Page:
Adapted by Stolen Lives Project, Stolen Lives Illustrated Project (SLIP)
The mission of UAPTSD's mobilizations is to keep alive the county list of recorded people killed by law enforcement agents from 1980 to the present. Through grassroots efforts, over 200 local cases were documented.
Although just the tip of the iceberg, these 200+ LOCAL cases are evidence of a horrifying national epidemic of police terror. The victims of police violence were part of our society, but rarely are their lives or names publicized, or the real circumstances surrounding their deaths investigated and made known. The Stolen Lives Project aims to restore some dignity to the lives lost. Though their lives have been stolen from us, we will not allow them to be forgotten.
These meetings will take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month and will work in conjunction with the coalition meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
We are working on hashing out the following campaign drafts, community and organizational input is requested.
- Gang Injunctions Uaptsd
- Curfew Sweeps San Diego City Council: Stop Curfew Sweeps in San Diego, California
- Statewide Campaign Against the Police Officer's Bill Of Rights
- Repurposing funds from law enforcement agencies
- Prisoner Support and divestment strategies with CURB, (Californians United for a Responsible Budget)
- Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities
- Justice Statewide for #Stolenlives by every branch of Law Enforcement http://uaptsd.org/victims/victims-murdered-by-sd-law-enforcement/
- Media, Propaganda Design and Fundraising for Legal Defense
- Aligning these demands with the vision of the Black Lives Matter Movement blacklivesmatter.com/ferguson/
We will also provide victim advocacy and support for survivors
Catherine (Cat) Mendonça
Af3irm San Diego; an anti-imperialist, transnational feminist women’s organization, evolving from the organization formerly known as GABNet, and 20 years of women’s organizing, activism, and struggle. af3irm.org
United Against Police Terror; a grassroots organization, dedicated to educating and organizing the community to fight back against police terror in SD. uaptsd.org
Black and Pink - San Diego; an organization supporting LGBTQ prisoners impacted by the prison industrial complex. blackandpink.org
a member of San Diego No More Prisons Coalition and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)