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Students Forced Unconscious in Arrest - Letter of Notice to Chancellor Denton - Hunger Strike Begun

Greetings Cherished Friends!

I am at my wits end. Has all good reason gone out the window??

I am calling on you, Chancellor Denton, to disclose the complete names and contact information of the UC management persons who were responsible for authorizing the act of inhumanity on UCSC students, Monday, 18, 2005.

I was present at Tent U Monday night and I was so appalled at what I saw that I began an extended fast to clear my mind.

I have now decided to continue my fast as a public hunger strike. I will continue this hunger strike until the names of those who were responsible for authorizing this horrible act are made public.

What happened at UCSC Monday night, April 18, 2005??

Peaceful student protesters where cited as ‘trespassing’ for camping overnight at the main entrance of California University, Santa Cruz. At about 9 pm on Monday evening, a squad of 'riot police' announced that they would begin arresting people. But instead of issuing citations, the police began a bizarre, hideous act: the students were PUT UNCONSCIOUS using knockout pressure points in the neck, in the process of arresting them.

Below is a link to a video of this act on several UCSC students. You cannot watch this video without being enraged!!

There is NO justification for this kind of brutality at a peaceful civil disobedience action.

Who authorized bringing this ‘riot squad’??


The responsible persons must be held accountable. I await this information and will be making it public.


Addition info in recent Santa Cruz Sentinel articles and at Santa Cruz Indymedia:

Truth will prevail!!
Caring and Sharing to Heal the World!! Pat ; )

Patrick (time4respect) True
ptrue (at)
phone: 831-459-5799


"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has his foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin, one of the few Founding Fathers who neither owned slaves nor condoned slavery.

* Life is Amazing! : )
* One Family - One World
* Live Long, Be Happy, Prosper
* Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
* Harm no child and there will be Peace on Earth
* Caring and Sharing to Heal the World
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