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Cops Spoil Fun at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

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Puppet Glory
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It helps your voice be heard by many more people.
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Cops came in and dragged away tents.
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One veteran reporter described the level of pain holds and brutality as the worst he'd seen since a 1973 prison riot.
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She's amazing!
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Join Hands, Lock Arms, Resist.
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This plainclothes cop videotapes all the activists at local events.
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And then, suddenly, the cops ran away. And the people rejoiced.
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And then, suddenly, the cops ran away. And the people rejoiced.
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And then, suddenly, the cops ran away. And the people rejoiced.

this was inspirational beyond words
 

Re: Cops Spoil Fun at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

Yeah, resist arrest and see what happens. Can't you damn hippies hold a TASTEFUL protest?! The chancellor gave you guys permission to hold tent university just about ANYWHERE on campus, and the ONLY exception was at the base of campus. You guys are all incredibly ignorant. Stop disrupting the educational process and get back in the classrooms.
 

Re: Cops Spoil Fun at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

come down to tent u and check out how we make our decisions, then tell us that we are ignorant
 

Re: Cops Spoil Fun at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

Way to go!
 

Re: Cops Spoil Fun at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

So John, are you saying the best way to protest against the chancelor is to do exactly what she says? Think harder.
 

Re: Cops Spoil Fun at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

Kudos to the students of Tent U; a noble cause.

HOWEVER, I've been getting repeated e-mails decrying the massive police brutality at the event. And I just watched the "shocking" video. If that video is the best you've got, then I call "shenanegans" on the whole brutality thing.

Things claimed in the e-mail include tear gas and the mass clubbing of students. But none of this is on the video. Not one club swung by a cop, not one spray of teargas. I saw police using pressure points to remove protesting students from the mass. And seeing all the craziness running around the police, cameras in their faces, people yelling and screaming at them...I saw restraint on their part, not violence.

You kids crying about "police brutailty" need to climb on down from that hill and get out in the real world. All things considered, you were let off easy.
 

Re: Cops Spoil Fun at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

Great job everybody at TUSC, that was really amazing. The police are such fuckheads for doing what they did.
 

Pepper Spray Maybe Not, Clubbing, Yes.

I was both broadcasting and recording up at the Nome on Monday April 18th before, during, and after the police did their extended "use a tent, feel some pain" exercise.

Witnesses and the victim himself claimed that a man named Sasha was struck in the face with a club. The perp was allegedly a SCPD officer named Mark Eveleth--who has a bad reputation downtown and in the experience of at least one civil liberties attorney (Kate Wells).

I believe some of that testimony was archived at www.huffsantacruz.org on the April 21 Bathrobespierre's show, 45 minutes or so into the show.

I'll be playing more tape tomorrow (Sunday) around 9:30 AM.
 

SCPD officer named Mark Eveleth who has a bad reputation downtown

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Carotid artery pressure tactics are illegal and constitute police brutality

The police did not indiscriminately club students, use tear gas, or turn on firehoses. In that sense, the police used restraint. I did hear some reports of pepper spray used, but have not been able to track these down. Chief Aluffi denies that any pepper spray was used.

What the police did do, was use an illegal method known as carotid artery pressure. This is not an authorized use of force yet it was repeatedly used on students in an effort to get them to lose their grip on their fellow students.

Chief Aluffi has already stated that this is an illegal tactic. Anyone who had cartotid pressure applied to them, or witnessed this method used against students should file a complaint with the internal affairs division of the UCSC campus police. Keep a copy and post it here!!
 

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