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ANTI POLICE-TERROR PROJECT

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a group of concerned and committed institutions, organizations, and individuals dedicated to ending state-sanctioned murder and violence perpetuated against Black, Brown and Poor people. We are a Black led, multi-racial, multi-generational coalition. Join us as we organize to resist police terror and create a strong and sustainable community support system. APTP is not a non-profit organization.

Cover image by Brooke Anderson Photography

Support needed for the J20 Resisters! Tell George drop the charges!

District Attorney George Gascon has filed unjust charges against a group of Bay Area activists for civil disobedience taken in opposition to tech complicity with the Trump administration on Inauguration Day 2017.

The group of activists, the "J20 Resisters", are being arraigned this Wednesday April 5 at 9am at 850 Bryant, in San Francisco. Friends of J20 Resisters will be holding a press conference beforehand at 8am and we are asking anyone who can to come out in support.

And before Wednesday's arraignment, we are asking our supporters to call and email District Attorney George Gascon's office and tell him to drop the charges. Why is DA Gascon expending energy on criminalizing dissent rather than taking the multiple officers to task who have murdered civilians in cold blood on his watch? Gascon is failing to protect the public from police terror.

Call George at (415) 553-1751 or e-mail him at districtattorney@sfgov.org.

Tell George to drop the charges against the J20 Resisters! Stop the war on dissent! Tell him, do your job and go after guilty cops instead!

#Resist #J20 #Hellnawguration #EndPoliceTerror

(photos by Brooke Anderson Photography: Stills of Our Stories & Struggles)

Significant People's victory in Yuvette Henderson civil case

On Monday, Judge Donna M. Ryu denied the motion for summary judgment filed by the City of Emeryville and Officer Warren Williams in the civil case brought by Yuvette Henderson's family and attorney Dan Siegel of Siegel & Yee in Oakland. This is a significant victory for the family and the people of Emeryville and the surrounding area because it is a step closer to accountability for the officers who murdered Yuvette.

The City of Emeryville attempted to argue that the officer who killed Yuvette - with an AR-15 while she was already down on the ground wounded - had qualified immunity, meaning that he would be shielded from civil liability because he was "just doing his job" as police officer. The problem with that argument is that qualified immunity would have required the officers not to violate the clearly established  constitutional rights of Ms. Henderson.

The judge found that:

1) A reasonable jury could find that Williams' use of force was excessive because it was not necessary to protect his life or the lives of others.

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2) Yuvette Henderson had a “clearly established” right to not be executed by a police officer while unarmed. 

The judge also concluded, “Since the key non-police eyewitness to the entire incident is dead, the court must also carefully consider all the evidence including forensic evidence to determine whether Williams’s account of the event is internally consistent as well as consistent with the other facts.

This is a HUGE win for the people because it means the judge looked at the totality of the evidence, rather than placing extra weight on the word of the police officers. She acknowledged that Yuvette is no longer here to speak for herself and the public has a right to see all the facts of the case.

APTP statement on hiring of Anne Kirkpatrick as new OPD chief

January 5, 2017

(Oakland, CA) - Libby Schaaf’s selection of Anne Kirkpatrick as Oakland’s new police chief has been touted by some as a sign that the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will be “reformed”. The Anti Police-Terror Project does not believe that policing can be reformed. Policing in America was born out of slave catching and today remains an institution rooted in deeply racist ideology that helps maintain modern day slavery via the prison industrial complex.

Hiring a new chief does nothing to suggest that Oakland is finally willing to protect its residents from the litany of abuses committed by OPD. Anne Kirkpatrick is a career law enforcement officer with no meaningful legacy of change. Her identity as a woman is not relevant to her approach to running the department, just as race is irrelevant to how OPD officers police. At the end of the day, Kirkpatrick’s job will be to maintain the system of policing as it exists today.

Though we remain critical of Measure LL, we are yet confused as to why Libby Schaaf chose not to wait for the newly-approved police commission to select Oakland’s new chief. It is deeply concerning that Schaaf would slight the eighty-two percent of Oakland residents who voted in favor of the Commission by depriving it of one of its greatest powers, and seems to suggest that Schaaf does not yet understand that Oakland is best served when it is governed by and for the people.

The fact that Kirkpatrick has stated support for “broken windows” policing, the theory that aggressively pursuing non-violent crimes will create a system of “law and order” that reduces the likelihood of more serious crimes, is also troubling. That approach to policing, historically carried out via unconstitutional, racist, and dehumanizing practices like NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk”, is the antithesis of what is needed in Oakland. It has been soundly rejected by criminal justice theorists, serving only to propagate a system of control via overcriminalization. In short, Kirkpatrick has already told us that she is behind the times.

Also concerning is Kirkpatrick’s very short stint with the Chicago Police Department before coming to Oakland. In June of 2016, Kirkpatrick was selected to guide reforms ahead of the results of a federal probe into Chicago’s police practices. Less than six months later, Kirkpatrick has abandoned that commitment to job-hop over to a similarly embattled police department. In fact, Kirkpatrick has not lasted long at many of her most recent positions - very concerning for Oakland, facing its fourth police chief in seven months and seeking to clean up a police department that Mayor Libby Schaaf generously described as having a “frat house mentality”.

Oakland has suffered long enough at the hands of an abusive and dysfunctional police department. Kirkpatrick must, immediately, and at the very least, clean house and then hold OPD officers accountable for their actions moving forward. The Anti Police-Terror Project leaves room for hope that she can achieve that goal. In the meantime, the City of Oakland should make our budget align with our values and reinvest at least half of the 60% that OPD currently squanders into the real drivers of public safety: housing, education, jobs, mental health care that doesn’t involve the Santa Rita Jail expansion, and restorative justice programs.

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The Anti Police-Terror Project is a group of diverse individuals and organizations committed to responding to - and eradicating - police terror from communities of color.

Suit Challenges Shooting of Man with Pellet Gun by Oakland Police

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2016

Press Conference Monday August, 1st at 11 a.m. 

Federal District Courthouse, 1301 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94612 OAKLAND.

Four Officers shot Richard Perkins Jr. nearly a dozen times in the head and back after he told them his pellet gun was not a real gun. 

On November 15, 2015, Richard Perkins Jr. became the 1000th person killed by law enforcement in 2015. Today, his family filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for his death and answers as to why four Oakland police officers fired almost a dozen shots at a compliant man carrying a toy gun.

November 15 at around 5:30 p.m., Mr. Perkins was walking through an unauthorized vehicle sideshow when he encountered Oakland police officers who were there trying to disperse attendees. He had an airsoft pistol with him. By witness accounts, Mr. Perkins was approached by the police and informed them that he had a fake gun. Nonetheless, four Oakland police officers fired at him from all angles, hitting him in the back of his head, his back near his spine, his chest, and his arms.

The Oakland Police Department has provided the family very little information about the circumstances of their son’s death. Ada Perkins-Henderson, mother of Mr. Perkins, was informed of her son’s death two days later, by telephone. Ms. Henderson-Perkins was told that officers on scene wore body cameras but did not have them turned on when they shot Mr. Perkins. OPD has shown Ms. HendersonPerkins edited surveillance footage of officers shooting her son, but she has not seen the whole, unaltered video nor has she had access to investigative reports.

Lack of transparency and disregard for the dignity of the deceased and their families plagues police shootings cases. Families have to fight to obtain the timely release of coroner's investigation reports, which should be readily available as they are public records, and autopsies are performed within days of death. The lawsuit, brought by Ms. Henderson-Perkins and Mr. Perkins’ son, Richard Perkins III, includes eight claims, among them the use of excessive force, failure to adequately train and supervise, and wrongful death.

For media inquiries, contact Anti Police-Terror Project, Leigh Davenport 415.326.8422 For legal inquiries, contact Siegel & Yee, EmilyRose Johns 510.839.1200

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Family Seeks Justice For Son Teo Valencia, Killed By Newark Police Department

For Immediate Release: 7/13/16               

Contact: aptpinfo@gmail.com

Family of police shooting victim, Teo Valencia, demand justice for their loved one and the demilitarization of Newark Police Department.

Teo Valencia, a 23-year-old man of Mexican descent, was killed by a Newark Police Department officer on March 11, 2016. Valencia's family will gather with support of local activists to rally and march to demand justice for their loved one on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at the site of his killing in Newark. 

The unnamed Newark police officer shot Teo Valencia in the back with an AR-15, a military-style assault rifle. Valencia may not have been aware there was an officer behind him as he was shot. Valencia's family further lists grievances against the City for what they claim to be an unjust pattern of behaviors based on the racial profiling of Teo. The family says they had not been notified of his death by authorities for over 24 hours, were not permitted to identify his body with the Coroner, and his death certificate contained incorrect information. 

The family did not view his body until a full 8 days later at the funeral home. "We were not allowed a wake at the funeral home because of the racial profiling. They told us some of his friends might come and act 'crazy,'" said Christina Valencia, Teo Valencia's sister-in-law. 

The family also says they feel threatened and intimidated by the Newark Police Department, following a raid on their home by several officers in SWAT gear, who were seeking evidence but found none, just days after the killing of Teo. The family maintains that Teo Valencia was racially profiled by Newark Police Department, as well as by the funeral home, which works closely with police. 

The Valencia family makes the following demands:

Justice for Teo
- Retraction and public apology from the Newark Police Department
- Name, prosecute, and fire the officer who killed Teo

Demilitarize the Newark Police Department
- Removal of AR-15 Military-Style Assault Rifles and similar combat weapons
- Train the police to do their job with minimum use of force

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Anti Police-Terror Project Calls On Oakland Police Officers: Blow The Whistle On Corruption, Misconduct, And Predatory Policing

For Immediate Release: 7/8/16               

Contact: aptpinfo@gmail.com

The Anti Police-Terror Project calls on Oakland police officers: Blow the whistle on corruption, misconduct, and predatory policing

APTP will hold a press conference on Monday, July 11th at 11am in front of the OPD administrative building at 7th and Broadway.

In the face of the growing scandal engulfing the Oakland Police Department, rather than focus on solving the problems Mayor Libby Schaaf has ordered an investigation to identify and punish whistleblowers who are bringing these problems to the attention of the public. Additionally, the mayor appears to be using distraction tactics by diverting attention to the so called “racist text messages,” while pointing out that these were sent by Black officers.  

Oakland needs a Mayor who will embrace transparency and reform at a time like this, when public trust in city government is virtually non-existent.  But even the mayor cannot legally create negative consequences for someone who does the right thing.

In light of the recent media attention to long-standing corruption in the department, some officers have said that they want to stop observing the “Code of Silence” about conduct that goes against their oath to protect and serve the City of Oakland. Many of those same officers may fear retaliation, a ruined career or worse as a result of going against the expectation to look the other way when the abuse of authority occurs.  

APTP calls on all officers ready to speak up about illegal, unethical or biased conduct by other members of the Oakland Police Department or other City staff or officials to take a stand now.  Our legal team at the Siegel & Yee law firm has created a hotline for you to call to report such conduct.   We can provide you with legal advice if you are facing retaliation for going public with information about such conduct, and your anonymity will be protected.

In light of the recent media attention to long-standing corruption in the department, some officers have said that they want to stop observing the “Code of Silence” about conduct that goes against their oath to protect and serve the City of Oakland. Many of those same officers may fear retaliation, a ruined career or worse as a result of going against the expectation to look the other way when the abuse of authority occurs.  

We would like to remind those officers that the Oakland Whistleblower Ordinance and State Law protect those who come forward and report misconduct from losing their jobs for doing the right thing.

Specifically:

"No officer or employee of the City of Oakland shall use or threaten to use any official authority or influence to restrain or prevent any other person who is acting in good faith and upon reasonable belief as a whistleblower."

"No officer or employee of the City of Oakland shall use or threaten to use any official authority or influence to cause any adverse employment action as a reprisal against a City officer or employee who acts as a whistleblower in good faith and with reasonable belief that improper conduct has occurred."

Siegel & Yee has a long track record of successfully representing City of Oakland and other public employees in whistleblower lawsuits.If you see misconduct, please call our hotline at 510.839.1200 or email evidence to policehotline@siegelyee.com.

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Justice for Richard Perkins -- Anti Police-Terror Project Successfully Demands Coroners Report for Perkins Family

 

On November 15th, 2015, Richard Perkins became the final victim of an Officer Involved Shooting in Oakland last year.  While watching a side show, Mr. Perkins attempted to show OPD officers that he had a replica toy pellet gun.  He was shot to death in response.  Four months later, the family of Richard Perkins had not received the coroners report – a critical piece of evidence that can either support, or dispute the claims of OPD.  After threatening community action, the report was released to APTP and the Perkins family on March 8th.

On Tuesday, March 15th, at 9:00 am on the corner of 90th and Bancroft (Where Richard was murdered), APTP will host a press conference in partnership with families that have lost loved ones to police terror and celebrate this recent victory while also raising critical questions about collusion between the sheriff’s office and Alameda County police departments to hide evidence from families who have lost loved ones to state sponsored violence.

“We don’t understand why it takes community pressure to force the coroner’s office to release the reports,” said Cat Brooks of APTP. “These families are already suffering a great loss and grieving their loved one.  They rightfully want to know what happened and that report is critical in putting the pieces together.”

Yet time and time again, the coroner’s office – which is essentially the sheriff’s office – delays getting this report to the families.  Yuvette Henderson was murdered by the Emeryville Police Department in February of 2015. Eight months later, it took APTP in partnership with Henderson’s family, to force them to release the report.  Similarly in the case of Alan Blueford who was murdered by OPD on May 6, 2012, the community had to demonstrate at the Sheriff’s office to get the report released to family.

“They know that these reports are critical pieces of evidence,” said Dan Siegel, head legal counsel for APTP.  “The longer they delay giving it to the family, the longer it takes to assess the wrongdoing on the part of OPD.” 

Friday’s press conference is also the launch of APTP’s campaign for more accountability and transparency with the Sheriff’s office in relation to reports following Officer Involved Shootings.  APTP will make the following demands:

 

-       Provide families that are victims of police violence the coroner’s report within 30 days

-       Investigate collusion between the Sheriff’s department and the Oakland Police Department

-       Recall Sheriff Greg Ahern who has a long list of egregious behaviors

-       Release the ENTIRE video series to the Perkins family and their legal counsel

-       Bring in an outside investigator to investigate the murder of Richard Perkins.

 

Ada Henderson, Richards mother and Jamison Henderson, Yuvette’s brother will speak at the press conference.

 

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BLACK QUEER LIBERATION COLLECTIVE BLACK.SEED SHUTS DOWN BAY BRIDGE

For the second year in a row, the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) put out a call for 96 Hours of Direct Action to reclaim Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s radical legacy and take a stand against anti-Black racism and terrorism. In a courageous display of solidarity and the spirit of MLK, Black.Seed, a Black, queer liberation collective, has shut down the Bay Bridge as a show of resistance to a system that continues to oppress Black, Queer, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized people throughout the Bay Area. 

Today, January 18th,  Black.Seed has shut down the west-bound span of Bay Bridge. Cars are blocking lanes and individuals are chained across lanes to demand investment in the wellbeing of Black people. Motorists on the Bay Bridge can follow the action by tuning their radio to 107.9, a temporary radio station broadcasting the event. The action can also be followed on Twitter: @APTPaction

Over the last few years, we have seen San Francisco and Oakland destroyed by police murders, rising housing costs, rapid gentrification, and apathetic city officials. Last year, we saw dozens of police murders throughout the Bay Area; since June of 2015 in Oakland alone there have been eight Black men murdered by police.

Today Black.Seed celebrates and honors the radical legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Historically, our people have had to take drastic and dramatic measures to highlight the systemic abuses that harm our communities. 51 years ago, those who came before us participated in direct action in Selma, Alabama, to speak out against the harms of racism and oppression. It is this very spirit of resistance that flows through our lives and actions, in the Black Out Friday, Black Brunches, and highway shutdowns of today.

We are here to move towards an increase in the health and wellbeing of all Black people in Oakland & San Francisco. We stand in solidarity with APTP and demand:

  • The immediate divestment of city funds for policing and investment in sustainable, affordable housing so Black, Brown and Indigenous people can remain in their hometowns of Oakland and San Francisco
  • The resignation of Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • The immediate termination of Chief Greg Suhr
  • The immediate termination of Chief Sean Whent
  • The immediate termination of the officers involved in the murders of Richard Perkins, Mario Woods, Yuvette Henderson, Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto, Demouriah Hogg, Richard Linyard, O'Shaine Evans

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Bay Area plans 96 hours of action as part of national call to “Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy”

The Anti Police-Terror Project organizes weekend of action to honor MLK’s radical stance against poverty and all forms of violence

(Oakland, CA) - Hundreds of people from more than two dozen groupings will respond to the Anti Police-Terror Project’s (APTP) call to come together for 96 hours of direct action over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, January 15 – 18, 2016. This weekend’s events will culminate in a Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March on Monday, Jan. 18, beginning at 11 a.m. at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway).

 “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” - (1963) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Over the last year, in the Bay Area alone, there have been dozens of police murders.  In San Francisco, we have most recently seen the brutal execution of Mario Woods, in addition to police beating a disabled man in front of the Twitter building and racist text messages exchanged between SFPD on-duty officers.   

 In Oakland, we have seen a string of Black men murdered by police since only June of 2015. In fact, a recent graphic by Mapping Police Violence shows that in 2015, Oakland ranks third in police killings per million people in 60 of America's largest cities.

 “Police are the shock troops of gentrification,” said Cat Brooks, co-founder of APTP.  “Mayors give them a mandate: make this city appealing to developers by any means necessary.  City Councils fund police and constantly seek to expand their numbers and their powers.  As a result, people of color are being pushed out of cities at unprecedented rates, by an out of control rental market, increased police occupation and terrorism against communities of color, as well as crackdowns on those who dare protest these unjust policies as we saw with Mayor Schaaf’s recent attempts at imposing a curfew.”

A year ago, people across the country began taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers; storming shopping centers, blocking streets and highways, interrupting cultural events and public transit.

“The people shut it down because there is a state-sponsored war on Black, Brown, and other marginalized peoples in the United States,” said Tur-Ha Ak of Community Ready Corps. “They shut down business as usual because business-as-usual is an out-of-control epidemic of police terror.”

Last year, in partnership with comrades and allies, APTP launched 96 Hours of Direct Action in the Bay Area, and answered a national call to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy which we did
through a march that brought over 7,000 people into the streets of Oakland.  We believe it is important for our movement to draw on King’s legacy to ground ourselves, to reinforce our conviction and confidence in the tactics and strategy of disruptive direct action.   

 A year later, while we are starting to have an impact, we also see that we have a long long way to go. So this Martin Luther King Day weekend, APTP has called for the Second Annual 96 Hours of Direct Action and Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March.  For four days, hundreds of community members from over two dozen groups in both Oakland and San Francisco will unleash a spectrum of disruptive and creative activity. In the spirit of MLK, these actions will
meaningfully interrupt business as usual whether that be with direct action, teach-ins, concerts or prayer vigils.

 THIS WEEKENDS SCHEDULE:

 Friday 1/15: Communities in Oakland and San Francisco will hold actions calling out the rampant gentrification occurring on both sides of the bridge

Saturday 1/16: The Oakland Community will call out the many forms of state terror occurring in The Town

Sunday 1/17: The people will unite in San Francisco to call out state terror, economic terror and the corrupt city governments that allow it to continue

Monday 1/18: Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy March from Oakland to Emeryville

 

THIS WEEKEND’S DEMANDS INCLUDE:

 

The resignation of Mayor Libby Schaaf
The immediate termination of Chief Sean Whent

 The immediate termination of Chief Greg Suhr

 The immediate termination of the officers involved in the murders
of Richard Perkins, Mario Woods, Yuvette Henderson, Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto,
Demouriah Hogg and Richard Linyard

An immediate end to the rampant and violent criminalization, incarceration and police murders of Black and Brown Transgender and gender nonconforming people.

Respect our Sanctuary Cities. ICE Out Oakland and San Francisco! No deportations! No Arrests!

The immediate reallocation of city budgets: reduce police budgets
and reallocate those funds to provide for affordable housing that allows Black,
Brown and other people of color to remain in San Francisco and Oakland.

 Monday, we will connect the dots between police violence and economic violence – specifically gentrification - with a march at 11 am from Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway), where the Oakland community has come to call home to civil disobedience and protests.  The march will weave its’ way through West Oakland where Black residents continue to be displaced at an alarming rate and through Emeryville where Yuvette Henderson was brutally murdered by the Emeryville Police Department and into the Bay Street Mall which is located on a sacred Ohlone Burial Ground; yet another example of how capitalism discards humanity for profit – specifically the humanity of of Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples.

 

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” - (1967) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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The Anti Police-Terror Project is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to building a sustainable a replicable mechanism to eradicate police terror from communities of color. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, multi-generational coalition. We meet every 3rd Wednesday of every month at Eastside Arts Alliance at 7:00 p.m. For more information visit www.antipoliceterrorproject.org

 

 

Emeryville Police with AR-15s: Are We Safer?

On February 2nd a Black mother of two was gunned down by the Emeryville Police Department after being confronted by a security guard at Home Depot for alleged shoplifting. Yuvette Henderson was murdered in a hail of gunfire by police armed with AR-15 military-grade machine guns.

Since that day, many in our community have asked - why does a police department with a small number of officers, patrolling a community of less than 11,000, need military-grade assault weapons? Are the people of Emeryville any safer because of it?

On Sunday December 13th the Anti Police-Terror Project will host a public forum to examine the militarization of local police departments and the implications for public safety. Where do these weapons come from? Who pays the bill for expensive toys like this armored personnel carrier purchased by a police department in Florida? And who benefits?

We’ll also explore the ways that agencies like the Pentagon have played a role in accelerating the militarization of local police departments, as well as the direct connection between the Oakland Police Department and the Israeli Defense Force. Policy experts and local activists will examine the impact of coordination between police and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Latino communities.

The day will also feature spoken word and music performances highlighting the damage done by police violence. This forum is the launch of a broader campaign to end militarization of the Emeryville Police Department, and will include opportunities to get involved.

Speakers and performers include:

Cat Brooks - Anti Police-Terror Project
Ras Ceylon
Yuvette's brother, Jamison
John Lindsay-Poland - American Friends Service Committee
Omar Ali - Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Opium Sabbah
Sagniche Salazar - Stop Urban Shield Coalition
Alia Sharrief
Maddy Taylor - Standing Up for Racial Justice

 

WHEN: Sunday, 12/13 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm

WHERE: NUHW Hall, 5801 Christie Ave # 525, Emeryville

Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Richard Perkins was the 1,000th Person Killed by Law Enforcement in the US This Year. Cops Are Mum About the Contents of the Actual Video.

Thirty-nine year-old Richard Perkins, father of two, was the 1,000th person killed by police in the United States this year according to the Guardians's The Counted Project

A video featuring Ada Henderson-Perkins, mother of Richard Perkins.

The narrative given by Oakland California police officials at a press conference last week is sketchy at best. The shooting took place on the night of November 15 at a gas station on the corner of 90th and Bancroft in East Oakland while officers were cracking down on sideshow activity. Richard Perkins's mother, Ada Perkins-Henderson, is a nearby resident of where the shooting took place. Officers concede that Perkins was not part of the sideshows but per usual, OPD sought to dehumanize the victim by only talking about a former charge he had while showing the media pictures of the pellet gun they allege he pointed at them out of the blue. Witnesses claim Richard never touched the pellet gun or pointed it at the officers. The officers who shot Richard all wore body cameras, however, police say they didn't have them on. The entire scene was captured and recorded by the gas station's video surveillance cameras that are a mere 15-20 feet away from where Richard was gunned down. Officers took that footage but have yet to disclose its contents.

On the groups Facebook page organizers with the Anti Police-Terror project ask "Why are they so quick to tout flimsy evidence which supports their narrative but are quiet about the actual footage?"

People can donate to the Perkins family funeral fund at https://www.youcaring.com/richard-perkins-473065

‪#‎QuestionTheNarrative‬ ‪#‎JusticeForRichardPerkins‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬‪#‎PoliceTerrorism‬

DISTRICT JUDGE DENIES SAN FRANCISCO'S SUMMARY JUDGEMENT MOTION IN ALEX NIETO CASE. TRIAL DATE SET.

Friends, family and advocates for Alex Nieto who organize under the banner Justice for Alex Nieto announced today that a district judge denied San Francisco’s Summary Judgment Motion.

Alex Nieto was killed by members of San Francisco Police Department on March 21, 2014.

In a statement from Justice For Alex Nieto the group stated, “On Friday, November 6, a federal district court judge denied San Francisco’s attempt to dismiss the [Alex Nieto] case by way of summary judgment. The city attempted to obfuscate and distort the evidence and facts of this case, and the judge saw through their manipulation and flat out denied their elaborate motion for dismissal.”

The judge, who the statement did not name, has set a trial date for March 1, 2016.

Justice for Alex Nieto will hold a press conference on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in front of the San Francisco Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.

For more information on Alex Nieto visit http://justice4alexnieto.org/

 

 

 

APTP announces Federal Lawsuit on behalf of Yuvette Henderson's Family

On February 2, 2015 members of the Emeryville Police Department gunned down and killed Yuvette Henderson, a mother of four and a grandmother. On Thursday, October 29, 2015 APTP, along with members of Yuvette's family and their attorney Dan Siegel held a press conference to announce that they filed a Federal Civil Suit against the Emeryville Police Department as well as the two officers involved. Here is the Full video of the press conference.