January 24th, 2015
Noon @ The Downtown Clocktower,
(Intersection of Pacific Ave. & Water St.)
These deaths are caused by the same pattern of unaccountability that recently allowed Officer Darren Wilson to walk free after killing Michael Brown. From Ferguson to Santa Cruz, it is clear that our criminal justice system targets the most vulnerable members of society: people of color, women, trans and queer people, people with disabilities, the poor, and the homeless.
Without fierce community resistance, this pattern will continue.
With the solidarity of local, national, and international movements, we are organizing a march and rally (January 24th, Noon @ The Downtown Clock
tower, Santa Cruz) to demand that:
1. The Board of Supervisors cancel its contract with California Forensic Medical Group.
2. The Sheriff’s Department and CFMG accept responsibility for the unnatural deaths and implement the Grand Jury recommendations involving the expansion of Crisis Intervention Team mental health services.
3. Solitary confinement/administrative segregation and other forms of torture, such as the “restraint chair,” be abolished.
4. The County cancel the $25 million planned expansion of Rountree Detention Center and invest in community-based social services.
Join the demonstration!
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