[Noisebridge-discuss] Skateboarding solidarity and police abuse

Praveen Sinha dmhomee at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 01:55:16 UTC 2009


I'm really annoyed by that video... Have you called the PD to complain about
this?  If so, which dept, I'll try to get around to it.  On another note,
which city council person do we petition to lax the skateboarding laws,
utter bogosity....

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>wrote:

> Hi *,
> I'm not sure how many Noisebridgers read metblogs but I found this post
> today:
> http://sf.metblogs.com/2009/09/30/cop-ill-break-your-arm-like-a-twig/
> I'm not much of a Skateboarder these days, I'm mostly a fan of riding my
> bicycle. But I am absolutely a fan of reasonable and equitable force.
> The SFPD officer is seen threatening a person with physical violence
> after asking them their opinion. It appears that he also confirms later
> violence against the person for "resisting" their arrest.
> If anyone knows people in internal affairs for the SFPD or journalists
> that care about social justice - please consider passing this along!
> Video camera ubiquity is a nice democratic force for changing power
> structures and reprimanding abuse. This kind of stuff should not be
> tolerated in a civil society.
> Best,
> Jake
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