Important event: Police Practices Litigation Strategy Meeting

The Seattle NLG has a team willing to explore civil litigation to address police tactics used against peaceful demonstrators. The NLG & ACLU have brought similar litigation after the attacks on Occupy Oakland.
The idea is to possibly combine damages claims for individuals with a challenge to a policy of using torture, pain and force where it is not necessary, in lieu of arresting or removing people engaged in non-violent protest (or actually against people who are not engaged in any illegal activity of any kind, as in the pepper spraying of people on the sidewalk two weeks ago).

Where & When:

11/30/11 5:45 – 7:30 PM
Seattle University School of Law, Room 328 (‎901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122)

27 Responses to Important event: Police Practices Litigation Strategy Meeting

  • John Ellis says:

    Comes now Empire USA to invade and now occupy Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and soon Syria. And from its Special Forces butcher squads that target large families in the Afghan mountains, to its Drones with a house full of kids being their high value targets, to all the over-kill of the Occupy movement, its all about pain compliance and how best to instill fearful submission to authority.

    Take the $2 billion each year we hand to Egyptian generals, who just now purchased 21 tons of tear gas from a Pennsylvania corporation. Take last week where over 40 protesters were killed in Egypt, where a dozen died because of a super-high concentration of tear gas, where over 20 died because of live ammunition made in USA. And where a police captain was over heard saying,

    “Shoot for the heads!…”

    “Shoot for the heads!…”

    So, a world record for loss of eyes by protesters took place last week in Egypt, all a CIA creation, all to be in CIA compliance, all to achieve state of the art pain compliance.

    • John Ellis says:

      Forgot to add Haiti and Honduras to our current list of six invaded and military base occupied colonies.

      Not to mention all our 900 military bases and all the slave occupation that creates.

    • REPUBLIC says:

      Wow, aren’t we biased today, wait a minute we are always biased.

      I guess Sadam hussain did not turture, killed, and used chemical weapons against his own people. His son Hydday (not sure about spelling) did not rape any women in Iraq at will and never was punished for his treatment of women.

      I guess the Taliban treated their people with love and equality and harbored Al Qaida.

      How can you be so ignorant those guys will kill you even when you are on their side, because you are inferdel in their eyes. Keep protecting the oppressors. Socialism is another form of oppression where the 99% will have the same slave rights.

      Quit sympathize with the enemy you traitor.

    • REPUBLIC says:

      Wow, aren’t we biased today, wait a minute we are always biased.

      I guess Sadam hussain did not turture, killed, and used chemical weapons against his own people. His son Hydday (not sure about spelling) did not rape any women in Iraq at will and never was punished for his treatment of women.

      I guess the Taliban treated their people with love and equality and harbored Al Qaida.

      How can you be so ignorant those guys will kill you even when you are on their side, because you are inferdel in their eyes. Keep protecting the oppressors. Socialism is another form of oppression where the 99% will have the same slave rights.

      Quit sympathize with the enemy you traitor.

  • Aristokronik anarkist says:

    Negotiate with a.c.l.u. lawyers for 10% commision , not 33 %…let them prove noble not ignoble.Go as high as 20% but not above..the people need a financial reprieve ,not probono lawyers who wont help others alreay attacked by bartell drug using homeland security 9/11 patriot act grants to visciously attack locals needing civilized bathroom access from a Healthcare provider getting Capital gains tax breaks to benefit community.ACLU director refused to help victims becuz some aclu corporate office floor is part of Bartell corporate store next to central library and they didnt want to pick on small business who happens to be a monopolized shelf space provider for 3rd world products and cancercauseing cosmetics and toxic Hariba gummi bears and licorice that overheat on long trade route and plastic residue from bag that transfers onto candy,bartell knows this but bought to much and keeps selling

    • John Ellis says:

      As above poster exhausts our emotional capital with a redundant rehash of some bloody effects of our problem, while leaving us locked in darkness by not one word about their root cause or solution, we must question his motive.

      As above brainwash was written by one of the Educated Middle-class, one of the 51% most educated and wealthy voting majority, the 51% with all the wealth, what could possible be his motive?

  • John Ellis says:

    All of law enforcement and all lawyers including those defending criminals, their income goes up in direct proportion to the increase in crime. That is the primary reason for exponential growth in privatized for-profit prisons, that is exactly why our jails and prisons hold over a forth of all prisoners on earth, that is the root cause of why fighting age laboring men are 95% of all our prisoners.

    For law enforcement and the legal profession, they spend 95% if their time policing fighting age laboring men.

    • John Ellis says:

      Laboring men being the 49% of men in our society with no education beyond high school, with about half of laboring men having not finished high school.

      • REPUBLIC says:

        You know you were mentioning in other blogs that you thought in school and had these jobs that require more than high school education.

        JOHN IS A PAID ACTOR OF THE 51% EDUCATED AND WEALTHY. Now we know who this man really is. Why do you hate the 51% when you are one of them. I think you need to redistribute your wealth and pass it down to us the 49%.

        • John Ellis says:

          For most of my life I have been eligible for food stamps and for 12 years eligible for Medicare, both of which I have refused. Partly because of a most healthy diet and lifetime free of illness, but mostly a character trite learned in childhood. For having grown up in the slums of Milwaukee, Minneapolis and LA, if mom’s tips were not good enough, our spaghetti and tomatoes came with no meatballs.

          • REPUBLIC says:

            Paid actor

            How can you say that you are eligible for food stamps when you said that you were a teacher. Explain that one to everyone. Didn’t you help design to make word processor easier, but the evil Microsoft tweaked their and pretty much your version never made it out.

  • sam says:

    (re posted)it’s getting cold outside. It’s been a nice media show and the “Occupy” demonstrators have made their point. But now it’s time for them to strike their tents, move out of the nation’s big-city pocket parks, get down to business, and help take back the whole damned country from the corporate sharks and their lap-dog politicians.

    All of our major institutions have been turned into big business: the banks, health care, the public schools, the courts and prisons, etc. In the process they have been transformed into winner-take-all extraction machines that enrich the self-serving few at the top (and their cronies) at the expense of the people those institutions are supposed to be serving.

    If you look at the big picture and not view these institutions in isolation, you will see that they are interlinked by overlapping governance boards and dovetailed policies and programs. They’re creating a Matrix of enslavement that relies on debt, addiction, dependency, enforcement, and control to put and keep you under the thumb of commerce and authority. It’s all gone too far.

    The public schools, for example, feed the health care industry through forced vaccinations of schoolchildren which enrich big pharma and, by some accounts, create multitudes of chronically ill patients with once-rare maladies including autism, ADHD, and other developmental disorders (1 in 6 children!). Through zero-tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior and remove low-scoring students from school roles to maximize federal and state funding, the schools feed the school-to-prison pipeline and fuel the demand for more future prison capacity—more and more of it provided by private prison companies.
    read more…http://wandervogeldiary.wordpress.com/

    • John Ellis says:

      BRAINWASH — STRAIGHT OUT OF MAINSTRAEM MEDIA

      NO ROOT CAUSE — NO SOLUTION
      First above brainwash condemns all that were doing, then it proceeds to exhaust our emotional capital by focusing our thoughts on all the bloody effects of the problem. And just like corporate owned mainstream media, not one word is there about the root cause or solution to the problem.

      BLACKOUT ON HISTORY
      “All of our major institutions have
      been turned into big business.”

      Pure fiction, for all our Founding Fathers were all big business loving slave owners, with most owning big business plantations. Surely not a “turned into” problem, but a systemic big business democratic-dictatorship type problem,

      As above brainwash was written by one of the Educated Middle-class, one of the 51% most educated and wealthy voting majority, the 51% with all the wealth, what could possible be his motive?

    • REPUBLIC says:

      I know I hate those Americans. Time for us to take a stand. Salute and let us chant Hail Amerfika! We want a perfect and just socialist government. Where the rich and the government will own the population and corporations. Oops, I meant where the people own the government and corporations.

  • John Ellis says:

    LAWS MOST HIGH
    (1) Never go into court against anyone more wealthy, for the party most wealthy being the one best able advance the careers of the lawyers and judge — they always win.

    (2) Women married to a man of the Educated Middle-class, these women never win in divorce court.

    (3) Women married to Laboring-class men, the men with no education beyond high school, as the Laboring-class is designed to be a matriarch ruled class, their women always win in divorce court.

    (4) Since 1776, all of law enforcement and all laws in Empire USA have been created to protect only property and only those who own property. That is why we have over a forth of all jail and prison inmates being imprisoned in our privatized for-profit criminal system. That is why 95% of our inmates are fighting age laboring men.

    • REPUBLIC says:

      I know this USA is such an evil place. Iran was right to call us Big Satan, and all the Muslims are right to call us infidel and imperialist. Look at what your ancestors did to this territory.

      Do you feel guilty? Decolonize the USA and let the Indigenous people live in peace. DECOLONIZE NOW! DE-OCCUPY NOW!

  • Zealwriter says:

    IT IS THE HOME BASE BUSINESS THAT WILL GET BIG BUSINESS’ ATTENTION!!!
    I am very impressed with the movement that has sprung now globally regarding those who insist on occupying asking for a fair share. Whereas I am impressed by the initial response to the knowledge of having been cattle all these years and now desiring to be included in living, I challenge with a question “what is your next move?” A gathering or a march alone without a contingency plan is “IMPOTENT”. Certain ethnic groups look for equal inclusion and find solace in mouthpieces like Al and Jesse to bolster their cause with words but absent of action ignoring the roots of their own history which affected change that they benefit from today which was “the boycott”. Sure, there are many people charged up at the moment but without steering them in a direction of action once after the whole world has come out to occupy it will certainly fizzle from what began an undaunted mission of ground troops. Truly, truly comrades, the ground is fully laid out and the question now is how to erect the walls? While there is protest in the streets still the employers who are the 1% have their oxen to plow their fields or manpower to drive their riches and why should they consider giving the 99% any more than they have? After all, what are they going to do, Quit? Doubtless! The thing that Big Industry has capitalized on is the masses being unorganized! NO, I’m not talk about gathering as a organized bargaining unit (Unions), No; what I’m submitting to the “Occupy” movement is PHASE TWO and “Boycott the MACHINE” while, at the moment, having need to be attached to it. Take the funds that your current employer pays you and collectively invest in a home based business. Find a reputable Network Marketing Business and use your massive network to generate wealth that you would never get from a raise while working as “Cattle” for your current herdsman. Your employer [herdsman] hopes that you remain asleep and not come to recognize the economy that exist within you in order for them to remain in control over it. This is the opportunity that you have been waiting for. This is the dream that you have dreamed to be financially free and independent. The only thing standing in your way is your fear of the unknown and your comfort on the pastures. The path I follow is in my website. The path you search out and find is up to you. In order to go to a level beyond talks and demonstrations is language that those you protest against understand and respect. This is the model that Robert Kiyosaki calls the “Business of the 21st Century” (look it up on Youtube). My name is Charles Burns and I AM MONA-V-IE! [for Vendetta] Join Here:http://ceburns.mymonavie.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ikQQk8cJQ&feature=related

  • John Ellis says:

    We have two witnesses against the above incomprehensible confusion:

    (1) Above poster is not the slightest interested in giving all you can give, what Occupy is all about. Instead, he has a mainstream morality drive to “Be all you can be,” to earn all you can earn, take all you can take, own all you can own and to be a dictator over all who are on land that you own.

    (2) Above poster is among the 51% most educated and wealthy, the voting majority with all the wealth and power.

  • John Ellis says:

    Richard Grossman 1943 to 2011

    “Today on Flashpoints: Congress consider a new law that will gut the bill of rights and throw due process in the garbage: Also pro-democracy Egyptians and their supporters protest in front of the Egyptian Consulate in New York City: We’ll also have report on the University of California Regents meeting yesterday, as students continue protest the upsurge in tuition fees and the extreme police violence to silence them, and we Remember Richard Grossman, who spent a lifetime trying to limit corporate power, which is now at the heart of the Occupy Movement.”
    http://www.flashpoints.net/

    Through his organizing efforts, Grossman reached a troubling conclusion,”The activist work of so many good and able people around the country for so many decades had not brought about the kinds of changes that people had been hoping for…”

    Much of Grossman’s work was in response to a legal concept known as “corporate personhood.” The term has its roots in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the 1800s that said corporations could be treated as persons under the 14th Amendment…

    “There’s a corporate class that has enormous wealth, and the power of law behind it,” he told the Progressive. “Is it really true that the majority of the American people over the last twenty-five years didn’t want a major transition in energy to move to efficiency and solar, didn’t want universal health care, but wanted pig genes in fish?”

    Weeks before his death, Grossman proposed a law criminalizing corporations. In his view, their power had led them to become inherently irresponsible.

    “If people want to go into business, fine,” Grossman said in an interview with the Corporate Crime Reporter. “But this law would strip away 500 years of Constitutional protections and privileges. No more limited liability for shareholders. No more perpetual life. No more Constitutional protections.”

    Referring to the Occupy movement, Grossman advised protesters to consider the structural reasons that power is “arrayed against the 99 percent.”

    “There’s no shortage of corruption and greed going all around,” he told the Corporate Crime Reporter. “But corruption and greed are not the problem. They are diversions.”
    http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Activist-Richard-L-Grossman-dies-at-68-2310589.php

  • REPUBLIC says:

    My best friend John is getting better with providing some sort of proof. Make sure you are not biased.

  • John Ellis says:

    Equality is equal wealth for all, from birth to death. Problem is, this would destroy all hope of our experiencing the four greatest of all emotions, what true happiness is all about. Namely, feeling compassion, pity, charity and receiving a heart warming grateful response in return. Moral problem is, equal wealth would exacerbate the root cause of our self-absorbed, impersonal and anti-social society.

    For equal wealth would destroy true affection by making personal relationships nothing more then mutual gratification, equals giving equal gifts within their class — and expecting equal in return. For most anti-social behavior is there now in any interaction between High Society, 10% Country Club-class, 40% educated Middle-class and the lower half of society known as the uneducated Laboring-class.

    Equality is equal deadly force. An impossibility, for ability to kill is the speed at which your mind can rationalize a problem and take corrective action. For law enforcement is all of the intelligent Middle-class, our Occupy movement is mostly of the slow and careful Laboring-class and a wise decision is it for us to be non violent.

    Equality is equal ability to achieve wealth. An impossibility, for brains like sex appeal and wealth pass from rich-dad to rich-son.

    SOLUTION
    (1) Cap on excessive wealth which would eliminate excessive poverty. For no man should own or control more then $50 million.

    (2) Democracy has always been the 51% most educated and wealthy having a monopoly on politics, they being the 51% voting majority with all the wealth. Therefore, create a social democracy, a moral democracy where the 30% most wealthy are not allowed to vote or have any input in politics. Surely, as this would give the lower half of society 60% of all the power, and prevent High Society from hoarding 80% of the wealth.

    (3) Have all elections funded by taxes.

    (4) As virtually all our politicians love elections funded by High Society, the lower half of society needs to execute a nationwide strike — absolutely no manual labor done from New York to California —- not until three solutions above are put into full force and effect.

    • John Ellis says:

      Perhaps it would be better to not allow the 25% most wealthy to vote. That would give the impoverished lower half of society 50% of the vote and 50% of the power. For surely, if my lower half of society had more power then the upper half — without a doubt it would be slavery for all who now have great jobs, terrific homes and deluxe healthcare

  • John Ellis says:

    (1) Venezuela has in six years gone from healthcare only for the wealthy, to free healthcare for all

    (2) Venezuela reduced poverty by 25% in only six years.

    (3) Venezuela made one of the worst education systems in South America into the one now rated the highest.

    (4) Venezuela has nationalized the largest oil reserve on earth.

    (5) This time next year, Venezuela should have completed nationalizing all banks.

    (6) Venezuela reduced corporate media from 100% owned by the rich — to 30% owned by government.

    (7) Venezuela has fully exposed paid actor Obama and our Empire for what they truly are.

    • REPUBLIC says:

      Show some evidence, would you?

      I am sure that Chavez is living large with all that wealth that he took from the rich. Big home, nice car and the best doctors that money can buy. Yeah! that is true equality. Hail Socialism!!

  • John Ellis says:

    With virtually all our politicians being owned body and soul by the corporate rich, those who are sure to say only what their paid to say, comes now brainwash that CommonDreams.org does so well,

    “Newt Gingrich said, ‘Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods
    have no habits of working, and have nobody around them who works.
    So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no
    habit of staying all day. They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me
    cash’ — unless it’s illegal.”

    “The Hill writes: ‘A former House colleague of Gingrich, noting his
    penchant for controversial statements, told The Hill this week that
    Gingrich’s hand is always ‘six inches from the self-destruct button.’”
    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/12/02-1

    So, first Newt insults the entire lower half of our society, the impoverished laboring-class, then a “House colleague” tells us it was just a stupid mistake that Newt will have to pay dearly for.

    Realty is, we the slow and careful thinking laboring class are not so stupid as to be self-enslave by voting for our next set of dictators. So, the upper half of society is not only the 51% most educated and wealthy, they are the only ones who vote.

    And so, the purpose of above propaganda is to fool the upper half into thinking their politicians and media has the gullible lower half thinking that only the 1% most wealthy are guilty for our slavery.

    For what our War On Terror is all about, this is to ease the stress of a guilty conscience and the fear that vengeance will someday be the payback for all their greed, plunder and brutal imperialism.