Press Conference: SFPD Retaliates Against Whistleblowing Cop

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This was sent out by SURJ Bay Area the other day and I figured I’d get the word out to those of you who didn’t already know about it.

Dear SURJ Bay Area —

This Wednesday, November 15th, Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice for Mario Woods is calling a press conference to call out Racism within the SFPD. The event is being held in response to the retaliation against an officer who videotaped blatant, racist conversations within department leadership. Unsurprisingly, while one officer has been targeted for speaking out, SFPD has not taken action to address the actual reported and documented incidents.

Our partners at J4MW have reached out to SURJ Oakland / Bay Area to request that we come and stand in solidarity with them on Wednesday. They need as many people as possible to turn out and demonstrate that we are here, we are listening, and we know these racist attitudes and the Department’s shameful response directly translates to racist police murder in the streets.

Here are the details:

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WHERE: Superior Court of California (850 Bryant St, San Francisco)
WHEN: 8.30-10.30 AM, Wednesday, November 15
WHAT: Press conference; bring signs and friends!
INFO/RSVP: Facebook Event — also let me know if you’re going to go and I’ll try to connect everyone.

SPECIAL REQUEST:  J4MW has asked that someone from SURJ Bay Area be prepared to speak to our solidarity with J4MW as they continue to monitor and call out racism in SFPD. If you can do this, please reach out!

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