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DTP San Jose & Santa Clara County Organizing Meeting

November 15 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Short URL: https://siliconvalleydsa.org/?p=7472

Register HERE, an email will be sent to you with meeting information.

San Jose police brutalized protestors during the George Floyd protests. The SJPD facebook hate group 10–7ODSJ gave their hate, prejudice and racism a private platform to the point where officers planned an assassination. There is little to no accountability, meanwhile police brutality in our community continues to harm Latinx and Black people at disproportionate rates.

SJ cops cost the city an average of $300k/each. Meanwhile education and other agencies have absorbed policing. Cops are in our schools as SRO officers. It is easier for a school to get funding for metal detectors and other policing tools than it is for teachers to receive school supplies such as chalk. After promising Santa Clara County Supervisors there would be no homeless sweeps during COVID, police continue to harass homeless people with impunity, throwing people’s shelters and belongings into dumpsters, while lying to the media and legislators that their items are “available for pick-up”.

Many agencies of organized violence such as jail and prison are absorbing mental health functions. These are things police are not trained to do and cannot do. Police function to exploit labor and enforce the social hierarchy for the powerful. It’s time cops get push-back from this community.

Join us as we explore alternatives to the current incarceration and punitive eye-for-an-eye justice models.  Restorative Justice models decrease crime, decrease recidivism, and restore communities to health. Help us compile alternatives to calling police for the people in our communities. Propaganda works. So let’s create zines about what Defunding Police means, and what the stats are – because the system that has become normative in our society is both extreme and austere. End the austerity! Fund communities and defund the police!

Register HERE, an email will be sent to you with meeting information.

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Date:
November 15
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Organizer

Silicon Valley DSA
Email:
info@siliconvalleydsa.org