NYT: Remember "Defund the Police"? Good times, good times

After slashing police spending last year, Austin restored the department's budget and raised it to new heights. In Burlington, Vt., the city that Senator Bernie Sanders once led as mayor went from cutting its police budget to approving $10,000 bonuses for officers to stay on the job.

If you tent and fumigate your house, here's how to beware ...

Tent slashing was the chosen method of the two men who entered the Garden Grove apartment complex earlier this month. Wearing goggles and masks to ward off any fumes, they slashed the tents ...

Novato police probe slashings of homeless tents

Novato police are investigating the slashing of tents being used by homeless activists occupying a vacant military building in the Hamilton neighborhood.

After Slashing Police Budget, Majority Of San Francisco ...

A new poll shows a majority of San Francisco residents think it is time to increase police presence in areas affected by high rates of crime. The annual San Francisco Chamber of …

SHERIFF DEPUTIES RAID People Living Outside in Southern ...

Saturday, August 21, 2010: We don't have all the info yet; A friend has gone to see if he can help people get their gear safely away. We have reports of destruction of property by the police who are slashing tents and bagging camps in the Redway/Garberville area. Also reports that people…

Berkeley swordsman jailed after striking woman, slashing ...

The swordplay began about 3:11 p.m. Thursday when police received reports of a man on Gilman street west of the railroad tracks, slashing tents belonging to …

California has enough Democrats to save Newsom — if he can ...

California has enough Democrats to save Newsom — if he can persuade them to vote. OAKLAND, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future now hinges on …

California hospitals discuss rationing care as virus surges

California's overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift extra beds for coronavirus patients, and a handful of facilities in hard-hit Los Angeles County are drawing up emergency plans in case they have to limit how many people receive life-saving care. The number of people hospitalized across California with confirmed COVID-19 infections is more than double the state's previous peak ...

Homeless Swordsman Arrested after Fleeing from Encampment ...

BERKELEY – A homeless man is in jail for allegedly assaulting a woman, brandishing a sword at several people, and slashing tents at a homeless encampment located in an industrial area near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Manuel A. Ayala, 48, was arrested February 16 at 3:34 p.m., charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Ayala's being ...

LA agency votes for $36M police boost as crime surges

May 26, 2021 10:39am. Los Angeles County Metro voted 12-0 in increasing police funding by $36 million. Getty Images. Officials in Los Angeles voted this week to re-fund their police …

California search & seizure laws - A defense lawyer explains

A tent or tarp, 21; A hotel room, 22 and; Personal property that public school students bring to school. 23; Example: Bob is selling drugs out of a tent in a campground. Police show up at the campground and enter his tent without a warrant. They find cocaine there, and they use it as evidence to charge him with California drug possession for sale.

Law + Policy | California Magazine

Last June, in the aftermath of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Berkeley joined a handful of cities across the country that began defunding its police, slashing $9.2 million or 12 percent from the police budget.

St. Petersburg Police cutting up homeless tents - YouTube

Police officers with box cutters showed up where St. Pete's tent city residents had moved and set up. The cops slashed their tents to the ground as residents...

LAPD responds to viral TikTok showing heavily armed law ...

In this June 8, 2021, file photo, a jogger walks past a homeless encampment in the Venice Beach section of Los Angeles. Los Angeles City Council is poised to clamp down on homeless encampments, making it illegal to pitch tents on some sidewalks, beneath overpasses and near parks.

San Jose: Homeless say 'Machete Jack' slashing their tents ...

The tent of a homeless person shows the scar of a slashing Monday afternoon, June 27, 2016, at a campsite under a freeway overpass …

Asheville Police Chief Zack apologizes for medic tent ...

Asheville Police Chief Zack apologizes for medic tent destruction, 'trauma' to volunteers. ASHEVILLE- After pointed criticism from community leaders, stakeholders and the mayor of …

"A FEW BAD APPLES". THREAD of countless journalists being ...

THREAD of countless journalists being arrested or shot at by cops for simply doing their jobs: Another THREAD of cops brutalizing and arresting journalists for doing their jobs: Cop bodyslamming people, then using another person as a human shield when protestors retaliate: NYPD driving police cruiser into protestors: Cops stealing water supply ...

slashing tents | PEOPLE PROJECT

Posts about slashing tents written by peopleproject. Saturday, August 21, 2010: The cops have been slashing tents and terrorizing people with night raids.Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez, holding a machete, and 4 other cops have been out since Wednesday are …

San Francisco Shifts From Trashing Homeless Camps To ...

For years, San Francisco police have ordered tents removed from city streets, even at times slashing them with knives themselves. Public Works …

Police, equipped with a bulldozer, dismantle Sausalito ...

Police, equipped with a bulldozer, dismantle Sausalito tent encampment. A excavator clears an area in Camp Cormorant during a move Tuesday from …

Hemet Woman Arrested for Slashing Police Officers Arm with ...

HEMET, Ca. – A 49-year-old Hemet woman was arrested for attempted murder on a police officer after slashing an officer in the face with a knife. On Thursday, November 21, 2019, at around 8:15 pp.m., police responded to a call in the 600 block of N. Kirby Street regarding a woman acting in an erratic way and displaying bizarre behavior.

Violence erupts at Vancouver homeless camp ... - bc.ctvnews.ca

The camp has been controversial, and residents said last month police and firefighters came through the area slashing tents and threatening to …

Eureka Police Department TERRORIZING People Living Outside ...

The cops have been slashing tents and terrorizing people with night raids. Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez, holding a machete, and 4 other cops have been out since Wednesday are the reports I'm getting from folks. Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged EPD, Eureka California, Eureka Police Deparment, homeless, houseless, Humboldt County, living outside ...

How Prop. 47 Fueled the Homeless Epidemic - California Globe

How Prop. 47 Fueled the Homeless Epidemic. Top law enforcement official says failed state policies are responsible for the drug addiction and mental illness crisis. "When you're in the trenches, you know this is not a housing crisis, but a drug addiction and mental illness crisis. Prop. 47 is a dismal failure and an inhumane way to deal ...

Police Caught Slashing Tires in Minneapolis, Say It's a ...

For a little over a week, various reports, backed by photo and video evidence, have been saying that cops in Minneapolis have resorted to a most unusual riot tactic, slashing the tires of …

'This is about prayer': Inside Edmonton's Camp ... - CBC.ca

Allegations of tent slashing But organizers say the catalyst behind the camp comes back to the way police interact with homeless populations, especially through the displacement of …

Abbotsford Homeless Campers Clash With City, Police ...

But the slashing had apparently been happening for some time, with about a dozen tents slashed in three months, Pastor Ward Draper of The 5 and 2 Ministries told a meeting of the Abbotsford Social Development Advisory Committee.

Shotwell tents destroyed as friends mourn homeless man ...

The fallout was swift. Thursday morning, San Francisco Police Department officers shot and killed Luis Gongora, a homeless man, at his Shotwell Street tent. …

Suspect in deadly California rampage pleads not guilty

The suspect in a Southern California stabbing rampage that left four people dead and two injured pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, attempted murder and other counts. Zachary Castaneda was arraigned in his jail cell instead of court after refusing to leave his jail cell, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a tweet. Castaneda was arrested Wednesday by police responding to …

SF Used to Trash Homeless Tents – Now the City Will ...

For years, San Francisco police have ordered tents removed from city streets, even at times slashing them with knives themselves. Public Works employees have tossed the ever-ubiquitous nylon homes of desperate people into dump trucks on a weekly basis. This week, however, San Francisco will launch the first of five planned "Safe Sleeping ...

Asheville Police hired PR firm in wake of medic tent ...

Asheville Police hired PR firm in wake of medic tent destruction, public documents show. Weeks after Asheville Police officers were caught on camera slashing water bottles and destroying medic ...

Editorial: Goodbye fossil fuels. California should commit ...

California has already committed to clean energy by 2045. But electrical power generation is responsible for only about 15% of the state's greenhouse gas emissions.By going carbon neutral, California is committing to slash emissions from everything else, including cars and trucks, home heating and cooking, farms and industrial operations.

Police pepper-sprayed Abbotsford camp, says ... - CBC.ca

"Slashing tents is something we've heard a lot of over the years, where they'll go in and they'll use a knife or whatever to cut up tents, but the [use of] bear mace is the new thing," said Draper.

Cleo Smith interviewed by police in 20-minute sessions to ...

Police release an image of the red and grey sleeping bag missing from Cleo's tent. Cleo's biological father is interviewed by police in Mandurah and is asked to …

Education is the key to slashing prison recidivism

Western Australia police handoutIt is no exaggeration to say that no one really thought 4-year-old Cleo Smith, who vanished without trace from her parents' tent 18 days ago, would be found alive.But early Wednesday morning, police broke into a home in Carnarvon, Australia, about 50 miles from where she disappeared and a few blocks from where ...

Medics: Police Destroyed Medic Tent and Slashed Tires ...

On day 5 of the #GeorgeFloydProtest, we spoke with a local Minneapolis medic team who have been working to treat people's injuries on the streets. They say t...

Asheville Police hired PR firm after medic tent destruction

Asheville Police hired PR firm in wake of medic tent destruction, public documents show. Weeks after Asheville Police officers were caught on camera slashing water bottles and destroying medic ...