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Cop Corruption in Dancehall Ordinance

21 Dec

For a good laugh I recommend you check out the new Dance Hall Ordinance pushed through Richmond City Council by none other than Charles I’m A Total Fuckwad Samuels.

There are a lot of details to this particular ordinance that strike even the least legal of people as unconstitutional.

Not to mention the way that the ordinance REQUIRES the hiring of police. Geez, wonder who lobbied to get that part in the ordinance- couldn’t have been the Richmond Police Department? COuldn’t have been members of the Public Safety committee who helped push this law through…

Fuck any law that increases funding for police.

Read it for yourself:

– Go to http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/clerkstracking/index.asp
– In advanced search choose “Paper Number:” and enter “2010-113” and press “search”.
– Click on the paper number and in the next screen choose “Electronic Paper”. Click the PDF link “Click here to view paper no: 2010-113”. It should then download to your computer.

Regular Noise Demos at Richmond City Jail

14 Dec

Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Anarchist Black Cross. One of the agenda items is scheduling monthly demonstrations outside of the Richmond City Jail. This is something that is really important to me, and that I think is worth doing regardless of how many people actually come out.Richmond City Jail is a terrible place, like pretty much all jails and prisons. On top of that, Richmond’s jail is in terrible condition and very over crowded. Multiple deaths in 2010 due to negligence and abuse attest to the many reasons why Richmond does not need a jail. The people in charge obviously can’t be trusted with human lives anyway.  Prison abolition is the goal, and until then, prisoner support.

I think this would be a visible way of letting the people inside know they are not forgotten. People on the outside will know that it is not just the family of people locked up who are affected. Our entire community is negatively affected by the presence of cops, jails, and prisons.

If you can, come out to the Wingnut tonight for the Anarchist Black Cross meeting- 7pm at 2005 Barton Avenue. Call 804 303 5449 for directions, or email rvaabc@gmail.com

The article from http://www.anarchistnews.org is after the jump. Continue reading

Keep Monroe Open- Video and Petition

12 Oct