from Redwood Curtain CopWatch:
As we continue to meet people, people who have been beaten, bruised, bloodied, deprived, robbed, and verbally abused by police- people who are living on the street- sometimes beat while sleeping- we know that not enough of us are organizing to protect, collectively struggling to keep the police from hurting our friends and neighbors. The City and people of Eureka MUST not forget Martin Cotton. Every one of the officers who fatally beat Martin in front of the Eureka Mission remains on the police force…on the streets… armed… and continuing their campaign of violence against poor people- with complete impunity. Officers in the jail continue to severely abuse people behind closed and locked doors- where no one outside can hear or see. The jailers continue to refuse medical care- even to dying prisoners. Please come out on Sunday, August 9th- “Cotton Day.”
Sunday August 9,2009 at 12:30pm
Join us on Sunday, August 9th for the two year memorial anniversary of Martin “Fred” Cotton II. Martin was beat to death by Eureka Police and Humboldt County Sheriff’s in 2007, and WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.
Meet at the Gazebo in Old Town Eureka at 12:30pm. Gather and march with us in memory and protest. We will begin marching at 1:30pm. Please feel free to express yourself thoughout the day.
If you can’t make it to the gathering and march, be sure to remind people of Martin Cotton- wherever you are.
“Cotton Day” Song of Remembrance for Martin Cotton II
Click the link below to hear a song for Martin Cotton by Two Smooth Stones. Martin Cotton was killed by Eureka Police on August 9th, 2007. Join us this Sunday August 9th in Remembrance of Martin Cotton and Resistance of the injustice system that took his life.
Cotton Day Song.
Redwood Curtain CopWatch: (707) 633-4493
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