On August 9, 2007, Martin Frederick Cotton II was brutally beat to death– and refused medical treatment -by Eureka Police and Humboldt County Sheriff “Correctional Officers” (in the jail).
Since September of 2008, there has been a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Martin Cotton’s baby daughter (through a legal guardian) and by his father, Martin F. Cotton.
There is a trial scheduled in the Federal Court in Oakland in front of Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong and a jury WHICH WAS JUST POSTPONED (Dec 15, 2010). There will be at least ten cops exposed and on trial for killing Martin.
Please begin organizing where you live to be there and make sure that it is known what these cops have done, what violence this system inflicts, and we want it to be understood- We will not tolerate intimidation, beatings, and murder by the police!!
Redwood Curtain CopWatch will be organizing people to travel to the Bay area to be present at the trial. If you are in the Bay Area (or anywhere somewhat close), please organize support and presence in your area. And if you can help folks from Humboldt get there, contact Redwood Curtain CopWatch.