Po'Lice Abuse/PIC

Notes from the Inside: Noel Sambrana

Greetings, I am writing in representation of those who are being held in the buildings of California's biggest money machine. Better known as prison. I must contend, I sure don't see any of that money my confinement is generating, especially not in reforming me with education.

TONITE:Residing While Black, Brown or Poor- Talk Circle/Forum with Jeff Adachi/Eres una victima por ser Negro, Moreno, o Pobre?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Have You Been Profiled, Criminalized or Harassed by Police while residing in your Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel room?

POOR Magazine is hosting a talk-circle/community forum with Public Defender Jeff Adachi to address abuses of poor communities living in poor people housing (SRO’s)

For more information see the story and video:

Highly vulnerable and easily exploitable

Monday, February 15, 2010;

People protest the treatment of sex workers

Voices shouted out on Polk Street near Sutter Street in San Francisco. Organized by Rachel West of US PROS (US Prostitutes Collective), a group gathered to protest the treatment and plight of sex workers. This is a highly vulnerable and easily exploited group that now faces further oppression by an increasingly aggressive SF Police force.

Po Wars- The Empire Strikes Black

The Empire strikes black and all other poor and at risk people

Monday, February 15, 2010


The Murderous Injustice of Racial Profiling /Resistance Blog Series - a Project of PeopleSkool


            “You- are -eight-y sixed”, he unblinkingly growled through bared teeth. What is eighty sixed? I thought to myself.  The bar blurred, my pants grew moist and the rancid smell of alcohol filled my nostrils. I was on a Bar’s floor with a pool stick around my neck. Once the pool stick was taken from around my neck I instantly called the police.

Descrinacion policial contra la raza imigrante

POOR Magazine the publication arts and education project was started in 1996 by an indigenous, landless mother and daughter who struggled with extreme poverty, incarceration and criminalization in the US. POOR Magazine, the organization, is a poor people led/indigenous people led non-profit, grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, arts, education and solutions from youth, adults and elders in poverty across Pachamama.



Riding (an adult tricycle) While Black, Brown, Poor or Disabled in Amerikkka

Editors Note: The following is a story by Leroy about his experience with profiling by po'lice while riding his adult tricycle in Berkeley as a visibly disabled Black man. Leroy's story is just one example of many thousands of examples of profiling by Po'Lice officers in cities across Amerikkka. Many of us peoples of color and poor peoples in the US face these acts of harassment by po'lice for the sole act of walking, bike, adult tricycle-riding, shopping, driving or residing while Black, Brown, Poor or Disabled...

Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down!

Editors Note: On Tuesday, April 26th over 200 people protested the Criminalization of Public Space in the streets of Berkeley. The fight against the criminalization of our public spaces  and poor peoples is just beginning. Please begin your on-line resistance by signing the petition to Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down

Cover Photo of Berkeley Sit-Down Protest by Will Steele



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