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Adachi Questions Police Shooting of Tyrelle Taylor (introduction by Jeff Adachi)

Laure McElroy and Tiny/poverty and race scholars, Vincent Bevins/race, poverty and media justice intern;
Tuesday, March 20, 2007


On Sept. 21, 2005, at 11:00 in the morning, Tyrelle Taylor, then 18, was shot at least three times, twice in the back and once in the hand, while running away from the SFPD near his home on Northridge Road. Police are claiming that Tyrelle pointed a weapon at them. At the time of the incident, several witnesses said that Tyrelle was running from the police at the time the shots were fired.

ACTION ACTION ACHTUNG!!! Fascist budget cuts courtesy of Herr Arnold

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

2000 arms outstretched upwards, angled right..reaching|.reaching their eyes tilt slowly toward the sky, and then He appears, "Ar-nold, Ar-nold Ar-nold!" their collective voices climb to a solid chant "AR-NOLD AR-NOLD ARRRRRNOLD!!!!" The thin asbestos walls of the strip mall parking lot in Tracy , California tremble under their weight

Resisting Poverty, Homelessness and Homicide:Making a movie on the violence, poverty and racism affecting 5 bay area communities

Byron Gafford and Tiny
Friday, April 1, 2005

When the side
Of the road is
Marked by death.

With pictures, balloons,
Teddy bears, alcohol bottles,
And Candles.

Where drive by shootings
Occur leaving bodies
Where they drop.

An excerpt from WHEN THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IS MARKED BY DEATH by Byron Gafford, poet,author and co-director of A Walk of Resistance through Poverty, Homelessness and Homicide a POOR Press PRoduckshun ©2005

A State Mandated Underclass: Bay Area High School Students, Parents and Advocates Rally Against the High School Exit Exam

Wednesday, October 12, 2005;

"Arnold has thrown down with all the other haters," POOR Magazine Youth in Media intern, William W, 17, flipped his thin chocolate brown hand in the air toward a place where "Arnold"(Schwarzenegger) might be.

A new and unsettling force: Poverty Scholars from across the globe come together to re-ignite the revolution of Dr. Martin Luth

Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, PoorNewsNetwork poverty scholar
Thursday, August 13, 2009

"There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing, to lose, if they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with a freedom and a power that will be a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life" Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A Homeless Coup: The San Francisco Homeless Congress

Ka Ponda and Tiny
Wednesday, November 1, 2000

My eyes fixed on the acrylic blood of the fallen martyr. The WPA mural on the back wall of the ILWU union hall depicted a policeman wielding a deadly billy club as the common people held placards in protest of human and civil rights' violations by government. The huge image provided a fitting backdrop for the site of the ratification of a Plan for Action to End Homelessness in San Francisco.

A Deadly Proposal: Alameda County proposes to cut poor, unemployed workers off of aid for six months of each year.

Cullette X and Tiny/PoorNewsNetwork
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I have lived in Oakland my whole life. I have lived in poverty for most of my life. I have worked since as far back as I can remember.

My story isn't strange or different. I am like many poor people in the US. People you rarely hear from. Rarely consider. Hardly see. This could why the County of Alameda is quietly considering a proposal to cut off the meager General Assistance (GA) benefits given to unemployed workers which will make our already difficult lives even more difficult and eventually will kill us.

A Barbeque in resistance: Several hundred poor folks peacefully resist the lies of Care Not Cash

Tiny and Joseph Bolden
Friday, June 4, 2004

Over 200 poor people, mostly Black, redlined out of property and business ownership, shot at, harassed and profiled by cops and private security, homeless due to illegal evictions, condo conversions, demolitions, redevelopment and wide-spread gentrification, denied jobs, drug treatment, and mental health services stood together in San Francisco city hall plaza--the first gathering of an all out class war? No. Just a peaceful barbeque.


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