Friday, March 20, 2015

Militarization in Santa Cruz: The BearCat

Three goals: 1. Fix the broken City political process - SCRAM is successful here, smart and strong. 2. Open a dialog about risk, fear, othering, scare tactics, militarization ... I'd like to see a speaker's panel ... how opinion is formed, how police went from blue to black, how we are using the fallen officers, political wars on drugs, terrorism, homeless ... 3. Prevent the purchase. Use the infrastructure - SCRAM can contact GAO, Homeland, ... to suggest irregularities, hint at audit, ask for a hold, use FOIA