Committee on Police & Prisons Gathering

March 11, 2015

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. at 1201 MLK in Oakland.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:

Demonstrations Committee Meeting

March 2, 2015

The next NLG Demo Committee meeting will be Monday March 2, 6:30pm People working on cases are particularly encouraged to come - we will talk about ongoing cases and post-charging support. Other possible agenda items, to be determined by meeting participants, include upcoming actions, legal observer trainings and post-demo procedures, database conflict issues, ongoing work re OPD and BPD.

TUPOCC Meeting

February 25, 2015

Join the Bay TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus)* for their bi-monthly meeting!

6:30pm, Wednesday, February 25

Location: 558 Capp Street, 2nd Floor in San Francisco

*TUPOCC is open to all members who self-identify as a person of color.

Human Dignity: Poetry, Film, History and a Community Conversation on U.S. Use of Torture

February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 5 - 7 p.m.
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Torture violates international law, U.S. law, and human decency. Yet, as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program confirms, the U.S. has used extensive torture post-911.

UN-Recommended Prosecution of Lawyers Who Cleared US Torture Program Good First Step

Sharon Adams
Past Chapter Vice President

Originally published at

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UN-CAT) just completed its review of the United States and found much of concern. In its “Concluding Observations,” the panel called for the investigation and prosecution of “persons in positions of command and those who provided legal cover to torture.”


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