Episode 12 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. On June 10th, the prisoners doing jail solidarity were finally released. After speaking to the National Lawyers Guild, the prisoners consented to give their names in exchange for having the charges dropped. This episode focuses on their release and includes a series of interviews detailing their experiences while in [...]
Episode 11 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. Immediately after stopping by the jail, I headed over to the Police Commisioner’s meeting at City Hall. The public comment period begins around 10:30PM on June 9th. This episode is a montage of the testimony given during the Commisioner’s meeting. The prisoners doing jail solidarity have been held in [...]
Episode 10 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. The next day: In this episode, I’m interviewed by the news about what happened when I was arrested. I’m also asked to explain the jail solidarity that’s happening inside SF’s jail. The lawyer representing the defendents still in jail is interviewed about the conditions in the jail.
Episode 9 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. In this episode of my vidcast, I suggest to my fellow arrestees, “If we get out by 2(AM), let’s go to Noc Noc’s,” a bar in the Haight. The march started at 5PM, and lasted for about half an hour… It’s now getting dark, it’s getting cold and we’re [...]
My Birthday Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. Here’s a little bonus video from the footage from the Reclaim the Streets: Mutant Street Party, while we’re waiting to be hauled off to jail, a Happy Birthday chorus erupts…
Episode 8 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. The hours drone on as we wait and wait for the “arrest process” to begin. After they arrested a couple medics and took away our sound system, nothing really happened for a few hours. Eventually the KRON news van showed up on the scene; as you’ll see, their side [...]
More Military Recruitment horrors Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. Just read this article about a young man in Washington who was essentially kidnapped from his work-place and held over night against the wishs of his mother. It’s pretty unbelievable…
Episode 7 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. In this episode, the police become agitated by our choice of music, “Fuck tha Police,” by NWA, and it isn’t long before they take our music away. Look for the special cameo appearance by Jesus. Warning: This video contains minor but graphic police brutality, viewer (not parent) discretion is [...]
Episode 6 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. In the sixth episode of my first hand-account of what happened on my 22nd birthday, the police attempt to define “chill,” and the cops make their first arrest, a street medic.
Episode 5 Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia. This is the fifth episode of my first-hand account of what happened on my 22nd birthday. This episode begins with all of us very confused about why we’re being arrested, if you’ve ever been to a protest in San Francisco, you’re probably well aware of the customary order to [...]