Posts Tagged ‘john burris’

Just Released: “MASSIVE COMMUNITY PROTEST AT SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR MARIO WOODS” – Today, Dec 18th, at 11:00 AM

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Here the release.

(That 3% figure sounds low, way low, just saying.)

Justice for Mario Woods Coalition MEDIA ADVISORY December 17, 2015

For Immediate Release

For more information: Nguyen Weeks, Phelicia Jones

MASSIVE COMMUNITY PROTEST AT SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR MARIO WOODS

December 18, 2015 (San Francisco) – Hundreds of youth, families, community and religious leaders throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area will hold a massive rally on the steps of 850 Bryant Street in San Francisco to demand justice for the murder of Mario Woods by San Francisco Police officers. After the rally, the group will march to the offices of District Attorney, George Gascón to demand justice for Mario Woods.

In a Times.com article, John Burris, attorney for the Woods family states, “our view is that this was a person who was shot multiple times at a time when he did not put officers’ lives in imminent danger.” Attorney Burris goes on to mention that the San Francisco Police Department broadly exhibits a “continuing pattern and practice of misconduct.” Other witnesses claim police shot Mario Woods (+20) times.

The national trend of police abuse is all the more troubling in the City of San Francisco as the African American makes up 3% of the population, but continues to be disproportionately impacted by police murders and abuse.

The Justice for Mario Coalition is made up of concerned residents of San Francisco, advocates, leaders and community organizers who want to stop the trend of violence experienced by the black community in San Francisco at the hands of the police. The coalition demands are:

• The immediate removal of Police Chief Gregory Suhr
• Officers be charged with the murder of Mario Woods

Where: Hall of Justice, 850 Bryant Street, San Francisco
When: December 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Who: Hundreds of community members
What: The San Francisco and Bay Area community demand justice for the execution of Mario Woods who was killed by a firing squad.

Writers Matier and Ross vs. the PR Flacks of the Presidio Trust

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Well read it for yourself, from Messrs Matier and Ross:

“The folks at the Presidio Trust have just issued a glossy, 26-page annual report with this slick introduction: ‘It’s 6 a.m. in the Presidio as the sun rises over the Golden Gate Bridge.'”

This is a problem because, supposedly, El Sol only rises above the East Bay Hills or something. But the quote from the report is actually:

It’s 6 a.m. in the Presidio as the sun rises over the Golden Gate Bridge and the City of San Francisco…”

See? There are plenty of photos out there showing sunrise over the bridge itself. It all depends on your perspective, of course.  

If M&R are getting into the nitpicking corrections business, maybe they should start with their own column. One short bit about purported “attorney extraordinaire John Burris” a while back was rife with actual errors but nobody complained about that. 

 

Can’t we all get along?