Wells Fargo Wants Indybay.org Disabled As Soon As Possible

By Throwing Stones

A peaceful place or so it looks from space
A closer look reveals the human race.
– Grateful Dead, Throwing Stones

Wells Fargo, a client of PhishLabs Security Operations, wants the “Wells Fargo foreclosure manual” removed from Indybay.org as soon as possible.

On March 12, 2014, the New York Post reported, “Wells Fargo, the nation’s biggest mortgage servicer, appears to have set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand, according to allegations in papers filed Tuesday in a New York federal court.”

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Charges Not Filed Against Wicahpiluta (Luta) Candelaria

Luta’s supporters from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz celebrated briefly at the Hayward Hall of ‘Justice’ after the DA decided to not press charges.

Supporters from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz celebrate while standing in solidarity with Ohlone activist Wicahpiluta (Luta) Candelaria at the Hayward Hall of ‘Justice’ on June 23, 2014.

Luta had been charged with “obstruction of justice,” however the DA decided to not press charges.

On June 20, Luta was walking home in San Leandro, CA when he was approached by police officers asking where he was headed. Luta was subsequently ambushed from behind by seven police officers and badly beaten.

Luta had been held in Santa Rita Jail since June 20. Hopefully he has been released by now (June 23).

Update: He was released from Santa Rita on the morning of June 24.

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Salinas P.D. Kills Three. Let’s Have a Rally!

Rudy Medina’s banner read, “Desarmen a la policía.” Medina said, “The Police Department can’t get away with abusing and murdering youth.”

On Saturday, May 31, approximately three dozen people, most with ties to the Salinas Police Department or other law enforcement, rallied at the intersection of West Alisal Street and Lincoln Avenue in Salinas to show their support for the Salinas Police Department. Event organizer Ashley Ray wrote, “we organized the rally as a show of support for the police department and their efforts and EVERY action to keep the community safe. We do not support abuse of authority, racism, bigotry or oppression.”

In response, the Direct Action Monterey Network (DAMN) and their comrades in Salinas mobilized a small counter demonstration “because a pro-cop rally in response to what’s been going on is a pro-murder-of-Latino-farmworkers rally and can not be left unanswered.”

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