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Mon Oct 27, 2014, 05:08 PM

Why San Francisco Giants Fans Are Rallying Against Police Brutality

On October 16, during Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, a group of Giants fans and community members came together outside AT&T Park to protest police brutality. Organizers sought to show solidarity with St. Louis County residents following the shooting of Michael Brown, and to draw connections to the recent San Francisco police killings of Alex Nieto and O’Shaine Evans.

Demonstrators stood below the larger-than-life statue of Willie Mays outside the stadium, holding signs and leading chants inspired by baseball terminology and the Ferguson protests. Organizers also launched a sailboat covered in banners into iconic McCovey Cove, a creek mouth flowing into the bay just beyond right field, where fans often go out in boats hoping to catch Giants home runs, affectionately dubbed “splash hits.”

After the rally, protest organizer Juana Teresa Tello said, “Both cities want our teams to win, but it’s important for both cities to know that no one wins when police brutality happens.”

Video at link: http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/why-san-francisco-giants-fans-are-rallying-against-police-brutality

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Mon Oct 27, 2014, 05:38 PM

1. Here's hoping the Giants fans behave themselves this year too!

 





Mayor Lee Ignores SFPD Advice, Announces Civic Center Viewing Party For World Series Game Six

Well, so much for the San Francisco Police Department's plan to keep folks from rioting if the Giants win the World Series. A huge part of it just got shattered with a press release from Mayor Ed Lee's office announcing that, despite SFPD's expectations to the contrary, the city will once again host a jumbotron viewing party "for families and fans to gather and cheer the San Francisco Giants onto a potential World Championship against the Kansas City Royals" in Civic Center Tuesday night.

As we're sure you recall, a similar viewing party in 2012 "became a starting point for thousands of people to start roaming," and was cited by police officials more than once as a point of origination for ruffians that did terrible things like torch a bus on Polk Street.

http://sfist.com/2014/10/27/mayor_lee_ignores_sfpd_advice_annou.php

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Mon Oct 27, 2014, 06:05 PM

2. Somewhat different than the St. Louis March For Guns

 

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