Council Members Reaffirm BearCat Purchase
Santa Cruz City Council reaffirmed the Santa Cruz Police Department’s (SCPD) grant proposal to purchase the Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) on March 24. In past City Council meetings, several community members, including those involved with Santa Cruz Resistance Against Military…
Armored Vehicle Fails to Deflect Opposition
By Susana Alvarez and Georgina Sandoval While shouting, banging on windows and even chaining themselves to light fixtures, demonstrators demanded the rescindment of the Santa Cruz City Council’s approval of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase an armored police vehicle….