August 15, 2017
What: Community groups will stage a protest outside the Alameda County Sheriff’s office to decry the Department’s re-tweeting of known White Supremacist Richard Spencer and to draw attention to a disturbing pattern of racist, anti-immigrant comments and stances at the department.
In particular, the twitter scandal places the Sheriff’s intense opposition to SB 54, the California Values Act, sometimes called a “sanctuary” bill, under new scrutiny. Across the state, groups are urging the Sheriff’s Association – of which Ahern is a past President – to stop bullying Gov. Brown into further weakening the bill.
When: Wednesday, August 16, 5:30 PM
Where: Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, 1400 Lakeside Dr.
Who: CA Immigrant Policy Center, Asian Law Caucus, ACUDIR coalition, others
Why: The scandal is the most public eruption of a long-simmering pattern of racist incidents at the Department. For example: