San Anto Cop Watch: From the Front Lines



On Friday, June 19th, at 1:00 P.M. The fifth in a series of protest demonstrations organized through the “San Anto Cop Watch” will be held in front of the Bexar County Courthouse at 300 Dolorosa Street in San Antonio to demand justice for Marquise Jones. The protest will also serve to bring attention to our local battle against the police brutality that has plagued our communities and has targeted young black and brown men for decades. This is a coordinated action of the San Anto Cop Watch”, a grassroots effort facilitated by the Carnalismo Brown Berets and New Black Panther Party to support the Jones/Lamkin family and demand the indictment of Officer Robert Encina. The protest will be aimed at district attorney Nico LaHood to hold him accountable to his alleged support of the family and our fight against law enforcement abuse in San Antonio. Marquise Jones was shot in the back by an off-duty San Antonio police officer on the night of February 28 2014 in the parking lot of Chacho’s & Chalucci’s (8614 Perrin Beitel, San Antonio,Texas, 78217). Officer Robert Encina has justified his murder of Marquise by alleging that he had a gun. However, according to the final report taken on the night of the incident the only weapon that was found was 10 to 20 feet away from Marquise’s body and was never dusted for fingerprints. We believe that the weapon found at the scene of the crime did not belong to Marquise Jones we also would like to highlight the distortion of facts portrayed by the media outlets that say Marquise was shot in the torso. The autopsy report clearly states he was shot in the back several times by officer Robert encina while he was running away, not running towards officer encina. we will continue to organize and grow in numbers as it is becoming apparent that there is a serious problem with law enforcement nationwide. As concerned San Antonions, we reserve the right to defend our families and communities at whatever costFotoFlexer_Photo

San Anto Cop Watch
Mission Objective-September 16, 2014
The San Anto Cop Watch is a grassroots effort to help families in San Antonio that have been physically, mentally, & psychologically harmed by Law Enforcement in the City of San Antonio and its greater areas. We recognize that in order to effectively battle Police Brutality, we must support each other (and our respective actions) and stand in solidarity with those who have been directly affected. The San Anto Cop Watch will serve as a support group to families because we recognize that the voices of the oppressed are often overlooked by individuals trying to push a greater agenda. By participating in the San Anto Cop Watch, we will not prioritize the greater law enforcement abuse issue over the wants & needs of the local families. We will use education & awareness as our ultimate weapon against police brutality, and pledge to resolving issues in an organized non-violent manner. As families in San Antonio begin to grow stronger & more confident in their actions, the San Anto Cop Watch will also serve as a coalition comprised of different organizations that will assist in the organizing of actions/demonstrations in San Antonio and network to connect with other families throughout the country.