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Danville: Protesters visit Contra Costa sheriff's home in caravan demonstration

Marks third large Danville protest against racism and police brutality

Approximately 100 motorists turned out for a car protest through Danville on Monday afternoon, in the most recent Tri-Valley protest condemning racism and police brutality both locally and nationally.

The protest took place in front of Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston's home in Danville, and while the demonstration remained peaceful, sheriff's officials were concerned over the selection of Livingston's home as the protest location, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Jimmy Lee.

"As far as how they got the address we don't know. On the one hand, earlier I said that it was a peaceful protest, the other side of it is we get it that the sheriff is an elected official, you can protest against the sheriff in his official capacity that goes with the territory, but to protest at his home where it affects his family and their neighbors that's really inappropriate and wrong."

Lee did acknowledge however that the protest was non-violent and it is the sheriff's policy to support residents' First Amendment rights.

"We have a policy that says the sheriff's office upholds the constitutional rights of free speech and assembly and people can demonstrate protest as long as it remains peaceful and doesn't violate anyone else's rights," he said. "I think what we saw today was a group of people that exercised their constitutional rights and there were no reported incidents to law enforcement. So I think it was kind of a win-win for everybody."

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Organizers of Monday's caravan protest could not be reached for comment.

This is the third large protest to take place in Danville over as many weeks, with thousands taking the streets on Sunday and another gathering taking place in downtown Danville earlier in June.

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Danville: Protesters visit Contra Costa sheriff's home in caravan demonstration

Marks third large Danville protest against racism and police brutality

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Wed, Jun 17, 2020, 2:34 pm

Approximately 100 motorists turned out for a car protest through Danville on Monday afternoon, in the most recent Tri-Valley protest condemning racism and police brutality both locally and nationally.

The protest took place in front of Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston's home in Danville, and while the demonstration remained peaceful, sheriff's officials were concerned over the selection of Livingston's home as the protest location, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Jimmy Lee.

"As far as how they got the address we don't know. On the one hand, earlier I said that it was a peaceful protest, the other side of it is we get it that the sheriff is an elected official, you can protest against the sheriff in his official capacity that goes with the territory, but to protest at his home where it affects his family and their neighbors that's really inappropriate and wrong."

Lee did acknowledge however that the protest was non-violent and it is the sheriff's policy to support residents' First Amendment rights.

"We have a policy that says the sheriff's office upholds the constitutional rights of free speech and assembly and people can demonstrate protest as long as it remains peaceful and doesn't violate anyone else's rights," he said. "I think what we saw today was a group of people that exercised their constitutional rights and there were no reported incidents to law enforcement. So I think it was kind of a win-win for everybody."

Organizers of Monday's caravan protest could not be reached for comment.

This is the third large protest to take place in Danville over as many weeks, with thousands taking the streets on Sunday and another gathering taking place in downtown Danville earlier in June.

Comments

Danville Mom
Danville
on Jun 18, 2020 at 8:59 am
Danville Mom, Danville
on Jun 18, 2020 at 8:59 am

This disgusts me. I know that many people share this sentiment. Who were these people? Danville residents? Students? Shame on you. Total lack of disrespect and inappropriteness. Shame...on....you...


Ted
Danville
on Jun 18, 2020 at 9:34 am
Ted, Danville
on Jun 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

This is a corrupt police department

"Too many bad cops? Contra Costa Sheriff says “hundreds of files” need review, balks at releasing disciplinary records
As other sheriffs release disciplinary records, Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston says the “expense and inconvenience” of providing them trumps the public’s right to know"


Web Link


MAWA
Walnut Creek
on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:21 pm
MAWA, Walnut Creek
on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:21 pm

Jimmy Lee spokesperson for CC Sheriffs office first correctly states, "its wrong and inappropriate" for protesters/criminals? to show up at politicians residences then goes on to say just because the "protesters" didn't vandalize or commit crimes then somehow that's a "win/win.

Wake up America! Most of these people are opportunists seeking a power grab and most law abiding citizens are not going to be the beneficiaries.

And that's putting it mildly.


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