A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday, Jan. 19 to delay the proceedings of several ongoing criminal cases related to local Black Lives Matter protestors while the California appellate court decides whether the local district attorney can prosecute the cases.
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Tianna Arata’s attorneys ask for removal of SLO DA’s Office from case
On Tuesday, Nov.17, Tianna Arata’s attorneys filed a motion to disqualify the San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s (DA) Office from continuing to prosecute Arata’s case. Arata was arrested on the evening of July 21, 2020 and subsequently charged with 13 misdemeanors for coordinating and participating in a Black Lives Matter Protest. Arata is charged with […]
Tianna Arata refutes statement made by mayoral candidate Cherisse Sweeney in mayoral debate
Tianna Arata posted on her Instagram story Tuesday and Wednesday to confront San Luis Obispo mayoral candidate Cherisse Sweeney for the claims Sweeney made about her relationship with Arata and other leaders of the local Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement during the Mustang News mayoral debate.
Tianna Arata appeared in court alongside three new co-defendants
This morning, Tianna Arata was joined in court by her three new co-defendants Marcus Montgomery, Amman Asfaw and Joshua Powell, who were charged with misdemeanors for participating in a local Black Lives Matter protest three months ago. Today was the three mens’ first appearance in court since the District Attorney (DA) charged them and added […]
LIVE UPDATES: Protest in support of four Black Lives Matter activists before they appear in court
Update 11:00 a.m. The rally ended peacefully. Update 10:56 a.m. “For the DA’s office to add three Black men to this case is racist bullshit,” Tianna Arata said. Arata asked everyone to stick together, support one another and vote the general election. “We are fighting anti-Blackness at the root, and liberating Black people liberates all […]
The hypocrisy of Tianna Arata’s charges
Tianna Arata, a prominent Black Lives Matter protest organizer in San Luis Obispo, has shaken up people all across the country for her vocal activism and powerful demonstrations.
Activists marched after three more protesters charged for July 21 Black Lives Matter protest
The group stood in solidarity with Nigeria’s ENDSARS movement and for three Black men that face similar charges as local activist and protest organizer Tianna Arata.
Letter to the Editor: Black privilege does not exist
Tianna Arata is a local activist fighting for racial equality. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. I am writing this letter in regards to my name being addressed in the Mustang News story “Meet The Eight City Council Candidates…” SLO City Council candidate Abrianna Torres claims we have “spoken a few […]
Three more protestors charged for Black Lives Matter protest
The District Attorney’s Office charged three more protestors who participated in the July 21 Black Lives Matter Protest. After Tianna Arata’s defense team formally requested a dismissal of the charges against her, the District Attorney’s office responded by amending the complaint and charging three young Black men in relation to the events that occurred during […]
Streaming for social justice
Cal Poly students are tuning in together this Saturday evening from 5 p.m. in collaborative efforts to perform with SongsInSolidarity, raising funds for charity efforts based in San Luis Obispo. The streams are coordinated by Music Production Union, Cal Poly’s openly supportive and educational arts club. Funds raised go towards the Free Tianna Coalition and […]
Tianna Arata assigned new court date
Tianna Arata appeared by Zoom in the San Luis Obispo Superior Court yesterday, Sept. 17, where her attorney announced his intention to file a demurrer for her case and requested a date for the court to hear that plea. She will appear in court again on Thursday, Oct. 22. A demurrer is a plea entry […]