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Oakland Mayor Announces $100,000 Independent Probe of Police Actions During Occupy Protests

Oakland Mayor Announces $100,000 Independent Probe of Police Actions During Occupy Protests

By: Brian Shields - Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:45:59 -0800

OAKLAND (KRON) -- Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is primising "a public and transparent process" for a new independent panel she's setting up to investigate how the…
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San Antonio Police arrest Occupy S.A. protesters

  • METRO -- San Antonio Park Police take inventory at the Occupy San Antonio site after the group was ordered to vacate their space at a historic building by the Tower of the Americas in HemisFair Park, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Three members of the group were arrested after they refuse to vacate. JERRY LARA/glara@express-news.net Photo: San Antonio Express-News, JERRY LARA / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

    METRO -- San Antonio Park Police take inventory at the Occupy San Antonio site after the group was ordered to vacate their space at a historic building by the Tower of the Americas in HemisFair Park, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Three members of the group were arrested…

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Dallas police officer Jimmy Hollis gets a one day suspension for shoving an #OccupyDallas protestor off a planter and then arresting him for "Assault on a Public Servant."

Seems like forever ago, but it was just last month that Stephen Benavides spent a few days in county lock-up on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest during that Occupy Dallas protest at the downtown Bank of America. But then,…

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Two Oakland cops reassigned pending probe of beanbag shooting of Occupy photographer

(12-13) 18:11 PST OAKLAND -- An Oakland police officer who shot an Occupy protester with a beanbag last month as the demonstrator took video of officers in riot gear has been removed from street duty along with his supervisor, pending an investigation, said sources familiar with the matter.

Police officials have released few details about the Nov. 3 incident in which Scott Campbell, 30, was hit in the leg with a nonlethal beanbag. The Oakland resident uploaded his…

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Indefinite Detention of American Citizens: Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A.

Indefinite Detention of American Citizens: Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A.…

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The Next Frontier for Occupy: Protesters Take Over Vacant Homes, Rally to Protect Those Facing Eviction and Foreclosure

'Occupy' occupies seized homes Reuters Video Uploaded by ReutersVideo on Dec 6, 2011

Dec 7 - The Occupy Wall Street movement takes over abandoned and foreclosed homes in New York. Paul Chapman reports

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‘Inhuman Microphone’ App Circumvents Occupy Wall Street’s Megaphone Ban

‘Inhuman Microphone’ App Circumvents Occupy Wall Street’s Megaphone Ban

One of the most recognizable hallmarks of the Occupy Wall Street…

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Occupy London in legal challenge to UBS bank over City squat

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A demonstrator from the Occupy London movement is searched by police as he leaves a building owned by banking giant UBS in the City of London. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Banking giant UBS was granted an immediate and final possession order for its property in a one-sided hearing that circumvented the basic principles of justice, an appeal…

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#OccupyHomes National Day of Action: The Actual Hygiene and Safety Crisis With Foreclosed Homes

National Day of Action: The Actual Hygiene and Safety Crisis With Foreclosed Homes

Today is National Day of Action on Foreclosures.  Occupy Our Homes has…

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Police rip clothes off of ‘Occupy Melbourne’ protester

Police rip clothes off of ‘Occupy Melbourne’ protester





Occupy Melbourne 'tent monster' stripped by police







A female protester has officially complained after police in Melbourne forcibly removed the tent dress she was wearing, leaving her nearly naked on the gound.

The woman, named Sarah, was one of several Occupy “tent monsters” who…

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Popular Mom And Pop Water Purification Business Shut Down By DEA. They Are The 99%.

 

 

 

Popular Mom And Pop Water Purification Business Shut Down By DEA. They Are The 99%.

 

Federal agents say 88-year-old Saratoga man's invention is being used by meth labs…

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Added by MOD on November 23, 2011 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

Paramilitary Policing of #N17 #OWS - NYPD cop pushes NY Supreme Ct Judge into wall threatens arrest

Democracy Now quotes  Karen Smith:

I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, ‘I need to get in. My daughter’s there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, ‘Move on,…
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#Rahmageddon - #OccupyChicago - #N17 - will be a massive demonstration of solidarity and action.

#Rahmageddon #OccupyChicago #N17 will be a massive demonstration of solidarity and action.

Nov 17 International Day of Action

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Thursday: Occupy Chicago Participates in National Day of Action November 17

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MEDIA ALERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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NYPD deliberately kept reporters and legal observers away during Zuccotti Park raid

NYPD deliberately kept reporters and legal observers away during Zuccotti Park raid

Crackdown comes ahead of Thursday marches

Tuesday, November 15 2011, 11:49 PM

Police arrest an Occupy Wall Street protester downtown Tuesday following overnight crackdown in Zuccotti Park. Photo by Bloomberg
Paul Taggart/Bloomberg…
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Berkeley police shoot armed man in campus computer lab ‎ #OccupyCal

Berkeley police shoot armed man in campus computer lab ‎ #OccupyCal

UC Berkeley shooting terrifies Occupy protestors, students

UC Berkeley shooting: an armed man at an Occupy Cal protest was shot by UC Berkeley police but the event and the man's intentions cast a shadow over campus life and the protest.

 
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Students call for resignation of top UC Berkeley officials

Students call for resignation of top UC Berkeley officials



UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Harry Le Grande speaks to the protesters on Sproul Plaza.
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UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Harry Le Grande speaks to the protesters on Sproul Plaza.

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Added by MOD on November 13, 2011 at 11:35pm — 1 Comment

Why I Got Arrested with Occupy Cal--and How By Celeste Langan. Associate Professor of English

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Why I Got Arrested with Occupy Cal--and How

By Celeste Langan



I participated in the Occupy Cal rally on Sproul Plaza on November 9 (my sign, "We're Afraid for Virginia Woolf," made it to the Daily Cal’s top 10) and stayed for the general assembly. The organizers of Occupy Cal asked those who were willing to stay and link arms to protect those who were attempting to set up the encampment; I chose to do so. I knew, both before and after the police…

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Berkeley Police yank women by their hair November 9 Occupy Cal, Raw Footage #OccupyCal #OccupyBerkley #Solidarity



#OccupyCal #OccupyBerkley #Solidarity

   

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More police brutality from the Occupy Cal protest at UC-Berkeley November 9, 2011. UC police yank women by their hair so they can destroy the encampment tents. Later, a woman is pinned to a bush and being batoned, and a man trying to rescue her gets…

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Free Speech Movement veterans, historians respond to the Occupy Cal events

Free Speech Movement veterans, historians respond to the Occupy Cal events



By Daily Cal Staff | Staff

staff+newsdesk@dailycal.org



Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm



An appeal to the UC administration to restore Berkeley’s free speech tradition



We the undersigned Free Speech Movement (FSM) veterans and historians remind the UC administration that the university’s emergence as a center of free political expression on campus began in 1964 when the…

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