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Quan's Top Legal Adviser Resigns Over Raid

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy oakland, ows, police, government, freedoms )

- 2384 days ago -
Mayor Jean Quan's chief legal adviser resigned early this morning after what he called a "tragically unnecessary" police raid of the Occupy Oakland camp.

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Terry King (113)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:33 pm
The moving finger having writ moves on.

William K (308)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:41 pm
The city overreacts, uses too much police force than is necessary, abandons patrols in other parts of the city, runs up a huge bill, and then have the nerve to blame it on the protesters.

Seigel is not the first in Quan's government to resign. Police Chief Anthony Batts resigned in March, in part because he had no control over the police but full accountability under the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) from the "Riders" case. It seems that the Oakland Police Department is on the verge of being taken over by the Feds due to rights abuses.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 10:11 pm
Ok, you two. You're out of a job.

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 5:16 am
Mr. Seigel was all over the news yesterday. He resigned to take up a stand with the protesters. I was very impressed by all his interviews.

Joe R (190)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 7:42 am
In a way it's too bad - Siegle sounds like a voice of reason that Quan's administration needs.

Bill Eagle (41)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 1:08 pm
I heard him on Keith Olberman last night. He is a lawyer and he sympathizes with the Occupy movement.

Phillip I (67)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 1:53 pm
Quan, you corporate harlot, you have betrayed the wisdom of your former ideals. Do something honorable. Since I rather doube that you have enough honor to cut your belly open, how 'bout you just resign before any more US citizens get hurt or killed for exercising their 1st amendement rights....?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:24 am
We need to let this hero know that we are thankful for his protest against the abuse of power that the corporate-owned and operated Quan has demonstrated. We need to encourage every political and law enforcement official in cities where oppression is taking place to resign in protest.

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Amena Andersson (187)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 5:33 pm
He is a hero, bless him. Thank you.
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