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Injury-Free Eviction of Occupy Oakland Proves Cops' Previous Efforts Were Displays of Excessive Force

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Unlike previous nights, city officials managed to clear out Occupy Oakland's encampment without any brutality--and the protesters are already headed back.


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Kathy Javens (104)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 8:39 am
Noted & posted to FB. There may be a couple of bad apples in the bunch, but there is NO reason for the police to take the action that they did. I think this is some plot to try and get OWS off the street. I hope & pray that they stand strong, and that the police realize that they too, are part of the 99% and leave them alone.

Mary Anne Bell (202)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 9:29 am
Many of the causes of the protesters I agree with but I do not agree with protests involving murder, rape and destruction of private property. Some of the protesters are anarchists who have no regard for the word of law. Following is some excellent video footage of the OWS protests in Oakland. The video was produced by the head of our local Bay Area Patriots (local Tea Party organization) and the Golden Gate Minutemen.

Mary Anne Bell (202)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 9:30 am
The Occupation Revolution (Click Here)

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 12:27 pm
"city officials managed to clear out Occupy Oakland's encampment without any brutality", just confirms the other police interventions were Excessive! I guess the TeaBaggers had all gone home to collect their Koch money & weren't around to start anything.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 4:50 pm
wow really nice. love this. and just read that seattle agreed to make sure the cities money is in a bank that has sound and beneficial financial practices. :)

Terry King (113)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 5:10 pm
The Oakland PD is out of control because of the weakness and lack of direction from the mayors office... Recall Jean Quan!

William K (308)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 7:32 pm
Since the police had the flimsiest of a legal pretext to evict the protesters, they did not need to bring in the black shirt provocateurs. That and they could not afford to pay them the second time around.

Nancy M (147)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 8:23 am
Great find Kit. Oakland in general can be a tough city but that doesn't mean the police themselves have to be tough for no reason.

ewoud k (68)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 9:23 am
Non-violent protest are the only ones that "the public" will support and encourage, even more when ther's violent oppression of these non-violent protests.

Guess the authorities understood this.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:14 am

Yet, each time violent force is used it only builds a movement whether here in the US or other countries. I guess this is an area non-logic application.

Mary Anne Bell (202)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 11:46 am
No question about it. Want to promote a cause, goad people into the eventual use of force.

Wonder what our kids think about all of this damage to small businesses and squatting?

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:15 pm

I am far more concerned what our children will think of why their parents, when given the opportunity didn't stand up for what is fair and just. I worry about what is left of this trashed planet that we leave them. I worry about what rights if any they will inherit because of people who actually support the few over the many. If the only problems we faced were a few ruffians that caused a few problems then your comment might make a tiny bit of sense. That however, is not the case.

Mary Anne Bell (202)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:25 pm
Downtown Magazine NYC (Click Here)

Nancy M (147)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:49 pm
And I am concerned about the kids whose parents have no jobs and live in tents, shacks, and garages illegally.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:56 pm

No jobs, lack of food, lack of educational resources we are offering our children a life of continued misery. Just what good are those "job creators" when they create no jobs? No good to any one.

Nancy M (147)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:58 pm
Kit- they do create jobs. Just not here in the US.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 1:04 pm

Yeah, I know. A friend of mine was telling that his company had decided to save money by outsourcing. The results were catastrophic for the company. They had spent a fortune in setting up call centers and training people, then had to reverse the policy. It nearly caused the company - in the IT business, to go under. So some are aware of the need for not crossing the language and cultural barriers for US clients and others don't care.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 9:48 am
I can't stop wondering how these terms like" job creators" get started.
The most untrue political propaganda,people are stupid enough to believe.
You just have to look at where the "job creators" actually send their jobs,like apple,to know that even if,and it's not,the rich were in a position to create many jobs, they would be shipped out of the country,anyway.
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