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Video: Oakland Police Tear Gas Occupy Protesters

October 26, 2011  | 

VIDEO: Oakland Cops Clash with Occupy Protesters

Police fired tear gas and flash-bangs Tuesday night into a crowd of several hundred protesters backing the Occupy movement who unsuccessfully tried to retake an encampment outside Oakland City Hall that officers had cleared more than 12 hours earlier.

Police gave repeated warnings to protesters to disperse from the entrance to Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th Street and Broadway before firing several tear gas canisters into the crowd at about 7:45 p.m. Police had announced over a loudspeaker that those who refused to leave could be targeted by "chemical agents."

Between 700 and 1,000 officers reported for riot-control duty. In the melee, two officers were injured from the paint and chemicals rioters threw at them.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


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TimFromLA @ 10/26/2011 3:44 PM

The problem with that?

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Oakland Policeman Throws Flash Grenade Into Crowd Trying To Help Injured Protester

Then

#OcccupyOakland: Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZLyUK0t0vQ

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#OcccupyOakland: Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lbbWAgBy7E&feature=player_embedded

It may be within policy, but try explaining it to people who are not LEOs. So who is to blame? The Mayor for allowing it? Management? Nope, the police officers, and the mayor's office, the state and the feds will blame the cops and not the pogues. See the dilemma?

Fed Cop @ 10/31/2011 7:19 AM

The mayor of Oakland threw the entire PD under the bus. She was almost in tears apologizing to those knuckleheads. SHE ORDERED IT! And it wasn't the police who "...critically injured Iraq war vet...", it was a tear gas cannister that hit him when we refused to disperse as directed following the warnings.

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