July 2, 2015
who were "anarchists" five years ago or "occupy" folks two years ago; tomorrow they may wear a "Guy Fawkes" mask and wield a rock in their right hand. We need to find a more sophisticated and effective way to handle Crowd Crystals.
The complexity of this challenge means that today, more than ever, it is imperative that we master the ways we can guide and shape crowds to keep them from
Understanding the Black Bloc
January 30, 2015
Modern-day anarchists have targeted many high-profile events in recent years to incite violence and chaos. For example, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement began in Zuccotti Park in New York City's financial district in September 2011, with an easily palatable message against corporate greed and an "us versus them" mentality separating the common
Occupy Wall Street Protester Convicted of Assaulting NYPD Officer
May 6, 2014
The last of the Occupy Wall Street protesters to go on trial could face seven years in jail after she was convicted Monday in New York of assaulting a police officer.
After a four-week trial, Cecily McMillan, 25, a graduate student, was convicted of felony second-degree assault for elbowing New York police Officer Grantley Bovell in the face as he led her out of Zuccotti Park
Oakland Pays Occupy Protesters $693K to Settle Excessive Force Claims
December 12, 2013
The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $693,000 to settle two lawsuits filed by Occupy Oakland protesters who alleged they were the victims of police brutality, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The city authorized paying Army veteran Kayvan
Former South Carolina Officer Faces Felony Charge in Shooting
May 29, 2015
An Edgefield County, S.C., grand jury has indicted a former North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer on Wednesday on a felony charge in the shooting death of 68-year-old Edgefield County resident Ernest Satterwhite Sr.
The Edgefield County Clerk of Court’s Office confirmed the grand jury indicted the former officer on a charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied
Off-Duty Minnesota Officer and Son Killed, Other Son to be Charged
May 11, 2015
in the home in the 4500 block of Mayfield Avenue. Blake Besser’s body was found in the kitchen. The elder Besser was found in the basement.
The home where the killings occurred was occupied by the Besser sons. Their father had remarried and was living in Otsego. The mother of the sons no longer lived there.
Once charges are filed against the youngest of the three grown Besser sons
Rough Occupy L.A. Arrest
November 30, 2011
Video footage surfaced Wednesday showing showing the rough arrest of a man in the Occupy L.A. camp who is seen shouting at officers in a combative posture.
Oakland Cop Discusses Occupy Role
November 14, 2011
Oakland Police Officer Fred Shavies responds to claims that he infiltrated the Occupy movement by participating in protests.
Driver Shot After Hitting California Officer with Truck
August 5, 2014
officer, and hit that officer with his vehicle as he fled, police said.
Other officers at the scene fired at the suspect vehicle as it smashed into several parked police motorcycles and a shuttle bus, police said. The shuttle bus was not occupied by fair-goers at the time of the shooting.
The injured officer suffered non-life threatening injuries
Occupy: Clearing the Camps
January 23, 2012
Are you ready for your YouTube moment? Some law enforcement agencies are and some are not.
The various "Occupy" demonstrations and college campus protests in recent months, beginning with "Occupy Wall Street