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The “Occupy Movement” Shifts Focus from Income Inequality to Immigration

Instead of focusing on income inequality and wealth redistribution, the second generation of “Occupy” is rallying around the idea of dismantling the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency.

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Occupy Protester Gets $50K Settlement for Pepper Spraying by NYPD Officer

An NYPD deputy inspector's notorious pepper-spraying of Occupy Wall Street protesters in 2011 has resulted in an additional $50,001 settlement.

Occupy Wall Street Protester Convicted of Assaulting NYPD Officer

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.

Loser of Police Force Lawsuit Must Pay Court Costs

Elizabeth Evon Nichols, an Occupy Portland protester who was pepper sprayed by a Portland police officer in fall 2011, sued the city for excessive force and lost. Now she must pay the city $7,116 in court costs.

Oakland Pays Occupy Protesters $693K to Settle Excessive Force Claims

The payouts come less than six months after the city approved $2 million in settlements to resolve lawsuits accusing police of mistreating protesters at Occupy and BART demonstrations.

California Compensates Officer Involved in UC Davis OC Incident

John Pike, who had filed for the compensation from the University of California system, also cited the stress he endured from death threats he received after the incident. Pike, a former lieutenant with the UC Davis Police was fired in July 2012, after being on paid administrative leave for eight months.

Calif. Pepper-Spray Officer Claims Psychiatric Damage

Former University of California, Davis, Police Lt. John Pike is claiming he suffered psychiatric and nervous system damage as a result of a video-taped incident showing him pepper spraying Occupy protesters.

Oakland Chief Filtered Out Occupy Email

People who've e-mailed Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan over the past year about Occupy Oakland probably didn't get much of a response. That's because he used a spam filter to dismiss messages sent to him with "Occupy Oakland" in the subject line.

NYC Won't Defend Sued Officer

New York City has distanced itself from a high-ranking police official accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protesters, taking the unusual step of declining to defend him in a civil lawsuit over the incident.

Oakland Police Alter Crowd-Control Policy

The Oakland Police Department will implement "major reforms" in crowd-control tactics, as a result of Occupy protests that resulted in injuries and widespread use of tear gas last fall triggered hundreds of abuse complaints.