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The brutal suppression of Occupy Oakland by Oakland Police and Oakland's Government has now cost Oakland's taxpayers 7688 broken windows (at the official federal funds discount rate of $1000 per ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 44 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 06:47 PM PST with 125 Recommends
Some four hundred protesters outside the Marriott in downtown Oakland on Friday, September 5th listened as a protest organizer announced that the Word from the Mayor had come down: The City of ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 03:11 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
He is the one who took this iconic photo, for which he will win a Pulitzer if there is any justice in the world: Chris Hayes just reported on MSNBC that Olson was arrested for going beyond an ...
by TrueBlueMajority
Comment Count 198 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 05:25 PM PDT with 366 Recommends
Scott Olsen, an Iraqi War Veteran shot in the head by a beanbag round by the Oakland Police on October 25th, 2011, during a protest against the eviction of Occupiers from Oscar Grant Plaza, this ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 86 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 08:42 AM PDT with 262 Recommends
A bit of street theatre took place Saturday, February 1st, in Oakland, just a block away from where Scott Olsen was shot and nearly killed by Oakland's Police Department during the first major ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Two years less one week later, Scott Olsen was sitting next to me having a beer and ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 07:48 AM PDT with 122 Recommends
Words fail. There is an epidemic of insanity in this country, and the mentally disturbed are its victims, but not those with the condition. Every few days now I read another report of another ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 07:17 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
This chemical weapon burned the skin off of an Oakland protestors foot: The Rubber Ball Blast Grenade The Rubber Ball Blast Grenade is a maximum effect device as it delivers up to three (3) ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 32 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 12:47 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Please rec this diary! After Scott Olsen ( @Olsonvet ) was shot in the head with a beanbag round by an Oakland Police officer on October 25th, 2011, a bunch of Occupy Oakland protesters ran out to ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 07:34 AM PDT with 187 Recommends
The National Lawyer's Guild today announced the settlment of a lawsuit from 2010 in which one hundred and fifty Oscar Grant verdict protesters were "mass arrested" for no reason other than revenge ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Howard Jordan, Oakland's Police Chief since October 10th, 2011,
by jpmassar
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed May 08, 2013 at 05:26 PM PDT with 104 Recommends
"Am I being arrested? Please stop hurting me! I will cooperate with you." Mollie Costello, fellow Kossack and Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition member, repeated those words over and over as ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:44 AM PDT with 110 Recommends
On December 12th, 2011, Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, California told 10,000 totally peaceful protesters that they were committing "economic violence." Months later, instead of offering sympathy and ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 78 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:11 PM PST with 242 Recommends
In the wee hours of the morning of January 23rd, after hearing testimony from hundreds of people, the Oakland City Council voiced its approval (7-1) of a controversial police consulting contract ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:07 PM PST with 29 Recommends
Remember Scott Olsen? He is the Iraq War vet who stood between Occupy Oakland protesters and the Oakland PD in an effort to show solidarity with the Occupy Movement and help keep the two groups ...
by Celtic Merlin
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:38 PM PST with 45 Recommends
One of the largest protests in decades took place one year ago today in Oakland, California. Enraged by the the near-murder of Scott Olsen and fired up by a new message of hope that ninety nine ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 10:16 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
There are different kinds of terror. Terror engaged in by a foreign entity against a country's people such as happened on 9/11. Terror engaged in by domestic forces against foreign domination, ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 08:35 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Michael Siegel, Oakland civil rights attorney and all-around nice guy, has obtained information from the City of Oakland about police shooting lawsuits that have happened over the past decade and ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:15 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
by navajo
Comment Count 192 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT with 159 Recommends
At about 5:30 PM, the organizer for the rally for Bradley Manning at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland told the crowd that Scott and a small band of Vets, Occupiers and other activists had ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM PDT with 49 Recommends