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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 promises of a full and fair investigation, Jean Quan made another stunning pronouncement.  This time to Adam and Jeralyn Blueford, not long after their son had been executed by an Oakland Police Officer on May 6th, 2012. She said

"You're probably going to sue me, right?"

Now she's at it again.

Scott Olsen, the Occupy Oakland protester and Iraq War veteran who suffered brain injuries after police shot a tear gas canister at his head, says Oakland Mayor Jean told him he had "a chip on his shoulder" at the conclusion of Wednesday night's community meeting on public safety.
The same Scott Olsen who received a quilt from Daily Kos peeps? The Scott Olsen who selflessly helped stage a protest in support of Bradley Manning this summer? The Scott Olsen who stood in peaceful protest beside his buddy on October 25th, 2011, nearly losing his life as a result of actions by Quan's thugs? HE HAS A CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER??

Really? Really??

Mayor, you are a pathetic, disgusting individual. No, you are below that. You are a sad excuse for a turd. No wonder 60% of Oakland residents say they disapprove of your job performance.

Here we see Mayor Quan in action, at said public safety meeting Wednesday last.


Scott Olsen, the person whose brutalization at the hands of her police outraged a nation and was partially responsible for sending 50,000+ people into the streets of Oakland on November 2nd, 2011, is asking a rather important question of Bob Wasserman. He's the man at the podium who is being paid $250,000 to "solve" the violence problem in Oakland.

Olsen... asked what sort of example it sends to the community when police are not prosecuted for crimes they allegedly commit.
Wasserman didn't answer the question. (No police officer has yet or likely will ever be indicted in the assault on Olsen).

Quan, shown in the background sitting next to the metal guide rail, is playing with her smartphone or tablet; she probably didn't even hear the question.

Originally posted to jpmassar on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:11 PM PST.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, SFKossacks, California politics, and Occupy Wall Street.

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