Sunday, June 04, 2006

Thinking of voting for Jerry Brown Tuesday?

As Mayor of Oakland, this is how he chose to deal with War protesters exercising their first amendment right to free speech.

Published on Monday, April 7, 2003 by the San Jose Mercury News

Police Violence Shocks Activists, Others at Port of Oakland Protest by Dana Hull

An anti-war demonstration at the Port of Oakland turned violent this morning when Oakland Police opened fire with wooden dowels, "sting balls," concussion grenades, tear gas and other non-lethal weapons when protesters at the gates of two shipping lines refused an order to disperse…

"Our guys were standing in one area waiting to go to work, and then the police started firing on the longshoremen,'’ said Henry Graham, the president of ILWU Local 10. "Some were hit in the chest with rubber bullets, and seven of our guys went to the hospital. I don’t want to imply that the police deliberately did this, but it doesn’t make sense.'’…

"I was there from 5 a.m. on, and the only violence that I saw was from the police,'’ said Joel Tena, the constituent liaison for Vice Mayor Nancy Nadel. "What happened today was very surprising. It seemed the police were operating under the assumption that they were not going to let any kind of protest happen."


At 6/10/2006 7:27 PM, Anonymous Demon Princess said...

Yi-i-i-kes~ vicious & very, very scary! But we have to maintain discipline & order here at home, especially since we're cutting the federal budget funds for Port security. You do understand.


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