The Oakland Police Department (OPD) was sued in federal court yesterday by the ACLU of Northern California and the National Lawyers Guild for trampling (repeatedly!) on the constitutional rights of Occupy Oakland demonstrators. The lawsuit asks for an immediate relief from the court to stop police violence against political protesters, because the OPD has shown that it will continue to violate protesters’ rights unless a court intervenes (again).
- ACLU of Northern California : ACLU to OPD: No Seriously, Hand Over the Info (indigenist.blogspot.com)
- Scott Olsen, Occupy Oakland’s soldier for peace | Clare Bayard (guardian.co.uk)
- Why Is the Oakland Police Department Hiding the Truth About Its Violent Crackdown on the Occupy Protests? (alternet.org)
- Civil libertarians condemn the Oakland Police Department (atung.net)
- Some protesters remain at Occupy Oakland site after raid (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Oakland slow to release public records relating to use of force during Occupy protests (mercurynews.com)