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ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters (from ACLU)


ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters

ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters (click here to read the article from ACLU)

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).
(Source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/aclu-sues-oakland-police-department-stop-violence-against-protesters-0)

Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions


Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions ( from ACLU)

Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions ( from ACLU) Click here to read the article at ACLU)

From ACLU:
The ACLU of Northern California and the National Lawyers’ Guild demanded a full investigation of Tuesday’s events. The groups also asked OPD to immediately produce records about the use of force in responding to the early morning raid of the Occupy Oakland encampment and the evening demonstration. The public has a right to transparency and accountability, and yesterday’s events are no exception. The ACLU-NC is also urging people to email the Oakland Police Department calling for transparency and an end to excessive use of force.

Reports of OPD’s conduct raise serious questions about whether it violated its own policy on dealing with demonstrations.

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Dozens Arrested at Occupy Oakland as Police Raid Encampment: Tear Down Tents (Much More From Democracy Now!)


Dozens Arrested at Occupy Oakland as Police Raid Encampment_ Tear Down Tents

Dozens Arrested at Occupy Oakland as Police Raid Encampment_ Tear Down Tents (Click here to learn of the extraordinary news updates from Democracy Now!)