Oakland’s police department, most brutal in the US, not part of the 99%

by hellagetto

Nov 2, 2011
Long before Lil’ Bobby Hutton, a 16 year old member of the Black Panther Party was gunned down by OPD (1968) to the still unnamed black man gunned down by OPD two weeks ago, Oakland’s police department has a long-standing reputation of shooting, planting evidence, harassing and otherwise terrorizing the community.

More recently, OPD raided Occupy Oakland in the early morning while protestors were asleep. That same night ,October 25th under the watchful eyes of OPD, Scott Olsen, a two-tour Iraq War veteran suffered a head wound for peacefully protesting in downtown Oakland. OPD claims not to have tear gas, rubber bullets nor concussion grenades due to federal orders currently against the department. The other 17 law enforcement agencies called in for back up are forbidden under a consent decree to bring in such weaponry as well. (OPD has been “monitored” by the feds since 2003.)

This footage is from a anti-police brutality community speak out held just in front of the Occupy Oakland camp on October 29, 2011.

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