• Petitioned Melinda L. Haag

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Dept of Justice and FBI: Investigate Oakland Police Brutality
Melinda L. Haag
FBI Special Agent in Charge, FBI San Francisco
Stephanie Douglas
39 Drumm Street San Francisco, 94111
ACLU of Northern California

Investigate Oakland Police actions 10/25/11 against OWS Protesters

    1. Mark Reid
    2. Petition by

      Mark Reid

      Exeter, PA

FBI and DOJ We request that you exercise your Federal and Judicial Constitutional Authority and Powers and Investigate Oakland Police violent actions against Peaceul Protesters on 10/25/11

Our bureaucracy and law enforcement is practicing acts of violence and tactical terrorism against its own citizens. These citizens are fully backed by their legal rights afforded to them by the US Constitution. These acts are unacceptable on moral, legal, and humanitarian grounds. We the people will not stand for this abuse. This is about democracy. This is about human rights, your human rights. 


The Mayor Ms. Jean Quan ordered these attacks, and we request that she be investigated thoroughly for human rights violations against the American people. The police officers who obeyed her unconstitutional, unethical, and illegal orders are legally responsible for what they have done. They had a choice to obey or disobey, as their counterparts in Albany recently did. They proceeded with these actions and they are fully culpable for the choice they made and the harm and injuries that they caused. 


When the Egyptian and Libyan government attacked their citizens, officials from police officers to the President voiced moral outrage against those governments but proudly supported those countries' citizens. For the past 40 days, US citizens are protesting the injustices and inequality in our country. US public officials are acting either with violence or remain inexcusably silent. Their failure to offer support for these protesting citizens presents the US citizen with a harmful hypocrisy and a clear signal that our government no longer represents us. 


Please sign this petition because you can make a difference. You can allow your voice to be heard. We citizens must come together for each other, since our government ignores our rights and our peacefully stated grievances against it. Here we make a plea that someone with special powers in the FBI or DOJ will heroically go where others in government have failed the American people.





Dr. Mark D. Reid, PhD


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amber Desjadon EUGENE, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      Where are we as a nation, if we cant protect ourselves FROM OURSELVES. How dare the law abuse their power because their beliefs are different, and they pass us off as radicals. Hold every officer responsible for the violence against the people!!!!

    • kyle achee NEW HARTFORD, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      The police have really been getting out of control in recent years, often overstepping their boundries, and it needs to stop.

    • Wilma Keppel ALBANY, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is a democracy. If we the people aren't getting heard through the usual channels, we need both the RIGHT to assemble, and a government that will RESPECT that right! Otherwise we'll get chaos.

    • joe kempkes SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I was assaulted by OPD and put in hospital. The cost was $8,500 and they refused to pay for any of it.

    • Consuelo Jacobs OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It should be ILLEGAL for a Mayor to order an attack on her own citizens. Especially when she hops on a plane and jets out of town while it happens. If it's illegal for OPD to use these "less than lethal methods" (tear gas, rubber bullets, smoke bombs) to disperse crowds, how is it that we allow outside precincts to come in and use them instead? WE WANT A FULL INVESTIGATION!


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